Saturday, February 7, 2015

Acerola Cherries

Hear the words "Vitamin C" and which fruit comes to mind? The orange, right?Well, did you know that there is another fruit, and no, it's not a citrus, that contains 80 times more Vitamin C than an orange? 

Introducing the Acerola Cherry. 

"The Acerola Cherry has become one of my new favorite ingredients. It is truly an amazing berry."
Joanne O’Donnell
President, Be Natural Organics

Health Benefits 

Just one cup of these cherries contains 80 times more Vitamin C than an orange. We all know Vitamin C is important, but why? As you may not know, this vitamin helps to form strong collagen (the stuff that keeps your skin looking young and beautiful), blood vessels, muscles and skin (yes!). It also helps heal wounds and keep bones and teeth strong and healthy.

This vitamin is not stored in the body, which means is must be replaced daily. Eating a cup of these cherries or even drinking pure acerola cherry juice will more than suffice for your daily Vitamin C needs. 

Acerola contains a compound called anthocyanins, which, according to the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, helps lower the risk of heart disease, enhance memory function, regulate blood sugar and reduce the risks and effects of obesity. 

Skin Care Benefits

The high Vitamin C count in the acerola cherry helps form collagen, the building block of healthy skin, and keeps skin toned and youthful. The anthocyanins help prevent inflammation in both the outer and inner skin tissues. A report from the 2008 Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry issue reported that "acerola suppresses the synthesis of melanin, which gives the skin a 'lightening' effect". 

Be Natural Organics Products Containing Acerola Cherry:
Algin & Acerola Mask 
On sale for only $5.25!