Many people are wondering what all the fuss about Acai benefits is. It is one of the 'super foods'!
Acai berries are not a new food source, however they have been included in the list of Super Foods to feed our bodies a mass dose of antioxidants and other vital nutrients AND they make a delicious herbal tea!
The acai palm was once mostly grown for its leaves and their importance as a building material for roofing. The acai berries have always been a food source in these regions.
Acai is a dense berry that is dark purple in color. It has amazing antioxidant properties and is also helpful in reducing the aging process. The antioxidants kill the free radicals that roam our bodies and reek havoc.
They more antioxidants you introduce into your body, the healthier you will be in a general sense of the word. These free radical scavengers play a huge role in helping our bodies overall health.
Free radicals are introduced to our bodies in a number of ways. Too many free radicals cause damage to our systems and can cause illness and disease by weakening our immune systems, pre mature aging, and over all ill health.
We encounter them know matter how careful we are. They come from the air and pollution, chemicals in our foods, drugs, and many products that we come into contact with and ingest every day. Trans fats and other processed foods are a 'no no' too.
To beat out these free radicals, and give our bodies the best chance at fighting of premature aging and sickness with our own defenses, we need to introduce as many foods as possible into our bodies that are capable of destroying the free radicals roaming around.
Acai berries are an excellent food source for achieving just this. There are many forms of acai on the market today to help you get some of these valuable berries into your system. Here are just a few:
By introducing foods such as the acai berry and green tea we are able to help our bodies fight off the damage caused by reducing the level of free radicals in the body.
For a full list of Acai Benefits and how they can help you, visit our Health Benefits List for the Acai Berry.
It can be difficult to find good quality, certified organic herbs. In all our recipes, including our acai berry tea recipe, we recommend that you source out certified organic ingredients for your herbal tea and beverages. Personally, I was having a difficult time, travelling to many different suppliers for the different herbs that I did not have on hand, or had grown in the garden. Mountain Rose Herbs is our recommended supplier.
They offer top quality, certified organic herbs for use in herbal teas, tonics, drinks and cooking. You can even buy in bulk for savings of up to 40%. This can be huge if you are blending a large quantity of tea. Mountain Rose Herbs is worth a visit.
You can check out their website by clicking the banner below. It is our first stop when sourcing herbs for acai berry tea.
Acai can also be introduced to almost any tea that lends itself to a fruit infusion - the qualities of the acai are picked up by the tea and delivered in the fast absorbing, easily digested tea.
We have some excellent acai benefits & resources and further reading for you at the following sections of our website:
One of the best places I have found to buy Acai Products is online through Ebay. You can get some awesome deals: