Acai Berry, Healthy And Delicious!
Rachel Ray promotes acai berry. Oprah Winfrey promotes acai berry. Acai is also one of the 10 superfoods promoted by Dr Perricone. Plenty of experts believe that this berry is the new wonder food.
Harvested only in the rainforests of Brazil, acai berry tastes like a delicious blend of and chocolate. Acai berry is packed full of amino acids, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. Although acai berry may not yet be available in your local supermarket, you can find it in several health food and gourmet stores.
Acai berry can reverse signs of aging. A powerful concentration of antioxidants that help combat premature aging, with 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 to 30 times then healing power of red wine. These antioxidants keep your skin soft and supple and smooth and can actually reverse some wrinkles.
Acai also contains a wonderful combo of dietary fiber, healthy fats, and phytosterols. These ingredients work together to facilitate digestive and cardiovascular health. Phytosterols from plant sources are super helpful in treating many conditions, such as arthritis, immune system deficiencies, and high cholesterol. The plant sterols try to saturate absorption sites faster than those of cholesterol, which is an animal sterol, and therefore reduce the total amount of cholesterol absorbed by the body. Total and low-density lipid cholesterol levels can be reduced by the consumption of phytosterols which represents an enormous health benefit to anyone at risk of high cholesterol..
Acai berries also boast an amino acid complex which acts in conjunction with minerals to promote proper muscle growth and health. This is important to anyone trying to increase their muscle mass or anyone trying to prevent muscles wasting.
The benefits of acai berry are vast and wide. The fatty acid content in acai berries resembles that of healthy oils such as olive oil and flax seed oil. It is also full of monounsaturated oleic acid.
Oleic acid is healthy for a variety of reasons. It helps omega-3 rich oils such as fish oils penetrate membranes of our cells; together they help make cell membranes more supple and flexible. By keeping our cell membranes supple, neurotransmitter and insulin receptors and hormones function more efficiently. This is vitally important as high insulin levels create an inflammatory state, and as we know, inflammation causes unwanted and unnecessary aging. From a health standpoint, oleic acid exhibits further benefits as it has been shown to retard the development of heart disease.
The oleic acid found in acai berry is used in many new and exciting medications. For example, Lorenzo’s Oil, made famous in a movie of the same name, uses oleic acid. The use of oleic acid in Lorenzo’s oil slows the onset of ALD which is a condition that causes symptoms similar to those seen in MS patients. Although not a complete cure, Lorenzo’s oil delays the development of ALD in those boys who do not yet show overt signs of the disease..
The health benefits of acai are varied and truly compelling. You owe it to yourself to take the advise of Rachel Ray and give acai berry a try.