There are many great natural supplements in the market place today. But the unfortunate thing is there are a lot of so called supplements out there that simply do not measure up. It is like anything you as a consumer buys or tries, some will work, some will not. Do your homework and research to find the best for you.
The one I want to discuss today is called the Acai berry, ( AH-SIGH-EE) . Found high atop the towering palm trees in the lush Amazon rainforest of South America. Largely unknown at the time, this nutrient packed berry has now achieved celebrity status.
The health benefits of the Acai berry has recently been validated by modern science. Taken from the USDA data, the Acai berrys total ORAC (antioxidant) activity is 200%-750% higher then an other fruit or vegetable. Thus with all that is now known, the Acai berry is considered as one of the worlds most healthful and nutrient dense fruits.
Featured in the book The Perricone Promise, by Dr. Nicholas Perricone, as one of the top 10 superfoods in the world. So you can see by combining the Acai berry along with other nutrient dense fruits, the health benefits are scientifically proven.
Here a only a few of the nutritional benefits found in the Acai berry.
-Antioxidants are known for stopping the free radicals from causing permenate damage to your cells. Once a cell is damaged, it reproduces a damaged cell, so antioxidants are essential for maintaining good health.
-Essential fatty acids(omega 3, 6 & 9) EFA play an important role in your bodies metabolic process. EFA is required by the body, and can only be obtained from food as you body can not produce it internally.
-Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, basically they are the building blocks of our cells and body tissue.
Some of the others are: phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals, complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber and more. You can research these and more on your own and see their importance to a healthy body.
Balance is the key to anything, and it is no different when talking about your health. Just like balance in work and play, balance is better then relying on a single ingredient. A balanced diet along with exercise is absolutely necessary in maintaining optimal health.
The good news is that we now know more then ever, what is good for us and what is not, it is up to you to use that information for a healthier longer life.