More and more people are including Acai Berries in their diet. Know as an antioxidant superfood, Acai has become a household name. It is said to have chocolaty flavor but not the best tasting fruit. But somehow, someone saw past the taste to reveal the true nutritional value of this fruit.
I recently read a blog about one fellow’s experience using Acai to lose weight. He was turned on to the product by a fellow doctor and has experienced amazing results. Not only did he lose weight, he reports experiencing anti-inflammatory benefits as well. Another positive attribute of the Acai berry is its ability to curb the appetite which allows those seeking to lose weight to control how much they eat.
More important than just dieting, it is important to understand that part of controlling your weight is making changes in the way you eat. Proper nutrition is one of the key ingredient in controlling your weight. In addition to Acai, you should incorporate other fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. No one source of antioxidants is the best. Nature intended fruits and vegetables to work together as a team to keep the body healthy.
So why is there so much ado about Acai and antioxidants? Because antioxidants builds up our body’s defenses and allow it to fight of diseases such as cancer and degenerative heart disease. The diseases like cancer start because of DNA oxidation and heart diseases because of oxidation and inflammation. Antioxidants are designed to control cell oxidation and relieve inflammation. Providing our bodies with all the antioxidants and trace minerals that it needs to keep our cells at optimal health will go a long way in preventing many diseases.