people have been talking about the acai berry. They’re actually
berries considered to be a superfood, exhibiting weight loss and
anti-aging properties. The berries can apparently also be used for
cosmetic purposes. Let’s take a look at its scientific background.
berry is about an inch long. Its color is a mixture of red and
purple. It comes from the tree Euterpe
or the acai palm tree, a native tree found in Central and South
America. According to research, the berry does have antioxidant
potentials. As a result, it may, as a matter of fact, pose a good
fight against oxidative problems such as cancer and heart disease.
its health value, the berry has lots of anthocyanins and flavonoids.
Anthocyanins are responsible for the blue and red hues in flowers,
vegetables and plants. Food that are rich in this substance range
from red grapes to blueberries and to ultimately, the acai berry.
Anthocyanins are proven to be such powerful antioxidants that help
the body exhibit defense mechanisms against stressors. Antioxidants
protect cells as well, by being guards against harm free radicals.
Diets that are rich in antioxidants pave way to slower aging and less
likelihood to get most diseases.
some things for sure about the acai berries. For instance, its pulp,
because of its antioxidant properties, are used in addressing lots of
health conditions. These health conditions are the same conditions
addressed to by fruits similar to the acai – blueberries,
blackberries, strawberries, cranberries and raspberries.
weight loss, its properties regarding this are still currently being
studied. A few studies, though, suggest that it does promote weight loss – as do diets rich in antioxidants. Berries and other
antioxidants are, without argue, promoters of detoxified and healthy
lives. As for being especially effective in getting off unnecessary
weight though, the acai berry has still not been proven super.
berries are also used in cosmetics because it contains acai oil –
the powerhouse of antioxidants and is a very effective ingredient in
creams, therapies, shampoos, anti-aging ointments and several other
side effects, the acai berry has been considered not advisable to
those who have pollen allergies. Over-eating the berries, of course,
is also not recommended.
the acai berry has so much potential, though as cautious health
junkies, we still should wait for further studies before officially
indulging in them! It doesn’t hurt to try the berries though; after
all, we’re sure they’re antioxidizing, and we’re sure they’re