Acai Berry

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vania's picture
Joined: 13 Oct 2008

Has anyone heard about the Acai Berry for weight loss?
I think I'm probably too old and cynical to believe there really is a silver bullet (or is HCG a silver bullet???)

Vania :twisted:

Dr. Marci Scott's picture
Joined: 26 Oct 2007

There have been several fruits from South America and rain forest regions that have received a lot of press in recent years. Acai is one of them. It's publicized to contain high levels of antioxidants and phytonutrients.

Antioxidants help protect us from free radical damage, which is linked to chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Antioxidants are also important in detoxification. (Please refer to week 15-16 in Enlita's lessons for more information on free radicals and detox).

So the fruit is not a "silver bullet" for weight loss, but the compounds within it (along with many other vegetables and fruits!) provide nutrition needed to support healthy body functions, reduce inflammation, and promote the body's natural detoxification pathways.