Vitality Bowls® contain the Amazon's antioxidant-packed açaí berry as well as a selection of fresh fruit and superfood ingredients. Our bowls contain potassium, fiber, calcium, phosphorus, protein, and an array of vitamins for efficient energy as well as omega-9 and omega-6 fatty acids to help improve cholesterol.
Many of our ingredients are organic, depending on the season and availability. All bowls and smoothies are made without fillers such as ice, frozen yogurt, added sugar, artificial preservatives, or high fructose corn syrup.
The açaí berry is a thin mesocarp of dense fruit that makes it a nutritional powerhouse. Traditionally, açaí is mixed with guarana, another native Brazilian berry that is a pure natural energy source. Açaí has been called one of the world's superfruits because of its nutritional properties. Açaí is rather unique because in addition to its high level of antioxidants, it contains healthy fats (omega fatty acids).
Research has shown that açaí is a dense source of a particular class of flavonoids called anthocyanins. Anthocyanins act as powerful antioxidants, which help combat free radicals. A free radical is simply a molecule that is missing an electron. As soon as a molecule loses one of its attached electrons, it becomes unstable and seeks to re-stabilize itself by stealing an electron from the nearest molecule. This causes the attacked molecule to then become a free radical, and it starts a chain reaction. Ultimately, as the process continues, it can lead to cell damage and disease. Antioxidants are molecules loaded with free electrons.
Açaí is said to have 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine. In addition to fighting disease, antioxidants are said to help combat premature aging.