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Acai Berry

By Anonymous November 11, 2009 - 11:49pm
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Has anyone tried the Acai Berry for weight loss? I have heard of people losing a lot of weight with a combination of taking this along with exercise etc. How do you know what and where to get it? Can you buy it from the health food store? How much is healthy to take? Any information would be helpful. Thank you.

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I've personally used it and have had some incredible results. I lost over 20lbs in the first month. I was trying to eat healty, but the only real excersize I did was yoga and, occasionally, pilates. Anyway, after trying many other weight-loss programs with no real results, I have to say the acai has deffinately got my vote! I have about 15 more pounds to go & I'm saving them till January ;)

December 14, 2009 - 11:50am
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While I totally respect and appreciate Ms. Beavers response, I,too, can quote a multitude of Doctors and news sites which trumpet the amazing benefits of the acai berry.
Oh well; to each his own:<)

December 8, 2009 - 7:33pm
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I have been drinking about 6 ounces of Monavie over the past 6 months and have noticed a great increase in my metabolism rate! I can't tell you the joy of being able to eat large meals without the big weight gain. My friends have also had fantastic results with better health and greater energy, too. The acai berry in Monavie is also naturally loaded with antioxidants which eliminate free radicals in our bodies. Free radicals cause oxidation like rust on steel, or turns bananas and apples brown once exposed to air. Doctors believe this is part of what causes our bodies to age. My website has more at www.thegreatproduct.com/samcatoe

December 8, 2009 - 7:22pm

According to a recent article in CNN (March 2009) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB), as well as many more resources in the medical and health literature:

"Virtually every berry -- blueberry, strawberry, goji, acai -- are anti-inflammatory and high in antioxidants...". "This particular one [acai] is exotic. It's found in Brazil. It's been marketed to have more of a magic ingredient. It's been over-hyped and marketed to death. There are claims to curing cancer, curing baldness that is all over the place."

"The expensive acai berry is triumph of marketing over science, that's the bottom line...". "It's not useless [as it does contain vitamins and minerals similar to other fruit] , but it's not anything that people are claiming it is."

Keri Gans, dietitian and spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association, recommends that customers turn to fruits and vegetables at their local produce markets. "If you're going on the Internet to find them and paying shipping fees, you should go to a market and buy local vegetables and fruits," she said. "It'd be a lot less expensive."

Acai berries could be part of a well-balanced diet of different fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Gans said consumers should be skeptical whenever any one food seems too good to be true and should not rely on one "miracle food" to boost health.

I have seen the acai berry juice sold for as much as $40 per bottle, and most of the claims say to drink extraordinary amounts daily to see the benefits of [insert health concern here]. It is a part of a healthy, balanced diet and exercise plan, and the best way to lose weight is be physically active and to eat fresh produce (frozen is great too; you can reap the rewards of acai berries in the freezer aisle at natural food stores for a lot less than its liquid counterpart) often.

Are you currently exercising and eating well, and are looking for an extra boost in your weight loss goals, or are you looking for the "miracle food" that will help you lose weight effortlessly?

November 12, 2009 - 3:33pm
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