When ripe, the acai berries are about the size of a blue berry and their color is deep purple. The berry holds a large seed inside which is surrounded by only a thin layer of edible pulp.
Acai berries are rich in dietary fiber, have a low sugar value, contain vitamin C, calcium, iron and vitamin A. The antioxidant level is higher then that found in cranberries, oranges and apples, but lower then in Concord grapes, blueberries, and black cherries.
Acai berries are believed to have many health benefits; they are good for weight loss, boost energy, help the digestive system, prevent heart problems, lower cholesterol and high blood pressure and kill cancer cells.
Our experience was that when drinking the Acai berry juice, we did feel more energetic. It is difficult to tell though if there were other benefits because we quit when we were out of juice.
There is no concrete evidence for any of the mentioned health benefits, although studies have been and still are done on cultured human cancer cells with positive results. That is encouraging and very hopeful!
The same study however also suspected that equal results could be achieved with other fruits which are high in antioxidants. I suppose the recommendation in general is: fruit is good!
The hope is that continuous studies will lead to the desired results, no matter what fruit would be the subject of research. Even if it doesn't then there is no reason for despair because the real hope is in and with God!
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.