Acai in the Media

The media has been buzzing about Acai for different reasons, the purple fruit that originates from the Amazon Rain forest on the amazon palm trees. Acai is a small berry, mostly found with a seed, covered in a small amount of pulp. Unlike its small size, it has a large nutritional punch, more than any other food in the world. Acai juice has tremendous health properties and could be one of the best foods to stay healthy.

Survey shows that the acai berry has abundant nutritional value and is used as a popular supplement. If you wonder how the fruit really tastes, well it is like a vibrant mix of berries and chocolate. The hidden royal purple pigment in this fruit makes it nature’s perfect energy fruit.

In the CBS Early show, “Food for Your Heart,” their dietician Keri Glassman said that acai fruit is rich in B vitamins, minerals, fiber, iron and calcium, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Oliec acid, a beneficial fatty acid is also present in this fruit. This fruit does not have cholesterol and fat.

NBC Today’s show content presents, “Five Life Changing Foods,” which says that acai fruit is known for its high antioxidant count. It is proven that it contains 10 to 30 times more antioxidant than blueberries, pomegranates or grapes. And this berry drink is the best antioxidant with the highest ORAC values in the world. It is also an excellent source of dietary fiber.

Additionally, acai, media’s new fruit baby, is enormously rich in organic vegetable protein. It does not produce cholesterol during the process of digestion and is quickly and easily processed and transported to your muscles. In addition to its content of protein and lipids which are unsaturated, acai is also rich in carbohydrates that provide your body with the required energy while practicing any kind of sport.

The juice and puree of acai berry have been used in beverages and is more popular in Brazil. The recognition of the berry started to spread from Brazil to the rest of the world at a very fast pace. In today’s hectic lifestyle, there is no doubt the acai berry is winning the lead globally. The acai berry gives your energy levels a boost and at the same time reduces hunger feelings.

Lailina Wisoff, a Kaiser Permanente dietician, at ABC News, Denver, has a view that açaí’s major selling point is that it contains a significant concentration of anthocyanins, the antioxidants believed to lesser the chances of heart disease. The fruit helps you ward off cancer, prevent Alzheimer’s disease and protect your heart, helping you live longer and healthier.

The most up-to-date health fad in the United States is acai berry and users say that acai is one of the best nutritious and versatile foods in the world. From the evening news to the talk shows, the fad is all about the acai berry.

For example, in the Oprah.com online community, the berry is described as the number one super food. And “American Curves” magazine says it is the Viagra of the Amazon. And the journal of “Agriculture and Food Chemistry” has said recently that the acai berry has the ability to be absorbed into the human body when consumed both as juice and pulp.