The latest nutritional superstar seems to be the acai (ah-sigh-ee) berry, which has been receiving positive promotion on major television shows and can be found in a wide variety of items.
It is no wonder that this berry has become so popular. The acai berry has its origin in the Amazon rainforest where it has sustained life, especially in times of famine, for thousands of years.
Acai is unusual for a berry. While it contains antioxidants, fiber, and phytochemicals just like strawberries, blueberries, and cranberries, the acai berry has substances typically not found in a berry like cyanadin-3-glycoside, a plant chemical that supports healthy aging. It also contains amino acids, the building blocks of protein. In fact, the protein content of acai berry rivals that found in an egg. Also, the acai berry contains a high count of healthy fat. Healthy fat is needed by the body for maintaining healthy weight, cardiovascular fitness, hormone regulation, brain function, and skin, hair, and nail health. The healthy fat found in the acai berry outranks the healthy fat found in olive oil.
When looking for a good quality intake of acai berry, some practical guidelines should be considered. As processing destroys its beneficial properties, only the acai berry juice should be consumed, not powders or supplements. The only ingredient should be the juice of the acai berry. Acai berry juice should not be mixed with other juices or even water. Also, the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity) content of acai berry per ounce should be high, minimally 25,000-30,000 mg.
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