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Dr. Sanford L. Severin

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Açai... the Gift of the Jungle Part II

December 3, 2017

Continuing the reasons that we recommend açai. You may have heard of the French paradox. The paradox is that since the French diet is high in potentially heart toxic foods such as cheese, sugar and white flour, the French should have a high incidence of heart disease. Quite the contrary their incidence of heart disease is very low. The reason is believed to be wine. That's right, wine. The French drink lots of red wine. This wine is thought to protect them in spite of their diet.


Red wine in particular is rich in antioxidants. The most potent of them are anthocyanides. Well the açai berry has 30 times the anthocyanine as red wine. Açai also contains a good amount of healthy omega-3 and 9 fats and is high in protein containing 19 different amino acids. Açai also is a good source of fiber, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and E. as we; as potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper and zinc. This is a lot of powerful nutrition from a little berry.

How do we translate all of this information into your health needs. It is our opinion that some acai should be in everyone's diet. We have had numerous participants in our programs who have related improvement in their well being and energy levels are taking açai juice on a regular basis. As we have said, we drink two to four ounces a day.

Do your homework before you buy. The açai market, like the market for all food supplements is not controlled by the FDA. All products containing acai are not equal. Do not buy açai products that contain the açai seed and do not buy açai products that are made by spray drying the fruit. Spray drying involves heating the açai to high temperatures and then spraying with maltodextrin. The high temperatures destroy many of the nutrients in the fruit and the spray remains on the fruit. It has no nutritional value.

Let us know if you notice positive changes in your feeling of well being and in your energy level after a few weeks taking açai. 


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