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Saturday, February 05, 2011

Acai Berry Benefit - High Protein Lower Cholesterol

Did you know that the Acai Berry is very high in protein? Quite often foods that are high in protein are also high in cholesterol but not the little Acai Berry!

Acai Berries are a great way to increase protein intake while not increasing cholesterol levels.

Here is a more complete list on the Benefits of the Acai Berry

What Are The Best ACAI Berry Products?

Obviously over the last few years products containing the Acai berry have become all the rage. Everywhere I go I see products containing Acai of some form or another.

With so many thousands of Acai products on the market who is selling it in it's most pure form?

Are there any sources of fresh Acai berries in North America?

Please submit your Acai products for us to check out!


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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

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Saturday, June 18, 2005

Acai Berry Testimonial - Part 5 of 12 - Acai Berry Testimonial

Fruta Vida User

Elenor Duckens:

"I have always been a person who did not have much energy. However, my life is, and has been filled with many things that I do on a daily basis.

I have a highly stressful job, and because of my commitment and dedication to serving God and His people, I am very involved in Church work. I am the ninth of twelve children, and we were raised by our parents to always be there for each other.

My oldest brother is the Pastor of the church that I attend. In 1997, he had his first heart attack, and then had three additional ones between November and December 2001. At the time of his last heart attack, he was diagnosed as a diabetic.

On Monday, May 9, 2005 he was admitted to the hospital because his feet are very infected due to diabetes. On the evening of Friday, May 13, 2005 he experienced severe chest pains and was put in ICU.

That Friday morning before going to the hospital, my younger brother had told me about the Fruta Vida Acai Berry Drink, and that Arvall Hall was going to meet with him and explain the drink. I had my brother to set up a conference call so that I could ask Arvall several questions to determine the legitimacy of the product.

After our conversation, I was impressed with the product and invited Arvall to come to my house for further discussion. He had met with me, and gave me a sample of this great drink.

I drank the drink and immediately began to feel great. When we were told that my brother was to be placed in ICU, a sister of mine and I decided that we would stay in the hospital with him all night. During the night, my sister had a very hard time staying awake, but I was wide awake and was able to be there for my brother all through the night.

In fact, I did not lay down to sleep until 8:00 p.m. the next day which was Saturday, May 14, 2005. I did not feel tired or irritable during the day. When I decided to lay down on Saturday evening, I had one of the best sleeps I had had in a long time and awoke on Sunday morning feeling fresh, energized, and ready to go to church and worship Christ.

I am so thankful to God for this product and to Arvall for sharing The Acai Berry with me."
Elenor Duckens

Acai Berry Testimonial - Part 4 of 12 - Acai Berry Testimonials.

Testimonial From Fruta Vida user - Fruta Vida is a potent Acai Berry Drink.

Nicole Pugh

Dear Fruta Vida,
I was diagnosed with internal scleroderma, an auto immune disease, in 1998. This disease is said to be incurable and its defining characteristic are the building up of collagen in the internal organs.

Scleroderma patients develop symptoms such as extreme fatigue, joint and muscle pain, circulation problems to the extremities and severe digestive problems, just to name a few.

About a year ago, I began really feeling the affects of this slow-moving, but sometimes fatal, disease. I began sleeping more (sometimes 11-13 hours a night just to make it through the day), was experiencing joint and muscle pain and also developed digestive problems (including intolerance to wheat, corn, dairy, sugar and soy).

What affected me most of all, however, was that no matter how much I slept, I was always fatigued. I was beginning to become depressed and had given up on a lot of my projects, hopes and dreams. I simply did not have the energy to do anything other than go to work and fall into bed each night.

Well, all that changed three weeks ago!

From the moment I began taking Fruta Vida, I noticed a difference! I now have more energy. My thinking is clearer, my mood is brighter and I do not fall into bed at nine o`clock every night! I now get 7-8 restful hours of sleep and have energy to burn.

As a "lagniappe" (that`s N`awlins-speak for something a little extra), now I can go out with friends on a weeknight (and stay out a little late) and not fall apart at work the next day! 2-3 ounces of Fruta Vida a day (in addition to maintaining a healthy lifestyle) has helped with my digestion as well.

I haven`t had a digestive flare-up in the three weeks since I have taken the product. In all honesty, I haven`t felt this good and had this much energy in a long, long time. I look forward to what life has in store for me in the months to come!

Thank you Fruta Vida! Nicole Pugh
New Orleans, LA

Acai Berry Information - Part 3 of 12 - What Can Acai Berry Do For You?

