Acai Berry Nutrition Facts, Diet, Health Benefits & Side Effects

Origin of Acai Berry Fruit
    The acai berry (pronounced ate-a-i) is the fruit of the cabbage Palm Euterpe oleracea. This Palm grows best in moist, humus-rich soils, particularly in the Amazon region in South America. Among the indigenous peoples, it belongs to the solid food.

    These people have a great knowledge of the fruit and use the oil of the fruit against diarrhea, an infusion against skin, ulcers and also fever. In North America and Europe, it became famous in recent years as alleged slimming pill, but there is something else in it.

Health Benefits of Acai Berry
    With a high proportion of Antioxidants, which are absorbed very well in the body,
the acai berry has a huge health benefit for the people. Antioxidants have a positive effect on cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis, on diseases of the cardiovascular system, arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, and autoimmune disorders.

    Scientists of the Emory University School of Medicine found that fruit flies that feed on berries of Acai live 3 times longer. This is due to antioxidants which protect cells and slow down the aging process.

    In recent years, The mix of various ingredients has led to different studies being carried out about the effect of the acai berry on the human body to fully explore the potential of the Berry. An effect as a weight-loss miracle was not detected in these studies, but what's in the Berry is worth much more.

A wide range of applications of Acai berry
    In addition to the consumption of Acai berries and taking it as juice and puree, the extract of Acai berries mainly in food supplement products such as powder or capsules can be found.

    The focus is still on the application in the context of a diet. In cosmetics, the extracts of the acai berry find more and more attention by the high level of antioxidants. The extract is attached to skin creams to prevent skin aging similar to the Argan oil

 Strong ingredients in the acai berry
    When taking 100 g Acai berries, the body takes 80 to 250 calories to change depending on the type of preparation. 50% of the total energy comes from fat. The small amount of sugar is 3.6%.

    The taste is referred to as greasy earthy, sometimes astringent (the skin pulling together). Therefore, a product of Acai berries, juice or syrup is mixed before taking. The most important ingredient of the Acai are Berry Anthocyanins cyanide-3-glucoside and cyanide 3-glucoside Cumarate: Anthocyanins are antioxidants.

    You intercept free radicals in the organism and inactivate these reactive compounds. Free radicals are highly reactive oxygen compounds. They are made in the body. The formation can increase pollutants in the air, chemicals and also ultraviolet radiation.

    They cause Oxidative Stress, which can lead to cell damage in the body. These are brought in connection with the cellular aging and also with the development of different diseases.

    By trapping free radicals in the organism, the anthocyanins have anti-inflammatory, Anti-proliferative, Cytoprotective (such) and immune stimulating, that is, the immune system and cardiovascular system are strengthened, supported the vision and slows down the aging process.

    Come on 100 g 133-309 mg calcium: calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body and is mainly located in the bones and teeth. It is stored in the bones. When there is a lack of calcium, it resolves from the bone which can thereby make one lose stability.

    This can cause the symptoms of osteoporosis. But in addition to the stability of calcium, it has other functions in the metabolism excitation of nerve and muscle cells, participation in the Glycogen metabolism and cell division and part of the activation of enzymes and hormones.

    The recommended daily dose for adults is 1000 mg. With the Acai berries, there is a natural source of calcium. An adequate supply of vitamin D3 is necessary for a good intake of calcium in the human body.

    Over 40% of the berry consist of fiber: this support the digestion and stimulate the metabolism. A healthy digestive system also strengthens the immune system. The indigestion of dietary fibre increases the volume of food, without increasing the energy content.

    It enters a fast saturation. This is used to apply the acai berry as a diet and to say it helps to improve appetite. However, there's no evidence there, to what extent this effect affects the organism.

    Vitamin B: The acai berry contains vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin) and B6 (pyridoxine). These are water soluble vitamins that act as coenzymes and prosthetic groups in enzymes in the human body.

    Vitamin B1 is essential part in carbohydrate metabolism and important for thyroid and nerve functions. Vitamin B2 exerts its effect on the ability to concentrate and is against migraine. With utilisation of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates, as well as for beautiful skin and nails, vitamin B3 is required.

    Vitamin B6 is a protection against nerve damage. Vitamin C: also acts as a free radical scavenger and serves as protection against infections. The production of L-carnitine is controlled along with vitamin B3 and B6, which is required for fat burning in the muscles.

    Vitamin D is important for calcium absorption in the body. Vitamin E acts as a free radical scavenger and is for the inhibition of inflammatory processes, for the strengthening of the immune system and cell renewal.

    Omega-3 and Omega-9 fatty acids: these fatty acids protect the heart and have a positive influence on the entire cardiovascular system. Acai berries also contain a variety of minerals such as magnesium, zinc, copper and potassium.

    Minerals are involved in establishing amounts of elements in the body and meet the other important functions as a trace element. Magnesium, zinc and copper are important components of enzymes.

    Magnesium and potassium are also important tasks in the forwarding of the excitation. Polyphenols such as Catechol and Epicatechin, Quercetin and other flavonoids: these polyphenols also have an anti-inflammatory effect and other antioxidants can prevent cancer.

    A fatty deposits in the blood vessels can be decreased and an atherosclerosis may be prevented. The entire mix of different ingredients in acai berry is important for the
human organism.

    Different fabrics behave synergistically in the economic cycle, i.e. they influence each other and work with each other. Multiple studies support the benefits of the acai berry. By using the acai berry, it has increased the interest of stakeholders in the food industry, taking acai berry as object of study in recent years, and evidence of their effects can be delivered now to the individual.

    Some research were carried out at the University of Florida, Institute of food and agriculture sciences under Stephen Talcott and his team in 2006, he could prove that the extract of acai berry triggered a self-destruct response in up to 86% of the leukaemia cells cultures.

   It is pointed out that, this does not mean that a leukemia can be prevented. There are no numbers to how it combat leukaemia. It should be remembered that, with digestion, absorption and chemical processes, the acai berry extracts play a role in the body.

    Therefore, in 2008, Stephen Talcott   with his team investigated as the antioxidants in the acai berry are recorded in the human organism. It could be shown that, when consuming the acai berry, antioxidant activity increase in the blood.

    In 2011, a group of researchers of Kobe University and Fukui, Japan; discovered that, the acai berry has an inhibitory effect on IgE-mediated activation of mast cells. This activation plays a major role in allergic reactions. All research groups agree that further studies are important in order to explain the full potential of the acai berry.

Application of the acai berry
    The Acai Berry ingredients are used in cosmetics, especially in skin creams. The antioxidant effect is 1.5 times greater than the pomegranate. UV free radicals arise and are made responsible for the aging of the skin.

    The oil from the acai berry is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols. It is intended to combat skin aging and also hydrates. Creams are usually applied twice daily.

    The acai berry can fruit be eaten. Mostly it is taken as a dietary supplement. Capsules are considered to be the best known form of ingesting it. The capsules have between 1000 and 2000 mg of acai berry extract while maximum of 5000-6000 mg should be taken daily.

    The capsules are taken with liquid. Another form of taking it is by making the fruit puree. A daily intake of 30 ml of purees is recommended. 500 ml bottles are sold as juice. After opening, the juice should be stored cool and consumed within 14 days.

    There is the acai berry powder. The recommendation is at approx. 5 g of powder daily.

    Many people assume the acai berry is a slimming product, although, not proved but it's used in advertising health care products. The ingredients of the Berry are been sequenced in which it have positive effects on the human organism and its metabolism in synergistic ways.

    Particularly the antioxidants, are noteworthy, which protect the human cells by trapping free radicals. There is a whole strengthening of the body and i can say that, The acai berry is a small fruit with great effects.