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Acai Berry: The New Superfood?

Organique Acai Premium Blend is the most concentrated acai juice in the market. Growing in the jungle of Amazon are acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee), the tallest palm trees growing up to 80 feet tall and with pinnate leaves that are about three meters long. Named after the Brazilian Portuguese adaptation of the Tupian word “iwaca’i” which means “fruit that cries and expels water,” these palm trees are often cultivated for their fruits and hearts. Endemic to Brazil, Trinidad and northern South America, the palm trees thrives where the sunlight and shadows meet, usually on the margins of the forest, along the rivers and streams and through the canopy of trees. The palm trees are very useful. Their leaves can be used to create hats, mats, baskets, and brooms as well as roof thatch for houses. Because they are pest resistant, woods from the trunk are best for building construction. The hearts, meanwhile, are a delicacy. Good source of polyunsaturated and saturated fatty acids, the seeds can be gound to make livestock food. But it is the grape-like fruits that most are interested with. The fruits are a major diet component of the Brazilian people living in the Amazon, more than 40 percent of their total food intake. A staple food, fresh acai is often describe as somehow tarty and quite earthy. The fruits are shelled, separating the inedible seed from the pulp and purple skin. People would often bring acai with them while fishing in the river, sprinkling it with toasted cassava. Through the years, there has been a growing global demand for the acai berries. In a blink of an eye, the unassuming berry become a global superfood. In recent years, it has taken the world by storm and becomes the much-hyped food. It has now reached the Philippine shore through Organique Acai Premium Blend. From Left: Cory Quirino, Cathy Salimbangon, Regine Tolentino during the launch of Organique Acai Premium Blend. A registered nurse, Cathy Salimbangon worked in Geriatrics in the US and Canada for several years. She saw how healthy lifestyle can make a good impact on one’s body. In 2009, she and her husband Elton, who worked in a nutraceuticals industry, launched Organique Acai Premium Blend. Among those available in the market, their product has the highest concentration of acai. It also has the USDA Organic Seal, which means that the product is about 95 percent organic, implying that it is free from synthetic additives such as pesticides and fertilizers and not processed using industrial solvents, irradiation or genetic engineering. “We believe it is the king of superfoods. Acai berry is rich in antioxidants which combats cell damage. It is basically a cellular approach. Our cells are being attacked by free radicals from the pollutants around us, antioxidants help repair them,” relates Cathy. It was a claim backed by the National Institutes of Health report: “Acai contains chemicals that are antioxidants. Antioxidants are thought to protect body cells from the damaging effects of chemical reactions with oxygen (oxidation). According to some research, acai has more antioxidant content than cranberry, raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, or blueberry.” In another study, laboratory test showed that a powdered preparation of acai may contains 533.9 calories, 52.2g carbohydrates, 8.1g protein and 32.5g total fat. The fat content consists of oleic acid, palmitic acid and linoleic acid. The carbohydrates include 44.2g dietary fiber. Regine Tolentino shares her experience in drinking Acai berry juice. She tells about taking acai juice when she has hangover. “The pulp and skin of acai fruit are rich in anthocyanins (ACNs), proanthocyanidins (PACs) and fatty acids. It is marketed as a dietary supplement for lowering cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, allergies, and for cancer treatment. In vitro and in vivo studies have shown that acai has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, pro-apoptotic, antitumorigenic, and athero-protective effects. An acai extract inhibited beta-amyloid inhibition, which suggests it may also have neuroprotective activity. Further, nasal acai polysaccharides were found to potentiate innate immunity against pulmonary infections in mice; and oral administration of acai extracts prevented the development of exercise intolerance, cardiac hypertrophy and dysfunction in rats with myocardial infarction. Some laboratory studies suggest acai may reduce cholesterol, prevent diseases of the heart and blood vessels, and cause programmed cell death in leukemia cells. Due to its antioxidant effects, acai may interfere with the actions of certain chemotherapy drugs. Consumption of contaminated acai fruit with insects carrying Trypanosoma cruzii, a protozoan that causes Chagas disease, resulted in 178 cases of acute disease. However, studies in humans are needed to confirm these effects. While proponents claim many health benefits of acai, research on acai berries is limited, and health claims haven’t been proved.” (Source: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) Just to be sure, check with your doctor before consuming, especially for people taking medications for high cholesterol or diabetes and those with kidney disease, as large amounts of acai might affect the management of these conditions. Also, it is best to let your doctor know that you are taking acai if you’re scheduled to have a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test. Very large doses of acai might affect the results of MRI scans. But don’t worry. Acai is practically safe to consume, as long as you are not allergic to it. It can be eaten raw, in tablet form, in beverages (juices, smoothies, energy drink) or in other food products (jelly, ice cream). With Organique Acai Premium Blend, you can drink it as it is. (Cathy recommends 30 to 60ml per day, depending on the health conditions of the person). Or you can try and combine it with other food. Here are some recipes you can try: GRILLED CHICKEN WRAP with mayo garlic and Acai Berry sauce (Recipe by Chef Tenten Casasola) INGREDIENTS: 6 large pieces chicken breast 1 bunch lettuce 1 piece cucumber 4 pieces tomato 2 pieces onion 6 pieces tortilla wrap 4 pieces garlic olive oil For the sauce: 1 cup mayo (you can also use sour cream) ¼ cup Acai Berry Juice 2 pieces garlic cilantro lemon juice, to taste salt and pepper, to taste PREPARATION: Wash and prepare the vegetables. Cut the cucumbers (with skin) to julienne. Quarter the tomatoes and remove the seeds. Then slice the quartered tomatoes into strips. Slice the onions thinly. PROCEDURE: In a bowl, add chicken breast, oil and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside for at least 5 mins. Grill the chicken breast until tender. Slice the grilled chicken into one-inch thick strips. In a separate (smaller) bowl, add the ingredients for the sauce. Season to taste and set aside. To assemble the wrap: Spread the sauce evenly over the tortilla wrap. Layer the vegetables and chicken. Roll the tortilla wrap tightly. Cut in half. Makes 6 servings. AMERICAN SALAD with Acai Berry Vinaigrette (Recipe by Elaine Grace Gatdula, RND) INGREDIENTS: For Olive Oil Preparation: ½ cup olive oil (pomace) 1 tbsp garlic, minced 2 tsp rosemary For Dressing: 2/3 cup Acai Berry Juice ¼ cup apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp corn syrup For Salad: 450grams romaine lettuce 2 pieces medium-sized apple, sliced 2 pieces carrots, julienned ½ cup croutons ¼ cup pili nuts, crushed (you can use other kinds of nuts) PROCEDURE: Heat olive oil in a pan. Saute garlic and rosemary until brown. Remove the garlic and rosemary out using a strainer. Let the olive oil cool. In a bowl, combine Acai Berry Juice, apple cider vinegar, corn syrup and olive oil. Mix them well until smooth. Transfer the mixture in a container and keep inside the chiller. In a salad bowl, mix lettuce, apples and carrots. Top the salad with croutons and pili nuts. Serve with acai berry vinaigrette on the side. Or you can drizzle the vinaigrette on the salad before serving. Makes 5 servings. GRILLED TILAPIA with mango and Acai Berry salsa INGREDIENTS 2 pieces tilapia fillet For marinade: 1/3 cup olive oil 2 tbsp Acai Berry Juice 1 tbsp parsley, minced 1 tbsp garlic, minced 1 tsp basil ½ tsp salt 1 tsp pepper For salsa: 1 piece large ripe mango, diced 1 piece red bell pepper, diced 2 tbsp onion, minced 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped 2 tbsp lime juice 1 tbsp Acai Berry Juice salt and pepper to taste PROCEDURE: Mix all the ingredients for the marinade. Pour the marinade to the tilapia fillet. Marinate in the refrigerator for an hour. Prepare the salsa. Combine all the ingredients for the salsa (mango, red bell pepper, onion, cilantro, lime juice, Acai Berry Juice, salt and pepper) in a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Grill the tilapia over medium-high heat in an outdoor griller. Lightly oil the grate to keep the tilapia from sticking. Cook well. Serve the fillet with the salsa on top. Makes 2 servings. ACAI BERRY SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS: 200 grams strawberry 200 grams grapes 1 cup Acai Berry Juice 1 cup yogurt 3 cups ice ½ cup corn syrup (you can also use honey or sugar) PROCEDURE: Mix all the ingredients in a blender. Set aside some strawberries and grapes for garnishing. Blend until smooth. Add water if necessary. You can make this by batches. Pour the mixture in glasses. Garnish with slice grapes and strawberries.

