"... studies have shown that this little berry is one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world"
"Acai berries are among the most nutritious foods of the Amazon, rich in B vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein and omega-3."
"Acai berry drinks have become the new rage on the health food circuit. Early research on the Acai berry shows it has antioxidant properties."
The Acai (pronounced ah-SIGH-ee) berry is a small berry found in the rainforests of Brazil. Acai berries are found on palm trees called Euterpe oleracea. When ripe, the berries are dark purple and around the size of a blueberry. They contain a thin layer of pulp that is edible and has a large seed.
The Acai berry is one the most
nutritious and powerful fruits in
the world. It contains an extremely
high level of antioxidants. Acai has 10 times the
antioxidant level of grapes and twice as much as blueberries. It
is also rich in vitamins, minerals,
fiber, protein, and omega-3.
Many world class athletes drink Acai berry juice while training because it's loaded with so much nutrition and protein, it can be a complete meal alone.
Recently the popularity of acai berry diet products have greatly increased as more people are becoming aware of their many benefits.
What makes Acai
berry diet products effective?
The Acai berry is capable of flushing the excess waste as well as other harmful toxins in your body. The flushing of the harmful waste in the body alone can reduce your weight between 5 to 20 pounds and give you a flatter stomach and midsection.
Since the Acai berry contains so much protein and nutrients, it also helps you feel fuller when consumed so you do not have to eat as much. In addition, Acai helps increase your metabolism, which burns fat , and also gives your body a boost of energy.
The rich antioxidants, nutrients, proteins in the Acai berry makes it one of if the best fruits to help individuals lose weight. However the Acai is highly perishable and have to used quickly after picking it. Therefore it is very hard to be shipped and sold at super markets. Instead it is generally formulated into diet pills or drinks. Many companies also add other diet ingredients with the Acai berry to make even more effective diet supplements.
What are some other health benefits of the Acai berry?
There are numerous other health benefits from the Acai berry in addition to helping individuals lose weight. The high concentration of antioxidants and omega-3 in the Acai berry can help combat the signs of premature aging.
The combination of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols can also help promote cardiovascular and digestive health. There are also valuable amino acids and minerals found in the Acai berry that aids muscle regeneration and contraction.
In addition, some preliminary studies from the University of Florida shown that the Acai berry has the capability of destroying cancer cells. In the study,s ix different chemical extracts were made from Acai pulp. Four of the extracts destroyed a significant numbers of leukaemia cells after 24 hours. The extracts where able to destroy anywhere from about 35 percent to 86 percent of the cancer cells.