What Can Acai Do for You?

There are numerous benefits to making acai a regular part of your diet, but the top five benefits might be listed as follows:

1.Acai can help Skin tone: youthful, healthier-looking skin
2. Acai Berry Improved circulation: especially to the extremeties
3.Acai Berry Can Help Healthier eyes: better night vision
4.Increased energy and vitality
5.Acai Berry Can Provide Resistance to colds/flu and disease

Stay tuned for part 4

Acai Berry Information - Part 2 of 12 - What Is In The Acai Berry?

What Is In the Acai Berry?

Brought to you by
Greg Grigsby
Fruta Vida Health Blog

Acai is the only super berry on the market that has everything that you need. It packs vitamin B1, B2, B3, vitamin E, vitamin C, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, fiber, proteins, and good fatty acids such as Omega 6 and Omega 9. Research on acai has shown that these antioxidants are known to fight and regulate cholesterol levels in the body.

As an added benefit acai gives you the highest level of antioxidant on the market, with studies showing up to 33 times the antioxidant as in red wine grapes.
Something must also be said about anthocyanins, since acai contains the most highly concentrated forms of anthocyanins known thus far through intense research.

Anthocyanins are some of the more potent forms of antioxidants. We have all heard of the "French Paradox", how the people of France, with their high fat diets and not uncommon unhealthy lifestyles, are still below the percentage of related deaths from cardiovascular disease than many of the populations that exist today. One reason may be that they consume large amounts of red wine. Wines, made from grapes have very high levels of the antioxidant anthocyanins.

The polyphenols (anthocyanins) in red wine are believed to mitigate the effects of a fatty diet and smoking. Anthocyanin is a polyphenol that is proven to reverse, halt, and improve the conditions of many age related diseases inflicted on the general population. Anthocyanins (flavonoids) found in various fruits have a unique chemical structure that makes them 6 to 8 times more potent than vitamin C.

One particular fruit, the acai berry, contains the most highly concentrated forms of anthocyanins known thus far through intense research. The anthocyanin content in the acai berry is proven to be 3.5 times the amount of that present in a glass of red wine, volume to volume when tested in an ORAL analysis (measure of capacity).
Here is a list of some of the health problems that anthocyanins help address and protect against:

Inflammation and Collagen: Anthocyanins neutralize enzymes that destroy connective tissue. Their antioxidant capacity prevents oxidants from damaging connective tissues and repair damaged proteins in the blood vessel walls.

The Nervous System: By preventing tyrosine nitration, the anthocyanin properties in acai may help protect against neurological diseases. The primary anthocyanins in acai known as Cyanidin-3-glucoside have been found to help in the reversal of age related neurological deficits.

Large and Small Blood Vessels: Anthocyanins ability to counter oxidants makes it a powerhouse in the fight against arteriosclerosis. Even in trace amounts, anthocyanins effectively protect against LDL oxidation. Anthocyanins protect the integrity of the endothelial cells that line blood vessel walls and help to maintain micro capillary integrity.

Diabetes: One of the serious diabetic complications is retinopathy, which in most cases can cause blindness. This condition occurs when the body attempts to repair leaking, damaged capillaries, but does so by over producing abnormal proteins. The protection of anthocyanins may help prevent these capillaries from leaking and to help prevent abnormal protein proliferation.

Eyesight: Anthocyanins may also help improve eyesight. In the Second World War, British fighter pilots were found to have improved night vision. These findings were thought to be contributed to by the large amounts of bilberry in the pilot’s diet. The effects of the improved night vision were not long lasting after the initial consumption of bilberry - lasting just hours after initial consumption. With this newfound advantage, the pilots would consume the bilberry fruits just prior to the mission.

Finally, besides being considered one of the “richest foods in iron”, the acai is also rich in fiber, which makes it strongly recommended for the elderly and/or for people with digestive problems.

For its microbiological characteristics, acai is considered one of the most nutritive foods in the Amazon, and perhaps in the world.

Stay tuned for part 3

Acai Berry Information - Part 1 of 12

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What Is the Acai Berry?

Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) is a palm tree that grows throughout the Amazon basin. The fruit of acai is small and dark purple or black in color, and is about the size of a grape. The berry is harvested naturally from the depths of the rain forests of Brazil by the people who have been using it for thousands of years.

