Culture Spotlight

Essential gift idea: 5 amazing health benefits of açaí

Give your loved ones the gift of health with this humble fruit packed with mighty powers.
Frances Sales | Dec 16 2019

The holidays are here! While tradition dictates that we stuff ourselves full with lechon and liquor, why not do something radically different and go healthy instead? Many of us joke that we can get fat this Christmas and lose the weight in the New Year, but we propose that a healthy lifestyle should be 24/7, 365 days a year. The Christmas season is the perfect start with you giving yourself and your loved ones the gift of health.

Here are a few gift ideas that promise to be more appreciated than the usual box of silly socks:

Outdoor activities. Buy a voucher for a Zumba class for your mom. Book a camping-and-hiking trip with your dad. Give swimming lessons, tennis lessons, or whatever sport you love to your nieces and nephews.

Athleisure wear. Your wife will appreciate how sexy she'll look in stylish athletic outfits which might encourage her to visit the gym regularly. Go with her, too, for a sweaty date!

Organic food. You can buy a basket of organic produce from a specialty store or you can give e-gift certificates to organic food shops so your recipient can choose their favorite healthy food.

Health supplements. Lots of people have "drink more water" on their New Year's Resolutions list so give them something more special—health supplements like Organique Açaí Premium Blend that will help them boost their immune system and support their bodily functions for overall health and wellness.

The humble açaí berry is one of the most touted super foods in the world, and thus a truly special health gift to share with your loved ones. Organique Açaí has two products that are making waves in the health and wellness world: the freeze-dried powder supplement in capsule form and a delicious and concentrated premium blend drink. The super food supplement is popular in the USA and other parts of the world and is now the toast of the robust wellness movement in the Philippines.

Pronounced as ah-sigh-EE, the açaí berry is native to the rainforests of South America. They are small and dark purple, and they look like a bunch of grapes hanging on the açaí palm tree. You can eat the berries, add them to smoothies, or take them in juice or in freeze-dried capsule form.

The açaí berry is the subject of many studies since it's found to have more antioxidants and fiber than other berries. Here are some of the benefits of the small but mighty fruit:

1. It can protect your heart

A study by Clinical Nutrition showed that eating açaí pulp every day was shown to boost HDL cholesterol, also known as "good cholesterol," which protects the heart. Another way açaí protects the heart is by improving blood flow in your body. A study by the State University of Rio de Janeiro showed that the polyphenol-rich açaí helps relax the arteries, improve blood flow, and thus helps the heart in its blood-pumping duties.

 

2. It’s a natural anti-aging solution

Every day, we’re exposed to free radicals from pollution and the stress of daily life, resulting to a haggard look. Fight free radicals with the antioxidant-rich açaí berry! Antioxidants boost collagen so wrinkles and fine lines are kept at bay. Antioxidants can also repair skin cells, so you can look younger longer.

 

3. It may prevent cancer

Açaí berries are full of antioxidants, the concentrations of which are even higher than those found in popular antioxidant-rich food such as cocoa and blueberries. A paper published in academic journal MDPI reports that antioxidants found in berries help reduce the risk of cancer and even inhibits cancer growth.

 

4. It improves gut health

Açaí berries aren't just full of antioxidants, they're fiber-rich, too. They cleanse your gut as they travel down your digestive tract. They also act as a prebiotic, providing good bacteria to fight off the bad ones, improving gut health.

 

5. It keeps your brain in shape

Since açaí berries are full of polyphenols and Omega fatty acids, your brain may be protected from the build-up of harmful proteins that can cause Alzheimer’s. An article in Science Direct reports that pretreatment of brain cells using açaí berry extract significantly improved cell function.

These are just five of the benefits of the açaí berry. Many studies are showing that this powerful berry can also aid in weight loss, ease arthritis, help detoxify the body, and lower cholesterol. You can get all these benefits and more from the Organique Açaí super food supplement for a healthier you in 2020.

When you’re healthy, you can pursue your passions and purpose without anything holding you back. You can spend more active years with your loved ones, and lead a happy life, unrestricted by illness. So this Christmas, choose to give the best gift of all: health!

 

Organique Açaí Premium Blend and Organique Açaí Freeze-Dried Capsules are available in all Mercury Drug stores and other leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide. Visit www.organique.com.ph and call (02) 8824-5217 for more details. Like their official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ORGANIQUE and follow @organiqueacai on Instagram.