Wednesday, October 21, 2009

All about Acai Berry!!

Acai Berry is a small, little fruit which is only found in the rainforest of Brazil. It is highly nutritious and that’s why considered as a “superfood”. Acai Berry consists of high levels of antioxidants and anthocyanins. Studies show that Acai Berry antioxidants level is 10 times more than that of “Grapes” and twice of another potent fruit “Blue berry”.

Acai Berry is full of substances with antioxidant properties known as anthocyanins and flavonoids. The anthocyanins are the substances which are found in numerous healthy foods and make the deep red, purple, and blue colors. The substances like anthocyanins and flavonoids will pair up the random electrons and stabilizes the molecule. Therefore protect the body from free radicals and other stressors

Furthermore Acai Berry contains high levels of essential fatty acids which are vital for maintaining good health. Nearly 50% of the edible part of Acai berry consists of fat. 74% of this fat is the unsaturated nutritious fats like Omega 3, Omega 6, and Omega 9. Moreover Acai Berry composed of 19 different amino acids, vitamins and plant sterols. Acai Berry is rich in Vitamin B1, B2, B3, C and E. It also contains potassium, magnesium, calcium, copper, zinc etc.

Acai berry is not only nutritious but only good in taste. You can easily eat the whole fruit as dried berries. Acai berry due to its high nutritional value is useful in slowing down the ageing process and acts as an effective weight loss agent. Researches show that Acai berry is also beneficial in the preventions of certain dangerous diseases like cancer.

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