Another top ingredient in our ‘SKIN’ superfood blend is Acai powder. There are many reasons why we carefully chose this amazing powder!
Acai berries are a grape-like fruit, native to the rainforests of South America, that are harvested from acai palm trees.
The fruits are about 1 to 2 cm in diameter and a deep purple colour. The seed constitutes about 80 percent of the fruit, and the taste of acai berries has been described as a blend of chocolate and berries, with a slight metallic aftertaste.
These wonder berries have been called a superfood, with benefits ranging from improved skin appearance to stabilized weight loss, to aiding with Age-related brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s disease.
Research suggests that diets rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory polyphenolic compounds - may help to lower the risk of these diseases. Specifically, the antioxidant anthocyanin, which is abundant in acai berries, may lower oxidative stress and inflammation promoting brain health.
Anthocyanins have also been shown to enhance and improve memory. They are thought to work by inhibiting neuroinflammation, activating synaptic signalling, and improving blood flow to the brain. The fibre and heart-healthy fats in acai also support heart health and that when consuming acai berries, it can help reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels in people with excess weight.
Acai berries may have properties that help protect against cancer because they act as antioxidants, activate detoxifying enzymes and prevent cancer cell proliferation. They also induce cancer cell death, have anti-inflammatory effects, inhibit some of the beginning of the formation of tumours and prevent cancer cell invasion.
Acai berries are also known to quickly help heal muscle injury and because Acai berries are so rich in fatty acids, and contain more antioxidants than other popular berries, it is a fabulous way to increase glossy glowing skin too.
Antioxidants in the body are believed to help protect against various diseases as they can neutralize oxidative damage caused by environmental stressors, such as pollution, which in turn helps you to glow from the inside out!