Acai (pronounced ah-sah-ee) for the un-initiated, is one of the most popular nutritional foods in the United States.
Used by tribes in the Amazon rainforest for its medicinal purposes, acai is a great source of nutrients for a healthier lifestyle.
At 3Natives, we believe in the hype around acai, which is why we highlight eight unique acai bowls on our menus throughout Florida.
What is Acai Fruit?
Acai is one of the best superfoods for your body and energy levels. Acai is a palm fruit found in the rainforests of South America and has been used for thousands of years.
Acai started to become popular in the west after its high nutritional content was discovered by scientists in the 1990’s.
These scientists noticed that the indigenous tribes were using the berries to treat certain diseases and strengthen the immune system. In historical context, acai was turned into a wine that could lower cholesterol levels and even reduce swelling in the prostate.
Health Benefits of Eating Acai
What is acai good for and why should you eat it?
Acai berries are very high in antioxidants and can reduce the amount of bad cholesterol in your blood. The berries are also great for strengthening the immune system and getting rid of free radicals when used within a day after cutting.
Some studies have shown that the Acai berry is good for the heart muscles. When eaten raw or turned into a juice, Acai berries are one of the best natural foods you can eat for sustained energy. Acai is also great for healthy skin and promotes weight loss.
3Natives Acai Bowls
At 3Natives we only use the freshest Acai berries shipped from our sustainable producer in Brazil.
We cold press our berries into a nutritious juice and as an ingredient in our fresh chopped bowls. We source all our fruit and vegetables from local organic producers so you get the best we can make.
Our acai bowls combine delicious ingredients, including nut butters like peanut butter and almond butter, fruits, hemp seeds, coconut shavings, honey, and Greek yogurt to create a treat that is as tasty as it is nutritious.
Haven’t tried an acai bowl yet? What are you waiting for? Visit your local 3Natives to see what the hype is about. With eight unique combinations to try, we know you’ll come back to try them all!