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Açaí Shake

Postby jago » Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:10 am

I recently went to Brazil and tried their wonder shake made of Açaí berries. It tasted amazing and the locals said it works great for illnesses and hangovers...and they were right! The berry is made up of about 80-90% seed/pit and 10-20% pulp so one must read the ingredients to make sure they get the full impact of the fruit since only the pulp should be used.

Dr. Perricone named the Açaí Berry as the #1 Superfood in the world.

The Açaí fruit has been featured on Oprah, The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

Açaí only grows in the Amazon Rainforest. You can NOT buy Açaí as a whole fruit in North America. You can only get it in powder or pulp form. When Açaí is picked, it is a delicate fruit that must be processed within 24 hours as it is highly perishable. - live-the-organic-life.com

Açaí, (pronounced ah-sigh-ee), is the high-energy berry of a special Amazon palm tree. A small, round, black-purple drupe about 1 inch (25 mm) in diameter, similar in appearance and size to a grape but with less pulp. Açaí has become popular in southern Brazil where it is consumed cold as açaí na tigela ("açaí in the bowl"), mostly mixed with granola. Açaí is also widely consumed in Brazil as an ice cream flavor or juice. -Wikipedia

Açaí can be freeze dried and turned into a powder which has all the nutritional power of fresh Acai.

The vast majority of Açaí powders on the market is not legitimate and has very LOW antioxidant effects.

Açaí berry tastes like a vibrant blend of berries and chocolate. Hidden within its royal purple pigment is the magic that makes it nature's perfect energy fruit.

Amazingly, this berry is being called by many the miracle berry. Why?

Açaí is packed full of:

1. antioxidants,
2. amino acids,
3. essential fatty acids,
4. vitamins and minerals.

The Açai Berry has the highest antioxidant score of any fruit or vegetable tested to date.. Unlike other fruits, the Açai Berry contains protein, fiber, Omega 6 and Omega 9 essential fatty acids. It is incredibly alkaline, assist the body with detox and maintaining optimum health in balancing ph levels. It is also very alkaline and is said to and balancing of ph levels.

It has twice the antioxidants of blueberries, 30x that of red wine! Acai is 100x more potent than Goji, Noni or Mangosteen.

Health Benefits that have made Acai Berry Famous:

* Boosts energy levels
* Improves digestive function
* Improves mental clarity/focus
* Promotes sound sleep
* Provides all vital vitamins
* Contains several important minerals
* Is an extremely powerful free radical fighter
* Acai has very high levels of fibers
* Cleanses and detoxifies the body of infectious toxins
* Strengthens your immune system
* Enhances sexual desire and performance
* Fights cancerous cells
* Slows down the aging process
* Promotes healthier and younger-looking skin
* Alleviates diabetes
* Normalizes and regulates cholesterol levels
* Helps maintain healthy heart function
* Minimizes inflammation
* Improves circulation
* Prevents arteriosclerosis
* Enhances visual acuity

Nutrition Information:
Most of the research to date on açaí has focused on a particular freeze-dried form referred to as Opti-açaí. This powder preparation of freeze-dried açaí fruit pulp and skin was reported to contain (per 100 g of extract) 533.9 calories, 52.2 g carbohydrates, 8.1 g protein, and 32.5 g total fat. The carbohydrate portion included 44.2 g of fiber. The powder was also shown to contain (per 100 g): negligible vitamin C, 260 mg calcium, 4.4 mg iron, and 1002 U vitamin A, as well as aspartic acid and glutamic acid; the amino acid content was 7.59% of total dry weight. -Wikipedia

The fat content of açaí consists of oleic acid (56.2% of total fats), palmitic acid (24.1%), and linoleic acid (12.5%). Açaí also contains beta-sitosterol (78–91% of total sterols). The oil compartments in açaí fruit contain polyphenols such as procyanidin oligmers and vanillic acid, syringic acid, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, protocatechuic acid, and ferulic acid, which were shown to degrade substantially during storage or exposure to heat. -Wikipedia

Has anybody else heard about this berry? Where can I purchase the powder?
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Re: Açaí Shake

Postby jago » Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:05 pm

I just got back from GNC and bought a bottle of 180 vegetarian capsules which are 200mg each. It cost $24.99 and should last for about 2 months. The recommended dose is 2-3 capsules per day with meals. We'll see how it goes!
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Re: Açaí Shake

Postby Canuck Singh » Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:06 pm

Sounds good, will look into the research further
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Re: Açaí Shake

Postby Alton11 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:53 am

I am currently using the sambzon acai fruit juice.Its healthy and working for me.Acai has become an important ingredient of the supplements because it has antioxidants able to provide great improvements in wellbeing. Acai berries are said to have twice the amount of antioxidants as blueberries and 10 times that of grapes.
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