For Navitas Naturals Organic Acai Powder 8Ounce Pouches

For Navitas Naturals Organic Acai Powder, 8Ounce Pouches The most convenient way of taking acai berries is through pills~Taking acai berry in pill form is the most convenient way~Acai berry pills taken in table or capsule form is the most convenient method~The most convenient means of taking acai berry is when it is in pill or capsule form~Perhaps the most convenient manner of taking acai berries is when it is in the form of pill~Acai berry in pill form is perhaps the most convenient way of having it. Since the contents are natural and all the nutrients and minerals are packed in a small capsule, you can be sure of getting all the benefits of acai b Pronounced “ah-sigh-ee”, the acai fruit has lately turn out to be the topic of a well being craze. The Brazilian folks have been consuming acai berries straight from the tree as 1 of their major staples for a long time. The berry is grown deep in the Amazon rain forest on acai palm trees in some of the richest soil on the planet. A single palm tree can grow involving 3 to 8 bunches of berries at a time. Every 12 months, acai berries can be harvested from acai palm trees twice. The acai berry has formed a key portion of the eating plan of Amazon natives of Brazil for around a hundred years now. If you have not been spending significantly focus to the media lately, there has been a ton of talk about a tiny purple coloured fruit named the acai berry and tons of speak about the so called acai berry diet plan. However, some of the speak is primarily based on lies and 50 percent-truths but we are used to that when a product is sizzling.The acai berry is grown in Brazil and harvested from the acai palm. The tree normally grows in floodlands and swampy locations. Acai has truly been employed by the local people of Brazil for hundreds of decades. They eat it fresh new, and also use it in

