Oct 26 2017

Sorted Under: Lifestyle / Written by: admin

What is an açai berry? What’s in an açai bowl? How do I include it in my diet? How do you even pronounce it? (Ahh-sigh-EE, in case you were wondering!) Despite how difficult these berries are to pronounce, they are easy to fall in love with! These berries have been on the rise recently and are now finally making their way into the Patchogue area! Why have they gained so much attention recently? It’s simple, they’re:

  1. 1. Healthy
  2. 2. Delicious
  3. 3. Great Meal replacements

What is an Açai Berry?

Açai berries are one of the healthiest berries available to use today. This berry has been used for centuries for healing, its immune-stimulation preferences, and energy-boosting effects! Additionally- many find them to be incredibly filling and satisfying- covering your sweet tooth while still being nutritionally dense!

The açai berry is found on the açai palm tree found in South American rainforests. The seed takes up roughly 80% of the berry, while the other 20% is made up of it’s vitamin, mineral, and nutrient-dense flesh and skin. Like other berries, the açai berry is loaded with antioxidants that can help build up your immune system and protect your cells against damage from free radicals. (Free radicals are molecules produced in your body when you are exposed to radiation, tobacco smoke, and other nasty things! In short, the cause damage to your cells.)

What’s in an Açai Bowl?

Typically, Açai bowls are made up of the frozen açai pulp, blended with fruits and berries to create a sorbet-like texture. Often bowls are topped with granola, coconut, banana, blueberries, strawberries, and other goodies! These bowls are the perfect breakfast, lunch, or dessert!

At NOLE, we understand that everyone is different- and not everyone’s taste buds like the original açai bowl! To make up for this, we’ve come up with tons of different flavor smoothie bowls in even more styles! Not only can the bowls to be customized to fit your palette- they can also be customized to fit your dietary needs. Lactose intolerant? Gluten allergy? Not to worry- we have an option for you!

How Do I Include Açai in my Diet?

There are many benefits that come with introducing açai berries into your diet. The typical açai bowl is loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber, and it has been recognized to assist in weight loss, improve skin health, improve immune function, aid against premature aging, and boost metal function.

Considering the benefits, including them into your diet is easy! Given how nutrient-rich they are, you don’t even need to eat them everyday! Swap a meal or two out for them during the week and you are on your way to living a better, healthier natural organic life experience.