There's a lot more in acai that you haven't heard about

Why acai berries probably won't boost your sex drive or protect you from  cancer | South China Morning Post

Are you ready to hear about a holy grale fruit? We are, so let´s get started.

The acai (ah-sigh-ee) berry is a grape-like fruit which is harvested from acai palm trees native to the rainforests of South America. This specific berry is a deep purple color, measuring 1-2 cm in diameter and has a similar taste between tangy pomegranate and raspberries, with a distinctly earthy undertone similar to cocoa nibs.

Before we get into the “juicy” side of this magnificent fruit, it´s important we touch base on its history.  Acai was first used by the tribes of the Amazon jungle thousands of years ago as a cure for various ailments and in the 90´s it was introduced to the Western World.

History aside, let´s go straight into what the title says.

Many fruits offer a range of health benefits, and this superfood is no exception. We´re going to mention 5 impressive reasons why you NEED them in your life/recipes/menu. Your clients will love you for it.

Firstly, they´re nutrient-dense with a unique nutritional profile, high in healthy fats, low in sugar (BONUS), and contain minerals, such as, chromium, zinc, iron, manganese, potassium, just to name a few.

2. They’re loaded with antioxidants.

3. They’re good for your skin, for one, these power-packed berries protect your skin by fighting against environmental pollutants, toxins, overall harmful organisms.

You may think that these 3 impressive reasons are more than enough but we have 1 more to mention.

Last but not least, N° 4. Celebrities just can´t get enough. Oprah Winfrey, Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mathew McConaughey all use this superfood for the reasons mentioned above.

It might sound a bit materialistic mentioning celebrities, but they have a HUGE influence on trends, and after all this is a healthy trend alert so it has to be shared.

Read more: Vitamin World

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