Acai for Kids
As parents, it is important to make sure our kids are getting all the nutrients they need to establish a strong immune system and grow strong muscles. The acai berry can be a positive addition to any child's diet.
Like most fruits, acai is low in fat, sodium and calories, but packed full of things a child needs to grow healthy and strong. This all sounds good, but what is this fruit going to do for our kids health?
This berry is loaded with minerals, and contains calcium, chromium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, zinc and copper. The main vitamins found in the berry are Vitamin A, B1, B2 and B3, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. These work together to help bolster the immune system, improve cell function and reduce inflammation.
As we learned in school, amino acids are the building blocks of protein, are an essential part of a healthy diet and are critical to proper function of muscles in the body. There are 19 essential and non-essential amino acids in the Acai berry, which equates to all the amino acids found in an average egg; with an even higher level of protein.
Acai has the presence of Omega-6 and Omega-9 acids, the essential fatty acids which are usually found in fish an nuts. They assist in maintaining proper cholesterol levels and enhance brain function. The healthy fat profile of this berry has shown to resemble that of olive oil. The primary purpose of the essential fatty acids is to help cell membranes be supple, function more efficiently and aid the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.
So next time your child wants a nutrition-less chocolate milkshake, blend them up a delicious smoothie with Amazon Thunder™ Acai Puree.
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Research has shown that a supplement such as the acai berry may be able to provide you with a number of benefits.
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