What Are the Benefits of Taking Acai?
|By Marcelina Hardy, Staff Writer on Thursday, July 7, 2011|
|Acai berries have become popular weight loss supplements,but these powerful berries do much more than just burn fat. This article examines the clinical research conducted on acai and notes other areas of well-being acai contributes to.||
Acai has hit the media by storm with its claims on its effects on weight loss. Does it really help you lose weight and is that the only benefit?
The benefits of acai berry are numerous. People of the Amazon have consumed this fruit for thousands of years, reaping the benefits of the many vitamins and nutrients it contains. As the news of its nutritional power has hit the United States, an increasing amount of people are discovering the ancient secret of health and well-being.
Acai for Weight Loss Support
Weight loss is on most American’s minds. It’s no wonder that most of the buzz targets how this power food can boost dieters’ efforts in losing weight. The good news is that acai does contribute to the body’s ability to shed excess fat by:
So how do these points contribute to weight loss?
Excess water and toxins in your body may inhibit you from losing weight because it interferes with the natural process of bodily functions. Eliminating these restrictions will cause your body to function efficiently.
Since your body is functioning more efficiently, it will create more energy, which helps you burn more calories. This natural bodily energy, along with omega fatty acids, helps regulate your metabolism.
The protein, carbohydrates and fiber content of the fruit prevents you from feeling hungry throughout the day, and also aids in the absorption of necessary nutrients.
Cancer Fighting Agents in Acai
Are you concerned about cancer? The acai’s high concentration of antioxidants, which the body absorbs, according to research by Dr. Steve and Dr. Susanne Talcott, helps the fight against cancer.
Antioxidants keep free radicals from forming. These free radicals are what damages cells in the body that could lead to certain types of cancer.
The University of Florida conducted a study which found that the acai berry does have cancer fighting antioxidants.
A study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that acai berry extracts helped produce a trigger to self-destruct as much as 86 percent of leukemia cells tested in the trials.
Other Benefits of Acai Berry
Aside from the weight loss and possible cancer prevention benefits of acai, there are also many other health and well-being effects. The acai berry also:
How Much Acai Berry to Take for Maximum Health Benefit
The amount of acai berry you should consume varies on many different factors. If you are taking a multivitamin, or already eat many fruits and vegetables, you may not need as much as someone who doesn’t.
Many bottles of acai capsules indicate to take two daily. The wisest way to determine if this is the right dosage for you is to consult your doctor. He will be able to consider your lifestyle, your current medications and/or supplements, discuss the effects of acai berry and answer any questions you may have about this power fruit.
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