Acai Berry Super Food

Acai Berry Super Food
Acai Berry Super Food
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Perhaps you have heard about this new product that is increasingly being considered a wonderful contribution to nutrition, or perhaps you have seen in supermarkets that container of juice, supplement or energy bar of a fruit with an exotic and mysterious name: açaí. Although this fruit of the palm of the same name, original from Central America and the northern part of South America, has occupied an important place in the diet of the inhabitants of the Amazon since before the arrival of the Europeans, it has only recently begun to gain popularity in America.

Açaí strawberries, either naturally or as processed products, are promoted as a super food, which is even used in the manufacture of cosmetics and beauty products. Currently, numerous studies are being done on the properties of açaí and there is still no definitive conclusion from the experts, but in any case, its consumption in small quantities does not represent any danger, although people allergic to pollen may manifest hypersensitivity to it. fruit.

These are some of the benefits that this nutritional mine is said to possess and, incidentally, are concentrated in 10% of the fruit because 90% is occupied by the seed:

• It has as many or more antioxidants than blueberries and pomegranates.

• It could help delay aging, as it contains oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat like olive oil that reduces blood pressure and increases the flexibility of cell membranes.

• It has polyphenols. Studies are underway of its possible effect on slowing down, and even preventing Alzheimer's disease.

• Contains anthocyanin, which researchers think helps fight inflammation and promote healthy skin and hair.

• It has phytosterols, which help prevent blockage of the arteries and therefore reduces bad cholesterol.

• Contains omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids.

• It has dietary fiber, which improves gastrointestinal functions and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.

• Protein

• Iron

• It has as much calcium as cow's milk.

Impressive, right? Anyway, it does not hurt to ask your doctor if she has heard about the açaí berry and ask for her opinion.

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