How to Keep the Goodness in the Acai Berry

by Marcus C. Evans

A new super food recently hit the media. The name of the food is Acai and it’s a small purple berry from Brazil. This single food has remarkable health benefits for the body. It is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants protect the body from free radicals and scientists link these to cancer, aging and even weight gain.

A free radical is an atom with an odd numbers of electrons. Since electrons occur in pairs, the odd electron in the free radical is unpaired and searches for a partner. Thus free radicals in the body tend to capture electrons from the outer layer of the cell membrane, which in turn disturbs the constitution of the soft cell covering, making it hard. This hard covering prevents the proper passage of oxygen and nutrition to and from the cell, and finally the cell dies. The body is naturally able to repair some of this damage, but if the damage is significant and if the changes affect the DNA, then diseases and premature aging are likely. In this context, antioxidants slow down and reverse this harmful process by providing the body with the extra electrons, preventing the depletion of the cell membrane and thereby promoting the body’s healing and revitalizing power. There is a direct proportionality between the strength of the antioxidant and its beneficial use for the body, and among tested antioxidants, Acai has been found to be the most potent.

If you do not have an Acai palm in your garden, you are likely to never have tasted the fruit itself. The fruit has a comparatively high fat content which makes it decay and perish very rapidly after the harvest. As a result, most commercial Acai growers process and cure the fruit in order to ensure that it retains its special qualities and nutrients. The method of processing involves freezing the berry and then, freeze-drying or processing the fruit- pulp into a powder. Much of the yield of the Acai is processed and converted into juices also.

Among the companies that use the freeze drying method, Amazon Power is one of the foremost. The process they adopt ensures that the powder retains all the nutrition from the fruit. This not only simplifies the work of transporting and using the Acai berry, but further enables the customer to choose exactly in what manner they wish to consume the powder. Many consumers of the Amazon Power powder prefer to make shakes or health drinks from it, or they like to add the powder to their fruit juice and even add it to their fruit or cereal helpings. This flexibility allows for a lot of options as to how to administer the benefits of the Acai berry into the body.

The powder also provides convenience. It is easy to carry a small packet of dried Amazon Power powder with you as you complete the daily tasks you need to do. When lunch arrives, you simply remove the small baggy and add it to your drink at lunch. It couldn’t be simpler.

The powder has a number of benefits. Some of them would be increased energy, improved digestion, shorter recovery period after exercise, improved health and heart maintenance. It contains powerful antioxidants (almost 10 times more powerful than red grapes) which help in preventing premature aging, fight cancer, increases mental clarity and strengthens the immunity system.

Acai also has other nutrition besides just antioxidants, although those alone make it enough to add to your daily menu. It has essential amino acids, omega fats (these are the good fats), electrolytes, and vitamins A, B1 and E. It’s like taking a supercharged yummy vitamin.

Acai is not only good for health it also tastes pretty good and unique. It is quite like a berry with chocolate, only you won’t have any regrets after having it. This super food not only is healthy but is also yummy. If you haven’t tried it yet then you better do it fast. It is healthy, easy to use, and tasty. What else could one expect?

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