The acai berry was recently listed on the Oprah Winfrey show as #1 of the top 10 superfoods for anti-aging. Her show featured Dr. Nicholas Perricone, author of the #1 New York Times best-seller, The Perricone Promise. He said the following:

It may seem odd to start this list of superfoods with one you've likely never even heard of. But studies have shown that this little berry is one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world.

Acai (ah-sigh-ee) is the high-energy berry of a special Amazon palm tree. Harvested in the rain forests of Brazil, acai 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 full of antioxidants, amino acids, and essential fatty acids. Although acai may not be available in your local supermarket, you can find it, often in juice form.

In fact, studies show that açaí provides significantly more antioxidants than such well-respected foods as blueberries, oranges and even red wine. Perhaps more impressive is that the antioxidant concentration in the açaí fruit is five times higher than that of gingko biloba, the popular “brain boosting” herbal supplement that is renowned for its antioxidant properties.

This leads me to say more about what this little berry “packs."

Stay tuned for part 2.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Acai Berry Article - Sent In From An Acai Berry Blog Reader

Acai Berry
is one of the best Superfoods in the world! According to
Nicholas Perricone in his new best selling book The Perricone Promise

the Acai berri is the number one of the ten top superfoods. Yes some
foods can be eaten to help you look and age better! This amazing berry
was also recently given national recognition on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Acai berry fruit -This little berry is one of the most
nutritious and powerful foods in the world
. It can often be found in
juice form in health food and gourmet stores

Acai (pronounced Ah-Sa-E) is an Amazon Super Berry.

This new berry is 100% all natural and it is harvested naturally from
depths of the rainforests of Brazil, by the people who have been using it for
over thousands of years. Acai is the only super berry on the market that has
everything that you need, naturally from only the berry itself. It packs
Vitamin B1, B2, B3, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Phosphorus, Calcium, Potassium,
Fiber, Proteins, beneficial fatty acids such as Omega 6, Omega 9 to helps you
fight your cholesterol problems and many, many more; there are just too many
to list.

As an added benefit, it gives you the highest
level of anti-oxidant on the market, with studies showing up to 33 times the
anti-oxidant as red wine grapes. With Acai it gives you the energy from your
youth and opens up the vitality and increased stamina you had in your 20's. So
try the new "Fountain of Youth" from this forbidden Amazon Berry and
you too will feel the power of the Amazon.

Research on Acai has shown that these Anti-Oxidants are known to fight and
regulate cholesterol levels in the body.

Acai has two essential fatty acids known as Omega 6 (Linoleic acid) and Omega
9 (Oleic acid). Research shows that Omega 6 helps lower LDL, which is the
harmful cholesterol. Then you have Omega 9 fatty acids which lower LDL and
maintain HDL (beneficial cholesterol) levels.

Acai's Anti-Oxidant factors play a large role in maintenance of the vascular
cardiac system, which is important for better blood circulation.

What is Acai Acai - Euterpe Oleracea (Arecaceae)?

The fruit is small, round and blackish purple, It looks like a grape, but
smaller and darker. It has a big seed and very little pulp. Acai is widely used
in energy drinks, ice cream, energy bars with granola.

In order to obtain a healthy Acai, the most important is the quickness in the
time between the harvest and the processing. The Acai is very rich in
antocianine, an antioxidation substance that helps to fight the cholesterol and
free radicals. Have you ever heard that a glass of red wine everyday is good for
the heart? This is because of the antocianine in the grape, It is not by
accident that the color of the Acai is similar to the color of red wine,
although the Acai has 33 times more anticianine than the grape. The antocianine
is also a strong natural coloring,

Besides being considered one of the
foods in iron" the Acai is also rich In fibers which makes it strongly recommended for
the elderly and/or for people with problems in the digestive organs, For its microbiological characteristics the Acai Is considered one of the most nutritive fruits in the Amazon, preceded only by the chestnut of Pera.

Acai is considered new potential source of natural red coloring matter for
use. Nothing has been found in the composition of the Acai that would cause any
reaction when mixed with other foods.

In summary, the Acai is a caloric drink (due the high lipase tenor), with
high fiber tenor, anthocyanin and other micro-nutrients. Therefore, it can be
considered one of the most nutritional fruits from Amazon.

Each year, the agricultural food industry is researching sources of natural
Colorants, Among these, anthocyanines are of particular interest due to the
large range of colors that they have (orange, red, blue) and their very
important nutritional properties., in effect, anthocyanines are pigments
belonging to the flavonoid group and have very high antioxidant levels.

