Acai berry is a small reddish-purple color fruit consisting of cluster of seeds; it is harvested from tall and slender palm trees found around the Amazon River basin of South America. These barriers have quite nutritional values when eaten fresh. Medicinal use of acai fruit includes in the treatment of diarrhea, parasitic infection, hemorrhages and ulcer. In the tribal Amazon belt it is eaten as porridge, food mixed with starchy root vegetable. The taste is quite similar to berries and chocolate. It is found as a juice or tea in large supermarket and health food stores throughout the world. Acai is also use as a natural food coloring, cosmetics and anti aging skin creams, shampoos and conditioners and also as a food supplements.
Health benefits of acai
Research shows that similar to red wine, acai berries are extremely high in anthocyanins, it is a form of plant antioxidant, has the ability to lower the cholesterol levels in the blood. Acai is rich in plant sterols that provides cardio-protective benefits, improving overall blood composition and relaxes the blood vessels.
Helps in digestion: Acai barriers are low in sugar but contain good amount of iron, calcium, fiber and vitamin A. It has powerful detoxification capacities and aid in keeping the digestive system clean and functional.
Immune Booster: Acai berry contains phytochemicals that disrupt the cell mutation at a molecular level, reduce the proliferation of malfunctioning cells; killing them before they multiply and supports the immune system.
Anti-Aging effects: Acai berries are the best source of antioxidants as one berry has the ten times the amount of antioxidants than the grapes. It slow down or reverse the aging process. Acai extract increase the overall level of energy and stamina, and helps to combat fatigue and exhaustion. Acai may also help to prevent health problem such as Arthritis, inflammation, obesity, erectile dysfunction, allergies and neurological diseases. They should be consumed in moderation as they contain sugar, though in lower level, which in turns contains fructose which is harmful for the health.
Acai Banana smoothie is a delicious American recipe with high nutritious values and considered to be super food that boosts the immune system and metabolism.
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