Out Berry Green Superfood with Goji Acai Raspberry Raw

Out Berry Green Superfood with Goji, Acai Raspberry, Raw Organic Nutrition Vegan Gluten Free 240 Grams Acai berries can also be found as liquid extracts~Acai berries are also available in liquid forms~Acai berry extracts and concentrates are also available~You can also find acai berries in liquid forms~You can also look for acai berries in liquid or concentrate form~Acai berry liquid extracts are also available in the market. These can be found concentrated and fresh in the health stores. You can opt to mix it with other healthy drinks, blend it with water or just drink it as it is. Whatever your choice is, this way of taking Acai berries is proven to be very practical. Acai berry weight loss pills, being the most convenient and safest option, are highly trusted and recommended to people who really want to improve their health and weight status. Unlike chemical-based pills, these pills come from natural resources and fresh fruits so there is no worry of ingesting harmful components. Combining acai berry pills in your diet will aid in achieving the waistline you’ve always wanted~Incorporating acai berry pills in your diet will help in attaining your dream waistline~Including acai berry pills in your diet will aid in successfully having the waistline you’ve alw There are researches claiming that acai berry, a small round black-purple fruit, is effective in improving health and has antioxidants that protect cells from being damaged and help against diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Many people also believe in the acai berry weight loss attributes~There are also some beliefs about the acai berry weight loss characteristics~Some people also believe in the weight loss characteristics of acai berry~It is also believed that acai berry has some weight loss characteristics~There are also many people who trust in the acai berry weight loss ability~Ma Pronounced “ah-sigh-ee”, the acai fruit has lately turn out to be the topic of a well being craze. The Brazilian folks have been consuming acai berries straight from the tree as 1 of their major staples for a long time. The berry is grown deep in the Amazon rain forest on acai palm trees in some of the richest soil on the planet. A single palm tree can grow involving 3 to 8 bunches of berries at a time. Every 12 months, acai berries can be harvested from acai palm trees twice. The acai berry has formed a key portion of the eating plan of Amazon natives of Brazil for around a hundred years now.

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Rudolph Care: Acai Body Lotion

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15.05.15 Breakfast Hour

One of my favourite breakfasts aside from porridge…mainly because it looks pretty rather than the health benefits. Blend all of this up and sprinkle it with some pumpkin and sunflower seeds: 1/2 Banana Sprinkle of Oats 2 Tbsp Organic Acai Berry Powder 1 Cup Mixed Frozen Berries 1/2 Cup Frozen Mango 1/2 Cup Almond Milk Enjoy!

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Blackberry, Blueberry & Spinach Smoothie

In 10 days, two of my amazing friends from New York are coming to visit San Diego. They’re staying for 5 days and the only real plan is to bask on the sunny beach…on Memorial Day Weekend….surrounded by fit, tanned San Diego bodies…in almost non-existent bikinis. So I have 10 days to loose 5 pounds and gain 6 abs. I’m not sure if this will work, but I’m starting a crash course Paleo diet. Step 1, stop dreaming about Sicilian Pizza. Step 2, throw out the Tortilla Chips. And Step 3, don’t accidentally eat like 20 of the tiny Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Cookies for breakfast. Now that those basics are out of the way, the next few posts will be chronicling what I’m eating these hellish…I mean healthy…next 10 days, and how I’m feeling while eating like a bread/cheese/sugar deprived psychopath. Day 1: I’m starving and I want to eat a whole loaf of bread, a Pecan Pie, and about 2 pounds of Mozzarella Cheese. But seriously, I swapped out my normal snack of Pretzel Sticks for some mixed Nuts and dried Cranberries and I had a Spinach and Fruit smoothie for lunch. I would sell my soul for some Pizza right now. I mean…things are going great… Day 2: To take my mind off Cheese and Bread, I made a super healthy fruit filled smoothie bowl. In a blender, combine 1 cup of Organic Spinach, 1/4 cup of Organic Blueberries, 1/4 cup Organic Blackberries, 1 teaspoon Chia Seeds, 1 teaspoon Flaxseed, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup Coconut Milk, 1/2 cup Acai Roots Sorbet, and 1/4 cup diced Mango. Blend until fully mixed. Serve in a glass or in a bowl garnished with more fresh fruit like Mango and Kiwi.

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Moxxor Story

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100% Pure Acai Berry 60 capsules Detox

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