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Acai Kills Cancer Cells in Lab Study

May 11th, 2009

 

Acai fights Cancer AcaiBerryBoutique.comA Brazilian berry popular in health food contains antioxidants that destroyed cultured human cancer cells in a recent University of Florida study, one of the first to investigate the fruit’s purported benefits.

The University of Florida published a study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that found that acai berries triggered a self destruct response in up to 86% of human cancer cells.

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Assistant Professor Stephen Talcott says “This was only a cell-culture model and we don’t want to give anyone false hope. We are encouraged by the findings, however. Compounds that show good activity against cancer cells in a model system are most likely to have beneficial effects in our bodies.” The University will now study the effect of acai antioxidants on healthy human subjects.

Talcott adds “A lot of claims are being made, but most of them haven’t been tested scientifically. We are just beginning to understand the complexity of the acai berry and its health-promoting effects.”

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Dr. Oz’s Anti-Aging Checklist Features Acai

May 6th, 2009

Dr. Mehmet Oz was recently on the Oprah Winfrey Show discussing the major anti-aging benefits of the Acai berry. Acai Dr Oz AcaiBerryBoutique.com

The article reads:
While he’s mentioned many of these antioxidant-rich foods before, Dr. Oz is ready to introduce a new entry to his hall of fame—the acai (pronounced “AH-sigh-EE”), a small fruit from South American rain forests. “It has twice the antioxidant content as a blueberry, so it’s a wonderful alternative,” Dr. Oz says. “It’s just sort of breaking through.”
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5 Good-For-You Foods You May Not of Heard Of

April 15th, 2009

“Studies show that the acai berry is one of the most nutritious foods in the world…Hidden within its royal purple pigment is the magic that makes it nature’s perfect energy fruit.”

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The Full article from NBC’s Today reads:

Studies show that the acai berry is one of the most nutritious foods in the world. The high-energy berry of as Amazonian palm tree, acai is harvested in the rainforests of Brazil and tastes like a vibrant blend of berries and chocolate. Hidden within its royal purple pigment is the magic that makes it nature’s perfect energy fruit. Acai is packed with antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids. Although acai may not be available in your local supermarket, you can find it in some health food and gourmet stores (or you can visit our store to see whats available.)

Acai pulp contains 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine; a synergy of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols to help promote cardiovascular and digestive health; and an almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration.

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Food For Your Heart

April 15th, 2009

“Acai berries are among the most nutritious foods of the Amazon, rich in B vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Acai berries also contain oleic acid (omega-9), a beneficial fatty acid (often mistakenly referred to as essential).”cbs-logo AcaiBerryBoutique

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‘Miracle’ Berries Can Help You Live Longer

April 15th, 2009

“There’s a miracle berry that can help you live longer and healthier and chances are you’ve never heard of it. It’s called acai and it could help you ward off cancer, protect your heart, even prevent Alzheimer’s disease, according to some research.”Berry bowl AcaiBerryBoutique

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