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11022Acai Berries Nutritional Benefits for Weight Loss

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  • wellness4ideas
    Feb 1, 2013

      Acai Berries Nutritional Benefits for Weight Loss:

      Acai berries plants are grown in the rainy forests of South America. The acai berries plants are found in abundance in the forests of Amazon too. Acai berries fruits are closely related to blue berries fruits. Acai berries are the most sought after choice of berries because it provides more health and nutritional benefits than other berries like blue berries, cranberries, raspberries etc.., Acai berries are considered as super food in Western countries now, for its amazing nutritional health benefits such as Weight Loss and Heart Health etc..,

      Acai berries are found in bunches in the plants, and 2 to 3 cms in size like small grapes and rounded in shape and dark purple in color Acai berry belongs to the family of Arecaceae and it is scientifically called as Euterpe Oleracea. Acai berries contain high content of anti oxidants such as anthocyanin , reseveratrol, ferulic acid, petunidin, cyanidin-3-galactoside, delphinidin, and tannins like ellagic acid, protocatechuic acid, epicatechin, apart from other essential vitamins, minerals, fats, dietary fiber, carbohydrates etc.., and all these compounds provide nutritional benefits such as, provides relief from  inflammation, eliminates free oxygen radicals, protects against infections, slows down aging process,  helpful for losing weight, and lowers the risk of cancer disease.

      Acai berries Nutritional Benefits for Weight Loss and other health benefits include; anthocyanins found in acai berries reduce LDL cholesterol and increase HDL Cholesterol and the presence of plant sterols provide protection to cardio vascular system, dilate blood vessels, prevent clotting of blood in blood vessels, prevent heart stroke, helps to improve blood circulation thereby improving overall cardio vascular health. The pulp of acai berries is helpful for weight loss as it counter the negative effects of fat foods, as per the study conducted by National Institute of Aging.