Acai berries are known as one of the world’s most powerful superfoods, delivering a potent dose of nutrients in a small package.
Read on to know more about this amazing berry and how you can harness its benefits by including it in your everyday diet.
Acai berries are the fruit of the acai palm tree, which thrives in the rainforests around the Amazon River in South America. Native Amazonian tribes have used these berries for medicinal purposes for thousands of years.
The berries were introduced to the rest of the world in the 1990s. In recent years, there’s been an explosion of interest in this dark purple berry and its amazing benefits.
That’s because these small berries pack a powerful punch when it comes to nutrition.
A 100-gram serving will give you 15% of your recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of vitamin A, which plays many roles in the human body, including supporting your immune system and healthy vision.
They also contain small amounts of minerals, including calcium for healthy bones and iron, essential for healthy growth and development.
Additionally, acai berries are supercharged with antioxidants, which counteract free radicals, molecules that can damage cells and cause diseases like cancer and diabetes. The antioxidants packed into this powerful little berry also protect against damage to brain cells, keeping your memory and ability to learn new things fresh.
The acai berry is known for its anthocyanins, compounds that both give it its purple colour and contain these antioxidant properties.
Anthocyanins play a wide variety of roles, from protecting against neurological disease to preventing blood clotting and damage to connective tissue.
All in all, these small but mighty berries offer every system in your body a healing and protective effect, keeping you healthy both physically and mentally.
You can enjoy the earthy taste and powerful properties of acai berries in a variety of ways. While fresh acai berries have a short shelf life, you can still enjoy them in purées, powders, juices and teas even if you live far away from their natural habitat.
Why not start your day with an acai breakfast bowl? Simply blend frozen acai purée with milk or water to create a base for delicious toppings. Add other types of berries and sliced fruits, and drizzle some honey over for some natural sweetness.
Create a yummy and healthy acai smoothie by blending frozen acai berry purée, mango slices, blueberries and a couple of cups of almond milk… delicious!
For a drink that’s good any time of day, brew a cup of acai tea. Our acai berry tea is perhaps considered the best tea for health, as it contains raspberry leaf for women’s health, hibiscus for anxiety, hawthorn berries to improve digestion, goji berries and rose petal for skin health and vitamin C-packed mandarin peel.
And, of course, let’s not forget those powerful health-promoting antioxidants provided by none other than the acai berries!
Acai tea is super easy to prepare — simply brew one teaspoonful of tea in one cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Strain, sit back and enjoy!
Now that you know all about the outstanding benefits of acai tea, you’ll want to give it a try.
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