The term ‘Superfood’ has become synonymous with high nutrient foods but we see it used today to refer to foods which aren’t really that ‘super’ for you at all. One product that does deserve the Superfood tag is Acai. This small, blueberry-like fruit from the Amazon jungle has the highest antioxidant content of any natural product on the market and offers a range of health benefits.
Let’s take a look at what Acai can do for you.
Promotes Heart Health
The high antioxidant content, particularly the high levels of anthocyanins in Acai, are shown to lower cholesterol and provide positive benefits to the cells by preventing blood clots and improving circulation.
Great For Your Skin
In Brazil Acai has been used as a treatment for skin conditions for hundreds of years. The presence of high levels of antioxidants, vitamin C and ellagic acid are great for promoting the development of collagen and well as having anti-inflammatory effects.
The high levels of antioxidants in Acai can help to slow or reverse the effects of ageing related to oxidative damage. The presence of vitamin C and ellagic acid have also been shown to boost the immune system. Early studies have shown that the phyto-chemicals present in Aca can stop carcinogenesis, meaning that they can prevent the growth of cancerous cells. More studies are set to be completed in this area to work out how Acai and its antioxidants may be used to possibly treat cancer in the future.
Aids in Digestion
The high level of antioxidants in Acai mean that they have a strong detoxification effect on our bodies, therefore aiding digestion. Acai is also high in dietary fibre so is great for maintaining a healthy digestive system.
With two to three times the antioxidants of blueberries and a host of other phyto-nutrients, Acai really is a great addition to your diet. Make yourself an Acai smoothie or Acai bowl, get creative and enjoy eating this amazing Superfood. And if we didn’t mention it, Acai tastes great: like a cross between blueberries and chocolate. Healthy and tasty, can’t get better than that!
Check out our Australian Certified Organic Acai powder, available in both 75g and 150g resealable packaging. Our Acai is wild harvested in the Brazilian Amazon and then freeze dried without the use of any additives or chemicals. This preserves the antioxidant content of the natural fruit making La Kult Acai one of the highest antioxidant Acai powders on the market today.https://www.la-kult.com.au/products/organic-acai-powder?variant=22784347905