Did you know Acai Berries contain more antioxidants than other berries like cranberries, blueberries, and strawberries?
Using acai is a great way to boost your antioxidant intake. Acai is called a super fruit because it’s extremely high in antioxidants. While originally promoted as a weight loss supplement, it’s real benefits are related to its nutrient-packed super fruit status.
You need more antioxidants if you are exposed to free radicals because free radicals cause damage to healthy cells and nutrients in the body. Free radicals are highly reactive toxins and are produced in very high amounts when we are exposed to things like pollution, UV radiation, cigarette smoke, and alcohol. Our bodies also produce free radicals as part of its normal functions. Antioxidant nutrients like Acai are used to inactivate these free radicals. Also, if you don’t each much in the way of vegetables, an Acai supplement can give you what you’re missing.
ORAC levels measure the antioxidant levels in food and Acai berries have one of the highest ORAC – around 100,000 units per 100 grams; blueberries only have 9,000 units. This means that acai has 10 times the antioxidant levels found in blueberries!
Antioxidants are protective – those in acai berries can protect against aging, while reducing the visible signs. Acai can also protect arteries from free radical damage, and provide superior antioxidant support for those with severe immune concerns.
Taking 1000-2000mg of dried acai berries or 1-2 tablespoons of liquid extract per day is a safe dosage, while 2 cups of the juice per day is effective. Freeze dried powder is even more concentrated because of superior processing.
Acai grows in South America, so unless you live there, getting fresh acai berries is difficult – supplementing is the way to add this amazing fruit to your diet.
Acai is available in various forms including frozen pulp, juice, liquid extracts and capsules. The juice form is a great way to get it as a food, but using liquid extract or caps will give you a more concentrated source of the beneficial antioxidants. However, not all acai caps are made equal – get the freeze dried extract form.
Doctors of complimentary medicine recommend acai as a way to improve overall antioxidant potential, especially for those with immune concerns.
Taking acai berry with other antioxidants like vitamin C, E, or selenium, will increase the synergistic effects that these antioxidants have when taken together, and keep them around longer in the body.
So, make Acai your favourite superfruit – by taking it you will maximize your body’s defences against free radical damage that can lead to serious illness like heart disease, premature aging, and immune concerns. Make sure you take the superior extract form in capsules, or a higher amount of the raw juice. Also, take Acai with other antioxidants.