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Acai Powder

Acai powder is made from freeze-dried acai berries. Acai berries are widely considered to be a superfood, primarily due to its anthocyanins content. Anthocyanins are flavonoid pigments that in this case give acai berries their black-purple color and are known to provide a variety of health benefits. Some of these health benefits include reducing inflammation, improving insulin sensitivity, and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. SANE Garden in my Glass features freeze-dried acai powder and more than 35 other powdered superfoods that blend perfectly into smoothies, yogurts, soups, and almost any other food that needs a nutrient boost.1, 2

What is Acai Powder Good For?

The acai berry is considered to be a superfood due to its high nutrient content. Acai berries are also loaded with antioxidants known to help neutralize disease-causing free radicals throughout the body. Its high nutrient content combined with these antioxidants are thought to help relieve a variety of health conditions, including high cholesterol, arthritis, memory deficits, weight control, and general health.3, 4, 5, 6

What are the Health Benefits of Acai Powder?

  • They’re extremely high in antioxidant compounds considered to be “free radical scavengers” that help slow disease-causing oxidative stress.7
  • They’re nutrient dense. Acai berries are not only loaded with health-promoting nutrients, but they’re also very low in sugar. (One cup of unsweetened acai berries contain just 27 grams of sugar.) 8,9
  • They may lower cholesterol levels. As high cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease, acai powder’s potential ability to lower cholesterol may be good for your heart!10, 11
  • They may support proper brain function. Multiple clinical research studies indicate that acai berries may boost brain function, especially as you age.12, 13
  • They may defend against heart disease. Due to its flavonoid content, the acai berry has antiinflammatory properties that may help reduce your risk of heart disease. Chronic inflammation of the arterial arteries can trap plaque that may eventually build up and obstruct blood flow to the heart causing a heart attack. Reducing inflammation, therefore, may be one of the best things you can do for your heart.14, 15

Is Acai Powder Good for Weight Loss?

Though acai powder has been touted as a weight loss aid, there is no scientific evidence that it facilitates or speeds weight loss. However, acai berries are loaded with fiber that has been shown in clinical research trials to fill you up fast and keep you full longer than processed carbs. This can help prevent overeating and by extension promote weight loss.16 

What is the Best Acai Powder?

The best acai powder is included  in SANE Garden in my Glass, where the health-promoting nutrients of acai berries team up with those of over 35 other superfood fruits and vegetables. Why purchase acai berry powder separately when you can benefit from ALL superfood nutrients in one package?!!! Click here to learn more about Garden my my Glass and place your order TODAY!

References

1- Różańska D, Regulska-Ilow B. The significance of anthocyanins in the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes. Adv Clin Exp Med. 2018 Jan;27(1):135-142. doi: 10.17219/acem/64983. PMID: 29521054.

2- Kalt W, Cassidy A, Howard LR, Krikorian R, Stull AJ, Tremblay F, Zamora-Ros R. Recent Research on the Health Benefits of Blueberries and Their Anthocyanins. Adv Nutr. 2020 Mar 1;11(2):224-236. doi: 10.1093/advances/nmz065. PMID: 31329250; PMCID: PMC7442370.

3- Udani JK, Singh BB, Singh VJ, Barrett ML. Effects of Açai (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) berry preparation on metabolic parameters in a healthy overweight population: a pilot study. Nutr J. 2011 May 12;10:45. doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-10-45. PMID: 21569436; PMCID: PMC3118329.

4- Figueira ME, Oliveira M, Direito R, Rocha J, Alves P, Serra AT, Duarte C, Bronze R, Fernandes A, Brites D, Freitas M, Fernandes E, Sepodes B. Protective effects of a blueberry extract in acute inflammation and collagen-induced arthritis in the rat. Biomed Pharmacother. 2016 Oct;83:1191-1202. doi: 10.1016/j.biopha.2016.08.040. Epub 2016 Aug 20. PMID: 27551767.

