Advertising
Advertising

Want To Look Younger And Be Healthier? Acai Berry Is Your New Breakfast Idea!

Want To Look Younger And Be Healthier? Acai Berry Is Your New Breakfast Idea!

Ready for a delicious healthy dishes upgrade? Then get ready for the soaring trend of the Acai Berry!

Acai palm trees are native to tropical regions of Central and South America. It is a small fruit that is dark purple with juicy pulps. “Acai” is a regional local language word of the native people in the region meaning “fruit that cries”. Acai berries have always played an important role as a food source for indigenous people in the Amazon region.

Acai products are the top food trend!

  • Acai products are increasingly popular in USA, marketed for weight-loss and anti-aging properties.
  • Acai fruit pulp has been experimented as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) oral contrast agents.[1]
  • This superfood is on the top of the tasty sensation lists.

Acai berry benefits: anti-aging and richer in antioxidants!

Berries are anti-inflammatory and are loaded with antioxidants that are abundant in health benefits.[2] Acai cleanses the kidneys and the liver by eliminating body toxins and keeps baby smooth skin in tact!

Studies reveal the the Acai berry is more richer in antioxidants than raspberries, cranberries, strawberries, blackberries, goji berries and blueberries.[3]

In addition to antioxidants, Acai berries control appetite hormones, prevents heart disease, increases energy and helps with various metabolic functions. These berries are synonymous with slowing down aging signs too!

Fresh Acai will be difficult to find out of the tropical Central and Southern parts of the USA, but you can get them frozen, powdered or in juices. It is a naturally sweet addition to desserts and smoothie bowls

Advertising

10 ways to get perked up with berry bowl delights

1. Chocolate Acai Smooothie

    Get ready to smoothly supercharge you health with a divine ‘chocolate Acai smoothie’

    It is a perfect blend of cacao, dark chocolate in the purest form and Acai berries, filled with Omega 5 acids together in a banana and blueberry mixture, leaving your taste-buds brimming with satisfaction on scales of goodness.

    2. Acai Berry Trifle

      A divine mixture of chia seeds and almonds in a blend of coconut milk and a dazzle of linseed topped with some dates in layers of acai berries, other berries and coconut yogurt. A delectable delight keeping you revved up and geared in blissful health

      3. Supergreen Acai Smoothie

      Advertising

        Smoothies can become great meals in a bowl. Blend together some nutritional dense items like nut butter and avocado with a topping of coconut, granola and hemp seeds.

        4. Acai Berry Cheesecake

          Acai bowl crunch with a crust of dates and nuts. A creamy coconut and vanilla filling and a acai berry topping, this vegan “cheesecake” can make a delightful breakfast, a delightful snack or dessert .

          5. Black Tea Infused Irish Porridge with Acai Berry Ripple + Pistachio Cream.

            A breakfast upgrade! Flavor filled porridge topped with Acai and black tea together with some homemade pistachio cream as a topping!

            6. Oahu Acai Breakfast Bowl

            Advertising

              Live a tropics style life with a bowl of acai goodness with a fresh mint zing and a delightful coconut,granola and fruit topping.

              7. Raw Chocolate Acai Bowl

                For a chocolate fix.. this raw vegan is delightfully good with energy boosting Maca and raw cacao with same kale and coconut flake toppings and fresh fruit. A meal in a dessert!

                8. Peanut Butter and Berry Acai Bowl

                  Nut butters mixed acai berry combinations are delightful with toppings of chia seeds, cacao nibs and goji berries.

                  9. Kiwi Acai Bowl

                  Advertising

                    An acai bowl with kiwi rich in vitamin C in a mixture of bananas and berries
                    with fruit adds and granola to add twist to the scrumptous blend.

                    10. Purple Love Bowls Acai Overnight Oats Pudding

                      This Acai bowl is out of this world! It has kale, fiber and oats together with a cashew nut butter topping. A flavorful purple delight, hard to resist

                      Featured photo credit: Food Republic via foodrepublic.com

                      Reference

                      More by this author

                      Nena Tenacity

                      Nena is passionate about writing. She shares her everyday health and lifestyle tips on Lifehack.

                      Here Are 30+ Easy High Fibre Breakfast Ideas You Can Try At Home A Wholesome Diet Is What You Need to Gain Happiness: 30 Natural Low-Carb Foods 10 Best Healthy Snacks That Even Gym People Eat When They’re Hungry! Want A Quick Yet Healthy Breakfast? Avocado Toast Is Your New Breakfast Idea Want To Look Younger And Be Healthier? Acai Berry Is Your New Breakfast Idea!

                      Trending in Health

                      1 12 Best Foods That Improve Memory and Brain Health 2 17 Healthy Late Night Snacks for When Midnight Cravings Hit 3 10 Ways Helping Others Will Improve Your Life 4 Having Trouble Sleeping? 9 Quick Fixes to Help You Sleep Tonight 5 9 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Calm Your Mind

                      Read Next

                      Advertising
                      Advertising
                      Advertising

                      Last Updated on August 12, 2019

                      12 Best Foods That Improve Memory and Brain Health

                      12 Best Foods That Improve Memory and Brain Health

                      Nutrition plays a vital role in brain function and staying sharp into the golden years. Personally, my husband is going through medical school, which is like a daily mental marathon. Like any good wife, I am always looking for things that will boost his memory fortitude so he does his best in school.

                      But you don’t have to be a med student to appreciate better brainiac brilliance. If you combine certain foods with good hydration, proper sleep and exercise, you may just rival Einstein and have a great memory in no time.

