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Acai berries actually come from palm trees

12/1/2016 - Acai berries have become so famous in recent years as an antioxidant-packed superfood that even many people who don't stay actively informed on health food topics have heard of them. Given the name, you might imagine that they grow on bushes like blueberries or raspberries -- but in fact, they grow...

Studies show that acai berries can fight cancer, boost immunity and more

3/19/2014 - Acai berries are the fruits of the acai palm, a species of palm tree native to Central and South America. These berries, which are characterized by their grape-like appearance and bitter taste, have been cherished by the Amazonian natives for centuries due to their incredible medicinal properties. These...

The health benefits of acai berry

11/12/2013 - Acai berry has been cherished by the Amazonian people for centuries. This unique berry has an extraordinary amount of antioxidants that protect the tissues and cells of the body. The acai berry has a wide array of phytonutrients that make it one of the most well publicized superfoods among health enthusiasts. Acai...

Acai berry - Six ways this superfood can change your health

8/29/2012 3:37:24 PM - If you've never heard of the acai (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) berry, you're missing out on the enormous benefits this superfood offers. So let's get schooled on this reddish-purple fruit harvested from the acai palm tree, which is native to the rainforests of Brazil (as always, consult your doctor before...

Did you know? Acai berries actually come from palm trees

4/9/2012 - Acai berries have become so famous in recent years as an antioxidant-packed superfood, that even many people who don't keep actively informed on health food topics have heard of them. Given the name, you might imagine that they grow on bushes like blueberries or raspberries -- but in fact, they grow...

FTC lawsuit targets acai berry marketing ads that pose as legitimate product reviews

12/26/2011 9:01:04 PM - Earlier in the year, the Consumer Wellness Center (CWC) conducted an investigation into those tricky acai berry diet advertisements that lure web surfers into purchasing "free" or low-cost trials of weight loss supplements, only to have their credit cards charged for hundreds of dollars in "membership"...

Optimal vitamin D levels and acai fight arterial plaque, lower heart disease risk

4/18/2011 - Critical research into the importance of vitamin D on vascular health was carried out at the Emory University School of Medicine and reported to the American College of Cardiology. Researchers provided evidence that increasing levels of vitamin D circulating in the blood is essential to improved cardiovascular...

Mainstream media websites promoting Acai Berry Diet weight loss scam with "weird belly fat tips" ads

2/10/2011 - Over the last several months, the LA Times website and other mainstream media outlets have been running ads featuring text with messages like, "1 Trick of a Tiny Belly: Cut down a bit of your belly every day using this 1 weird old tip." A Consumer Wellness Center investigation (

Acai and the Berry Family Fight Free Radical Aging and Provide Disease Protection

11/10/2010 - Each day our cells are bombarded with negatively charged ions known as free radicals that cause damage leading to accelerated aging and increased risk of heart disease, cancer and dementia. It`s estimated that each of our trillion or so cells is assaulted by up to 10,000 free radicals each day. This...

Wildcrafted Acai berries from Brazil pack a nutritional punch

7/8/2010 - Over the last several years, there has been a flood of information on the internet about the health benefits of Acai berries. Some of those claims have gotten out of hand, like "Lose 10 pounds in 10 days with Acai!" Acai isn't some sort of weight loss miracle, but it is an antioxidant-rich "super berry"...

Acai Assault: The Acai Berry may Regulate Cholesterol

1/13/2010 - The laundry list of acai berry benefits to the body just got a bit longer. According to a recent study published in the journal Nutrition, the awkward-to-pronounce berry is great for cholesterol regulation. There's no shortage of health claims when it comes to the acai berry (pronounced ah-sigh-EE,...

Study Shows Acai Berries May Kill Cancer Cells

1/23/2009 - Acai has only recently become an internationally popular super food. Yet it has been cherished by the native people of the Amazon for hundreds of years as a healing fruit. Modern Brazilians eat the acai berry because it tastes nice and is highly nutritious. The famous Gracie Jiu-Jitsu family recommended...

Product Review: Genesis Today Superfruit Juices: Goji, Acai, Noni and Mangosteen

1/22/2009 - Over the last 18 months, Genesis Today has emerged as the market leader for superfruit juices like Goji berri, Acai, Noni and Mangosteen. The company, led by Linsday Duncan, got its start in the nutritional detox and digestive cleanse category, then expanded into superfruit juices and has become my...

The top ten consumer questions about superfruit juices: Pomegranate, blueberry, acai and cherry

9/12/2007 - This Q&A report is a follow up from our hugely popular Pomegranate and Blueberry Juice Consumer Shopping Guide, which exposes dishonest juice products sold in grocery stores. Many readers are asking great questions about these products: Is raw better than pasteurized? Is reconstituted juice as good...

Demand for acai berries may help save the rainforests

12/21/2006 - The acai superfruit from the Amazon rainforest is shaping up to be one of the most potent antioxidants available to the health conscious. But not all acai is ethically equal, according to one distributor. The Brazilian government estimates that the Amazon forest will have lost 25 percent of its original...

Acai berries top the charts for antioxidant potency, but commercial processing may destroy nutritional content

11/9/2006 - New research appearing in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry has found that although the Amazonian acai berry has the highest antioxidant content of any food, certain commercial processing methods may strip the fruit of much of its nutrition. Two studies led by Alex Schauss from AIBMR...

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