If there’s one question we get asked more than any other, it’s this: Will acai berries make me lose weight?
In short, acai is not a weight loss miracle. However, many RioLife customers tell us that they’ve benefited from including acai in their healthy diet and exercise programs – so it might help. Here’s what you need to know.
Despite what you might have read on the internet, acai berries are not a magic weight loss ingredient and they won’t cause you to lose 20 pounds in a week.
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Acai berries are an extremely nutritious food, and are low-GI, meaning that they help keep your blood sugar on an even keel.
As part of a healthy breakfast, they’ll fill you up, and that just might help you resist the urge to indulge in sugary, high calorie treats later in the day. So, when it comes to weight loss, breakfast really is the most important meal of the day.
Eating breakfast regularly will help ensure you get all the required nutrients and food groups you need every day too, and in general the diets of people who eat breakfast every day tend to be lower in fat and higher in fibre and key vitamins and minerals than the diets of people who skip breakfast altogether.
In contrast, skipping breakfast could actually slow down your metabolism, making it easier for you to gain weight, and more difficult for you to lose it.
Try adding one of our delicious acai recipes to your morning routine and see what a difference it makes to your sense of energy and vitality. (Tip: Our favourite is a Rio Bowl!)
Exercise is a vital component of any weight loss program, and acai berries may help here too.
Acai berries are a nutritious, energy-rich food to help provide the fuel your body needs when you’re training hard. With it’s content of carbohydrates, protein, fats and minerals, acai is ideal for amateur and professional athletes alike, and is also suitable for those new to training.
Amongst other nutritional benefits, its amazing antioxidant profile will help offset the increased production of free radicals that occurs when you train hard.
To experience the recovery-boosting properties of acai berries for yourself, try our RioLife Acai Workout Smoothie.
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