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Acai berry and Kefir: are they really "Superfoods"?

By December 16, 2008 - 3:09pm
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I have been hearing a lot about "superfoods", and these seem to change every year! The most recent Superfoods are Acai berry and Kefir. I'm skeptical about trying anything new, as I'm not sure if this is a marketing ploy, or if we have recently discovered the health benefits of these two foods. Something that does not change, from year to year, on the "superfood" lists seem to be green vegetables and spicy/hot peppers. Is there a reason for this, beyond the obvious?


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This is very important products because i use it. really it is super food because there are behind a science. and most of other benefits by Acai Burn products.

May 16, 2009 - 4:33am

I can speak for Acai because I use it. It is really a superfood and there is science behind it. According to a recent publications by the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry on a study of acai, it states that for that first time research involving people, the acai (ah-sigh-EE) berry has proven its ability to be absorbed in the human body when consumed both as juice and pulp. This finding is credited to a team of Texas AgriLife Research scientists and their work was recently published in this journal. This is very important because there is validation to this fruit's benefits as it contains numerous antioxidants. http://pubs.acs.org/ This site also has good research on Kefir.

My suggestion on acai is to stay away from capsules, liquid form and powder products that claim to have acai unless it is the main ingredient and you are willing to share it with other fruits, sugars, etc. Most of the other ingredients will dilute acai. So read the labels carefully. Your best bet is to get the pulp which is sold in frozen form at Whole Foods or online directly from this company. You will never see the actual fruit in the United States. http://www.sambazon.com/products

December 17, 2008 - 2:46am
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