It makes you feel like a snake oil salesman to tell about everything the acai berry can do to improve your health, reduce aging, decrease likelihood of cancer and increase your energy. It just sounds too good to be true! There have been many cure-alls through the ages, few have lasted.
Let us first mention one famous tuber in comparison to this amazing fruit from Brazil. The unadorned Potato is known as one of the most nutrient-dense foods readily available for consumption. It is high in potassium, dietary fiber, carbohydrates and even has some protein. Conversely, it is low in salt and fat. This is one of the most nutritious foods one can eat, but its list of benefits does not begin to compare with those of the acai berry. It is amazing that so many health benefits are packed into a berry much the same size as a blueberry.
Let’s look at some of the acai berry’s healthy components to see how this little mouthful packs a wallop to bad health:
It contains carbohydrates, the body’s store for energy. The fatty acids (Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9) in the acai berry are the kind that help lower your LDL, (something most of us want lowered), an indicator of high cholesterol. In fact, it has been found to resemble olive oil in the type of fatty acids it contains. And we all know that olive oil has been shown to be heart healthy.
Another benefit is the Theobromine contained in the berry. This is a compound that assists your lungs by increasing your oxygen intake. This can be of help to asthma sufferers, as well as anyone who needs the extra energy that a more functional respiratory system will give. More oxygen means that both your heart and brain are healthier.
This small berry contains amino acids, which are invaluable to muscle development and proper muscle function.
This fruit also packs in a great deal of organic vegetable protein. There is no cholesterol byproduct as your body digests vegetable protein as there is with protein from dairy or meat.
A particular type of anti-oxidant, called anthocyanins and Vitamin E are the berry’s defenses against aging.
It not only has all of these components to assist your healthy lifestyle, it has them in higher quantities than any other fruit. There’s a reason it is being hailed as a super food or a wonder fruit – it has good stuff – and lots of it.