For the Jiujiteiro, Açaí is like the spinach was to the Sailor Popeye. The popularity of the fruit in the center of Brazil is related to the Gracie Family in the ’30s when they moved from Belém to Rio de Janeiro.
Everybody knows that Açaí has many benefits for our health. However, pay attention to the ingredients that your Açaí has. For example, in Brazil, it is very common to mix the frozen Açaí with guaraná syrup, a very high sugar ingredient.
Even as Brazilian, I never tasted real açaí. I have friends that live and visited north of Brazil, and all of them told me that açaí, has a strong taste of plant and is bitter.
Be careful and smart with your açaí. Grandmaster Hélio Gracie once said: “you are what you eat”.
For the Jiu-Jitsu crowd, the Açaí berry is like the spinach for Popeye. The popularity of the fruit in the center of the country is related to the Gracie family during the migration from Belém do Pará to Rio de Janeiro during the 1930s.
Everyone knows the benefits of açaí for our health. But we must pay attention to the ingredients of the açaí that we consume. For example, in Brazil, it is common to mix the frozen pulp with the guaraná syrup, and we all know how sweet the syrup is.
Stay tuned for your health and your açaí. In the video below, the great master Hélio Gracie already said: “the bad enters through the mouth”.