Health Benefits of Acai Berry

The Acai Berry is an inch-long reddish, purple fruit that resembles grape. It is harvested from Acai palm trees which matures up to 80 feet (25 meters) in height and has cluster of branches at the top with long and lean leaves from which the Acai Berries hang. Around 20 kg of fruit per year is produces by an individual palm tree.

Common Name  : Acai
Botanical Name  : Euterpe oleracea
Forms : Tablet~Powder~Capsules~

Acai berries constitute of several antioxidants and other nutrients that are important for our health. Presence of Anthocyanins and flavonoids which are powerful antioxidants helps defend the body against life stressors. They also play a crucial role in the body cell protection system. The antioxidants also have anti-aging effect and helps reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. Acai berries also influences the metabolism rate of the body thereby burning the extra fats in the body.

Acai Berries today are widely publicized as super food, as they are helpful for an array of health issues such as arthritis, cancer, improving general health, high cholesterol, erectile dysfunction, weight loss and detoxification.

The chemical constituent of Acai Berry includes lipids, ash, proteins and dietary fiber. The three dominant fatty acids include amino acids, Oleic acid, palmitic acid and linoleic acid. The major phytochemicals present are proanthocyanidins, anthocyanins, and other flavonoids.

Some of the health benefits of Acai Berry include the following:

  • Helps in weight loss
  • Lowers bad cholesterol
  • Improves digestion
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Provides protection from various heart diseases
  • Used for improving blood flow in the body
  • Helps cleanse and detoxify the body
  • Helps fight cancerous cells
  • Slows down the ageing process
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Reduces free radicals in the body
  • Promotes Sound Sleep
  • Enhances Visual Acuity
  • Contains Important Minerals and vital vitamins
  • Helps Skin look healthier and young
  • Helps in improving mental focus
  • Protects against prostate cancer
Side-effect Of Acai Berry
Acai Berry is considered safe and side effects will only occur if one’s body mechanism is not tuned to take Acai berries. Most people who suffer from Acai Berry side effects is because of consuming unmonitored doses.Some of the common side effects of the Acai berry, although they do not occur frequently. Too much Acai berries may cause excess bleeding. It is one of the common effects of most of the herbal organic supplements which are used for losing weight.

Patients with liver problems shall not use Acai berry. It can cause stomach diseases such as diarrhea due to the presence of some ingredients in Acai berry. It may increase the blood pressure.

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