The New #1 Superfood: The Most Powerful Antioxidant Known In The World
There has been a groundbreaking discovery in the field of health and nutrition.
Though it has been featured in the media and become an underground buzz, it is
still generally unknown. It is the anti-aging and health re-vitalizing power of
a little Brazilian fruit, now declared the new #1 superfood: the acai berry.
Before this recent finding the blueberry was acclaimed as the most nutrient rich
food. It had been recognized for its extremely powerful antioxidant properties.
Antioxidants are essential for full body health. In the natural process of the
body’s workings, cells are constantly metabolizing. This creates byproducts
called free radicals. Free radicals are molecules missing an electron. A free
radical will seek to stabilize itself and by stealing an electron from a healthy
cell. This creates yet another free radical, causing more cell damage. The
process snowballs as we age and eventually we begin to feel its effects at
around age 35 or 40 - the domino effect of untreated massive cell damage. Things
begin to go wrong.
As the unchecked flow of free radicals damages cells we begin to see
degeneration, aging and disease. Free radicals can invade a cell wall, damage
the DNA, and begin the process that can start cancer. They can invade the cell
and cause the mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell, to slow down or stop
working altogether. Depending on where this happens, it can disrupt many of the
body’s natural systems - from neuronal firing to hormonal balance.
Antioxidants are molecules loaded with extra free electrons. By providing the
body with a powerful source of external antioxidants, the free radicals are now
able to stabilize themselves by getting their electron from the antioxidants
instead of from your cells. This prevents further cell damage.
The blueberry is packed with anthocyanins, an antioxidant phytonutrient which is
a far more powerful source of antioxidants than Vitamins A and E. Anthocyanins
have been shown to neutralize free radical damage which can result in so many
health conditions, such as cataracts, varicose veins, peptic ulcers, heart
disease, cancer - the list goes on and on.
Blueberries have been recognized as being far more powerful in supplying
antioxidants than wine. Now they have been replaced as the #1 nutrient rich,
antioxidant packed anti-aging superfood by the acai berry (pronounced ah-sigh-ee).
The acai berry contains the same antioxidant phytonutrients as blueberries,
anthocyanins, except in FAR greater amounts. Blueberries have been shown to
deliver 38% more anthocyanins than red wine. The acai berry has been shown to be
an antioxidant 33 times more powerful than red wine and 5 times more powerful
than ginko biloba.
Dr. Nicholas Perricone in his new book the Perricone Promise calls the acai
berry the most perfect food on the planet. It rates #1 on his list of
recommendations of the top ten ingredients to look and feel younger, enjoy
revitalized health and decelerate the aging process.
The acai berry is also very unique, being packed with so many nutrients. It has
amino acids, which is unheard of in fruits and vegetables in North America. It
has the protein content of an egg, the essential fatty acids of olive oil and is
rich in the A and B vitamins. It is a ‘multivitamin’ food!
Ingesting it has incredible health benefits. Even if you are healthy you will
probably notice positive effects as you introduce a more balanced nutrition to
your body, including increased energy and mental clarity.
Antioxidants have been recognized as an essential part of our diet in order to
restore our health and prevent future disease. Now we have access to the most
powerful antioxidant ever discovered. This can take our health to whole new
What is the best way of adding the exotic acai berry to your diet? The best
delivery of an antioxidant is ideally in liquid form, so look for a juice
product. Look for a company that responsibly helps to conserve the Brazilian
rainforest. Ideally the company is one that is closest to the source, harvesting
and processing in Brazil. Make sure the company has the highest quality
pharmacological processing in order to ensure that you are getting the best
product, and the best results.