The Acai Super Fruit: Benefits for BJJ Athletes

When you just say “berries” it’s already hard to say something bad. Because it’s berries. Who doesn’t love them?! You will want to look only for advantages. Obviously, the fact that the acai super fruit belongs to the super fruits is not for nothing.

Let’s name some acai berries’ benefits and advantages and how it deals with Brazilian jiu jitsu.

Who will definitely find benefits

  • athletes, MMA and BJJ practitioners
  • and people who are actively involved in fitness, yoga, etc.
  • vegetarians
  • all fans of healthy eating
  • and, of course, for all berry fans

Acai Pronunciation

At some point, you may be challenged with how to pronounce acai berry. Don’t be afraid to get into this phonetic trap. No special skills are required. The acai super fruit pronunciation is as follows:

[ah-sah-EE]

Where do acai berries grow?

The Açaí berry is the fruit of an acai palm tree that grows in the jungle of the Amazon or Amazonia.

What does acai taste like?

It has a sweet and sour taste and red-purple color.

What is acai berry good for?

Locals have been using acai super fruit berries for decades in their diets.

Acai is also grown in Brazil. It is very popular in the diet of athletes – soccer players, Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighters, etc.

Açaí Amazon sponsors the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments

Does acai have any health benefits?

The “Brazilian berry”

  •  is popular for its tonic properties
  •  has the ability to remove toxins
  •  helps burn fat
  •  saturates the body and reduces the feeling of appetite (calorie content of berries ≈200 kcal)

The energy value of acai berries

Protein: 3.8 g
Fat: 0 g
Carbohydrates: 36.6 g

Contains a large number of vitamins of groups A and B, calcium, iron, and amino acids.

Calorie content – according to various sources, 165-240 kcal. So even a handful of berries can saturate for a long time.

  • For comparison, the caloric content of popular fruits and vegetables (≈):
  • orange – 41 kcal
  • apple – 44 kcal
  • banana – 85 kcal
  • avocado – 160 kcal
  • grapes – 65 kcal

Popular products made with acai super fruit berry

  1. Strawberry acai refresher. It’s a popular Starbucks beverage with acai berry.

Starbucks acai refresher ingredients: Ice, Strawberry Acai Base (Water, Sugar, White Grape Juice Concentrate, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Natural Green Coffee Flavor, Fruit And Vegetable Juice, Rebaudioside-a), Freeze-dried Strawberries.

strawberry acai refresher
Strawberry acai refresher by Starbucks; Image caption from Google Images

2. Chocolate covered acai berries

BROOKSIDE Acai Blueberry Dark Chocolate

Over 4100 reviews
Gluten free. 21 Ounce. Chocolate covered acai berries and blueberry sweet snacks to take on hikes, camping trips, work retreats, snack breaks, road trips, BJJ training, and workout. A resealable bag keeps the snacking chocolate fresh. Addictive for chocoholics.

3. Acai bowl. The acai bowls you can make at home

Very easy acai bowl recipe:

  • acai sorbet
  • banana
  • granola or nuts

Or just google “acai bowl near me” to find a local cafe with a ready-to-go acai bowl. Also, you can visit your Costco store to get the Costco acai bowl frozen 6 bowls pack.

costco acai bowl frozen
Costco acai bowl pack
acai bowl
Acai bowl

Usually, shops and pharmacies offer acai in the form of dietary supplements containing berries in powder form. However, it is obvious that the best beneficial elements of berries are absorbed by the body precisely fresh, in the form of juice or frozen pulp (sorbet).

The frozen sorbet of acai berries is a good variant for long-term storage.

Acai puree is a source of vitamins and minerals, and monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. It’s organic nutrition for athletes and people leading an active lifestyle.

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