The berries of the acai palm, or simply known as the acai, are delicious and nutritious fruit with several benefits for the body. The acai can be used in various dishes and is used mainly for its antioxidant content, energizing, and natural digestive properties.
But besides these properties, the acai has some benefits.
What is acai?
The acai is the fruit of the acai palm ( Euterpe oleracea ), a palm tree that grows in parts of South America and especially in northern regions, where it is much appreciated because of its nutritious properties.
The acai is usually found in abundance in the rainforests of the Amazon and its fruits are very similar to purple grapes, but have a darker tone and a somewhat larger size. Its berries have a very particular taste. They are sweet and are mostly used in sweets, ice cream, smoothies and juices. They have high levels of antioxidants, amino acids, fiber, iron and various other vitamins and minerals. They are a good source of fatty acids, Omega-3 .
Benefits of using acai
Its antioxidant properties make it a natural rejuvenating fruit. It is a skin brightener that helps nourish and nurture the skin naturally. This is achieved mainly through its use in cosmetic creams and masks to your skin .
Some creams are made with acai and other elements to treat infections and inflammations. It helps to treat poor circulation and control high cholesterol levels due to their good content of fatty acids. Like blueberries and other berries, it is one of the best natural sources of vitamins.
The acai is mostly used in smoothies or juices. This is a good way to get a good burst of energy. In turn, it can be accompanied with some chocolates to make a real cocktail.
As for vitamins, it has vitamins B1, B2, B3, E and C, among others. Being a good energizer and having so many vitamins, the acai juice is very popular in gyms accompanying training many athletes.