Acai berries contain over 12 times the antioxidant content of blueberries; hence they have been linked to heart, skin and eye health and a stronger immune system.
Our Ambassador Louise is a huge fan of our organic Acai powder, so she decided to share the energy-boosting benefits she has experienced since adding Acai to her diet.
“Besides adding great flavour and colour to your dishes, this berry delivers health benefits which have the overall effect of boosting your wellbeing and energy levels. I believe that Acai is a great food to add to your diet regularly if you are struggling to beat fatigue.
Acai berries contain many beneficial compounds such as antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, calcium, fibre, vitamin A, and anthocyanins which have all been clinically proven to be beneficial for overall health and wellbeing. Nutrients such as fibre and omega-3 fatty acids in particular are great at keeping you full and energised throughout the day. Acai berries also contain amino acids which help promote muscle performance, energy production, endurance and strength.
Acai berries can play a role in boosting energy levels because they support the health of other major systems in your body (i.e. digestive, cardiovascular and nervous). The consequence of all these systems working optimally is that they make your body function more efficiently, as a result, increasing stamina and energy.
Here’s how acai supports your body systems:
Heart health: The antioxidants found in Acai berries, anthocyanins, are excellent for heart health and for preventing the oxidation of cholesterol. When circulating cholesterol gets oxidised, it sticks to the walls of arteries causing their narrowing. This build-up of plaque eventually leads to high blood pressure.
Acai berries also contain high levels of plant sterols that provide many cardio-protective benefits to our cells, like preventing blood clots, improving blood circulation and relaxing blood vessels.
Digestive health: Acai berries are becoming extremely popular for detoxification and cleansing thanks to their ability to keep the digestive system clean and fully functioning. Because of their antioxidant and fibre content, they can regulate bowel movements and clear out harmful toxins.
Cellular health: The anthocyanins found within Acai berries play an essential role in our cellular protection system. These berries can help to keep our cells strong to fight against the invasion of free radicals and the damage they can cause.
Nervous system health: Acai is naturally high in essential fatty acids having a fatty acid profile similar to olive oil. These fatty acids are linked to a healthy and fully functional nervous system.
The taste of organic Acai powder is often described as fruity with chocolate overtones which makes it a fantastic addition to many recipes from smoothies, overnight oats and energy bars to salad dressings, pancakes and chia puddings. Discover several delicious Acai-boosted recipes in our recipe section.