Superfood Series: Awesome Acai Berry

The next time you’re taking a stroll through an Amazonian rain-forest, keep an eye out for these little wonders.  They are one of the most nutrient dense berries on the planet and have a variety of health benefits.  Lets take a look at what it can do for you:

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Very High In Antioxidants
Acai berries are have one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants, which means they also have incredible anti inflammatory capabilities.  This is a major contributor to all of the following benefits.

Skin Health
Due to its high anti oxidant properties, many skin care and beauty products include acai oil.  When consumed, the berry give your skin a healthier glow.

Weight Management
The Acai berry has been shown to not only help you lose weight, but to maintain a healthy weight. The way it effects various hormones that control blood sugar levels and feelings of hunger, fullness and satiety, give the acai berry an appetite suppressing ability.

Heart Health
Research shows that acai berries antioxidants  are associated with lowering cholesterol levels.  They can also help prevent blood clots and improve circulation.

Healthy Digestion
As well as being high in fibre, which make the acai berry an effective liver and kidney cleanser, it is also a colon cleanser.

Aside from these impressive health benefits, researchers concluded that acai might also help overweight adults lower their odds of experiencing heart disease and diabetes, although more studies on a larger scale are still needed.

Here are some ways to include the Awesome Acai in your diet:

Acai Bowl Cheesecake
Acai Bowl Cheesecake

Go-To Smoothie Bowl
Go-To Smoothie Bowl

Acai Berry Bowl
acai-berry-bowl-recipe1

Let me know how you get on with these and feel free to share your recipes in the comments below.

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