The Acai Berry comes from Brazil, and has been touted as one of the latest “super foods”, competing with the Goji berry. As you say, it has become very popular in recent months, as it was mentioned on the Oprah show.
It is very high in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and anti oxidants-which is probably why a lot of people notice an improvement with the hair, skin and nails-as well as the other health benefits.
Some of the benefits that have been claimed:
Boosts energy levels, Improves digestive function, Improves mental clarity/focus, Promotes sound sleep, Provides all vital vitamins, Contains several important minerals, Is an extremely powerful free radical fighter, Acai has very high levels of fibers
Cleanses and Detoxifies the body of infectious toxins, Strengthens your immune system, Fights cancerous cells, Slows down the aging process, Promotes healthier and younger-looking skin, Alleviates diabetes, Normalizes and regulates cholesterol levels, Helps maintain healthy heart function, Minimizes inflammation, Improves circulation, Prevents artherosclerosis, Enhances visual acuity.
In order to lose weight you need to have a calorie controlled diet and exercise regularly. Energy out needs to be greater than energy in. Please read our our other posts in the weight loss category.
Regards Dr Sean Gomes MD