Acai Berry.....The Amazing Superfruit Everybodys Talking About !
The Acai Berry what a powerful little fruit this is.
Rich in antioxidants for a
healthy immune system,
super foods don't get much better than this. It is one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world. There are many health benefits of acai and even the potential to lose weight by taking this number one super food is quite possible.
So, here is a quick simple review of the amazing health pro moting , anti-aging acai berry.
Known as the miracle fruit, the benefits of acai berries has been known for thousands of years but not until as late as the 1990s was it introduced to the western world. This completely natural newest nutritional secret is now out and we can all now enjoy the acai benefits.
So, firstly...how to pronounce acai (ah-sigh-ee)!
What does acai fruit look like?
Well it is similar in looks to a grape (but smaller) and is a blackish-purple berry, quite small and round and approx 1 inch in diameter. In the middle is a large seed which is about eighty per cent of the fruit.
Boy can we thank the Amazon forests for the acai-berry? The Shuar tribes are one of these Amazonian tribes that have through centuries traditionally kept the use of plants (acai berry) for medicinal purposes. It is very effective for boosting the immune system in the fight against colds and flu etc.
What are the benefits of taking acai?
Firstly, you should all know by now that eating a diet
rich in antioxidants
is believed to protect your body against
heart disease and cancer. Healthy eating & diet food & fitness & exercise as well as taking vitamins and
will also help protect the body too. Ultimately it's antioxidants that contribute to a healthier you. Men's health, women's health even
they can all be attributed to a sensible anti-oxidant intake.
Well, acai berry research confirms it has natural antioxidant properties, which can be helpful in
preventing certain cancers
due to its antioxidant properties and antioxidant potential. These berries contains anthocyanins and
Anthocyanidins are a very large group of red-blue plant and dark purple pigments. Blue berries contains anthocyanidinsthis too and that explains their high antioxidant capacity. It was originally believed that
had the highest antioxidant capacity of the berries, but the acai has surpassed that, although that still doesn't detract from the power and value of blueberries.
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(oxygen-radical absorbance capacity) value. It is basically a measurement of antioxidant potential.
In fact it is believed that acai is five times more potent than gingko biloba (a commonly used herbal therapy product).
There is also belief, although it has yet to be substantiated that some acai berry product s can help with such conditions as bipolar disorder, mental health problems. It is also believed to be a good colon cleanse, help with skin & beauty, could aid with cancers such as breast cancer. Some are claiming it can prevent any disease. I'm not certain about that!
It is also a natural cholesterol controller by reducing the bad cholesterol in our blood and increasing the good cholesterol.
It helps boost your immune system and protects the heart as well as fighting infection.
Want to control prostate enlargement? You don't need a drug for that, try acai! I suppose you could call it Nature's viagra.
Want a boost of energy?
This fruit is for you then. It is naturally full with energy. Many pro sportsmen are using it as a health food with vitamins for fitness. Also acai juice has been introduced into other products like bars and health snacks to be sold at fitness gyms and health spars.
We are now 'waking up' to the fact that this amazing fruit has so much to offer. It is thought to have the highest free radical killing power of any known fruit. Now that is some claim.
In the western world our diets are saturated with fat and fast food so taking acai berry will certainly help you.
It is rich in proteins, fibre, minerals, vitamins and essential Omega oils to reduce our bad cholesterol caused by our western diets.
The acai berries fatty acids ratio resembles that of
This is thought to be a contributing factor to low incidence of heart disease in Mediterranean populations.
The acai berry contains similar properties as red wine in controlling fats in the blood and is a fair contributor to compare against the wine diets of the Mediterranean people. It has even been featured on the Oprah Winfrey show as being one of the top ten superfruits. A superstar indeed.
Some people are claiming acai berries as the new slimming, weight loss supplement or dietary supplement and detox craze. Yes, there are claims that losing weight with acai is possible. So if you want fat burn, these berries could be a great way to prevent weight gain, look at it as a sort of
So, ditch any weight loss programs you have and take the acai berry cleanse diet now! If you want more information on acai berry diet food, daily values, applied nutrition, vitamins & lifestyle..or lose weight with acai...just 'google' it.
Each acai palm trees produces round about 20 kg of fruit per year and the wine produced by this fruit has become the most important product in terms of finance in Brazil after wood forest products.
Are there any acai side effects?
Not really...again it depends on how much you take, the common sense theory is that it should be taken in moderation, or synergistically (together) with other antioxidants.
For instance, the following drinks will give you your 'mix' of acai and other powerful berries It is worth noting however that when chosing a quality juice, look for one where you don't need diluted juice or with no artificial colors or flavors, or added sugar or preservatives.
We really cannot ignore how valuable a fruit this is. So try and introduce it into your diet quickly and enjoy all the benefits that this amazing fruit has to offer. Truly one of nature's super foods for optimal health.