Written by: Brandi Monasco
The smoothie trend is growing; with such a variety of different fruits and vegetables being included in each serving, even nutritionists are agreeing to their health benefits. One very frequent component in these drinks are the berries. Strawberries, blueberries and blackberries are often included, but one berry that may as well be the healthiest of them all is still not well known.
That is the acai berry, more commonly known as the acid berry that has an entire bucket load of benefits for you. Tasting spectacular, these blueish blackish berries provide more benefits and nutrients than you can count.
The acai berry is a great energy provider and is loaded with antioxidants, which are almost ten times that of grapes and grapes carry a lot of antioxidants. These antioxidants protect you from the harmful effects of free radicals, which are the chemicals that harm your cells and produce aging.
Eating acai berries can slow, stop and even reverse the aging process to give you younger looking skin, preventing those pesky wrinkles from appearing. The antioxidants are also great for the overall health of your skin. Numerous skin care products are including acai oil in their ingredients, due to their skin glowing and reparative properties.
Acai berries are also a great help in weight loss. They contain certain chemicals that help to ward off the bad effects of a fatty diet to enable better maintenance of weight and if used correctly, can make you lose a significant number of pounds.
All that extra weight you put on could be made to just melt away with the powerful effects of the acid berries. These berries also aid in the digestive processes to enable the best functioning of your stomach and intestines. This is because they are extremely rich sources of dietary fiber, which is a necessity for healthy digestive function.
Acai berries play a vital role to having a healthy heart. The berries contain anthocyanins, which are chemicals that have the ability to decrease blood cholesterol. They also contain some cardio-protective properties, which help improve your blood circulation and overall heart performance.
Acai berries also act as a great immune booster to help your body get rid of all those harmful invaders to protect you from disease.
Acai berries are not only beneficial for your external health, but they are also great for the functioning of your internal systems as well. May it be for healthier, glowing skin or for the benefit of your heart, the acai berries give you the entire spectrum of benefits to profit from.
You can try using acai berries in smoothies, fruit bowls, acai bowls, salads, granola, etc. Do you have a favorite way to enjoy them? Share with us in the comments below!
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