The Benefits of Acai
The Acai Berry has endured considerable
media hype over the past few years, namely because this health supplement works - and works well.
The acai berry is a powerful antioxidant, antibacterial and anti
mutagenic. This ancient berry is also full of essential fatty acids (3, 6 & 9), and is a proven
winner for protecting the heart against the ravages of free radical
Additionally, the Acai Berry is rich in powerful anthocyanins, which have proven to be very useful for the eyes, connective
tissue, blood vessels and the nervous system. Anthocyanins are a form of antioxidants, and perfectly
complement endogenous levels of vitamin C, E and glutothione.
Although there are many other berry
preparations within the marketplace, few can boast the same nutrient profile of the mighty Acai.
Pound for pound, the Acai Berry is one of the most nutrient packed foods in the world. Acai contains vitamins
B1, 2 & 3 (Thiamine, Riboflavin & Niacin), vitamin C & E (ascorbic acid & alpha tocopheral),
potassium, phosphorus, iron, calcium as well as a broad spectrum of essential fatty acids, including the
important omega 3, 6 & 9. Unlike other vitamin packed foods, Acai Berry
also contains a substantial amount of high quality bio - available protein.
Perhaps the biggest area that Acai Berry has been
noted for in the last few years has been in the area of weight loss, and not
without reason. The Acai Berry has thermogenic compounds within its nutrient profile, thus enabling the body to burn body fat preferentially over endogenous blood
Additionally, the high levels of soluable fiber found
within the Acai berry tends to supress the appetite - a big plus if you find it difficult not to eat when
The Acai Berry can assist the body against certain
neurological conditions by its ability to prevent the nitration of tyrosine. The high level
of anthocyanins, also
known as Cyanidin-3-glucoside, have been found to slow and sometimes reverse age related neurological
Eye health /
The compound anthocyanin is immensley important to both diabetics and individuals
suffering eye sight issues. In both conditions excess sugar within the blood stream is the enemy. Sugar
leads to inflamation and leads to the narowing of blood vessels, which adversely effects both the eyes and
peripheral vascular system. High levels of anthocyanins in the diet is
Acai Berry has a protein profile similar to an egg
- a complete balance of amino acids.
10 times the
antioxidant level of grapes & twice the antioxidant level of blueberries.
Contains over 30 times the anthocyanin than the much acclaimed red wine.
Super low Glicemic Index rating - important
for diabetics and those with syndrome X
Acai Berry has an ORAC level greater than any other
berry known to man
High in essesential fatty acids - a similar omega
profile to olive oil
Teriffic source of dietry fibre - especially
important for those that live a hectic lifestyle
protects against the ravages of aging - over 16
phytonutrients and antioxidants