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The Disease Fighting Power of Acai Berry

Updated on March 12, 2011

Acai berry is often marketed as a supplement to aid in weight loss and detoxification. However, there are many other useful benefits of this tiny little fruit. Acai berries contain concentrated levels of antioxidants. Antioxidants help prevent disease and boost the immune system. They do this by destroying free radicals and their harmful effects on our body. Free radicals are the products of stress, pollution, and increased exposure to sunlight. They damage our body by decreasing cellular activity. This weakens the immune system, causes fatigue, and even increases cravings for carbohydrates and junk food.

Acai berry provides two types of antioxidants, which are known as anthocyanins and flavonoids. These happen to be the most powerful disease fighting compounds known to man. Antioxidants provide beneficial protection of cells. This increases mitochondrial functioning, and keeps out bodies functioning like they should. Studies have proven that a healthy daily dose of antioxidant will reduce the aging and disease process by removing the harmful radicals that your body takes in from harmful foods and the air you breathe and water you drink. It has even been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. 

A lot of people eat Acai Berries to improve illness. The Acai fruit is considered one of the super foods. Acai Berries are also used in many products used for detoxification and weight loss. Because of the antioxidants in the Acai Berry, a lot of companies that deal in beauty products are using the oil from this fruit because its antioxidant levels will remain high, even when it is stored for a long period of time. The antioxidants in the Acai oil also help to restore moisture to the skin and reduce wrinkles. This is why it is commonly found in wrinkle creams, facial treatments, and cosmetics. 

When pure Acai berry is used in these types of products, there are no side effects whatsoever. Acai berry juices offer the same disease-fighting benefits as a beverage. These juices are also used in many commercial beverage products, and even sports recovery drinks. Acai berry extract can also be purchased as a supplement, in capsule form, or as a chewable tablet. However, it is important to look at what other kinds of ingredients may also be combined with the product. Pure Acai berry offers the most benefit, and added preservatives can diminish the antioxidant effects.

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