A Sigh for Acai – Superfood love

In this day and age of food and drink, we can’t get any pickier over what we choose to put in our bodies, and that it’s okay to be careful. Here’s the rundown on what I would describe as superfoods.

Today, superfoods are known to be the supposed saviours of all mankind, and have been found to contain greater amounts of nutrients compared to their more mainstream counterparts. So far, the kinds of superfoods that have made the list are, but aren’t limited to kale, lentils and even kiwis.

The acai palm, otherwise known as Euterpe Oleracea is an Amazonian crop staple, native to the swampy regions of South America. Global demand for acai has spiked and since been cultivated to meet those demands.

There are multiple types of acai palms that produce variants of the fruit, with the Branco variety locals tout to be the better-tasting ones, while other varieties have faster growths and better yields of fruit pulps.

The acai berries are typically used to make food and drinks, which give the locals their huge energy boost due to the large ratio of calories provided per gram. They also bear low sugar content and high antioxidant values and may contribute to the long lives of South American natives.

The berries are also a great source of important vitamins and minerals like iron, calcium and large amounts of fibre content. The fruit also protects the body from free radicals due to their high flavonoid content, living up to the superfood title.

So what’s it got to do with skincare? Read on!

As mentioned before, acai berries contain high amounts of antioxidants which aid in preventing premature aging. Quality acai berries have oils that keep its potent effects lasting longer and fresher, assuring that you get more bang for your buck.

Acai berries, compared to most fruits have more nutrients and fibre packed into a single berry, and can provide a few days’ worth of nutritive rejuvenation for your skin, keeping it firm, fresh and most importantly alive.

Guess we have mother nature to thank.

Now I’m hungry.

Liked the article? Follow us for more!

We have acai-infused products and more for sale too! Contact us to find out!

Advertisements

The Beauty of Cacao – cacao in beauty!

Cacao, or the cocoa bean is the dried and fermented fatty seed of Theobroma cacao. The beans are used in the production of chocolate, skincare etc and is even used to make several types of savoury foods.

Cacao is a substance long touted by the Aztecs first, then the entire world as a food of the gods. The good stuff is initially native to the Americas, processed and consumed for over 3,000 years in the form of spiced drinks by the nobility of the Aztecs and Yucatan empire. Before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors during the 17th century, cacao beans were also used as a form of currency, making it worth its weight in gold.

Cacao is relevant today and is produced by the millions in kilograms to match the massive demand of a growing population, being required to produce the raw materials like powder and butter that are used in making chocolate, soap and skincare.

Speaking of beauty, cacao contains a large number of vitamins and minerals and doubles as a rich source of skin food. In its raw form, pure cacao lives up to its name as ‘food of the gods’.

Read on to find out more about cacao!

Cacao contains a large number of antioxidants, and is able to protect the body against a number of diseases while slowing the premature skin aging. It also moisturizes the skin with a rich layer of healthy fatty acids, and helps lock in nutrients for a youthful glow.

Cacao doubly functions as a natural sunscreen, with absorptive features that protect the skin from sun and UV damage, and is also used to accelerate healing against inflammation, sores and wounds.

In terms of hair health, cacao greatly improves blood circulation in the scalp, increasing growth of rich and healthy hair. It also protects the scalp against weathering damage and dryness, leading to fuller, more luscious hair.

Next time when you have that hot chocolate, rest easy that your indulgences are healthy and helpful in leading a long life.

As usual, everything in moderation! Always have just enough of a good thing(so you can have more in the long run.)

If you find this article interesting, like and follow us for more!

We also have cacao skincare products for sale! Ask us! 😀