All About Acai

The Acai Berry is a Superfood. Acai is actually said “Ah-sigh-ee”. The Acai Berry is sourced from the Euterpe Oleracea. Acai Berries grow on plan trees. The Acai plant is native to South America, and the jungles of the Amazon Rainforest. Indigenous Amazonian trigged contribute majority of their good health to Acai, with over 25% making up their daily food total. The name Acai, is thought to come from the Legend of laca, Acai spelt backwards.

The Acai berry has many actives including Reservatrol. They are rich in Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, E and Vitamin K. It contains minerals, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese for optimal health. The Acai berry contains over 44% fibre.

Here are some health benefits of Acai :

  • In the Amazon the Acai plant was used to treat diarrhoea, fever and ulcers.
  • Acai berries possess a lot of Omega 6 and 9. Omega oils (oleic and linoleic acid) protect cardiovascular health and have even been shown to reduce High Cholesterol and Blood Pressure.
  • Acai berries are antioxidants. They prevent free radical oxidation and destruction of cells. Lowering oxidative stress.
  • Acai married have been shown to slow ageing process due to their high levels of antioxidants.
  • Due to its high level of fibre it increases satiety, thus reducing cravings and appetite. This can lead to greater Weight Loss.
  • One study showed that Acai berries prevented the growth of Cancer cells by upto 80%.

The Acai plant only really became popular in the late 1980s and 1990s as it was sold to Health Companies.

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Guru Gayatri says:

    This is quite informative. Thank you for sharing ☺️

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you like the information. The only role that antioxidants like acai may play in obesity is in helping combat the low-grade inflammation that is often associated with obesity, but they will not help you lose weight and any antioxidant rich, nutrient-dense food will do the same.


  2. Astrid says:

    Thanks for sharing another informative post! I’d heard acai berries are a superfood but had no idea why.

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    1. GS says:

      Acai berries have been called a superfood, with benefits ranging from improved skin appearance to weight loss, but not all of these claims are supported by evidence. However, It is the total diet or overall eating pattern that is most important in disease prevention and achieving good health. It is better to eat a diet with variety than to concentrate on individual foods as the key to good health. Glad you liked the post.

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  3. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Try the chocolate covered ones!! LOL! Just kidding!

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    1. GS says:

      Lol…hahaha thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Always a pleasure to read and share your posts with followers, My Dear! Happy to hear you laughing!!

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