Dr. Nicholas Perricone has become somewhat of a celebrity/guru in the diet industry. He’s a dermatologist who has written books and has made TV appearances, including Oprah. What has set Perricone apart from the endless supply of other diet talking heads is that he espouses his views from the perspective of how your diet comes into play with your skin and maintaining a youthful appearance.
Dr. Perricone suggests that your diet can slow and even reverse the aging process, from an external perspective. This can include some less-mainstream food choices. One of his so-called Super Foods is Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee).
Studies show that this berry, native to Central and South America, is packed with a powerful nutritional punch.
Acai’s pulp contains:
- A high concentration of antioxidants, which help combat premature aging. It has 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 – 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine.
- A synergy of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols to help promote cardiovascular and digestive health
- An essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration
You can check out all of Dr. Perricone’s Super Foods at Oprah.com.
See our V8 Acai and Mixed Berry Food Find.
September 9th, 2008