Acai Berry – The New Super-Food
The health and fitness supplement world has been shaken by the arrival of Acai Berry, the latest super-food to arrive on the market, that has been turned into one of the most beneficial supplements to enhance overall well being and aid weight loss.
Acai berry is a tiny fruit that grows on Amazon Palm trees deep in the center of the Amazon rain forests. Renowned for its health enhancement powers and treasured by the indigenous population for centuries, its secret has now reached the outer world, and new developments in cultivation, storage and shipping, mean that for the first time, Acai is now available to the modern civilized world at large.
This small deep purple berry contains the most amazing range of health giving vitamins and minerals in unrivalled amounts amongst all other plant life. The problem, until recent events unfolded, was that once picked, its treasure trove of nutrients deteriorated rapidly, making it worthless to ship. But this problem has now been solved, as entrepreneurs, realizing the berry’s potential demand in the world health and fitness supplements marketplace, have invested heavily in plant to both process and freeze dry the little berries almost as soon as they are picked.
The thing that has excited the marketplace so much is the payload of high quality anti-oxidants that each berry contains. The only other naturally occurring source of anti-oxidants in such high concentration in the plant world, are blue-berries and red grapes. But in addition to the rich anti-oxidant content, Acai berries contain so many other invaluable vitamins and minerals in unparalleled concentration. This is what has raised the Acai Berry to its pinnacle as the new number one super-food.
For the uninitiated, anti-oxidants are credited as being able to slow down the signs of aging. In addition they are also known to be beneficial against many diseases and illnesses including Alzheimer’s, heart disease, arthritis, and even cancer.
The other significant substance that the Acai Berry contains is something called Anthocyanins. This natural chemical has the ability to stop free radicals from turning fruit brown as it ages and degrades. Anthocyanins are able to preserve the anti-oxidant content of foodstuffs until after it is eaten, ensuring the maximum benefit is ingested. Red wine also contains Anthocyanins, but Acai holds as much as 30% to 40% more.
In addition, Acai Berry also has high concentrates of Omega 3, 6, and 9, is rich in fiber, and also contains 19 amino acids and proteins known to enhance new body tissue growth. If that wasn’t enough, the flesh of the Acai also contains 3 plant sterols, all of which are beneficial to heart health and also promote good digestion, as well as containing the vitamins B1, B2, B3, C and E. Finally, Acai has the essential minerals potassium, calcium, copper, magnesium and zinc. No wonder it is being heralded as the new number one super-food!
The Fiber content of Acai is also particularly high, being as much as 45 grams out of every 100 grams. This high fiber content means that Acai is also very useful in helping to bulk you out and making you feel more full, whilst at the same time being excellent for cleaning your colon. Both of these characteristics help to speed weight loss.
If you are considering adding Acai Berry to your daily supplement routine, you need to ensure that you buy from a reputable source that contains 100% Acai. Unfortunately there are many unscrupulous websites that sell product that only has a small amount of pure Acai, rendering it almost useless, so choose your source carefully.