Superfruit for Women!
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SUPERFRUIT – ACAI
For thousands of years the people of Brazil have known about the many beneficial secrets of Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee). This amazing superfruit, a small purple berry, grows in the Eastern Amazon region in Northern Brazil. To the people of South America, the Acai berry, known as the “beauty berry,” has been a mainstay for centuries.
The historical use of the Acai berry dates back over a thousand years and its therapeutic food value was well-known to the earliest Brazilian natives. There are many legends that pertain to the Acai berry’s incredible healing and sustaining powers, and Acai remains a popular health and energy food in Brazil today. Brazilians often consider the Acai berry to be the “Viagra of the Amazon,” referring to its ability to help support and sustain sexual energy in the body.
The Acai berry is rich in antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids (good omega fats), and other unique nutrients not found in other foods. In fact, Acai delivers a nutritional profile rarely seen in the natural world, and many consider it to be the world’s most complete food.
The Brazilian “beauty secret” seems to be linked to the antioxidants and the omega 3, 6 & 9 fatty acids found in the Acai berries which help support a healthy appearance. It’s no wonder that today the Acai berry continues to be an essential part of the daily diets of the beautiful people of Brazil, and it seems that the rest of the world is finally catching on to nature’s powerful beauty secret.
In addition, the Acai berry contains a remarkable concentration of free radical fighting antioxidants that far exceed the amount found in other foods that claim to be high in antioxidants. Anthocyanins offer protective benefits to the cardiovascular system, digestive organs, brain, blood, cells and tissues, as well as exhibiting strong anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties.
By now almost everyone has heard about the benefits from the essential fatty acids found in fish oil, flax seed oil and olive oil, but did you know that Acai is an even higher concentrated source? The healthy fat in Acai coats your stomach, slowing digestion to give you the sensation of feeling full and also helps support a healthy heart and brain function. Omegas 3, 6 & 9 also play a very important role in the Acai juice’s ability to provide noticeable benefits to the texture, look and feel of your hair, skin and nails.
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