The quantification of anthocyanines in a product is generally done by quick
and less costly techniques such as direct or indirect spectrophotometer and the
use of a Minolta color meter. Please note that spectrophotometer can also give
qualitative facts on the type of anthocyanines presents.

The fruits of the Euterpe Oleracea are particularly rich in anthocyanines.

What benefits can I expect from Acai?

The following are just some of the reported benefits of taking Acai, results
vary from person to person but benefits can be felt in 1-2 weeks of usage:

  • Greater energy/stamina
  • Improved digestion
  • Improved Mental Focus
  • Better sleep
  • All nutrients come from one berry
  • Acai has more proteins then an average egg
  • Acai has a high amount of lipids that gives you the energy of a raging
  • Acai has essential minerals such as iron, potassium, phosphorus and
    calcium. Acai has all natural Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin),
    Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin C, Vitamin E (tocopherol)
  • Improved sexual function
  • Acai has been shown to have up to 33 times the Antocyanine (a powerful
    Anti-Oxidant) then red wine grapes.
  • Acai has a high level of fibers that is good for elderly and for people
    who have problems with digestive organs.
  • Acai has two essential fatty acids known as Omega 6 (Linoleic acid) and
    Omega 9 (Oleic acid). Research shows that these fatty acids maintain normal
    cholesterol levels.
  • Research has shown that these Anti-Oxidants help regulate normal
    cholesterol levels.
  • Acai's Anti-Oxidant factors play a large role in maintenance of vascular
    cardiac system, which is important for better blood circulation.
  • Acai is considered one of the richest nutritive fruits from the Amazon or
    the world for that fact.
  • An almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with
    valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contractions and
  • Very low Sugar content for a fruit
  • Cleansing and Detoxing your body
  • Boost your Immune System

Other Facts about Acai:

Acai is a dense source of particular class of flavonoids called anthocyanins
(red-blue phenols with potent antioxidant properties)

  • Anthocyanins are a group of phytochemicals in red wine thought to
    contribute to the "French paradox", i, e. France has one of the
    lowest incidences of heart disease of any westernized society despite a
    prevalence of smoking and a diet high in saturated fat and cholesterol (5).
    Acai pulp contains 10-30 times the anthocyanins of red wine per equal volume
  • The primary anthocyanin in .Acai is cyanidin-3 glucoside (1), Cyanidin-3-
    glucoside has been found to be 3.5 times stronger than Trolox (vitamin E
    analogue) and the predominate anthocyanin found in red wine
    (nalvadin-3-glucoside) in an ORAC analysis (measure of antioxidant
    ) (2).
  • Anthocyanins have been found to "exhibit numerous potential
    therapeutic effects including treatment of diabetic retinopathy and
    fibrocystic disease of the breast in human" (2). "Other potential
    physiological effects of anthocyanins include radiation ¬protective,
    chemopratective, vasoprotective and anti-inflammatory agents" (2),
  • The fatty acid ratio of Acai resembles that of olive oil, which is thought
    to be a contributing factor to the low incidence of heart disease in
    Mediterranean populations (1, 5),
  • 60% Oleic (Omega 9) a monounsaturated, essential fatty acid, helps lower
    LDL (harmful cholesterol) while maintaining HDL, (beneficial cholesterol)
    levels (5).
  • 12% Linoleic (Omega 6) a polyunsaturated, essential fatty acid, has been
    found to lower both LDL and HL levels (5).
  • Fatty acids aid in the transport and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins
    ice. Vitamins A, E, D, and K(3).
  • Acai contains valuable phytosterols
  • Sterols are components of plant cell membranes providing numerous benefits
    to the human body, namely the reduction of blood plasma cholesterol (5)
  • Sterols are currently being used to treat symptoms associated with BP.


  • Claire Madden, VP Marketing at
  • "Biochemical and Technical Studies on Acai" by Dr. Herve Rogez
    2, Sofia Pascal 2, Jesus N.S. de Souza, Arlete R. Aquino & Raphaele
    Buxant Dept.. de Engenharia Quimica - Centro Tecnologico, Diaouiweir ria I
    niinnin, Beligica)
  • National Contor for Health Statictice. Annual summary of births,
    marriages, divorces, and deaths United States, 1993, Monthly vital
    statistics report-, vol 42 no 13. Hyattsville, MD: Public Health Service,
  • American Heart Association. Heart and stroke facts 1995 statistical
    supplement. Dallas, TX: American Heart Association, 1994,
  • National Cholesterol Education Program. Second report of the Expert Panel
    on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol In Adults
    Adult Treatment Panel II). Bethsada National Heart, Lung.
This article was submitted by:
Don Thomas
Master Distributor
Fruta Vida International
812-923-9424 Office

Acai Berry Business For Part-Time Entrepreneurs

Friday, April 08, 2005

Some Acai Berry Recipe If You Can Get Your Hands On Some.

