The Acai Berry Diet
There’s a new diet every week it seems that promises rapid weight loss with little effort: low-carb, low-fat, sugar-free, meat-free, and the list goes on and on. So, what is the latest? The Acai Berry Diet promoted by everyone from Oprah to CBS. We take a closer look to see if the studies on Acai Berries warrant any conclusive connection to effective weight loss.
The Acai Berry-which has an origin of Brazil-is a berry grown in the rainforest and its pulp is said to offer the health benefits mentioned-with them, weight loss another. Why would this be that the Acai could promote weight loss than any other? Some say that its location makes all the difference.
The location where the Acai Berry is grown allows it ample exposure to ultraviolet light, which results in what is called a high oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC)-which means it is superiorly high in antioxidants. Actually, studies have shown that the Acai Berry is ten times higher than other foods typically deemed rich in antioxidants. Moreover, Acai Berries are rich in minerals and nutrients such as: fiber, Vitamin E, Calcium, Magnesium, Copper, and Polyunsaturated fats, which are all contributory to a healthy diet.
Acai Health Benefits
These ingredients have given way to health benefits in human trials-such as stronger immune systems, healthier skin, and higher energy levels; as well as contributing to a feeling of satiety-which can help with weight loss.