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Acai

An organic super food from Brazil packing a healthy dose of nutrients.

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  • Product: A natural berry that grows in the Amazon rain forest
  • Accessibility: Online and some retailers in pill form
  • Diet Type: Dietary supplement
  • Gender: Male and female
BACKGROUND

Just the mention of a product coming from the Amazon has the overtones of possessing mysterious health benefits. Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) is the high-energy berry of a special Amazon palm tree. Its nutritional benefits are so powerful, Dr. Nicholas Perricone lists it as one of his top 10 Super Foods at Oprah's Web site.

Studies have shown that the Acai berry is one of the more nutritious and powerful foods on the planet. Harvested in the rainforests of Brazil, Acai tastes like a mix of berries and chocolate. Hidden within its purple pigment is what makes it the perfect energy fruit. Acai is packed full of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids. You probably won't find it in your local supermarket, but you may have better luck at health food stores, or from the many products springing up online.

The benefits of Acai are purported to be good for detoxing and maintaining optimal health for balancing your pH level. Proper pH balance is vital to our immune health and for disease prevention and correction. Other benefits you'll enjoy:

  • Acai has a high concentration of antioxidants that combat premature aging. It has 10 times the antioxidants that red grapes have, and as much as 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine. Anthocyanins may have antioxidant effects, possibly fighting cancer, diabetes, and bacterial infections, to name a few.
  • Healthy monounsaturated fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols together help promote cardiovascular and digestive health.
  • An amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, help with muscular health.

PRO
  • Research concludes that there appear to be significant benefits to Acai
  • On Dr. Perricone's list of Super Foods
  • Natural ingredients have disease-fighting qualities
  • Increases energy
  • Offers antioxidants and amino acids
  • Good source of fiber
  • Organic products available
  • Many juices and other products available in major grocers
CON
  • Like other exotic products, Acai can be pricey
  • Many imposters
INGREDIENTS

Each Acai product will vary in its ingredients. Be sure to look for Acai products that are all-natural, and do not include a long list of other ingredients. Acai in its purest form is most effective.

Acai comes in many forms, including the whole berry, juices, powders, capsules and pills, food items and more.

EXERCISE

Like any weight loss product, you should commit to a consistent exercise regimen. Be sure to look for Acai products that support a balanced and active lifestyle.

CONCLUSION

Exotic health foods, like the Acai berry, can provide untapped health benefits, if you can afford it. For whatever reason, these organic products are often on the steep side. But what else is more important than your health? If you can find room in your budget, a product like Acai is worth exploring.

Common Misspellings

Asai, Akai, Ackai, Acia, Acai Berry, Acaiberry, Acai Deit


Related Diets: Acai Berry Blast, Acai Berry Boom, Acai Berry Power 500, Acai Berry Supreme, Acai Berry Wonder, Acai Burn for Men, Acai Green Tea Fusion, Acai Slim, Acai-aSlim, Extreme Acai Berry, Extreme Acai Pom, MonaVie, Vital Acai, Viva Acai, Acai Easy Drink Pack, Acai Roots, Sambazon Acai


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Salve Deveza

yes, all we need is exercise regularly, work out daily, eat healthy. that's all. we don't need to deal with this scam people. i had exp. with other diets free trial. on line. i was charged so many times. some of them they don't have contact number. that's why, i quit buying from trials.

posted Dec 14th, 2008 2:20 am


Jellybelly

All these people claming they notice a change in just one week are full of it. It's not a hype but it's turning into one for all those who want a "quick fix". Get real, the benificial effects can only be seen through a sustained healthy lifestyle. Don't buy supplements, you only sustain a very small percentage, the rest comes out...well you know.

