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Acai Berry - The Number One Super Food In The World
grape-sized little berry that grows predominately in the Amazon
Brazil is packed with an amazing amount of free-radical
which are used by your body to fight cancer cells and boost your immune
system. Acai berry is considered to have the best overall nutritional value
of any fruit on earth with high quantities of
vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, iron, fiber and calcium, as well as
other types of minerals, acids and other healthy ingredients that
benefit your body. Natives of the region have harvested acai berry as
their diet for hundreds of years and subsequently they are incredibly
healthy and free of many of the
harmful toxins that exist in bodies of the people in the western world.
Pure acai berry pulp, acai berry juice, and quality acai supplements,
will be completely free of any negative side effects.
The fruit, a small, round, black-purple drupe about 1-inch (25 mm)
circumference, similar in appearance but smaller than a grape and with
less pulp, is produced in branched panicles of 500 to 900 fruits. Two
crops of fruit are produced each year. The fruit has a single large
seed about 0.25–0.40 inches (7–10 mm) in diameter. The exocarp of the ripe fruits is a deep purple
color, or green, depending on the kind of acai and its maturity. The mesocarp is pulpy and thin, with a
consistent thickness of 1 mm or less. It surrounds the voluminous
and hard endocarp, which contains a
seed with a diminutive embryo and abundant endosperm. The seed makes up
about 80% of the fruit.
The acai berry we are talking about is a natural fruit, not any
chemically processed or a genetically engineered acai berry product.
The best acai berry products are the ones which contain 100%
natural acai berry, and where the only processing ever done is dry
freezing its pulp and skin and grinding it into powder (no laboratory
processing or aditives). Look for products that are certified kosher,
vegan and organic. High quality acai products have high ORAC
levels. Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity
(ORAC) is a method of measuring antioxidant capacities of
help to promote cell regeneration, they are a great all natural
help boost your immune system, and flush out harmful toxins which
weaken the immune system. They are essential aid to a
balanced diet, overall health and
wellness and also great help in the prevention of disease.
Freeze-dried acai powder was shown to have mild inhibitory
effects on cyclooxygenase enzymes COX-1
and COX-2, and chemically-extracted polyphenolic-rich fractions from acai were
reported to reduce the proliferation of HL-60
(experimental leukemia) cells in vitro. In vitro anti-proliferative
effects were also observed with extracts from acai pulp oil. In a study
of rats fed a high cholesterol diet, supplemental feeding with dry
pulp reduced blood levels of total and non-high-density lipoprotein
cholesterol and superoxide dismutase activity.
Orally-administered acai has been tested as a contrast
agent for magnetic resonance imaging of the gastrointestinal system. Its anthocyanins have also been characterized
for stability as a natural food coloring agent.