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Nature's Multivitamin The Acai Berry

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The Amazing Acai Berry

an extraordinary antioxidant-rich palm fruit from the Amazon

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The Amazing Acai Berry

The fruit of the acai palm (Pronounced ah-sigh-ee) grows on acai palm trees in the Amazon Rainforest and resembles purple marble or grape. The Acaí berry (the fruit food category) is 90% seed pit and 10% acai pulp and should be dealt very carefully before being consumed. In this process with water acaí berries are put into a machine, and are vigorously shaken. This technique uncombines the pulp of the acai fruit from its seed, producing a heavy puree.

Acaí berry besides having tropical fruit flavor provides nutritional benefits as well. The acaí berry comprises of high amount of antioxidants also called anthocyanins. It has Omega Fatty Acids also. (healthy lipids), and many other vitamins and minerals, including Amino Acids, Iron, and Fiber (Nutritional Value of the Acai Berry and Acai Berry Juice). This mixture could make things more great to all people who love to eat like this.

Natives of Amazon river region in the Northern Brazil have consumed the acai berry as a constituent of their diet for hundreds of years due to the nutritional value that is present in it. It has legendary wellness and healing powers in the area. The popularity of the acai berries from Brazil started to spread to the other Americas.

Acai Berry has the following nutritional, health and wellness properties:

Antioxidant

Antibacterial

Anti-inflammatory

Antimutagenic

Cardiovascular System

Acai berries have very high amounts of essential fatty acids and omegas which are proven to lessen LDL and maintain HDL cholesterol levels. They also contain a concentration of antioxidants to help combat free radicals and premature aging.

Acai Berry is a specific category of flavonoids known as anthocyanins.
Acai Berry's ORAC value of any other food in the world! Another thing that the acai berry offers is plenty of dietary fiber!

Acai is found to be a rich source of organic vegetable protein that does not produce cholesterol during its digestion. This vegetable protein is easily processed and transported to your muscles when compared to animal protein. (like what can be found in dairy products or meat). Besides its outstanding content of protein and unsaturated lipids, acai is also rich in carbohydrates which provide your body with the necessary energy while working or practicing any kind of sport. Because of this, you can commonly find acai in Brazilian gyms, sports clubs and beaches.

According to medical research studies conducted on the acai berries, and cited below, their analysis reveals:

Medical research has found that there are lots of antioxidants that contribute to fighting premature aging.

Acai berry's proanthoctanidine ingredients are as much as 30 times the amount of anthocyaninc (the antioxidants that are purple in color) Red wine per litre. (1)

Even though the French eat a lot of fat, they have a lower occurrence of cardiovascular ailments than the western countries. This factor is because their consumption of red wine. (5)

A healthier heart and cardiovascular system as well as a healthy digestive system, can be promoted through the use of acai berries. This is caused by the combination of phytosterols, monounsaturated fats (the healthy ones), and dietary fiber .

An extremely good source of fiber. Two grams of dietary fiber is included in each serving of Acai berry preoducts. Fiber helps a person to have healthy digestion. Research studies indicate soluble fibers may assist in reducing blood cholesterol, while the insoluble fibers may assist in lowering the risk of developing certain types of cancers. (5)

The combination of trace minerals and essential amino acid complex are vital to proper muscle regeneration and contraction.

In addition the fluid and energy replacement, Acai berry is known to give a complete nutritional profile containing all minerals, vitamins, and essential fatty acids. (omega 3, 6 and 9).

Olive oil has the resemblance in the ratio of fatty acids like in acai berries. As per the studies this is found to be a factor that contributes to the lesser incidences of heart disease occuring in Mediterranean populations. (1,5)

Acai Berries has plant sterols which includes beta-sitosterol. Today, sterols are being used to treat associated benign prostate dyperplasia. (6) These plant sterols are also known to assist in cholesterol control, and act as precursors to various substances important to the body. (7)

Acai: The Amazon Acai Berry
With 10 times the antioxidants of grapes and twice the antioxidants of blueberries, the Brazilian Acai berry (pronounced AH-sci-EE) This has the best nutritional value of any fruit.

