Acai is the most recent greatest thing in natural health, sharing a long tradition of superfoods with mangosteen, pomegranate, and vitamin E, and, if you go back far enough, cod liver oil, kelp, and even lard. But are the purported acai berry health benefits true?
If you are a fruit fly or a lab rat, you can be certain that acai berry has clinically proven health benefits for you. One study discovered that acai berry extract allows fruit flies live longer on a high-fat diet. For fruit flies that live in the dumpster behind McDonald’s who can buzz over to the dumpster behind the local juice bar, this is fantastic news.
Another research found that a diet that derives 5 % of calories from acai berry protects against N-nitrosomethylbenzylamine-induced esophageal cancer in lab rats. (The same study found that strawberries, wolfberries, blueberries,and blackberries work equally well.) And just one more research has found that frozen acai berry pulp slows down damage in aging rat brains. If you are an elderly lab rat with a drinking problem, acai is clearly for you.
But what about mankind? Is there any real evidence of acai berry health benefits for humans?
In one word, no. Acai berry juice tastes great. It is sustainably collected with sensitivity to the environment and with respect for the people who gather it. More people like a little acai in their juice than like a lot, but it’s great way to add variety to healthy beverages.
The thing is, acai isn’t a clinically proven superfood. And it’s not a diet food. To quote the world’s most popular promoter of acai berry, Chris Kilham (who introduced me to acai berry around 10 years ago): “Just a quick word about the acai diets that everybody has been spammed over. Useless. Acai is not a diet magic. It is a great, good tasting, highly beneficial fruit that gives you energy and makes you feel good. But don’t be bilked by companies that want you to believe it is the key to weight loss. It is not.”
Buy acai berry. It’s a great-tasting fruit, and every purchase you make helps striving native people earn a living honestly and honorably while preserving the Amazon rainforest. Be careful about spilling the juice on your clothes or countertops, because the stain is hard to get out. Just be aware that the astonishing antioxidant power of acai berry is balanced by the fact that most acai berry products has only about 5% acai berry juice.
For astounding health benefits, choose the right blend of foods, herbs, and nutritional supplements. Never depend on a single product, no matter how miraculous it may seem to be.
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