Acai can help in the treatment of psychic diseases, study says. Fruit rich in nutrients can help patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
The fruit has several health benefits because it is rich in nutrients, such as vitamins (A, E, D, K, B1, B2, C), minerals (calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron), amino acids, antioxidants and essential oils.
Thus researchers believe that açaí would act in the brain as a corrective of mitochondrial dysfunction that is associated with diseases such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Mitochondria are organelles whose function is to transform substances such as glucose into energy. When they are not working right, instead of energy, the mitochondria generate heat and free radicals, which cause inflammation.
To reach this finding, the scientists performed tests simulating mitochondrial dysfunction in brain cells. By applying the açaí extract, these harmful effects have been reversed by 80% to 90%, indicating that the fruit may have therapeutic effects in psychiatric patients.
The study, published in the journal Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, shows that the açaí would have the potential to serve as the basis of psychiatric remedies in the future.
In addition, researchers plan to do an experiment that will test whether açaí has the ability to fight stress. The research is still under development, but the goal is to test whether acai could reduce the effects of stress on college students.
Eating a buttered bagel for breakfast is almost a tradition for Brazilians. More than yummy, breads are high in carbohydrates. On Wheat Day (November 10), we remember that these nutrients are important for body function and should not be left out of the diet without medical advice. Whenever we ingest carbohydrates, they enter the bloodstream and are absorbed into different speeds, giving energy for the body to function.
Bread, black, light and traditional are just some of the many personalities incorporated for this food so present at the table of Brazilians. In the midst of so much variety, you wonder what is the best version for you to achieve your goal, be it regulating the gut, controlling the calories on the menu or increasing the intake of a particular nutrient.