3 ways to add Acai to your diet

Acai is one of the world’s most renowned, popular superfoods. Pronounced “Ah-sigh-ee”, these dark purple, nutrient-rich, pitted fruits known as ‘drupes’, grown on a wild palm that’s native to the Amazon Rainforest.

Thanks to their dark purple colour, Acai fruits are packed with antioxidants called flavonoids, that help to promote healthy ageing by minimising the damage caused to cells by free radicals. These nutrient-dense fruits are also a rich source of plant sterols, Vitamin B1, C, A and E, minerals and amino acids.

What do they taste like?

Acai fruits have a bitter, almost ‘earthy’ taste that some people liken to a blend of berries and chocolate when mixed with fruit juices.

How to take Acai:

Fresh Acai fruits have a short shelf life, so they tend to be juiced, pulped or dried at source to lock in their nutritional goodness. If you’re not sure how to supplement your diet with Acai, here are our favourite ways:

  • Capsules. The quick and easy, no-fuss way. Simply take two capsules 1-2 times daily. Ours are gluten-free and suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

  • Powder. Organic Freeze Dried Acai Powder is a great way to supplement your diet. Sprinkle into your baking, blitz into your morning smoothie or blend into an Acai bowl with nuts, fruit and chia seeds for a healthy breakfast.

  • Tea. Get your daily dose of antioxidants in your morning brew! We’ve blended Acai with Guarana, a natural source of caffeine, to create a wake-up cup that will give you a great start to the day.

  • However you decide to add Acai to your diet, you’re sure to benefit from the many nutrients these much-loved fruits contain. View our full range of Acai products here and discover one of the Amazon Rainforest’s most powerful antioxidants.
    May 27, 2019 by Rio Health