You’ll find them in supermarkets, health food stores, chemists and online, acai berries are the new superfood, or maybe even the new “superfruit”. We have even included them into our Beach Body Slim Tea. So, what are they, and more importantly, what can they do for you?
Acai berries look like grapes. Each berry is about 2.5cm in size, round and has purple skin with yellow flesh surrounding a large seed. Packed with antioxidants, these berries are native to Central and South America. You’ll find them growing on acai palm trees deep in rainforests including the Amazon. Acai berries have an earthy taste that is a cross between blackberries and unsweetened chocolate. You can’t get more natural and organic than that!
We’ve included these berries into our tea as they are nutrient-dense and provide powerful health benefits that can help support you while detoxing and cleansing your body. Anthocyanins give acai berries their rich purple colour are also powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants help neutralise free radicals that can damage cells and lead to diabetes, cancer and heart disease. According to Healthline.com, acai berries have three times more antioxidants than blueberries. Now, that’s amazing!
Research has shown that acai berries may be a natural way to improve cholesterol levels. Anthocyanins have been linked to improvements in HDL and LDL cholesterol while plant sterols prevent cholesterol being absorbed by the body.
We love acai berries because they just give, give and give! Did you know they can help with your brain health too? These special berries have many plant compounds that may help protect your brain as you get older. Unfortunately, our teas can’t help you with reaching those milestone birthdays, but they can help you feel younger, become slimmer, healthier and cleanse your body. Plus, the antioxidants in acai can help stimulate the brain’s natural “housekeeping” response and may even help offset the damaging effects of inflammation and oxidation in the brain.
So, how can you get your hands on some acai berries? Fresh acai berries have a short shelf life and are usually exported as purees, powders and juices. Acai puree is probably the best way to enjoy these berries. Just add unsweetened frozen puree to water or milk to turn it into a smoothie-like topping. Simply add to your favourite fruit, nuts, cocoa nibs or chia seeds to create a “super-topping”. Together with our Beach Body Slim Tea, you’ll experience a natural detox leaving you feeling healthier, refreshed and cleansed.
Healthline.com - 5 Impressive Health Benefits of Acai Berries