The acai berry has been in the news recently regarding its major health benefits for life longevity, weight loss, and anti-aging properties. There are many forms of the berry in which you can purchase to help take full advantage of these health benefits. Pronounced “Ah-Sigh-EE”, this berry will give you plenty of health benefits within no time.
People have used the acai berry for thousands of years because of its wonderful health benefits. The fruit comes from the acai palm, which grows in the Amazon jungle and tropical forests of South and Central America. It is believed that the Amazon tribes used the acai berry for its natural healing purposes. In fact, in the Amazon, the acai berry is one of the few berries known to have medicinal properties. In the Shuar tribe, native to the Amazon rainforest, the acai berry was known to hold cures for illnesses and ailments. These medicinal healers felt that the acai berry was a natural antioxidant, energizer, immune booster, and infection fighter. In today’s scientific world, researchers have taken notice of the Amazon tribe’s “healers” recommendations and have found that the acai berry offers many health benefits, which include disease and illness prevention, cholesterol control, and overall energy boosts.
In the late 1990s, the acai berry was introduced into the western culture a great health benefit, promoting the antioxidant properties it has to offer from what researchers learned from the Amazon rainforest tribes. North America quickly learned how the acai berry helps us feel energetic, healthy and assists diabetics. We can find the acai berry in natural health food stores, vitamin shops, and even in ice creams, energy bars, and energy juices/shakes.
So what are the major health benefits that the acai berry has to offer? Here is a great list of everything you can gain from consuming the tasty berry:
- Enhanced sexual drive
- Greater energy
- Life longevity
- Anti-aging properties
- Lower blood pressure
- Prevention of cancer
- Weight loss
- Relief of headaches and dizziness
- Promotion of healthy sleep cycles
- Enhanced vision
- Healthy heart
- Fights arthritis pain and inflammation
- Promotes healthy digestion
- Reduces the signs of aging
- Memory improvement
- Vital vitamin enabler
- Whole body detoxifier
- Reduces the risk of heart disease
- Natural body cleanser
- Mental rehabilitator
Many celebrities, such as Oprah Winfrey, have promoted the acai berry and its antioxidant properties. It is very popular for its weight loss, energy increase, and digestion improve possibilities. According to some researchers, you can effectively fight fat by consuming the acai berry in either supplement form, as a dried berry, or in a protein juice. Although some say that the acai berry is a super-food, some beg to differ. It is highly nutritious but is not to be confused with a diet food or “quick fix”. Many experts recommend that you eat a healthy diet, maintain regular exercise, and incorporate the acai berry into your diet in moderation or when possible. It is not the “ultimate fix” but it can offer you plenty of overall health benefits, slimming effects, and energy.
Amna Sheikh is a medical doctor with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelors in Economics and Statistics. She is also a medical writer working as a freelancer for 10+ years and she is specialized in medical, health, and pharmaceutical writing, regulatory writing & clinical research. All her work is supported by a strong academic and professional experience.