What Are The Health Benefits Of Acai Berries?

JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO Monday, September 27, 2021 Science and Nature

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History of Acai Berries

Common Names: acai, acai berry, açaí Latin Names: Euterpe oleracea, Euterpe badiocarpa. In the early 1970’s, frozen acai pulp began to travel from the Amazon to northern Brazilian cities. In the 80’s, it was legendary Brazilian Jujitsu founder Carlos Gracie who likely popularized the acai bowl (frozen acai pulp blended with banana) in southern cities like Rio de Janiero. Gracie established his own brand of diet called the Gracie Diet which sought to maximize the performance of his fighters. A center piece of it was the acai bowl. You might imagine for a moment, his rough, tough, and buff students hanging out in Rio near the beach, eating an acai bowl on a hot summer day. More than a few impressed passerby’s likely remarked, “what are they eating?” with the hopes of manifesting similar physiques, bite by delicious bite. Sorry people, acai is very good for you, but not capable of creating miracle health breakthroughs. Aside from an organic acai bowl everyday, it will take some sweat and effort. The acaí berry grows on a palm that has a long thin trunk up to 25m high with a group of branches at the top from which hangs ribbon-like leaves. Acaí berries hang from these branches in clusters. Traditionally the acai berries would be picked by hand and the tribe’s men would shimmy up the tree and cut the branches from the top of the palm tree rich in acai berries. Now that the acai berry has been discovered as a highly sought after crop by the population of Brazil it is mass produced, as it only has a 24-hour life span in which the properties of the juice are still active. The acai berries must be loaded into baskets and onto boats soon after picking. Each acai palm tree produces round about 20 kg of fruit per year.

Health Benefits of Acai Berries

  • Acai berries may have plenty of plant sterols, which might act as vasodilators and relax blood vessels to reduce blood pressure
  • Can help lower the risk of atherosclerosis, stroke, and heart attack
  • It might not only stimulate weight loss but also may help people maintain a healthy weight by reducing the negative impact of high-fat diets
  • The antioxidant properties of acai berry powder may aid in skincare
  • Acai berry may contain natural fiber, which might aid in digestion and absorption of nutrients from food
  • Acai juice can be a wonderful source of vitamin C, which is a well-known immunity booster
  • Acai berry may have high antioxidant potential, which may have helped scavenge free radicals
  • The acai berry extract may be a well-known supplement used to boost energy
  • Although the direct impact of acai berries on sexual stamina and sex drive may not be completely known, they are thought to have the ability to increase the blood circulation throughout the body
  • Acai berries are thought to slow down the aging process due to their high levels of antioxidants
  • The berries may also improve memory and protect the brain from the development of neural disorders
  • Acai berries may have anti-inflammatory properties, and therefore acai berry water extracts are thought to have promising effects on expediting wound healing
  • they may also benefit healthy cellular metabolism and functioning

Side Effects of Acai Berries

  • If you have any allergies to pollen or other fruits, be very careful before adding acai berries to your diet
  • Effects of additives such as caffeine may prove harmful to your health
  • The fruit and its juice contain sugars and calories, which can be detrimental to weight loss attempts and can also be very dangerous for diabetics if consumed in bulk

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