Acai Berry




Beating Tiredness & Lethargy

jeremy
Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Tiredness is such a common complaint that it seems to effect most people on at least a few days a week. Someone has probably complained to you about being tired today already…

A recent study from the National Sleep Foundation found that 40% of adults commonly complained about being tired. Furthermore 10% of all visits to the doctor are due to tiredness and lethargy.

So what is the solution? It may surprise you to know that getting more sleep, (although this is an obvious solution), is not the only fix to this problem. Our diet is a huge contributing factor to daily tiredness and lethargy.

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Detox Vs Fad Diets

jeremy
Friday, January 20th, 2012

What is a Detox?

The term ‘detox’ has been thrown around and used haphazardly by the health industry, earning both positive and negative connotations. Although detox is usually associated with improved health, it has also, mistakenly, been thrown in the same category as ugly fad diets, and been viewed as just another drastic unachievable, ‘quick solution’ for weight loss hopefuls. The truth is, it is none of these things… or at least it shouldn’t be!

Unfortunately, much of the confusion has arisen as some popular ‘detox’ diets, namely those that have been celebrity endorsed, fit soundly into the ‘fad diet’ diet category… I’d like to take this opportunity to clear up a few differences.

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The Bad News and the Good News about Loosing Weight!

jeremy
Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Did you know that scientists have revealed that once we get fat, most of us stay fat, despite our best efforts?! A depressing sentence to say the least, especially as the new year rolls around and many of us promise ourselves that this is the year we WILL loose weight!! But don’t give up just yet!

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Acai for Weight Loss?? Its not Rocket Science!

jeremy
Monday, October 10th, 2011

So you have heard Acai may help with weight loss?? But how can be sure before you take the leap?

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Taking a cocktail of Vitamin Pills?

jeremy
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Vitamin Pills certainly have their place in our modern-day lives, particularly to fight off acute illness and nasties, but wouldn’t it be great if we could get enough nutrients from our food alone and cut the handfuls of vitamin pills each day?

It is possible to reduce your intake & replace some tablets & capsules with alternative high nutrition food!

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Earn Free Products & Cash

jeremy
Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Hi Everyone!

If you are interested in healthy eating & would like to earn money for recommending delicious, healthy, wholefood products to your friends and family, read on!

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Acai- A Natural Stress Fighter

jeremy
Friday, July 22nd, 2011

By Mirko Albrecht, Dipl.-qualified NC.

We know two types of Stress

Acute stress and chronic stress. Acai can help to prevent and treat all stress types.

Acute stress is a type of stress with low level of inter alia epinephrine. Here you need several nutritions to boost the secretions of stress hormons.

Acai is a good source of vitamins such as vitamin C, E, B1, B2, B3 and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, zinc, chromium, copper, potassium.

Chronic stress is a form of stress with i.a. increase secretion of catecholamines. Adrenaline and nor adrenaline belong to the group of Catecholamine and/or the stress hormone Cortisol.

Several researchers have found, that sugar the stresshormons secretion decreases.  All fruits contain natural sugar, Acai too. Table sugar is unhealthy, because it decreases the stress resistance, causes deficits of several stress related nutritions and increases the risk to oxidative stress.

But Acai is a powerful fruit-package and it has a low glycemic index and therefore is freeze dried acai powder an ideal support for diabetics.

Stress is very diverse. Below I have listed some stressful situations for which Acai is especially recommended.

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Acai Extracts show Brain Health Potential

jeremy
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Extracts from Acai may enhance the ‘neuronal housekeeping function’ & potentially protect the brain as we age, suggests new research.

The brain’s natural housekeeping mechanism is called autophagy and involves the controlled degradation of cells, including the recycling of toxic proteins. This system declines naturally as we age, but new research suggests that berry extracts may enhance the process and contributes towards brain health.

Researchers at the USDA’s Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston presented their findings recently at the Society of Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego.

Super fruits from Central and South America

Acai berries (pronounced ah-sigh-ee), have long formed part of the staple diet of Indian tribes. With the appearance of a purple grape and taste of a tropical berry, it has been shown to have powerful antioxidant properties thanks to a high level of anthocyanins, pigments that are also present in low levels in red wine.

It is presently being sold in a number of countries, including New Zealand, Australia, South America, Japan, USA, and the Middle East

New data

Led by the late James Joseph from Tufts University, the researchers investigated the anti-inflammatory effects of acai extracts in the main defense cells of the brain – the microglia – in rodents. “Microglial activation can result in the generation of cytotoxic intermediates and is associated with a variety of age-related and neurodegenerative conditions,” explained the researchers.

Results presented in San Diego indicated that extracted fractions of the acai pulp protected against the release of pro-inflammatory compounds including COX-2 and TNF-alpha.

“These results suggest that acai may contribute to ‘health span’ in aging, as it is able to combat some of the inflammatory and oxidative mediators of aging at the cellular level,” wrote the researchers.

Six Ways to Sneak more fruit into your Diet

jeremy
Friday, June 24th, 2011
How often do you eat fruit? I’m sure you’ve seen the government-sponsored advertisements encouraging us all to ‘Go for 2+5’ – in other words to eat at least two pieces of fruit a day, and five serves of vegetables. But are you really doing it? Read the rest of this entry »

Antioxidants Against Skin Ageing

jeremy
Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Your skin is the barrier between your body and the outside world, and every day it is exposed to pollution, sunlight, cigarette smoke and other factors that impact its health and appearance. All of these, as well as many of the body’s normal physiological processes, can culminate in the production of free radicals.

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