ACAI BERRY: ANTIOXIDANT, ETC.

Acai Berry
Acai Berry
Acai Berry
Acai Berry

God loves all mankind and provides all types of food to sustain all human beings in the whole universe. He provides the acai berry to grow in the tropical regions of Central and South America from Belize down to Brazil and Peru.



ACAI BERRY

The word "acai" is pronounced "ah-sah-ee".

The tall and slender acai palm trees grow mainly in swampy areas along the rivers to a height of 15-30 meters. The fruit is produced in irregular branched flower clusters of 700 to 900 fruits. Two crops of fruit are produced each year. The fruit has a single large seed which is 80 per cent of the fruit. The acai berry is a fruit with the size of a grape with a dark purple blue colour. In recent years, the acai berry has been in great demand due to its potential as weight loss ingredient and now primarily grown for export. There is also indication that the acai berry has very high antioxidants passing the blueberry, apple and banana by very big margins.

The acai berry deteriorates very quickly in less than a day and so harvesting and shipping must be done very fast.



ACAI BERRY

The popularity of the acai berry is growing every day. As a result, more and more nutritionists and scientists are researching its unique nutritional qualities and healing abilities. The exciting results of that experiment are below, but first let’s cover a few things that may help you understand the acai berry fighting abilities a little better.

Free Radicals & Antioxidants

Free radicals are nasty little molecules that come from pollutants, pesticides, cigarette smoke, etc. They attack the cells in the body and can even damage DNA. Free radical damage within cells has been linked to a range of disorders including cancer, arthritis, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, and diabetes. Your body, of course, has a way to fight back. It does so in the form of antioxidants, which strengthen cells and fight off free radicals.

ORAC Attack

The USDA has a method of measuring the levels of these antioxidants in foods. It’s called the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity score (ORAC for short). Where does the Acai berry measure up on this score? Well, it pretty much blows away the competition. Take a look below. It’s been estimated that 80-90 percent of the world’s population fails to consume even half of the recommended antioxidant intake to fight the free radicals the body encounters in a day. Foods with a high ORAC score (like the acai berry) are worth their weight in gold to the health-conscious person.



ORAC ANTIOXIDANT COMPARISON

 

From the ORAC Score Antioxidant Comparison between the acai berry and blueberry, apple and banana, one would be completely amazed at the result with the acai berry (167) scoring such fantastic high score to the blueberry (32), apple (14), and lastly, the banana (5). Even a non scientific person can appreciate the difference in the scores.

ACAI - POTENT ANTIOXIDANT SUPERFRUIT

 

2007-01-08 - Paul M. Gross, PhD

Table 1.  Macronutrients

OTHER BENEFITS


CNN.com - "Acai may be the world's healthiest food. A berry grown in the Amazon forest, it has as much calcium as milk, more antioxidants than blueberries, and a coffee-like kick. Not to mention that it has more nutrients than a multivitamin..."

University of Florida - "A Brazilian berry popular in health food contains antioxidants that destroyed cultured human cancer cells in a recent University of Florida study, one of the first to investigate Acai's purported benefits..."

THE SECRETS OF THE ACAI BERRY

God has done it again for about six thousand years ago that He prepared the wonderful acai berry to exist for man's benefit. The rest of the world did not know about the magical fruit would have made such an impact on the world, but the people of the rainforest in Central and South America knew. The secret has been kept for thousands of years and only revealed quite recently. Praise and thank God that the secrets of the acai berry are being revealed now to the world at large. Thank you Lord for your revelation.

The acai berry takes Brazil by storm

The acai berry takes Brazil by storm - YouTube

► 1:51► 1:51www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr4cIgOW3xMJul 7, 2012 - Uploaded by AFP news agencyVery popular in Brazil, the acai has invaded the US, Japan and Australia. This black berry ...

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Vladimir Uhri 7 years ago from HubPages, FB

Thank you for nice article. But regarding of medical science is concern I would like to see not popular references, but good peer review articles. Also if we can measure antioxidants activity in products, then we should have ability to measure in the body of men. This measurement determine comparison between readings and the result of using products.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Thank you for your very prompt comments which are well taken. It is good to read comments which are contrary to what one believes for it gives the writer time to reflect and maybe to change his or her views of the subject.


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

I've heard of the acai for quite some time now, but never have I read such a thorough, informative, and very readable article.

We are beginning to realize that food/nutrition is the source of health, remaining healthy, and for recovery, not drugs - which unfortunately is what is advocated here in the US.

I think I will now try the acai if I can get it a fresh as possible.

Thanks for taking the time to put together such an informative article. I'll share it.

 


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cgull8m 7 years ago from North Carolina

Good to see so much benefits we can derive from Acai Berry.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Isn't God wonderful that the acai berry has so much benefits? Praise His name.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

BkCreative

I love your comments using the words "thorough, informative and very readable article." It is good of you to share the article. Thank you so much. God bless.


Acai 7 years ago

If we can measure antioxidants activity in products, then we should have ability to measure in the body of men. This measurement determine comparison between readings and the result of using products. Very well information.............


Resveratrol 7 years ago

The Acai ORAC value has been talked about in great length in the past few years. A lot of information and research is at various levels or phases to determine the unique characteristics of the berry from the Amazon.


Teeth 7 years ago

The simple truth is that there are some of us who've been singing the praises of acai berry as an incredible and life transforming "miracle fruit" for years, but some of the more recent claims are simply over the top.