This recipe if for the traditional method of prepartion for the Acai Berry.

Traditional Brazilian Style Take 7 Oz. (200 grams) Açai into a blender.

Add 1/2 cup of soy milk or juice and 1 banana (you can also add other fruits like strawberry/mango/etc).

Blend until smooth and serve in a bowl topped with sliced bananas and granola.

Yum Yum....

Greenpeace Mentions The Acai Berry

Here's what Greenpeace has to say about the Acai Berry and Acai Palm Tree.

Greenpeace Acai Berry Article

I found this fact quite interesting...

In 1995 almost 106,000 Tonnes of Acai Berry wine was produced and exported at an estimated value of $40 Million US Dollars.

A Very Interesting Acai Berry Fact - How Much Acai Can They Drink!

From the prior Acai Berry Article that I mentioned in my last post I gained a very interesting little tidbit of information on the Acai.

In the South American city of Belem they estimate 200,000 liters of Acai Berry juice is consumed on a daily basis amongst a population of 1.3 Million people.

This has developed a very strong industry employing nearly 30,000 people.

The mystery of the Acai Berry is starting to unfold.

Acai Is Great For Energy - Acai Is Even Better For Sex!

Or so the locals say...

Here is an excerpt from another very lengthy but interesting article on the Acai Berry.

"Rio de Janeiro is the city that worships health and beauty and where the healthy and the beautiful drink açaí. Pronounced ah-sah-yee, açaí is more of a lifestyle option than a foodstuff; a magic fruit potion that fuels the hedonistic energy of Brazilian beach life.

Shortly after I moved to Rio, I was told about the acai berry's amazing nutritional properties: Brazilians believe it gives you strength, energy and is great for sex.

A friend told me that when he was having difficulty in fathering a child, the first thing his doctor recommended was 'drink lots of acai. And it worked!'

I took my first sip at one of the juice bars that line the blocks by the beach. The berry juice is served half-frozen and its thick gloopiness means that you slurp it up with a spoon. This seems to accentuate its carnal, brutish aspect. As does the fact that the people who drink it are invariably nearly naked, in Speedo trunks or bikinis. "

Continue Reading This Article On The Acai Berry

Grow Your Own Acai Berry Palm Tree - With Acai Palm Seeds.

While doing a little browsing today I came across a site that was selling seads for the Acai Palm which produces the Acai Berry...

Acai Palm Seed Information

It would probably take a while and some hard work to actually get the Acai tree to bear fruit but I don't know... I'll post on here when I get new info.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Interesting Website On The Amazon Acai Berry - Acai Tree - And Acai Cultivation

Here is another website I found tonight while searching for more information on the Acai Berry and it's many related health benefits...

They have several pictures of the Acai Palm Tree... The Acai Berries themselves and the beautiful regions in which the Acai grows...

There is even some Acai Berry recipes and preparation methods.

Muana Acai Berry Website

Did You Know? - Quick Acai Fruit Fact.

Did you know that certain parts of the Acai plant can be burned and the smoke that the Acai produces acts as a very strong repellent against Mosquitos and other jungle pests and parasites...

Did you know that the palm hearts from the Acai tree is widely used in the preparations of gourmet salads, creams, stuffings and they even use parts of the Acai tree for feeding their livestock.

The Acai palm tree's root has also been used in the treatment of bleeding and against worms.

Interesting Acai Facts you might not have known!

Interesting Acai Berry Facts - Comparison Of Acai Fruit To Raw Cows Milk

While searching the net for information on the Acai Berry I came across a website with a short nutritional comparison of the Acai Berry with raw cow milk, According to this source

Acai fruit pulp VS Raw Cows Milk:

  • Acai fruit pulp has 4 times more energy
  • Acai fruit pulp has 3 times more lipids
  • Acai fruit pulp has 7 times more carbohydrates
  • Acai fruit pulp has 9 times more vitamin B1
  • Acai fruit pulp has 8 times more vitamin C
  • Acai fruit pulp has the same amount of protein and calcium
  • Acai fruit pulp has half as much phosphorus

The last time I checked though I didn't have an Acai Palm Tree in my backyard so I guess I'll have to stick to Milk for now...

