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Acai

acaiberryACAI IS A SUSTAINABLE Sourced super berry from Brazil. For centuries locals have harvested these berries as they are seen as a staple part of their healthy diet. Today, acai is still an important part of their culture as Brazilian’s believe the nutrient rich acai ‘super’ berry is key to great health, energy and skin health. In fact, in Rio de Janeiro the capital of Brazil, acai is the superfood of choice for Brazil’s surfers, athletes and the body conscious.

 

Researchers now believe the acai berry is a rich source of nutrients with more anti¬oxidants than blueberries and to to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine.

Acai berries are an excellent source of protein, and contain 19 different amino acids. Protein is a rich source of essential amino acids, which support growth, maintenance and repair of body tissues. Acai is also a rich source of anthocyanins, flavonoids, polyphenols and other phcnolii These compounds have potent antioxidant activity that may help neutralise free radical damage.

 

What makes the Acai Berry so special?

• Superior levels of antioxidants to protect the body against free radicals.

• Rich source of plant sterols – li-sitosterol, campesterol and sigmasterol. Plant sterols have been rccogniscd as beneficial for the cardio¬vascular system.

• Natural source of vitamins Bi, Bz, B3, C, E and A

• Essential trace minerals potassium, calcium, copper, magnesium and zinc.