The Açaí Berry
Açaí has been a staple of the diet of the Amazonian people for thousands of years, since before recorded history. Only recently, thanks to global distribution, has the robust flavor and immense health benefits of the Amazon’s magical berry showed up on doorsteps here in the United States. Açaí has continued to delight the senses with its delicious and dynamic flavor that shines in any smoothie, bowl or recipe along with its rich purple color and its high antioxidant content and health benefits that have given the açaí berry its superfood status.
Açaí is high in anthocyanins, which are the antioxidants that make the berries purple. Anthocyanins have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anticarcinogenic properties. They also support eye health, are neuroprotective, prevent LDL oxidation, improve capillary stability, balance cholesterol levels, support immune system, slow the aging process and more. Açaí contains fiber, Vitamin A, Calcium, Chromium, Zinc, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus and more. Perhaps most importantly, açaí is extremely high in antioxidants containing three times the amount as blueberries. Antioxidants help protect cells from oxidative damage from the environment and diet. Our açaí is high-grade 100% organic wild harvested açaí, selected by our harvesters in the Amazon River Basin of Brazil.
“Our Açaí berries contain good omega fats that can address blood pressure and cardio health. The fiber and near complete protein profile, containing 19 of the 20 needed amino acids, make it excellent for everyday usage whether it's in one's smoothie, mixed drink, or favorite meal. Our açaí nourishes consumers while supporting harvesting, an important source of income for Amazon natives.”
Will Anderson, Founder of Explore Superfoods
Omega 3, 6, 9 Fatty Acids
The omega fats in açaí are the good fats, that carry a myriad of benefits. They lower blood pressure, reduce cardiac and cardiovascular health risks improve brain function, and protect against rheumatoid arthritis.
Açaí is rich in fiber. Fiber isn't digested by your body. Instead, it passes relatively intact through your stomach, small intestine and colon and out of your body. Fiber is essential to healthy bowel function as well as healthy cholesterol, blood sugar and weight levels
Açaí is also rich in protein. Açaí has a nearly complete protein profile, and contains 19 of the 20 amino acids.
Micro Nutrients & Benefits
Anthocyanins support a wide range of biological activities including: Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anticarcinogenic, fostering eye health, neuroprotective, prevention of LDL oxidation, improvement of capillary stability, supporting collagen, and increasing intercellular levels of vitamin C.
Healthier Heart & Cardiovascular
The anthocyanins found in açaí, support balanced cholesterol levels, improvements in circulation, and protect against cardiovascular disease. Anthocyanins also boost nitric oxide, reduce capillary permeability and fragility and inflammation.
People call açaí a superfood for a good reason. Anthocyanins possesses antiviral, antibacterial, and antiparasitic properties. Studies have found that consuming açaí fruit boosted the production of human gamma delta T cells, which are an important part of the immune system.
Açaí has been linked to increased mental functioning and sharpness of mind. Its anthocyanins improve neuronal cellular communication. Açaí treated brain tissue showed decreased damage to the lipids and proteins resulting from oxidization. Anthocyanins also reduce & clear the formation of amyloid protein, the hallmark protein seen in the brain of people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Detox & Carcinogen
Açaí’s anthocyanins offer comprehensive antioxidant defense against a continual barrage of oxidative assaults on your body’s cells every day. They also reduce cancer cell proliferation, inhibit tumor formation, impaired angiogenesis. And they induce cancer apoptosis (programmed cell death) in several cancer cell lines. Inhibit DNA damage.
Açaí’s antioxidants serve as life-savers for cells inside your body. They fight the free radicals that accumulate in the body and prevent cell growth. Free radicals enter in our bodies through environmental pollution and food. They are responsible for premature aging of your cells. Antioxidants counteract the effects of free radicals.