Monday, June 29, 2009

Acai Berries Weight Loss Pills - Acai Berry Weight Loss As Seen on Oprah Show

By Xylene Belita

Acai Berries are little fruits of the Acai Palms, 8 species of the genus Euterpe which are local to tropical Central and South America. The tree itself is aptly named, Euterpe was the muse of delight in Greek Mythology, and indeed the fruits of the Acai Palms are delightfully healthy.

Acai Berries are actually from Acai Berry Palms (Euterpe oleracea) which are endemic to the Amazon Rainforests of Brazil. They have long been staple to the natives of the region. The Acai Berry itself is what is called among botanists as a drupe. The seed makes up 80-90% of the fruit. The juice and pulp of the Acai Berry derived from separating the pulp from the seed is popular in Brazil for use in juice blends, smoothies, and even ice cream and liqueur.

Acai berries have been scientifically established to include just the perfect amount of fibers, healthy monosaturated fats, iron and amino acids, the Acai Berry is also the richest resource of antioxidants in nature. A particular class of flavonoids called anthocyanins are found in remarkable amounts in Acai berries. Up to 10 times that of grapes and twice that of blueberries.

In case you did not realize, antioxidants are molecules that help prevent free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that come from normal processes of the body, pollutants, pesticides, cigarette smoke etc. They damage the cells and can cause chain reactions that can lead to diseases and even damage the DNA that can lead to cancers. Aside from fighting free radicals, antioxidants also strengthens the immune system and leads to a radical increase in energy levels and resistance.

The Acai Berry also has essential fatty acids (Omega 3, 6, and 9) that help out battle bad cholesterol while at the same time maintaining good cholesterol. Thus, helping prevent heart disease. Not only that, Acai berries have just the accurate amount of nutrients that can significantly help combat fatness. Antioxidants, amino acids, essential fatty acids, and phytosterols act collectively to make your body function more effectively. Aiding in digestion and burning fat better. Having a proportionate body makes it much easier for you to attain your weight goals.

And the best thing about the Acai Berry? Unlike other common health food like wheatgrass, Acai berries actually taste excellent. It has a definite flavor that has been described as a combination between berries and chocolate. The only downside is that the Acai berries spoil very quickly after harvest, so they are not readily obtainable in fresh form unless you live somewhere in Latin America. Fortunately, they are now quite easily available in other forms. The most common being the bottled Acai fruit drink or Acai Berry pills as health supplements.

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