posted Dec 12th, 2008 6:18 pm


ssmall

The people who are saying they are sick need to give acai a longer chance. Yes, it keeps you in the bathroom for a few days, but how else do you think the toxins are going to come out of your body? The Mona-Vie acai juice is THE BEST acai out there. You can get it from the Mona-Vie website. Last Year I had the flu, an ear infection and bronchitis that turned into pneumonia ( had no idea) for weeks and the docs told me told me the Mona-Vie is what kept me out of the hospital.

posted Dec 12th, 2008 5:02 pm


Diana

It really works. I have tried alot of different diets and this one works. You have more energy and feel great, and most of all you lose weight.

posted Dec 12th, 2008 3:22 pm


Patrick Gallego

Many people can benefit from the super fruit. Although there may be other dietary supplements, and natural remidies to assit with patients with various illnesses, the acai berry is the only fruit that contains protiens and antioxidents that slows down the aging process. Cancer patients have testified that the acai berry was beneficial to their disease and in most cases eliminated the cancer entirely when taking this super fruit on a regular basis.

posted Dec 12th, 2008 3:16 pm


Arunas

My friend who is pregnant drank the "Inner" from Genesis Today. The Acai berry is in the "Beauty" as I recall. We went to Traviata in the downtown of Lisle, so you can find them locally.

posted Dec 12th, 2008 3:15 pm


Patrick Gallego

The acai berry is an organic super fruit that carries health beneficial properties that other fruits do not.

posted Dec 12th, 2008 2:57 pm


Teri

I tired it and it works.

posted Dec 12th, 2008 2:13 pm


Rubens

It's an amazing food!! So good eat iton a beach after exercises

posted Dec 12th, 2008 1:33 pm


Jenni

From the first day taking the liquid form, I could feel the difference. My energy level was up, I feel more alert and all around better. My stamina level has gone up since my work takes me into long hourly days. I am even sleeping more soundly. I definetly recommend this product. I prefer the liquid form since it will be absorbed by the body more quickly and be put to use sooner.

posted Dec 12th, 2008 12:11 pm


Suzie

I bought some acai supplements a week ago from a health food store and I love it. I've never been "regular" and since I started taking these I've lost 3 lbs and I've been regular.

posted Dec 12th, 2008 11:43 am


susieq

If Acai Berry works, how come Oprah is gaining weight?

I ordered mine from Swanson Vitamins for $15.00 including shipping. So far so good!

posted Dec 12th, 2008 11:39 am


Jenni

From the first day taking the liquid form, I could feel the difference. My energy level was up, I feel more alert and all around better. My stamina level has gone up since my work takes me into long hourly days. I am even sleeping more soundly. I definetly recommend this product. I prefer the liquid form since it will be absorbed by the body more quickly and be put to use sooner.

posted Dec 12th, 2008 11:37 am


Ddavis

Ordered it, used it, and hated it! It does not work, or it didn't for me anyways. Sent it back for the refund they promised if I didn't like it, and still haven't receieved my money.

posted Dec 12th, 2008 11:21 am


Lexi

it made me sick.

posted Dec 12th, 2008 10:11 am


Mirian

Does not work at all..............................................

posted Dec 12th, 2008 10:06 am


ToniB

Acai is a legit fruit and the supplements out there vary so dig around and do some research. Some online retailers are trust worthy and remember nothing is ever truly free!

posted Dec 12th, 2008 6:21 am


Sxooby

Acai Berries are awesome but you don't need to fall for some scam requiring a colon cleanse just eat your normal fiber and exercise but i have been doing the berries for years and am told that nobody buys the fact that I'm 44 years young (old lol)

posted Dec 12th, 2008 4:36 am


christy

by the way, i bought vital acai 1200 from ebay for about $15 for a months worth. lovin it

posted Dec 12th, 2008 3:21 am


christy

I really like the acai berry pills, my appetite has decreased by about 50% , and I already see and feel a difference after under a week. At stores like walmart and walgreens they have a colon detox pill simply called colon cleanse and these seem to work as well as pricier ones I have bought online

posted Dec 12th, 2008 3:17 am



 

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