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Acai Berry Benefits: The Ultimate Antioxidant for Natural Health

Updated on April 25, 2009

If you have been on the Internet, by now you are aware of acai berries. Everywhere you look, you will find people talking about from mainstream media such Fox News to Primetime Television shows like Oprah. But have you ever given any thought to why this amazing berry has gained so much popularity? After all it is jus a berry right? Or is it?

Yes, by all definitions, it is a berry and it grows in the Brazilian and Amazon rainforest. However, unlike many of the berries that eventually make their way into mainstream America for mass distribution and consumption, the properties of the acai berry have proven to be the ultimate source for anti-oxidants, a molecule capable of slowing or preventing the oxidation of other molecules. When molecules begin to breakdown, it can lead to a wide variety of diseases and illnesses.

acai berry
acai berry

Acai does a remarkable job at helping to detoxify and cleanse the body of toxins and other forms of poisons collected at the cellular level.

It has been proven in lab tests, that acai berries contain twice the amount of antioxidants of blueberries and other forms of fruit and vegetables. The popularity of acai fruit has grown in momentum from America’s ever increasing craving for antioxidants as a means of improving their health. Studies have shown that high levels of antioxidants have been instrumental in helping to fight cancer and heart disease and boosting one’s immune system, to slowing the affects of aging.

However, before you subscribe to this wonder berry as a miracle, you should know that some people experience the benefits of acai berry juice immediately while other benefits will become noticeable over time. Other factors such as age, weight, one’s health condition and other physiological factors may play a significant role in how well you respond to acai.

Additionally, acai does a remarkable job at helping to detoxify and cleanse the body of toxins and other forms of poisons collected at the cellular level. This is important for short and long-term health because over time, we ingest toxins into our bodies. Many of these toxins come from preservatives in the foods we eat while others originate from pollutants in the air such as carbon emissions, paints, pesticides and a host of other sources.

acai berries
acai berries

Over time these toxins can build up and can cause the body natural defense to breakdown at a cellular level leading to degenerative diseases and other forms of prolonged ailments. By detoxifying, you can prevent a buildup of poisons that cause illness and start living a more rewarding life.

By taking concentrated doses of acai berry, at some point or another you will begin to experience a detoxifying cleansing where you body begins to expel toxins from major parts of the body. This is a natural effect and is the body’s way of initiating a healing process, as you will begin to feel rejuvenated with increased strength and stamina.

Foods rich in antioxidants C and E more commonly known as carotenoids (including beta-carotene) and trace minerals such as selenium contain powerful forms of natural disease fighting agents and is very often prescribed by doctors for a wide variety of conditions to help during times of recovery.

Americans spends billions each year buying pills, potions lotions and health foods containing high concentrates of antioxidants. One of the great benefits of making this a part of your daily diet is that antioxidants help protect bodily cells and tissue from free radical damage by providing a thin coating of protection much the way a fresh coat of wax protect a car.

This is why acai berries have taken front and center amongst America’s healthy conscious. These berries can be described as little grape-like fruit that is dark purple…much like a blueberry. However, there is one caveat: The berry does not stay fresh for long. In order to harvest it from Brazilian and Amazon rainforest, the berry has to be processed into a freeze-dried form or as an extract into order to maintain its health properties for prolonged periods of time.


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