                      I’m going to reveal the list of foods coming out of the kitchen that can improve your memory and make you smarter.

                      Here are 12 best brain foods that improve memory and brain power:

                      1. Nuts

                      The American Journal of Epidemiology published a study linking higher intakes of vitamin E with the prevention on cognitive decline.[1]

                      Nuts like walnuts and almonds (along with other great foods like avocados) are a great source of vitamin E.

                      Cashews and sunflower seeds also contain an amino acid that reduces stress by boosting serotonin levels.

                      Walnuts even resemble the brain, just in case you forget the correlation, and are a great source of omega 3 fatty acids, which also improve your mental magnitude.

                      Advertising

                      2. Blueberries

                      Shown in studies at Tuffs University to benefit both short-term memory and coordination, blueberries pack quite a punch in a tiny blue package.[2]

                      When compared to other fruits and veggies, blueberries were found to have the highest amount of antioxidants (especially flavonoids), but strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are also full of brain benefits.

                      3. Tomatoes

                      Tomatoes are packed full of the antioxidant lycopene, which has shown to help protect against free-radical damage most notably seen in dementia patients.

                      4. Broccoli

                      While all green veggies are important and rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, broccoli is a superfood even among these healthy choices.

                      Since your brain uses so much fuel (it’s only 3% of your body weight but uses up to 17% of your energy), it is more vulnerable to free-radical damage and antioxidants help eliminate this threat.

                      Broccoli is packed full of antioxidants, is well-known as a powerful cancer fighter and is also full of vitamin K, which is known to enhance cognitive function.

                      5. Foods Rich in Essential Fatty Acids

                      Your brain is the fattest organ (not counting the skin) in the human body, and is composed of 60% fat. That means that your brain needs essential fatty acids like DHA and EPA to repair and build up synapses associated with memory.

                      The body does not naturally produce essential fatty acids so we must get them in our diet.

                      Advertising

                      Eggs, flax, and oily fish like salmon, sardines, mackerel and herring are great natural sources of these powerful fatty acids. Eggs also contain choline, which is a necessary building block for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, to help you recall information and concentrate.

                      6. Soy

                      Soy, along with many other whole foods mentioned here, are full of proteins that trigger neurotransmitters associated with memory.

                      Soy protein isolate is a concentrated form of the protein that can be found in powder, liquid, or supplement form.

                      Soy is valuable for improving memory and mental flexibility, so pour soy milk over your cereal and enjoy the benefits.

                      7. Dark Chocolate

                      When it comes to chocolate, the darker the better. Try to aim for at least 70% cocoa. This yummy desert is rich in flavanol antioxidants which increase blood flow to the brain and shield brain cells from aging.

                      Take a look at this article if you want to know more benefits of dark chocolate: 15 Surprising and Science-Backed Health Effects of Dark Chocolate

                      8. Foods Rich in Vitamins: B vitamins, Folic Acid, Iron

                      Some great foods to obtain brain-boosting B vitamins, folic acid and iron are kale, chard, spinach and other dark leafy greens.

                      B6, B12 and folic acid can reduce levels of homocysteine in the blood. Homocysteine increases are found in patients with cognitive impairment like Alzheimer’s, and high risk of stroke.

                      Advertising

                      Studies showed when a group of elderly patients with mild cognitive impairment were given high doses of B6, B12, and folic acid, there was significant reduction in brain shrinkage compared to a similar placebo group.[3]

                      Other sources of B vitamins are liver, eggs, soybeans, lentils and green beans. Iron also helps accelerate brain function by carrying oxygen. If your brain doesn’t get enough oxygen, it can slow down and people can experience difficulty concentrating, diminished intellect, and a shorter attention span.

                      To get more iron in your diet, eat lean meats, beans, and iron-fortified cereals. Vitamin C helps in iron absorption, so don’t forget the fruits!

                      9. Foods Rich in Zinc

                      Zinc has constantly demonstrated its importance as a powerful nutrient in memory building and thinking. This mineral regulates communications between neurons and the hippocampus.

                      Zinc is deposited within nerve cells, with the highest concentrations found in the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for higher learning function and memory.

                      Some great sources of zinc are pumpkin seeds, liver, nuts, and peas.

                      10. Gingko Biloba

                      This herb has been utilized for centuries in eastern culture and is best known for its memory boosting brawn.

                      It can increase blood flow in the brain by dilating vessels, increasing oxygen supply and removing free radicals.

                      Advertising

                      However, don’t expect results overnight: this may take a few weeks to build up in your system before you see improvements.

                      11. Green and Black Tea

                      Studies have shown that both green and black tea prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine—a key chemical involved in memory and lacking in Alzheimer’s patients.

                      Both teas appear to have the same affect on Alzheimer’s disease as many drugs utilized to combat the illness, but green tea wins out as its affects last a full week versus black tea which only lasts the day.

                      Find out more about green tea here: 11 Health Benefits of Green Tea (+ How to Drink It for Maximum Benefits)

                      12. Sage and Rosemary

                      Both of these powerful herbs have been shown to increase memory and mental clarity, and alleviate mental fatigue in studies.

                      Try to enjoy these savory herbs in your favorite dishes.

                      When it comes to mental magnitude, eating smart can really make you smarter. Try to implement more of these readily available nutrients and see just how brainy you can be!

                      More About Boosting Brain Power

                      Featured photo credit: Pexels via pexels.com

                      Reference

                      Read Next