Acai bowls have become a popular “good for you” meal in recent years due to the numerous health benefits of the acai berry. Native to South and Central America, the acai berry has long been used by the people of the Amazon for health-related reasons due to their high levels of antioxidants, fiber, healthy fats and vitamins. The acai berry has been marketed as a nutritional powerhouse, and for good reason. Read on to review some of the benefits of consuming your daily acai bowl—beyond the great taste!
Rich in antioxidants: Acai berries are rich in antioxidants. Acai berries contain a plant compound called anthocyanin, which are rich in antioxidants and provide the berry with their purple color. According to research, anthocyanin may protect your cells from being vulnerable and defend your body from chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Improves cognitive function: Acai berries can help improve brain health, increase cognitive function, enhance alertness, and augment the rate of intellect. The previously mentioned anthocyanin in acai berries is thought to be impactful by preventing neuroinflammation, activating nerve cell signals, and improving blood flow to the brain.
Boosts immunity: Acai berries are rich in vitamin C, an immunity booster. Vitamin C not only enhances iron absorption for improved blood circulation, but also works to improve immunity by increasing white blood cells in the circulatory system. In addition, vitamin C is necessary for growth and development of all body tissues. Eating an acai bowl more than satisfies your daily vitamin C requirement.
Improves digestion: Acai bowls are high in fiber, an important tool for digestive health. Acai berries are recognized for cleansing the body’s digestive system and keeping hazardous toxins from accumulating. The acai berry works as a natural cleanser for the intestine and colon to fight constipation and other digestive problems. In addition, acai berries are known to boost metabolism improving gut health and reducing intestinal bloating.
Promotes healthy skin: Acai berries contain high levels of vitamin E, which is essential for healthy skin. Vitamin E helps protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals and can help reduce the signs of aging. The antioxidants in found in acai berries assist in fighting acne and repairing damaged skin cells which reduces blemishes and gives you a youthful, glowing, and clear complexion.
Overall, acai bowls are a nutritious and delicious way to improve your health and well-being. If you aren’t sure which acai bowl flavor combo is for you…don’t worry! The YBS Juice Lounge & Smoothie Bar team is ready to help you find the acai bowl for you. We can even make suggestions on ways to craft a bowl for your tastes. Review the ingredients of each acai or smoothie bowl, or order online, by visiting our online menu at https://yogabodyshop.com/juice-bar/.