Monday, June 20, 2011

Acai Berry

In his appearance at Oprah Winfrey show some years back, American dermatologist, Dr. Nicholas Perricone, listed Acai berry as the number one super food in the world today because of its high contents of nutritional components. 

Acai Berry (pronounced a-sigh-ee) is a small, rounded fruit with a purple colour and relatively smaller than grapes. It prominently grows in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil and freeze-dried into food supplements (it cannot be exported as a fresh fruit because it is highly perishable). 

Acai berry carries an almost perfect balanced nutritional properties that effectively cleanse internal body system. It has a highest ORAC test result, (ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity is a method developed by the U.S Department of Agriculture to determine and measure the antioxidant content in a certain food. Acai berry is now available in the market through food supplements (tablets, capsules, juice and smoothies). 

Health benefits of Acai berry are as follows:
  • Improves stamina and boosts energy levels
  • May prevent chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disorders
  • Helps flush out deadly toxin and bacteria, it helps cleanse digestive tract and colon
  • Controls weight gain and prevent constipation
  • It has anti-aging, anti-inflammation and anti-bacterial effects
  • Prevent future waste build-up in the system
  • Alleviate depression, insomnia and promotes mental focus
  • Promotes young looking skin
  • Improves sexual performance

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