The Acai berry is a dark purple colored fruit that grows on acai palm trees found in the Amazon rain forest. Acai berries are widely known in the world market for their many beneficial health benefits.
An acai berry can increase a person’s energy level and strengthen an immune system. By increasing our body’s energy levels, it also lowers the risk of many harmful diseases such as cancer (esp. colon cancer, blood cancer, lymphoma), cardiovascular ailments, lung and heart diseases, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
Acai berries are known to have high concentration of dietary fiber, amino acids, and omega fatty acids (good fats). By containing such nutrients, acai can also reduce inflammatory diseases at the same time lowers aging process. Acai berry supplements are widely used by athletes to increase their energy and endurance levels.
Acai berries are not only taken as a fruit itself but can also be applied in many forms like:
- energy drinks
- dairy products
- breakfast cereal
- ice cream
- juice / smoothies
- sanitary products (such as soap, shampoo, lotion, creams, etc)
- health supplements (the MOST common form nowadays)