Learn about the Health Benefits of Acai Berries
Acai berries are a Brazilian “superfruit.” They’re native to the Amazon region where they’re a staple food.
However, they’ve recently gained popularity globally and are praised for being particularly beneficial to health and well-being. This dark purple fruit certainly packs a lot of nutrition, and it may even have some health benefits, including the 5 described in this article.
When we look at the breakdown of 100 grams of frozen fruit pulp, we find the following including trace minerals, including chromium, zinc, iron, copper, manganese, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus: (Source) (Source2).
- Calories: 70
- Fat: 5 grams
- Saturated fat: 1.5 grams
- Carbs: 4 grams
- Sugar: 2 grams
- Fiber 2 grams
- Vitamin A: 15% of the RDI
- Calcium: 2% of the RDI
The most powerful benefit is providing antioxidants through anthocyanins, which give acai berries their deep purple color. Helping the body neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals in the body.
Free radicals in the body can damage cells and lead to a number of diseases, including diabetes, cancer and heart disease (Source3).
Acai Bowl Tutorial with Acai Powder by Twin Coast
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