12 Health Benefits of Acai Berries

Acai Berry Benefits

There are numerous healthy berries that would be a great addition to your diet. The acai berry is one of the healthiest berries you will ever find.

Acai is an indigenous berry commonly found in the rain forests of the Amazon. This antioxidant-rich fruit has been heralded for centuries as a healing, immune-stimulating, energy-boosting fruit. An exotic relative of the blueberry and cranberry, research has shown that this antioxidant-rich berry may be able to support in the prevention of diseases associated with oxidative damage, not to mention many other health benefits.

1. Heart Health

Similar to red wine, research shows that acai berries are extremely high in anthocyanins, a form of plant antioxidant associated with the ability to lower cholesterol levels in the blood stream. They are also rich in plant sterols that provide cardio-protective benefits to our cells. It does this by preventing blood clots, improving overall blood circulation, and relaxing the blood vessels.

2. Resistant to Harmful Organisms

Scientists from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro have shown that consuming acai extract may help fight harmful organisms. However, I recommend Oregano Oil for this task.

3. Aids in Weight Loss

Known by nutritionists as a super-food, acai may help us not only lose weight, but maintain a healthy weight. One interesting study from the National Institutes of Aging found that pulp from the acai berry had the ability to reduce the negative effects of a high-fat diet in laboratory studies on flies.

4. Promotes Skin Health

Currently, many modern beauty products are carrying acai oil, again due to the oil’s high antioxidant content. What is more, acai oil is a great natural alternative to chemical based skin-care products that harm the skin in the long-run. Taken internally, the berries can also give your skin a healthier glow. In fact,
Brazilians have been eating acai berries for centuries to treat skin conditions.

5. Helps with Digestive Upset

Taking acai may also aid in keeping our digestive system clean and in optimal function. The berries have powerful detoxification capacities in the human body and are a well-known traditional source of dietary fiber. Of course, there are many other high fiber foods that can do the same thing, including many other types of berries.

Picking Acai Berries

6. Reduces Irritation

Acai berries contain properties may prevent the typical irritation associated with respiratory distress.

7. Improved Cellular Health

On a general level, the anthocyanins found in acai play a role in our cellular protection system, helping to keep cells strong against the invasion of free radicals.

8. May Help Fight Cancer

Acai is very high in Vitamin C and ellagic acid, an immune-system-boosting combination that has been shown to suppress the growth of cancer. One study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry found that polyphenolic compounds extracted from acai reduced cancer cell proliferation by 56-86%. It is thought that acai’s phytochemcials can stop the process of carcinogenesis on a molecular level, killing off tumorous cells before they multiply. Acai berries are not a cure for cancer; but hopefully more research will examine their benefits and potential role in the fight.

9. Anti-Aging Effects

Extremely high in many forms of plant phytochemicals (antioxidants), acai berries may contribute to an ability to slow or reverse typical processes of aging related to oxidative damage. In fact, the berries are one of the planets highest sources of antioxidants, with one berry holding ten times the amount of antioxidants as grapes, and two times the amount of blueberries.

10. Energy Boost

Due its overall health benefits, taking acai extract can lead to an increased overall level of energy and stamina, and may aid to combat fatigue and exhaustion. Whenever you need a boost, simply eat a handful of berries and you will be ready to go in no time!

11. Better Sex

This famous red berry has also been linked to overall increased blood circulation in the human body, a phenomenon that may contribute to a boost in sex drive, especially for men.

12. Improves Mental Function

Preliminary research studies show that acai may prevent mental imbalance in menopausal women.

Buy organically-certified Acai. Not only are they safer, but taste better too. If you can’t find acai berries, another good source of antioxidant fruits are goji berries.

– Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM

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  • Sarah

    Thanks for sharing the information.

  • Emily27

    Where can we purchase organic acai berries online? Do you recommend Pure Acai Berry Max by the company of the same name?

  • shivakumar.v gandhadmath

    acai berry meens mona.vie producct is very good.

  • Mike Roberts

    Just love Acai berry and Green tea for all health benefits

  • beth shepherd

    where can I purchase acai berry juice and how can I make sure its authentic.?

  • Michael Burke

    Great information!

  • Michelle

    I love acai berry. I buy it from Amafruits. they got the best acai!!!

  • jai

    Do you use loose green tea or tea bags?

  • health advisor

    if you really want to reduce your weight and want to get benefits from acai berry then visit below website and order it now

  • Ben

    Where are your references? Lot of big claims for someone without a real degree??

  • ThomZ

    I found acai juice in two places: Shoprite – in produce refrigerated juices section. Zola: thick and very tasty, about $3.49/10 oz. bottle, and in Costco – refrigerated juices section: Sambazon: thinner and OK tasting, but a better value @ $8.99 for a twopack of 1 liter each. I prefer the Zola, but only buy it for a treat due to the cost. Darn good, though compared to Sambazon.

  • wuzznmee

    I recently heard that the acai berry can bring back the taste buds. food is bland for me . also my neighbor lost most of his sense of taste due to radiation theropy. Will this help?

  • Isa

    You may also be able to but acai supplements if there are no berries close to your city. You may find the supplements at a local health store or maybe in your local grocery store in the natural supplement isle

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  • feg

    Several of these facts in this are either unproven or have no scientific basis. A lot of these facts aren’t even facts. More of assumptions and inferences based on a rumors and misconstrued facts

  • Virginia

    Honest Tea makes a great Mango Acai White Tea with organic ingredients. WF Market recently stopped carrying it in the small bottles, probably because they introduced a version in their own brand…it’s not as potent nor organic. I now order cases of Honest Tea elsewhere. During the break when I wasn’t drinking it daily, I gained weight and had menopausal brain fog. Glad to promote this product!

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  • Niño Arita

    Is acai berry juice is good for the patients who have Tuberculosis

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    It can be good for most anyone but I wouldn’t advise that you look at acai berry juice as a cure for TB.

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