The Acai Berry has one of the lowest glycaemic loads of any fruit, making it ideal for those on a low sugar diet. Acai was the fore runner in superfoods and still is revered for its high levels of antioxidants.
These antioxidants act to protect our bodies from the damaging effects of free radicals, which are understood to be at the root of many chronic diseases and the ageing process. Because of the demand for this popular superfood the acai palm trees are now protected in the Amazon basin rather than being a casualty of past deforestation.
Health Benefits of Acai Berry
Acai berry contains extremely high levels of antioxidants with unique structures of anthocyanins for cellular protection and phytochemicals believed to lower cholesterol. Acai berry also contains high levels of Vit E and essential fatty acids to support smooth healthy skin. Anthocyanins have more recently been identified to have a positive cellular anti-inflammatory action, and for this reason are thought to have some far reaching health benefits in the prevention of some diseases.