Healthy foods to keep you fighting fit in 2011

After the excess many of us enjoyed over the Christmas and New Year celebrations, there will have been plenty of resolutions made to make 2011 a year of moderation and healthy eating. A great way to kick start your campaign towards healthier eating is to discover the benefits of Nature’s ‘superfoods’.

There is a common misconception that these ‘superfoods’ are expensive and hard to come by, however, this simply isn’t the case. You can actually grow a number of superfoods yourself at home, and if not then they will be easy to find in your local grocer or supermarket; and won’t end up costing you an arm and a leg either. Below is a list of just a few, as well as some of the benefits they are purported to offer.

Watercress – Aside from the many health benefits it has to offer – what’s so great about watercress is that it’s so easy and fast to grow yourself. It is a great source of vitamins A and C, and also has a high iron, calcium and folic acid content.

Apples – Apples are not only an excellent source of antioxidants, especially vitamin C, but they contain a fibre called pectin that’ll help to lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels too. Taking an apple to work each day is therefore a great way to keep your skin, gums and digestive system healthy.

Beans – Whether they’re of the baked variety, or green beans out of the garden, beans are high in fiber, iron and calcium, which all go a long way to help keep your intestines in good working order.

Parsley – Like many herbs, parsley can be grown quite easily in a pot outside the home and is a great accompaniment to lots of meal types. It has the highest concentration of vitamin C than any other vegetable, and is full of iron and potassium, and is great for your skin, gums, eyesight and general metabolism.

Broccoli – As well as containing many of the antioxidants of Nature’s other superfoods, broccoli is high in folic acid, thought to be a go a long way in the prevention of heart disease; antioxidants including vitamin C, and a phytochemical said to have specific anti-cancer properties too.

Ginger – As one of the most widely used herbs in medicine for centuries, Ginger has a number of health benefits. Some of which include relief for colds, migraines and heartburn. It is also an anti-inflammatory, and is considered to help reduce the chances of several forms of cancer.

Tea – The nation’s favorite drink is known for its great social benefits and caffeine properties, however, it’s also a rich source of catechins – antioxidants that are said to help protect the heart from disease and blood clots.

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Acai Scams Discredit the Acai Berry

Acai Scams Discredit the Acai Berry

Acai Berries are the subject of so much talk these days. From miracle superfood to subject of the latest internet scams, the berry is quite popular. Below, we take a look at one of the biggest proprietors of the Acai Berry, Sambazon’s, thoughts on the recent developments in Acai scams.

Acai harvester

Acai harvester (Photo credit: CIFOR)

Sambazon is the biggest distributor of the Acai Berry worldwide and believes that all the recent scams on Acai Berry products promising weight loss, colon cleansing health, and improved sexual function are discrediting the actual proven effects of the berry.

The company persists that there is an “increasing amount of misleading information in circulation comparing packaged products to whole fruit or juice in an inaccurate attempt to discredit the true properties of acai. Years of tests conducted by accredited organizations in Brazil and the U.S. prove that when comparing pure fruit to pure fruit, or pure juice to pure juice, the antioxidant capacity of acai reigns superior to pomegranate, blueberry, blackberry, and most fruits available”.

Sambazon has spent the last eight years studying the berry and takes great care to put forth only the most healthy and pure Acai product as possible. The real deal Acai-though low in sugar and calories and rich in Omega fats and antioxidants-does not conclusively point to weight loss or any of the other promises out there, but it does point to overall better health.

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The Acai Berry Diet

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.

Brazilian Superfood

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.

ORAC

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.

Acai Burn – Quick-Loss Secret of the Amazon

Acai Burn – Quick-Loss Secret of the Amazon

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Acai Tree (Photo credit: gurucrusher)

Key Studies

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#1 Superfood

Dr. Nicolas Perricone introduced Acai Berry as the #1 superfood to the western world on a popular talk show this past year and now the secret antioxidant rich value of the Amazon berry is becoming known across the country. Studies are showing that it is one of the most popular and nutritious foods in the world. Feel healthy and vibrant, lose unwanted weight, and boost energy levels. And for a limited time, you can try AcaiBurn free with the payment of a small shipping and handling charge. There’s no reason not to give this great new product a try and see for yourself the changes in your life.

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Antioxidant Nutrition

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