One of our favourite flavours at Pure Blend Company is our Acai, Blueberry & Camu Camu Protein Protein, the perfect smoothie companion.
The acai berry is something relatively new in the health industry, but something that has been around for years hiding in the rain forests of the Amazon. It’s one of the healthiest berries out there, that has been heralded for centuries as a healing, immune-stimulating, energy-boosting fruit, and we’re going to tell you all about it.
Did you know that acai:
Acai berries are extremely high in anthocyanins, which is basically a type of antioxidant that supports balanced cholesterol levels.
This superfood helps you to both lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. Interestingly, a recent study showed the pulp found in the berry had the ability to reduce fat deposits in the study participants.
Gut health is something people are becoming increasingly open about at the moment and we are definitely on the band wagon for healthy guts all round. Acai actually helps keep the digestive system clean and functional. The berries have very powerful detoxification capacities and are a great source of dietary fiber.
Acai oil is a natural alternative to chemical based skin care products because of its high antioxidant content. However, by just eating the berries, you can provide your skin with the nutrition it needs for a healthy flow. Brazilians have been eating them for centuries to promote skin health.
If you’re one of those people who easily picks up the slightest sniffle easily, acai is the one for you. A study has found that the polyphenolic compounds extracted from acai reduced the proliferation of malfunctioning cells by up to 86%.
There’s a reason why chocolate is loved all over the world. It was the Mayans who first started to cultivate cacao plants creating an elixir they called “xocolatl” (meaning “bitter water”). It was a mixture of crushed cocoa beans, chilli peppers and water. The Mayans called it the “drink of Gods” and often used during various ceremonies. Cacao was so precious it was once used as a currency, also recognised for its medicinal, religious and cultural benefits.
Today, chocolate is typically processed and cocoa beans roasted, which destroys a large amount of the antioxidants (not to mention the sugar and oils that are typically added to make chocolate bars). Raw Cacao, like the one we use in our Pure Blend protein blends, on the other hand has numerous health benefits, so you can add it to your diet without any guilt!
Raw cacao powder is one of the most incredible and delicious superfoods.
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