Acai

The Acai Berry which is commonly pronounced a-sigh-ee, is a rather small, round, and black-looking purple. It resembles a grape or a blueberry, but is yet smaller and darker. This fruit has a large seed and minimum amount of pulp. The acai is touted as the next great weight loss wonder and is used in energy juices, some energy bars and a boatload of supplements. Manufacturers claim the acai berry’s natural combination of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, phytosterols, and amino acids work together to help your body function better, process food easier, and burn fat more efficiently.

Once known only to natives of the Amazon Rainforest, the acai berry does appear to provide some antioxidant power and health enhancements. One website boasts that this wonder berry has 59, count em, 59 health benefits. I won’t bore you with all 59 details and some listed on one website are redundant; but here are the highlights:

Prolongs Your Life

Increases Your Energy

Increases Your Overall Strength

Helps You Maintain Healthy Blood Pressure

Helps You Maintain Healthy Cholesterol

Enhances Sexual Function

Promotes Overall Wellness

Supports Weight Loss through Fat Loss

The following claims at first blush are pretty tough to hold on to.

Prevents Cancer

Cures Osteoporosis

Helps Improve & Even Cure Leukemia

Prevents Allergies

With weight loss I’ve often advised that it’s the small things we overlook that often give us the greatest benefits. I think the acai berry fits into the small things category as far as cost and availability. However, it’s claims to prevent and cure certain diseases, to me, is a stretch. I would never advise anyone diagnosed with any serious illness or disease to try any supplement without consent of their physician. That’s just safety and common sense.

On a final note, I have tried several drinks that contain the acai berry and taste wise they weren’t bad. One by Mon a Vie and Body Alive, both are a bit pricey. Neither drink provided a big energy rush, but I did appreciate the added antioxidants. So there you have it, Take Care and Be Well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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