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Here’s why you should be adding acai pronounced at “Aah-Sai-EEE”  to your diet

A superfood can be defined as a food that offers superior nutritional value for the amount of calories it contains, and acai berries are considered one of the top superfoods due to their incredible antioxidant properties.

The berries are packed with amino acids, as well as vitamins A, B, C and E and minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper and zinc. Acai is also unbelievably rich in antioxidants, with one of the highest levels ever tested (eight times that of blueberries and 10 to 30 times that of red wine). These antioxidants are great for keeping your skin glowing and slowing down the signs of ageing.

According to some, the berry’s fiber and essential fatty acid content also contribute to its ability to burn fat more efficiently, process food more quickly, cut down on cravings, and boost metabolism which all aid in weight loss.

Unfortunately the fruit perishes quickly after being picked, so to help preserve its goodness it is often made into acai berry juice, supplements or powder, which is often whizzed into a smoothie. Acai berry in Abu Dhabi can be found at Ripe and Holland and Barrett.

For the ultimate power breakfast, check out this YouTube video from LEAFtv. Blended together and topped with fruit, nuts and coconut, this acai bowl makes for a delicious breakfast or hearty snack.

ACAI can be found at the Organic Foods & Cafe in Abu Dhabi 

©Image : Screenshot taken from Leaf TV Video


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