What is the Acai Berry?
The Acai Berry is a common name in the health and lifestyle world, but there are not many people who have seen one. This is because the Acai Berry grows deep in the jungles of the Amazon basin and you would have to travel there to be able to see it. The berry is delicate and does not travel very well in raw form and so, what is available in the market is Acai Berry in powder form or as food supplements.
The Acai Berry is not a berry like other berries. It does not grow on bushes but grows on a tree called the Acai Palm. It is a lovely purple-red colour and the taste is an unusual combination of berries and chocolate. Like unsweetened dark chocolate, it is slightly bitter in taste and has lots of seeds. So, it is not very palatable in the raw form.
What makes it so effective?
The pigment called anthocyanin present in Acai Berry which gives it the rich purple colour, is a very powerful antioxidant. The presence of this antioxidant in abundance makes for Effective Detoxifying with Acai Berry.
The detoxification by antioxidants is a process where free radicals in the body are neutralised. There are many reasons for the presence of free radicals in the body. The oxygen that keeps us alive is the primary factor for the presence of free radicals, as oxidation of cells in the body produce free radicals. Other factors responsible for creating these free radicals are pollution of the environment and presence of pesticides and fertilizers in produce. The free radicals attack other cells and destroy them creating more free radicals. A chain reaction takes place where more cells are destroyed while free radicals are created. Ultimately, this causes the organs in the body to degenerate, break down and hence age faster.
Antioxidants are the good compounds which neutralise these free radical and stop them from being generated. They protect our cells from damage and repair damage that has already been done so that the body can heal itself. We need to supply these antioxidants to our body, usually through food.
How can use it?
The Acai Berry is one of the richest sources of antioxidants available to us. Detoxifying with acai berry juice is a popular and effective way to using all the goodness of this wonder berry. It can be mixed with other fruit juices in a mock tail or taken as a delicious smoothie whom you can enjoy while the Acai Berry works at detoxing your body.