The purpleberry is truly natures multivitamin containing a unique blend of nutrients ranging from essential fatty acids (Omega 3, 6, 9), amino acids plant sterols, dietary fibre, a near perfect amino acid complex, an immense list of vitamins (A,C,D,E,B-1,2,3,6 &12) and are full of essential minerals including potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese, zinc, boron, iron, phosphorus and calcium. They are also packed with very high levels of compounds called anthocyanins which give the berries their distinctive rich red, purple blue colour and are known to be important antioxidant compounds.
Consumption of acai berries has been linked to a multitude of health benefits which explains its rise to super food status. The high levels of anthocyanin and flavonoid compounds in acai berries are thought to be responsible for many of the fruits positive effects on health and well-being. The combination of considerable antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity are the reason why scientists are heralding acai berries as a valuable superfood in the fight against many health conditions including arthritis, cardiovascular disease, obesity, impaired cognitive function. Regular consumption may help lift your energy, slow down the aging process, help with regular sleeping patterns, help cope with everyday stress and boost your immune system by helping to protect cells from oxidative damage. Eating acai berries can also stimulate detoxification processes in the body and encourage weight loss when combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle. Acai berries have demonstrated significant antioxidant and free radical scavenging activity in laboratory studies and they have been shown to have higher antioxidant capacity than many other fruits and vegetables.
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