Colon 7 years ago

The Acai Berry, for all of it's amazing health benefits, also has anywhere from 10-30 times the antioxidant value of all the super foods above, and is believed to be responsible in part for the good health of the people who pick and eat is regularly in the Amazon.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Resveratrol,

Thanks for commenting! At least you believe that Acai Berry has potential enough for you to invest in the product.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Teeth

Thanks for taking the opportunity to comment.

YOU WROTE: "some of us who've been singing the praises of acai berry as an incredible and life transforming "miracle fruit" for years, but some of the more recent claims are simply over the top."

I do believe you because I believe in God's goodness and grace in supplying Brazil with this wonderful fruit that would help the Brazilians with their health.

God does this spreading of different fruits in different parts of the world to help the people.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Colon

I have read your very lengthy article on Colon cleansing and have an inkling of how it works. The reader will have some clue of what a good colon cleanser works.

Thanks.


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Acai Antioxidants 7 years ago

Acai beery is defiantly a gift the only the all mighty can provide. I love the product.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Thank you for agreeing that acai berry can only be a gift from the Almighty God. God bless.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Thanks for the comment. The article speaks for itself.


diet weight 6 years ago

acai berry is the best every good product for using


Acai Slim 6 years ago

Nice article, see you have put alot of thought into this and I very much like what you have said. In retrospec everything you said is very opinionated and not based on the products results. Myself and a team of 5 other fitness consultants often see these sort of internet hypes and test it ourself to inform people. After testing Acai Force XT and Acai Detox Xtreme weight loss was seen with help from proper diet along with the product, also the test subject loss weight and gained energy in a healthy way requarding their body.


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Acai Slim

YOU WROTE:

In retrospec everything you said is very opinionated and not based on the products results.

ANSWER:

I disagree with what you said that I am very opinionated because I quoted from different sources:

1. AcaiBerryStudies.com

2. US Department of Agriculture & Brunswick Labs

3. Science Daily

4. CNN.com

5. University of Florida

6. Salt Lake City (Business Wire) - MonaVie

7. Oprah on the Acai Berry

Comments from other readers are all favourable except yours.

Acai - Very well information

Acai Antioxidants - Great hub

You claimed you and 5 fitness consultants did a good job of informing people on the benefits of acai berry.

Please check your list of 5 names of fitness consultants against my list of 7 impeccable sources and your claim would fall short.


Pastor Gary 6 years ago

Hi,

I am a pastor/Counselor and just found out that I have prostrate cancer... any help will be much appreciated.. I am taking Vit. B-17, and asparagus twice a day.. I know God has a reason for all of this... and I know his will will be done...

Any suggestions... are welcomed...

where I can get this Acai berry..

Pastor Gary


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Pastor Gary

I am sorry to hear that you have prostate cancer. My brother in Vancouver also has it, and another brother has colorectal cancer. The brother with prostate cancer has radiation (over 30). Now his cancer is in remission.

Both brothers take "lemon grass drinks" every day. John takes lemon grass drinks from powdered form which he buys from Vietnamese food or health stores.

We eat avocados, asparagus frequently.

Tuck takes fresh lemon grass drinks cut into tiny pieces (about 2" long) and pours into hot water. Tuck had an operation and his cancer came back. Was told he must have chemotheraphy, but he refused and said he would try natural cure first. Now cancer is in remission.

Both have heard of LEMON GRASS DRINKS, an article I wrote quoting from Israel. They are still continuing drinking FRESH LEMON DRINKS every day.

Prayer helps.

I am listing articles (hubs) that I wrote about food and cancer. http://hubpages.com/@einron

AVOCADO CURES PROSTATE CANCER

BRUSSEL SPROUTS - Do not boil, steam or microwave

LEMON GRASS DRINKS (Israel) Supermarkets for 6-8 stalks about less than $2.

LIVING WATER (Japan) Drink 4 cups water on empty stomach and not eat for half an hour.

ACAI BERRY (Health Food Store or click on ACAI logo in the Comments box).

MAGIC REISHI OR LING ZHI MUSHROOM

TOFU

ASPARAGUS - over 28,000 viewed pages

MANGOSTEEN (ANTIOXIDANT)

GARLIC

BROCCOLI

I hope I have been of some help. Continue working for God and He would reconsider your case. God bless.


Renzendenz 6 years ago

Hi all,

So happy to see so many people interested in so many ways of relief from modern daily existance. What a fascinating article, seeing that everyone is searching for their saviour and God, what a wonderful creature he/she must be.

Please remember this person is only trying to sell a product, several times she has refered to the 'product' and obviously defends her stance aggressively with comments favoring her own opinion and product. Well, although this acai berry may show interesting performance, with hopeful mindsets, all people seeking a truely healthy state need to stay mindful and refuse mentally needy states, like cures. Our own mindsets are the cures for all of our own ailments like cancer, the flu and all other illnesses. Without a healthy mind-set with a worry-free mental skills, it will be impossible for anyone to become truely healthy in their body. With one mental state comes the next body form, one leads the other..


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Renzendenz,

Thanks for comments. It is true that people who have something to sell will aggressively defend their product. I am not selling anything but giving information without prejudice, and hoping it will help some to regain health and peace of mind.


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knowledgeispower 6 years ago

Thanks for providing great information on acai berry.

George

http://hubpages.com/health/Top-20-Acai-Berry-Benef...


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Thanks for commenting. Glad to write about God's greatness is providing acai berry to the Central and South America for healing diseases.


Acai 5 years ago

I have read your very lengthy article on Colon cleansing and have an inkling of how it works. The reader will have some clue of what a good colon cleanser works.


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

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