Açai for colds?posted health & wellbeing, Uncategorized and tagged flu, cold, heath, acai on January 16, 2017.
When we have a sore throat we love eating Frozen Acai straight from the freezer to help sooth it (which we sell here) so we love it when we find other health and wellness sites raving about Açai. Here are what other people say about our favourite super berry and fighting a cold!
Immune Defence - Natures Best Stuff
Acai berries are very high in Vitamin C which gives your immune system a boost. Drinking an acai smoothie when you feel a cold coming on could give your immune system the healthy boost it needs to fight off the cold.
Immune Booster - Global Healing Centre
Acai is very high in Vitamin C and ellagic acid, an immune-system-boosting combination that has been shown to suppress the growth of cancer. One study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry found that polyphenolic compounds extracted from acai reduced cancer cell proliferation by 56-86%. It is thought that acai’s phytochemcials can stop the process of carcinogenesis on a molecular level, killing off tumorous cells before they multiply. Acai berries are not a cure for cancer; but hopefully more research will examine their benefits and potential role in the fight.
Foods to Fight the Common Cold and Flu. - TakePart.com
Açaí [ah-sigh-ee] is a purple berry that grows in the Amazon Rainforest and has been a staple source of vitamins and nutrients for native Amazonians for centuries. The fruit tastes like a vibrant blend of berries and chocolate, and is packed with polyphenol antioxidants, amino acids, and essential fatty acids.