The Acai Berry

The Acai Berry: It's the other red berry

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Acai Berry Diet

Read all about the amazing Superfood Acai berries. And how this antioxidant can really help you loss weight.

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Acai Berry Juice

Check out this smoothie recipe to make a healthy snack at home.

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Acai Berry Research

Read some facts about the Acai berry, and see why researches believe the acai berry to be a true superfood.

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Acai Berry Information

More facts in info about the superfood...the Acai Berry

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Friday, 23 January 2009

Acai Berry Information

Here are some facts related to acai berries:

  1. They are high in carbohydrates, and often used in sports supplements
  2. They help enhance skin texture
  3. It helps improve circulation
  4. Acai berries can prevent artherosclerosis
  5. Very high in antioxidants
  6. Has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
  7. Acai berries help enhance the human immune system
  8. Help great a healthy Cardiovascular System
  9. They are high essential fatty acids and omegas
  10. Help maintain HDL cholesterol levels
  11. They help fight free radicals and so are said to aid in preventing premature aging
  12. They have a high ORAC value
  13. Acai berries are a great source of dietary fiber
  14. They are rich in organic vegetable protein
  15. Acai berries have very high amounts of protein and unsaturated
    lipids which is great for helping with weight loss
Did you know?

Acai berries have ten to thirty times the anthocyanins of red wine. The French are well known for having a high fat diet, and yet an overall low rate of heart disease compared to that of most of the western world. This is said to be a product of their high consumption of red wine.

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Acai Berry Research

Acai Berry Research

Five benefits of Acai Berries

  • Acai berries are rich in antioxidants, which include Vitamin C and Polyphenols.
  • It has antiseptic qualities. It is believed to help athletes recover quicker from injuries.
  • Acai berries provide a great supply of energy - contain an appropriate amount of carbohydrates.
  • Acai berries contain many omega oils.
  • Acai berries help regulate blood sugar, which helps diabetics manage their condition.
Research is also being conducted on the ability of the acai berry fight cancer. There are already solutions which have the acai berry as an active ingredient which are being tested in a lab setting to treat malignant cells.

Some resrearch is being carried out in the field of preventing heart disease.

The acai berry is also speculated to have anit aging qualities.

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Acai Berry Juice

Acai Berry Juice

Ascai Berries are not easy to find in most regular supermarkets.This is because they are grown mainly in the rain forests' of South America. However, you can buy acai juice in many supermarkets, and it's scrumptious. I highly recommend the innocent fruit smoothies available in most places in the UK.

Recipe:

  • One cup frozen blueberries
  • One cup frozen raspberries
  • One cup acai berry juice (innocent or any other)
  • Half cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • One Tbsp. unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder
Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until they are smooth. It will serve two.

Related: juice fasting

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Thursday, 22 January 2009

Acai Berry Diet

Acai Berry Diet

Everyone knows it hard work trying to lose weight. It is a constant struggle to keep on top of your exercise plan, and to eat the right foods. And even when follow everyones advice progress can be slow...often so slow you give up. What if I could tell you that there was a food that not only tasted good, but was also some what of an Nutrionalists super-food. Oprah has called the acai berry a super-food. Acai berries are full of antioxidants, more so than any known fruit or vegetable. Acai berries are ones of the best options for helping you lose wight in the long term. The acai berry has many desirable characteristics which make it an ideal dieting food. It increases the metabolism in the body and is packed with antioxidants.

Even though Acai berries are used by the celebrities and endorsed by such famous people as Oprah, they shouldn't not cost you too much, as the berry is a natural product.



Some foods for you to try which include Acai berries:
  • Smoothies
  • Juice
  • Great to have with cereal
  • Sorbe
  • Available as a supplement
Acai berries are said to have a very strong sour taste, so are not great to eat alone, however that make a great and healthy addition to many different meals.

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The Acai Berry

Acai Berry

The Acai Berry: It's the other red berry

Vogue Magazine: 'the next big workout cocktail'
NBC's Matt Lauer: 'the Amazon's natural viagra'
The Times: 'acai is the fruit of an Amazonian palm with the nutritional content that makes other fruits blush with inadequacy'

Acai berries are full of antioxidants, more so than any known fruit or vegetable. This makes them an ideal nutritional source, and they also taste great. Nutrionalists have even described the acai berry as a super-food.

The Acai berry is a small, rounded black purple berry that is about 25 mm in diameter. It is very similar in appearance and size to a grape but with much less pulp. The acai palm one of the most important plant species in places in South America as the fruit makes up such a major component of the diet in these regions.

Health Focus

The juice and pulp of acai berry are frequently used in various commercial juices, smoothies and other beverages. Studies have shown that a persons blood antioxidant capacity increases within 2 hours of consuming acai juice.

There are also claims that the acai berry can slow down aging, improve energy levels, strengthen your immune system, help with joint pain, migraines and regulate blood pressure.

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