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16.8.08

Acai-The Superfood

You’ve likely never even heard of it. But studies have shown that this little berry is one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world! Açaí (ah-sigh-ee) is the high-energy berry of a special Amazon palm tree. Harvested in the rainforests of Brazil, açaí tastes like a vibrant blend of berries and chocolate. Hidden within its royal purple pigment is the magic that makes it nature's perfect energy fruit. Açaí is packed full of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids. Although açaí may not be available in your local supermarket, you can find it in several health food and gourmet stores (often in juice form). A new product featuring the unsweetened pulp is now also available, and I highly recommend that you choose this form of açaí.

Açaí pulp contains:


  • A remarkable concentration of antioxidants that help combat premature aging, with 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine.

  • A synergy of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols to help promote cardiovascular and digestive health.

  • An almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration.

The fatty acid content in açaí resembles that of olive oil, and is rich in monounsaturated oleic acid. Oleic acid is important for a number of reasons. It helps omega-3 fish oils penetrate the cell membrane; together they help make cell membranes more supple. By keeping the cell membrane supple, all hormones, neurotransmitter and insulin receptors function more efficiently. This is particularly important because high insulin levels create an inflammatory state, and we know, inflammation causes aging.

2 comments:

Jennie said...

There is a wonderful wellness product that has been spreading like wildfire through the states, and has been featured on Oprah, Rachel Ray, several news sites (ABC, NBC, Fox), and publications like Success at Home magazine.

Drinking 4oz of it is like having 13 servings of fruits! But not just any fruit - 19 of the most health-beneficial fruits on the planet (according to science), including the amazing Acai.

What’s great about the product is THE BLEND. Not just Acai (it’s the ingredient getting all the attraction lately), but 18 OTHER fruits combined, that make it the most complete wellness beverage on the market today. They could have easily made it “just” an Acai juice, and made it cheaper.

MonaVie was created with the philosophy of “Balance-Variety-Moderation” in mind, and since then many cheaper knockoffs have been created, with inferior process, and inferior blends, using just the juice (virtually all of the juices leave out the pulp, the fats, and the skin, which is where most of the nutrients are found - MonaVie leaves them in). Competitors focus on Acai and the price, and not the blend

Opti-Acai is the acai that MonaVie uses. It's a different process that is patent pending.

Monavie overseas the harvesting of the acai used in the product and it is then processed there in Brazil within 24 hours, because after that the berry loses its potency.

It is low-heat pasteurized, the flash freeze dried into powder, retaining virtually 100% of its benefits.

Competitors can't use this process, and Acai cannot be "juiced", as most of the berry is the seed. MonaVie also uses the fats located in the skin and pulp. The juice is tested before bottling to insure that the acai is as potent as it was when it was on the tree.

The competitors don't go through all this trouble (and the expense). They find that just advertising that it has Acai, and promoting price, is all they need to sell to the unsuspecting masses.

As it is, your body can only use 3000-5000 ORAC/units a day (MonaVie has 4,870 ORAC units per 4 ounces) and competitors are advertising ridiculous amounts, even though the kidneys will just flush out the excess (and leave side-effects such as weakness, fever, headaches), just to say that they contain more than MonaVie. MonaVie was created to perfectly fit the ideal range, with the philosophy of “Balance-Variety-Moderation” in mind.

Want to know more?

Feel free to contact Jennie, at
healthandharmonie@gmail.com
or visit my site
http://www.the-team.biz/mv1352201

dr hapizi said...

thanks a lot, jennie for the very useful infos!

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