The Ašai (ah-sigh-EE) berry is quickly taking over other fruits as the new superfood of choice. Ašai berry is the fruit from a special palm tree that grows in the Amazon River rainforest and tastes like a cross between blueberries and chocolate. Acai is considered to be one of the most powerful and nutritious superfoods on the planet and packs more than 10 times the antioxidant properties of red grapes and twice that of blueberries. This powerful little berry packs a punch to dis-ease offering essential minerals such as iron, potassium, phosphorus and calcium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin C, and Vitamin E (Tocopherol). Studies on ašai have also discovered that it strengthens the immune system, fights infection, protects the heart, and can control prostate enlargement.
Antioxidants anyone? With just one 3g teaspoon per day of organic Ašai freeze dried powder you are getting 2601 orac units! Orac is the antioxidant anthocyanin necessary to rid our body of free radical toxins. The daily recommended orac intake to destroy free radicals and flush toxins is 2400.
How do you know if you're buying the real thing? Pure ašai juice will be thick, pulpy and slightly oily from the natural Omegas 3, 6 and 9 of the fruit. Not all ašai is equal. Much of the ašai that comes to the U.S is very low in solids and also watered down and/or has a very low ORAC rating, which quantifies the antioxidants (anthocyanins) content.
There are many companies that add carriers even to freeze dried ašai. But, how can you tell? Open the capsules -- the powder should be oily from the Omegas 3, 6 and 9. The powder should literally cling to your hand and it should taste as ašai tastes -- blueberry-like with a hint of chocolate. Why do companies add these fillers? It is much more efficient for them and it makes the filling process much easier. Because of the oils in the ašai it can be very messy to fill.
SOME of the benefits include:
Improved Digestive Function
Helps Stabilize Blood Sugar
Free Radical Fighter
Increased Total Energy
Regulate Core Systems
Supports Weight Loss
Promotes Healthy Skin and Hair
Improved Mental Clarity and Focus
Support and Strengthen Immune System
Amazingly Fantastic Day !!
Ingredients: Organic freeze dried Acai powder
Uses: Take straight up or mix with juice, nut milk or warmed water (makes a great tea) add it to your favourite raw vegan yogurt or your favorite smoothie, shake, raw jams, dressings, spreads or sprinkle on your cereal or desserts! Store in a cool dry place or refrigerate after opening.
Please consult with your qualified health care professional before consuming any new food, supplement or health product, and any questions regarding dosages.