12 Amazing Health Benefits of Acai Berry Tea
Andreea Macoveiciuc | On 26, Nov 2013
I remember I first heard about acai berry tea several years ago, and the friend who introduced me the acai beverage described it as a new and tasty weight loss tea. Although I wasn’t necessarily interested in dropping pounds, I thought it was worth giving it a try, at least for the sake of enjoying a new tea assortment – yes, I’m a tea addict and can’t help it, I have to test all the beverages out there as there’s always enough room in my kitchen pantry for a new box of delicious tea!
I went to purchase a box of this tea and that’s when I discovered how amazing it actually is. I remember the guy at the store asking me if I wanted regular acai berry herbal tea and my first thought was “Wew, look at all these different assortments”.
I purchased the “regular” tea and went straight home to test it. But I didn’t stop there: I started my own research, convinced that the flavorful and tasty tea had to have more than one single health benefit. It had to do more than just stimulate or support weight loss, as my friend had told me.
Curious to learn what I’ve discovered about the acai berry herbal tea? Check out the amazing 12 health benefits listed below!
The health benefits of acai berry herbal tea
Before explaining these benefits, it’s worth mentioning that the acai palm tree of which these tasty and tiny fruits are harvested originates in the Amazon region of South America. The term “acai” comes from the “ica-cai” word used by the indigenous, and it’s translated as “fruit that cries”. Where does this strange name come from?
The legend says that in mythological times, a chief of the Amazon tribe had a daughter named Iaca, whose newly born child was killed because of the general hunger the tribe was struggling with. Iaca was devastated by her child’s death and mourned him for a long time, but one day she heard a baby’s cry outside her hut and decided to find that baby.
She looked for him until she was too tired to return home, so she laid beneath a tree that was springing from the ground. Legend says Iaca died there and when her body was discovered, the chief decided to name the tree after his daughter. That’s when the fruits of this tree were also discovered, and the chief saw they were tasty and able to satisfy the hunger of the tribe, so the decree to kill the newborns was lifted.
Although this is probably only a sad legend, facts show that the tribes of the Amazon did use the acai berries as their main source of energy for years, and this already tells us a lot about the nutritional benefits of the tiny fruits! So let’s jump to the health benefits and see what the acai berry herbal tea can do for your body.
1. Boosts energy levels
Acai berries received the “superfood” label mainly thanks to their ability of boosting energy levels and improving one’s overall health state. Their high content of minerals and vitamins recommend these fruits as well as the tea obtained from acai as a great source of energy for an active person.
2. Promotes a healthier vision
Responsible for the vision-enhancing effects of the acai berry herbal tea is the high amount of vitamin A contained by these fruits. This micronutrient keeps the eyes healthy and contributes to a more beautiful skin as well.
3. Improves mental sharpness
Besides supporting the functioning of the nervous system through their high amounts of nutrients, acai berry fruits also provide a compound called pterostilbene, which was found to reverse the effects of aging on brain’s functioning and to improve mental alertness. Also, the tea obtained from these fruits is known to reduce physical and mental fatigue.
4. Enhances nutrients absorption
Acai berry herbal tea helps the body absorb more nutrients by contributing to the removal of toxins from tissues and blood flow. Moreover, being loaded with vitamins and minerals – such as vitamin A, C, B1, B2, B3 and E, it enhances the overall health state and revitalizes the body.
The tea is rich in fatty acids that allow the neurotransmitters, hormones and insulin receptors in our body to work more efficiently. This reduces the risk of inflammation occurrence. Also, the antioxidant ingredients in acai fight against the harmful effects of free radicals, preventing the damage caused by these byproducts and consequently, the inflammatory processes triggered by free radicals.
6. Fights against cancer
Another amazing benefit given by the high amount of antioxidants in acai berry tea refers to the ability of these tiny fruits to fight against certain forms of cancer. Acai berries are 10 times richer in antioxidants than grapes, and contain twice the amount of cancer-fighting compounds provided by blueberries.
7. Supports weight loss
By providing digestive fibers and enhancing the nutrients’ absorption, acai berries contribute to a healthier digestion and this means a more efficient conversion of carbs and fats to energy. As the body starts using the stored lipids in a more effective manner, the fat layers underneath the skin reduce their thickness and this contributes to a lower body fat percentage and lower body weight. Moreover, the anthocyanins contained by the acai berry herbal tea seem to prevent the build-up of fats, and this makes one less likely to gain extra weight.
8. Slows down aging
Through its trace minerals and amino acids, acai berry keeps the muscles active and helps in their regeneration after physical effort, preventing the typical muscle weakness that appears in elders. Moreover, it is rich in fatty acids that penetrate the cell membranes, improving their elasticity and helping cells – including those in skin – to function better. Cumulated, these effects delay the onset of the typical signs of aging.
9. Regulates blood sugar and cholesterol levels
Loaded with omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids as well as with large amounts of proteins and fibers, acai berry fruits are able to lower LDL cholesterol levels and to regulate blood sugar values, contributing to a healthier circulation and reducing the risk of diabetes and heart conditions.
10. Detoxifies the body
The fruits are rich in fibers, which help the body flush out toxins, byproducts, excess hormones and food waste in a more efficient manner.
11. Strengthens immunity
As previously said, acai berries are rich in antioxidants which are known as very powerful immunity-enhancers. One cup of acai tea on a daily basis keeps ailments away and strengthens your immunity, helping your body fight more efficiently against viruses, bacteria and other harmful pathogens.
12. Keeps the heart heathly
Acai berries and the tea obtained from these fruits provide important amounts of anthocyanins, active principles known to support the cardiovascular function and a healthy heart. Being 10 to 30 times richer in these ingredients than red wine, acai berry herbal tea can make a great addition to your dinner.
And speaking of dinner, if you’re lucky enough to find organic acai berry smoothie packs in your area and want to try a poor in calories and rich in nutrients snack before going to bed, give these smoothies a try as I guarantee you’ll enjoy the experience!
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