HEALTHY LIVING

3 Health Benefits of Açaí Berries

Whitney Bingham
Roxberry Marketing Team
12 August 2019

This Brazilian superfruit is native to the Amazon region where it has been enjoyed by the masses for decades. It has just recently begun to pop up in cuisine globally and gaining popularity due to its benefits to health and overall well-being, but what really makes açaí berries so great? Let’s take a look at 5 reasons you should be sure to incorporate them into your diet.

  1. While açaí berries are packing a ton of vitamins and nutrients some of their biggest benefits come from their unique plant compounds. The most notable is anthocyanins which not only give the berry it’s distinct color but act as powerful antioxidants in the body. They also contain healthy fats and low amounts of sugar. 
  2. They may improve cholesterol levels. A study in 2011 took 10 overweight adults and asked them to eat smoothies made from açaí berries twice a day of the course of 30 days. Not surprisingly, at the end of the 30 days all 10 participants had a lower total of LDL or “bad” cholesterol. Go Açaí!
  3. Açaí berries and their magical plant compounds are at it again in providing boosted brain function. Several studies have shown that açaí counteracts inflammation ad oxidation in the brain, this also can lead to reducing the negative effects of memory and learning. This becomes more important as you age.

No matter whether you love açaí berries for their great taste or if you are looking to cash in on these added health benefits they make a great addition to a healthy lifestyle. Be sure to stop into your local Roxberry Juice Co. and enjoy them in many varieties of our smoothies and bowls.

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