Amavida is a London-based business importing açaí and dragonfruit products from the depths of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil to the UK.
Our mission is to encourage a healthy lifetyle and share our passion for açaí by offering a product which is organic, rich in nutrients, and tasty!
Through the sale of our superfoods we also promote our love for the Amazon rainforest and organic farming. We support a sustainable industry that ensures fairness to local communities and connects conscientious consumers to quality, sustainably-produced natural products. This is why we stand by our slogan: Love The Amazon, Taste The Berry!
Two Brazilian vegans met in London training together in martial arts and formed a mutual bond over health, fitness, and the desire to build a business with positive socio-economic impact. In martial arts, acai bowls are a main staple of the balanced nutrition diet needed for advanced competitors. A couple of years ago, health and wellness communities began to see the benefits to acai that fitness warriors had been benefitting from. It quickly became the number one superfood in the world.
We take particular interest in the traditional methods used to pick our acai berries. River dwellers take their boats down the Amazon river and scale trees with palm leaves on their feet to climb to the treetops where the berries are kept. They pick barrels of berries and carry them back to the port. Because of its short lifespan, acai producers must ensure that the entire process takes place in no more than 24 hours. The berries can be freeze-dried and turned into powder. They can also be turned into juices, smoothies, and other types of drinks. And once Amavida's label has been attached to our products, the acai-based products will soon find their way to over UK based restaurants, cafes, gyms, and food stores.
The acai berry grows on palm trees along the banks of the Amazon river, Brazil.
Perfect for making smoothies or traditional Brazilian acai bows, this super fruit will provide your daily boost of antioxidants and nutrients.
It is rich in B vitamins and minerals, an excellent source or dietary fibre, has a low glycemic index (suitable for diabetics), and is gluten, caffeine, and cholesterol free. In addition, it is unique among fruit in that it contains healthy omega oils (specifically 6 and 9). Our quality ingredients are simply frozen acai pulp and water, with no added sugar.
PHYTONUTRIENTS: Açaí is a great source of phytochemicals (organic plant compounds) that boost the immune system and maintain healthy cells.
ANTIOXIDANTS: Açaí contains 16 types of antioxidant compounds, which help cleanse the body of harmful free radicals.
PROTEIN: Açaí has a strong protein profile similar to an egg. This helps to build, repair, and protect muscle tissue.
OMEGA FATS: Açaí is loaded with healthy fats which help maintain healthy blood cholesterol.
LOW GLYCEMIC INDEX: The low GI of açaí helps to control weight, prevent heart disease, and prolong physical endurance.
ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS: Açaí contains ALL of the essential amino acids and nutrients required by a human body. This very rare composition is ideal to maintain a well-functioning metabolism, support a good immune system, and help prevent major health problems and disease.
Dragonfruit - Pitaya
The Red Pitaya (commonly known as Dragonfruit) grows on cacti and is one of the most nutritious fruits in Central America. Pity is high in fibre and low in calories. It's also rich in antioxidants and vitamins.
The seeds are a good source of omega-3, while the fruit itself contains vitamins A, B2, B3, and C, as well as iron, phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium. These detoxify the body with powerful antioxidants and improve the quality of skin, teeth, eyes, and bones.
Each pack contains 400g of raw, premium grade pulp - simply 100% fruit and seeds.
RICH IN MAGNESIUM: This helps increase your energy. It's mportant for regulating sodium, potassium, and calcium levels. It also helps relax muscles, nerves, and anxiety - all of which lead to better sleep and muscle recovery.
HIGH IN FIBER: Diets that are high in fiber can help reduce the risks of heart disease, control blood sugar levels, maintain bowel health, and normalize bowel movements. They also lower cholesterol levels.
GOOD SOURCE OF IRON: Iron carries oxygen to your entire body, which is vital for brain and muscle functionality.
RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS: Antioxidants help protect your cells against the effects of free radicals that can cause heart disease, cancer, and other diseases.
ORGANIC: Organic food has been known to have higher antioxidant and nutrient levels than non-organic food. Organic food is produced without pesticides or chemicals, which helps protect the environment.
RICH IN VITAMIN B2 - Vitamin B2 plays a major role in energy production and is an essential nutrient in your diet.
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Rayder Machado - Owner
Rayder was born in Brazil in 1984, and at the age of 18 he joined the army for three and a half years. Upon leaving the army, he moved to London in 2005.
For the last 4 years he has been training in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu at Roger Gracie Academy. In July 2013, he won the gold medal at the British Open Jiu-jitsu competition for his category.
Rayder has always been an active person with a real interest in sport and believes his past experience helped him gain a range of skills useful for running a business, alongside a natural disposition to networking and engaging with people. For years he has been looking for a career where he could make a profit but also help people and the planet. Amavida ticks all these boxes and he is proud to be the face and promoter of this business.
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