Acai – The acai (ah-sigh-ee) berry has been around for thousands of years and not until the 1990’s was it introduced to the western world. The acai berry was found to possess tremendous health properties. The acai berry was first used by the tribes of the Amazon jungle as a cure for various ailments. It is estimated that the indigenous tribe’s people routinely use up to 2,000 of the 3,000 known rainforest fruits for medicinal purposes.
The acai berry was discovered to have natural antioxidant properties, as well as being a natural cholesterol controller. When eaten it helps reduce the bad cholesterol in our blood and increases the good cholesterol. The tribes of the Amazon knew of these properties and found out that it helped build the immune system, fight infection, protect the heart, and control prostate enlargement (nature’s Viagra). It was a great energy food for the tribes-people. The acai berry, which is a palm fruit, was traditionally pulped to make wine that was rich in minerals. The acai berry was also discovered to fight schistosomiasis, which is transmitted by snails. Schistosomiasis affecting more than 10 million Brazilians. The aca¨ª berry is also used to produce an antibiotic that helps to fight against ‘Staphylococcus aureus,’ a common infection contracted mainly in hospitals. A berry so useful but only known to the traditional tribes men and woman of the Amazon, a lost secret.
Acai berries Improve heart health, aids weight loss and promotes skin health by fighting free radicals. It also helps with digestive upset, improves energy and boosts mental function.