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Acai- Nature's Wonder Fruit?

Jul 14, 2008
Acai is known by some as nature's energy fruit, a little berry that is packed with so much nutrition that some call it one of the most powerful foods on the planet. The fruit is 100% natural and found exclusively in the Amazon rain forest. Acai is a berry that is retrieved from the Amazon palm tree. The berry tastes like a combination of chocolate and berries but it is filled with antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids. It is usually available in juice form as well. Recently it has become available as an unsweetened pulp which would offer the utmost nutrition.

The antioxidants that are in acai can reverse the signs of aging because they have ten times more antioxidants than red grapes and 30 times more than red wine. Acai also heals and restores cardiovascular and digestive health as it is full of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols. It is also responsible for offering the minerals and essential amino acids that are essential for proper muscle contraction and regeneration. Celebrities like Oprah have even attested to the wonders of this versatile fruit.

Acai contains a fatty acid that is similar to the one in olive oil and is also rich in monounsaturated oleic acid. In case you are wondering why oleic acid is important, let me tell you why. It helps omega-3 fish oils penetrate the cell membrane which helps to make cell membranes suppler. Acai will boost energy levels naturally, improve digestive functions, induce healthy and sound sleep, provide all of the vital vitamins that are necessary, and improve clarity.

Acai is also a very powerful free radical fighter. It has high levels of fibers and cleanses infections within the body. It will regulate cholesterol levels, promote healthier and younger-looking skin, alleviate diabetes, fight cancerous cells, slow down the aging process, and will also enhance sexual desire and performance.

Acai berries are high in carbs so they give the body that added energy especially during work or while engaging in sports. Today there are a lot of health drinks that contain acai berries or a concentrated extract of the acai berry fruit. You can also buy it in a powder form and make smoothie drinks too. If they are freeze dried, the berries have a very long life while still maintaining full nutritive value. The acai berry is definitely a healing food and should be added to any diet to maintain optimum health.
About the Author
Shannon Pollock has been teaching people about natural health remedies for many years. She is a specialist with experience in herbal remedies for both people and animals.

For more information on the benefits of acai, as well as other natural health related topics, visit Shannon's website called Natural Health Remedies and More
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