5- Poulose SM, Fisher DR, Larson J, Bielinski DF, Rimando AM, Carey AN, Schauss AG, Shukitt-Hale B. Anthocyanin-rich açai (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) fruit pulp fractions attenuate inflammatory stress signaling in mouse brain BV-2 microglial cells. J Agric Food Chem. 2012 Feb 1;60(4):1084-93. doi: 10.1021/jf203989k. Epub 2012 Jan 20. PMID: 22224493.

6- Khare A. Weight Loss through Acai Berry. Business Standard. Dec 4, 2017. Accessed Jan 21, 2021. https://www.business-standard.com/article/health/weight-loss-through-acai-berry-117120400249_1.html

7- Schauss A, Wu X,  Prior R, Ou B, Huang D, Owens J, Agarwal A, Jensen G, Hart X, Shanbrom, E. Antioxidant Capacity and Other Bioactivities of the Freeze-Dried Amazonian Palm Berry, Euterpe oleraceae Mart. (Acai). Journal of agricultural and food chemistry. December 2006. 54(22):8604-10. DOI: 10.1021/jf0609779

8- Schauss A, Wu X,  Prior R, Ou B, Huang D, Owens J, Agarwal A, Jensen G, Hart X, Shanbrom, E. Antioxidant Capacity and Other Bioactivities of the Freeze-Dried Amazonian Palm Berry, Euterpe oleraceae Mart. (Acai). Journal of agricultural and food chemistry. December 2006. 54(22):8604-10. DOI: 10.1021/jf0609779

9- Acai Berry. Eat this Much. Accessed Jan 21, 2021. https://www.eatthismuch.com/food/nutrition/acai-berry,568618/

10- de Souza MO, Silva M, Silva ME, Oliveira Rde P, Pedrosa ML. Diet supplementation with acai (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) pulp improves biomarkers of oxidative stress and the serum lipid profile in rats. Nutrition. 2010 Jul-Aug;26(7-8):804-10. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2009.09.007. Epub 2009 Dec 22. PMID: 20022468.

11- Feio CA, Izar MC, Ihara SS, Kasmas SH, Martins CM, Feio MN, Maués LA, Borges NC, Moreno RA, Póvoa RM, Fonseca FA. Euterpe oleracea (açai) modifies sterol metabolism and attenuates experimentally-induced atherosclerosis. J Atheroscler Thromb. 2012;19(3):237-45. doi: 10.5551/jat.11205. Epub 2011 Dec 3. PMID: 22139433.

12- Poulose SM, Fisher DR, Larson J, Bielinski DF, Rimando AM, Carey AN, Schauss AG, Shukitt-Hale B. Anthocyanin-rich açai (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) fruit pulp fractions attenuate inflammatory stress signaling in mouse brain BV-2 microglial cells. J Agric Food Chem. 2012 Feb 1;60(4):1084-93. doi: 10.1021/jf203989k. Epub 2012 Jan 20. PMID: 22224493.

13- Carey AN, Miller MG, Fisher DR, Bielinski DF, Gilman CK, Poulose SM, Shukitt-Hale B. Dietary supplementation with the polyphenol-rich açaí pulps (Euterpe oleracea Mart. and Euterpe precatoria Mart.) improves cognition in aged rats and attenuates inflammatory signaling in BV-2 microglial cells. Nutr Neurosci. 2017 May;20(4):238-245. doi: 10.1080/1028415X.2015.1115213. Epub 2015 Nov 30. PMID: 26618555.

14- Pérez-Cano FJ, Castell M. Flavonoids, Inflammation and Immune System. Nutrients. 2016; 8(10):659. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu8100659

15- Maleki SJ, Crespo JF, Cabanillas B. Anti-inflammatory effects of flavonoids. Food Chem. 2019 Nov 30;299:125124. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2019.125124. Epub 2019 Jul 3. PMID: 31288163.

16- Miketinas DC, Bray GA, Beyl RA, Ryan DH, Sacks FM, Champagne CM. Fiber Intake Predicts Weight Loss and Dietary Adherence in Adults Consuming Calorie-Restricted Diets: The POUNDS Lost (Preventing Overweight Using Novel Dietary Strategies) Study. J Nutr. 2019 Oct 1;149(10):1742-1748. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxz117. PMID: 31174214; PMCID: PMC6768815.

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