• ANTIOXIDANTS •
Antioxidants are important because they neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals throughout the body.
If free radicals are not neutralized by antioxidants, they can damage cells and lead to a number of diseases, including diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Açaí berries have an incredibly high amount of antioxidants, edging out other antioxidant-rich fruits like blueberries and cranberries. The antioxidant content of foods is typically measured by an Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) score. In the case of açaí, 100 grams of frozen pulp has an ORAC of 15,405, whereas the same amount of blueberries has a score of 4,669. This antioxidant activity comes from a number of plant compounds in açaí, including Anthocyanins. In 2008, researchers gave 12 fasting volunteers açaí pulp, açaí juice, applesauce or a drink with no antioxidants at four different times and then tested their blood for antioxidants.
Both the açaí pulp and applesauce raised participants' antioxidant levels, which means that the antioxidant compounds in açaí are well-absorbed in the gut. It also indicates that açaí pulp is a better source of antioxidants than açaí juice. Açaí is incredibly rich in antioxidants, boasting three times the amount found in blueberries.
• BLOOD PRESSURE •
Acai berries have plenty of plant sterols, which act as vasodilators and relax blood vessels to reduce blood pressure, prevent blood clots that can lead to strokes and heart attacks, and generally improve the circulation and oxygenation of the blood. The bioactive components present in acai berries such as fiber, vitamins, amino acids, sterols, oleic, and other powerful acids dramatically alter uncontrolled highblood pressure. This helps pull things together for hypertension prevention and handling.
• METABOLISM •
The antioxidant properties of açaí berries are its most celebrated aspect, and they can also benefit healthy cellular Metabolismand functioning. They reduce the chances of unhealthy apoptosis (cell death) and increase the efficiency of the cell’s absorption of nutrients and the subsequent translation into useful energy.
• DIGESTION •
Açaí berry juice has strong detoxifying effects on the human body, which helps cleanse the body’s digestive system and removes the build-up of hazardous toxins. It contains natural fiber, which aids in digestion and absorption of nutrients from food. It bulks up the bowel movements, making the excretory processes regular, and reducing the chances of constipation and other uncomfortable digestive issues. Consuming fiber-rich açaí berries can also give bulk to the stool and reduce the chances of diarrhea as well.