Nutritional Chemistry:

Polyphenols: 16 (14 - 212 mg/L)
Anthocyanidins: Thirty times the amount in red wine.
Phytosterols
Monounsaturated (healthy) fats (fatty acid ratio resembling olive oil): including essential
omega fatty acids: Oleic (omega 9)
Polyunsaturated fatty acids: Linoleic (omega 6)
Alpha-tocopherol: natural Vitamin E
Trace minerals: copper, iron, calcium, cobalt, chromium and manganese
Dietary Fiber: 7 grams / 100 grams
Protein: amino acid profile similar to
Low glycemic index
Content per 100 grams of Acai:

Acid: 0.13%
Brix: 45.90 g
Protein: 6%
Fiber: 16.9g
Niacin: 0.40mg
Phosphorous: 58mg
Iran: 11.8mg
Vitamin B1: 0.36mg
Vitamin B2: 0.01mg
Calcium: 9mg
Vitamin C: 9mg
ph: 5.21
Calories: 247
OMEGA FATTY ACIDS;(Omega 9, Omega 6, and Omega 3). These mono-saturated
essential fatty acids help lower LDL (harmful cholesterol) while maintaining HDL (beneficial
cholesterol). This unique ratio resembles the same combination as olive oil. Omega fatty acids combat heart disease by increasing healthy cell development. Omega fatty acids are essential for healthy nervous system development and regeneration. They help rapidly repair and rejuvenate muscles after intense exercise.

AMINO ACIDS; the Acai berry contains an almost perfect essential amino acid complex. This is vital for proper muscle contraction and regeneration, and for endurance, strength, sustained energy and muscle development.

NATURAL VITAMIN E; to protect against aging.

THEOBROMINE; acts as a bronchial dilator to help open air passage ways in the lungs. This increased air capacity helps in oxygen intake, which increases endurance, strength, and athletic performance.

PHOTOSTEROLS; These complex compounds of plant cell membranes are used to treat symptoms associated with BPH, (benign prostate hyperplasia). Photosterols also help promote a healthy cardiovascular system and contributes to a healthy digestive tract.

ANTI-OXIDANTS; Acai is rich in antocyanins, an essential anti-oxidizer that helps combat premature aging. In fact, acai has 10 –30 times more anthocyanins (purple colored anti-oxidants) that a glass of red wine.

Works Cited
1.Rogez H. Acai: Preparo, ComposiÁao, e Melhormento da ConveraÁao. Belem: EDUFPA; 2000.

2. Seager S, Slabaugh M. Chemistry for Today: General Organic and Biochemistry-4th ed. California.

3. Wardlaw G, Insel P. Perspectives in Nutrition – 2nd ed. Saint Louis: Masby – Year Book, Inc; 1990.

4. Sillberberg S. Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of matter and Change – 2nd ed. USA: McGraw-Hill; 2000. 1086p.

5. Cook-Fuller C, editor. Annual Editions Nutrition 00/01 – 12th ed. Connecticut: Dushkin/McGraw Hill; 2000.

6. Berges B, et al. Randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial of beta-sitosterol in patients
with benign prostatic hyperplasia. Lancet 345: 1529–1532, 1995.

7. Pegel K. The importance of sitosterol and sitosterolin in human and animal nutrition.
S African J Science. 93, 263 –268, 1997.

8. Miura T, et al. Effect of guarana on exercise in normal and epinephrine-induced glycogenolytic mice.
Biol Pharm Bull. 1998 Jun;21(6):646-8.

9. Henman AR. Guaran· (Paullinia cupana var. sorbilis):
Ecological and social perspectives on an economic plant of the central Amazon basin. J. Ethnopharmacol,
1982 Nov.

10 Duke JA. CRC Handbook of Medicinal Herbs. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1985, 349

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