THE ACAI BERRY
NATURE’S GIFT OF THE AMAZON
The acai berry craze has caught on faster than you can say Oprah.
Why has the acai berry become so popular?
Dr. Nicholas Perricone, author of “Dr. Perricone’s 7 Secrets to Beauty, Health, and Longevity: The Miracle of Cellular Rejuvenation” appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show and claimed that the acai berry is the “number one super food in the world.”
This seems like a big statement, but in looking further into the subject of acai, it is consistently stated that the acai berry has the “best overall nutritional value of any fruit on earth.”
What makes acai so special? Acai is packed full of antioxidants.
How do antioxidants help your health?
Boost the immune system
Antioxidants fight cancer and disease.
Essential fatty acids found in acai act as an anti-viral agent.
Fight premature aging
High antioxidant levels protect skin from free radicals.
The acai berry contains a substantial amount of fiber.
Acai is full of enzymes and nutrients that aid in the digestion process.
Acai contains more than 5 times the antioxidant content of blueberries.
What are other health benefits of consuming the acai berry?
Acai berry promotes peaceful sleep.
Acai contains proteins that help relax your muscles, so the quality of your sleep increases.
Acai berry gives you energy.
This is due to the high antioxidant and vitamin content contained in acai.
Acai promotes weight loss
According to acai berry studies, “combined with proper diet and exercise, the acai berry can be an excellent weight loss aid.”
Omega fatty acids found in acai help to kick-start the metabolism.
Due to the high fiber content mentioned earlier, eating acai can help suppress your appetite. Amino and fatty acids help your body to burn fat more efficiently.
Do you need another reason to try acai? Let’s talk about where it comes from and how it is harvested. Acai is found in only one place, the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil.
Local farmers harvest acai berries by climbing far up into the tall trees to pick them. Acai must be packaged immediately, due to its short 24-hour life span. Acai is quickly processed into a pulp or juice.
A positive aspect of acai harvesting is that locals will find it more beneficial to protect the trees in the rainforest, instead of chopping them down for other purposes.
The economy of Brazil surely must be benefiting from this trend. Weight loss pills and potions that contain acai are flooding the market in America. As with any supplement, be sure to do your research on the product that you purchase, as there are a lot of imposters or pills that make miraculous claims that they can’t keep.
The acai berry is one of the hottest diet trends on the market. There are many good reasons to try it. Why not pick a reason to see what all the hype is about?