Does the Acai Berry Help you lose weight?


I don't know if the Acai Berry will help you lose weight, but I did buy some juice last night. It is a blend and it tastes good.

If nothing else, it has tons of vitamins! I've discovered that Acai Berry is filled with vitamins and minerals is rich in antioxidants, fatty acids, fiber and other plant compounds.

I am doubtful that is promotes weight loss because the research evidence for such a connection is lacking. I even heard Oprah Winfrey has posted comments on her web site disassociating herself with acai products that claim to promote weight loss.

Acai (pronounced a-sigh-EE) comes in a number of forms including juice, pulp, powder and capsule. The berry has been touted as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and an antibacterial. The fruit is said to contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, which are essential. ALL berries do this -but this one may be more concentrated. I have read notes from people saying it gives your energy :)

The fruit is about the size of a large blueberry yet only the outermost layers of the fruit, the pulp surrounding a large internal seed, are edible. It comes from South America.

Here is some facts I found when researching the nutrient value:

1. the caloric value of a single serving (approximately 600 calories per standard 100 g) is exceptional among comparative berry fruit apparently due to its remarkably high fat content

2. the total fat content for açaí berry is highly unusual for fruit, some 40% of dry weight

3. it has a very high fiber content, approximately 35%

4. relative to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) and the micronutrient-dense goji berry, açaí has remarkable contents of several essential minerals – calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc

5. lipid-soluble antioxidant vitamins A and E are rich in concentration, 1000 IU and 45 mg per 100 g, respectively. 67% of the total tocopherols in açaí pulp are alpha-tocopherol



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