Wonders from the Amazon: Acai Berry
Fruits and vegetables have been our primary source of nutrition for a long time. They provide us with the necessary nutrients that keep us healthy and are required to sustain our life source.
There are many nutrients that are not essential, but having them affects our body positively. One of such nutrients is the phytonutrients or phytochemicals which are obtained from the different parts of plants.
Acai berry is one such excellent source of phytonutrients which is found in the Brazilian Amazons.
What are Acai Berries?
Acai berries are dark reddish-purple berries that grow on the acai palm trees of Amazons, Brazil. These berries are a part of the phytonutrient family that is rich in polyphenols. It has a very short life because of which it is mostly found in dry powdered form in most stores and not in its raw berry form.
Acai berries are naturally sweet berries with a unique after taste. It is considered to be a superfood by many because of the various benefits that it has to offer us. And because of its peculiar taste, acai berries are quite famous among many health-conscious people who make different recipes using acai berries. The most famous is the acai fruit bowl.
Why use Acai Berries in Skincare?
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Acai berries are phytonutrients rich in polyphenols like flavonoids and anthocyanins. These are antioxidants that inhibit free radical activity and reduce the damage caused by it. Acai berries are also a rich source of omega fatty acids (Omega 3, 6 and 9) which keeps our skin supple, soft and moisturized.
These berries are also rich in Vitamins A, B1 (Thiamin), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), and C. Vitamin A combats fine lines and wrinkles to keep our skin firm and smooth. Thiamin boosts immunity and helps in fighting diseases to keep our body and skin healthy. Vitamin B2 or Riboflavin improves protein and fat metabolism. This helps in easy absorption of protein in the bloodstream and reach the site where it is needed the most. Vitamin B3 or niacin provides moisture to our skin and protects our skin from sun damage as well.
Vitamin C in Acai berries protects skin from UV rays. It provides protection from photoaging. This penetrates your skin and boosts collagen synthesis. This helps in reducing dark spots and uneven skin tone and gives us younger, brighter-looking skin.
The Acai berries are a part of Bee Elite Essentials Ageless skincare series to make skin healthy and provide it with protection and radiance it deserves.
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