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But also for helping to lose weight by being a very effective natural detoxifier, promoting weight loss by improving the general health of the body, promoting digestion and cleaning the colon.
Native to some South American countries like Brazil and Peru, acai berries have numerous health benefits. Known for centuries by indigenous tribes, only recently are their properties being discovered by the rest of the world.
Acai is a small, fleshy and juicy dark purple fruit that has a characteristic bitter taste that closely resembles the taste of chocolate and can be consumed in juice or with smoothies. In Brazil, acai is part of different types of drinks, soft drinks and even liquors.
You can currently find acai in stores and online herbalists in various ways, mainly in the form of acai juice drinks, acai powder and acai capsules.
Acai is used to treat digestive problems, skin irritation, sexual dysfunction, and even insomnia. Acai berry has no known serious contraindications either.
For every 100 g, the pulp of the fruit contains 8.1 g of protein; 52.2 g of carbohydrates (including 44.2 g of fiber) and 32.5 g of fat; in addition 260 mg of calcium, 4.4 mg of iron, 1002 U of vitamin A and small amounts of vitamin C, as well as aspartic acid and glutamic acid and also 319 mg of anthocyanin and other antioxidants.
As mentioned in the scientific journals "Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry" and the "International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition", acai has been shown to be very effective against peroxide and superoxide free radicals, two toxic agents that cause diseases.