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Have You Met Acai?
We’re all on the lookout for health-boosting superfood ingredients that we can sneak into our daily lives, right? And we all know that a smoothie is one of the best ways to do that, because you can jam pack loads of goodness into a glass and get on with your day. What you might not know, is that the magical Açai Berry is one of the best things that you could be adding in to really get the most bang for your smoothie buck. (And by the way, it’s pronounced ‘ah-sa-yee’ if you’re wondering!)
Açai berries are native to Central and South America and they’ve been used by the indigenous people of the Amazon region for centuries. It has been recognized as one of the world’s highest ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity) foods – ORAC is a measurement of how well antioxidants can neutralise free radicals. The higher the value, the better the body utilizes it to fight cancer-causing free radicals.
And here are a few more of the power berry’s most boast-worthy accolades: Cancer fighting agents; heart health support; amazing immune boosting and antioxidant properties (10x the antioxidants of grapes and 2x that of blueberries); it’s also a brilliant energy booster and it can give your skin a beautiful, healthy glow.
You can buy delicious Açai Berry Extract online via Faithful to Nature. Try it soon!
Sources: Food Matters; Mind Body Green