For those who aren’t familiar with these, acai bowls are blended berries, served as a smoothie, in a bowl. Typically eaten for breakfast – but can certainly be eaten at any time of the day – this is a quick, easy and nutritious meal.
Plenty of healthy ingredients can be added to this too, mixing up the flavor.
But why is an acai bowl the most important meal of the day? We’ve got five answers to that question below.
1. Cleansing Your Body
Just like we take a shower in the morning, having an acai bowl is a way of cleansing your body.
Acai berries are proven to release antioxidants, which help to rebuild cells and fight off potential diseases.
By kick-starting the day with an acai bowl, you are refreshing the body. This, in turn, will help you with that alert, energetic feeling and you can begin the day in the most effective way possible.
You’ll notice that you’re more raring to go after you’ve enjoyed your morning acai bowl, wide awake and ready for anything the day sends your way.
2. Pulp, Pulp, Pulp
It’s been proven the pulp of an acai berry can be better for you than the juice of an acai berry.
A study in 2008 proved antioxidant levels are higher after consuming pulp. This is great when it comes to acai bowls, as they blend up the berries, rather than juice them.
This means it’s better for your gut and is another reason why a bowl of acai is even more important as a meal than just chowing down on the berries alone. Although doing that is certainly excellent for you as well.
Sometimes the prospect of a healthy meal can leave you uninspired. But an acai bowl is full of possibilities.
You can mix up the ingredients with a variety of other additives, such as:
Almond Butter, Green Superfood Powder, Organic Whey Protein Powder, Goji Berries, Cinnamon, Chia Seeds, Coconut Shreds, Aloe, Raw Honey, Cacao Nibs, D-Ribose, Activated Charcoal, Vegan Unflavored Protein or Milk Thistle.
If you’re a busy person, make sure you make your acai bowl at a time when you can take some time to mix it up. This alone makes it an important meal of the day.
4. Get Your Brain in Gear
An acai bowl is a great meal to have before you’re set to do something requiring a fresh mind and extra concentration because it promotes healthy brain activity.
The berries can counteract inflammation and oxidation in brain cells, which in turn promotes memory levels and ingestion of information.
Studies suggest that acai berries are in fact better for brain health than any other fruit, vegetable or nut out there.
Another byproduct here is it has a long-term benefit on your brain as you age. Acai is said to have elements to it that can prevent, slow down or treat the development of neurological disease.
This might include such diseases as Parkinson’s, dementia and Alzheimer’s.
5. Glowing Skin
Acai helps with complexion and skin tones as well as the internal benefits to your body. Rich in Vitamin C, your skin will fight cell damage when it’s been boosted with the benefits of acai. It’s also an effective anti-inflammatory.
This means having an acai bowl at the start of the day is very good for you, as it sets up your complexion for the hours ahead. It will also lock in moisture, and help prevent your skin from drying out over the course of the day.
Our skin comes into contact with all sorts of things in everyday life, and this means you’re extra prepared for what lies ahead.
Of course, this doesn’t just apply to your face. Acai benefits skin all over your body – from your hands to your arms to your lips.
6. Healthy Hair
Hair is stronger if it is rich in zinc. This mineral helps to toughen up the root of your hair – something which can be provided by ingesting acai berries and indeed an acai bowl.
Many hair products have cottoned on to this already and use acai in their ingredients. Why is acai in particular so useful for hair development?
It contains Omega 3, 6, and 9. These acids are all contained in acai – a rare feat, as very few fruits provide all these acids at once.
In the same way that acai helps keep skin moisture locked in, and helps with anti-aging, your hair will benefit greatly from having an acai bowl as a meal every single day.
Enjoy an Acai Bowl at JuiceBuzz
JuiceBuzz is Delray Beach’s first dedicated juice & smoothie bar – where you can grab an acai bowl too! There are several types of acai bowls available at the bar, offering various ways to add extra benefits and flavor to the mix.
It also helps to keep your daily acai bowl varied. Something we like to help with at JuiceBuzz.
We believe our products harness the power of the acai berry, helping to inject powerful nutrients into the blood, assisting you with a clearer mind, an energy boost, and keeping skin healthy and hair strong along the way.
We stand for a happy and healthy community. We look forward to serving you with a lot of care and love. Get in touch if you’d like to know more.