Roarganics Acai Berry Powder
Hailed as a superfood all the way from South America, acai berry has made its way as a power breakfast in super bowls, juice bars, pastries, and even ice cream.
Acai berries grow in abundance on palm trees in South America, specifically in the Amazon rainforest. They are about 1 - 2 cm. in size and come in deep purple color. Their taste comes as a cross between blackberries and unsweetened chocolate.
As a superfood, acai berries aren’t shy in nutrients such as amino acids and calcium. But their real deal in nutrition comes in the form of anthocyanin (a kind of flavonoid), proanthocyanidins (a product of flavonoid), sterols (a plant compound which help lower bad cholesterol), fatty acids (oleic, palmitic, and linoleic), and fiber.
BENEFITS OF ACAI
Protects the Heart
Anthocyanins in acai berries have been found to reduce the risk of having a heart attack by 32 percent in young and middle-aged women according to a study.
Acai berries is also the heart’s ally in increasing the good cholesterol levels while decreasing the bad cholesterol levels in the bloodstream. High fiber intake has been associated with lower risks of developing cardiovascular diseases.
Helps Prevent Cancer
Hail to anthocyanins - the body’s hero in lowering the risk of developing the Big-C! Anthocyanins act as antioxidants, activates detoxifying enzymes, prevents cancer cells from reproducing, activates cell death, and prevents cancer cell invasion.
A 7-day intake of anthocyanins has been found to show improvements akin to other therapies in patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
Boosts Cognitive Function
Thanks to the anthocyanins in acai berries, the brain is protected from inflammation and oxidation which affects memory and learning. Aging affects how the cells in the brain are able to clean themselves. The anthocyanins in acai berries do all the housekeeping in order to maintain the brain in tiptop shape.
- Energy booster
- Promotes healthy bowel movement
- Promotes weight loss
- Have antioxidant properties
- Delivers anti-inflammatory effects
- Decreases levels of bad cholesterol
- Helps prevent tumors