Until I break down and buy some Acai juice from one of the many people selling it now.

How The Acai Berry Is Locally Prepared In The Amazon

The Acai Berry can be prepared as a drink in the following way...

First the Acai Berry Juice needs to be extracted from the Acai Berries then the Acai Drink is made like this:

The pits of the Acai Berry are placed in water so that it can soften the fine peel that covers the Acai fruit.

Soon after, the Acai pits are kneaded with water in a clay bowl or nowadays a machine may do it. The Acai mixture is then filtered through special sieves to obtain the Acai's purple liquid, thick and with a very distinct flavor.

After adding sugar, tapioca meal or farinha-d'água (manioc flour), locals drink this Acai juice cold from a gourd or bowl with a spoon.

Monday, April 04, 2005

The Acai Berry Helps Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Maintenance properties, of Acai.

Acai is a new fruit from Brazil that offers vital nutritional benefits for people over 40 years of age. The Acai contains 33 times the cholesterol fighting anthocyanin than a glass of red wine, a Daily Value (DVS) of calcium, twice the DVS at the antioxidant 'Vitamin E and a substantial amount of dietary fiber„ (2)

Cardiovascular Maintenance, Anthocyanins are cholesterol regulating compounds with well researched data (indicating their value in Cardiovascular support Elevated blood cholesterol is one of the major modifiable risk factors for coronary heart disease (5) and the leading cause of death in the US The fact is that 490,000 Americans die of Coronary Heart Diseases each year (3) with cost of over $60 billion annually in medical expenses and lost productivity ( 4) Therefore, regulating and reducing cholesterol through dietary means can contribute to prolonging life and reducing medical expenses.

Low cholesterol foods and exercise are only a part of the natural program to prevent and mitigate cardiovascular diseases. The consumption of foods rich in compounds that reduce cholesterol, reduce blood pressure and curry antioxidant protection completes the program. Acai is an excellent example of such a functional food that is now accessible to food, beverage and supplement markets in an economical and convenient form.

Calcium rich Acai also provides several cardiovascular health benefits. According to a research summary by the editorial team. More than maintaining skeletal strength and reducing the impact of osteoporosis, studies have shown that people who suffer from high blood pressure often also have diets low in calcium, When calcium is added to their diet, blood pressure drops. Some research also suggest that calcium may help reduce LDL cholesterol levels. Also the lower risk of stroke, found in a study of 86,000 women, was attributed to calcium. Diets rich in calcium have also been linked to reduced occurrences of colon and breast cancer in various laboratory studies.

The generous amount of Vitamin E in Acai, twice the D.V., (Daily Value), is essential for regeneration of damaged tissue and as a protective antioxidant. Cancer prevention and Intestinal function: "Acai" high fiber content is very favorable to the consumers proper intestinal function, " reports Dr. Herve Rogez , "Fiber accelerates the intestinal processes and has a very important role in avoiding colon cancer, The D.V. is 35g of fibers/adult a day, Acai consumers reach this dose very easily," (2)

(1)Claire Madden, VP Marketing at,
(2) "Biochemical and Technical Studies on Acai" by Dr. Herve Rogez 2, Sofia Pascal 2, Jesus N.S. de Souza, Arlete R. Aquino & Raphaele Buxant Dept.. de Engenharia Quimica - Centro Tecnologico, Diaouiweir ria I niinnin, Beligica)
(3) National Contor for Health Statictice. Annual summary of births, marriages, divorces, and deaths United States, 1993, Monthly vital statistics report-, vol 42 no 13. Hyattsville, MD: Public Health Service, 1594.
(4) American Heart Association. Heart and stroke facts 1995 statistical supplement. Dallas, TX: American Heart Association, 1994,
(5) National Cholesterol Education Program. Second report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults Adult Treatment Panel II). BeM6sda National Heart, Lung

Do You Know The Scientific Name For The Acai Berry?

Don't worry... I didn't know the scientific name for Acai Berry either until I found it on the web today.

The scientific name for the Acai Berry is....

"Euterpe Oleracea"


The Acai Berry Connection With Lowering Heart Disease

Did you know...

The fatty acid ratio of the Acai berry resembles that of olive oil.

The fatty acid ratio in Olive Oil is thought to be a contributing factor for the low incidence of heart disease in Mediterranean populations.

Acai Berries are proving to be quite powerful.