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Friday, January 25, 2008


Acai In The News

NBC Today ShowIn this special report on the Acai Berry by Matt Lauer of NBC's Today Show, the indigenous people of Brazil are seen calling Acai, "the Viagra of the Amazon." Watch the news clip now.Source: NBC Today Show

The Oprah Winfrey ShowWorld renown, best-selling health author, Dr. Nicholas Perricone, names the acai berry his #1 superfood on the Oprah Winfrey Show. "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."Source: Oprah.com

Can a Brazilian berry fight off cancer? A new study suggests the acai berry triggers a self-destruct response in up to 86% of leukemia cells. Dr. Mark Mincolla, PhD, a natural health care practitioner, explains. Watch this short news clip from The New England Cable News network.Source: http://www.NECN.com

The Observer (UK), Sunday April 18, 2004 - It gives energy and strength - and it's great for sex. Rio de Janeiro is the city that worships health and beauty and where the healthy and the beautiful drink acai. Acai 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!'Source: Observer.guardian.co.uk

Dr. Nicholas Perricone - Superfood No. 1: Acai Nature's Energy FruitIt 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 rainforests 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.Source: Oprah.com

Good Morning America"Acai contains a concentration of antioxidants, to help combat premature aging, with 10-30 times the anthocyanins (antioxidants) of red wine. Acai has an almost-perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration."Source: ABCNews.go.com

University Of Florida News-- Brazilian Berry Destroys Cancer CellsJanuary 12, 2006-- "A 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.Published today in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the study showed extracts from acai (ah-Sigh-ee) berries triggered a self-destruct response in up to 86 percent of leukemia cells tested, said Stephen Talcott, an assistant professor with UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences."Source: News.ufl.edu

New Life Journal, April-May, 2005 by Matthew ChildsAcai's health benefits are astounding, and scientists are touting the fruits high level of proteins, fiber, vitamin E, minerals, and important essential fatty acids. Acai's antioxidant concentration surpasses even blueberries, and it is also a valuable, natural cholesterol controller.
Additional studies on Acai have also discovered that it builds the immune system, fights infection, protects the heart, and can control prostate enlargement.Source: New Life Journal
Business Week Magazine-- September 2005"The juice of the acai berry may represent one of the most exciting opportunities in the young history of the functional foods business."Source: Businessweek.com

New York Times - August 4, 2004"Rich in antioxidants and amino acids, Acai is thought to be one of the most nutritional fruits of the Amazon basin."Source: NYtimes.com

Antioxidant Fruit - January 13, 2006 By Dyan Zedeker WINK TV, FloridaImagine a fruit that tastes like red wine and chocolate, but could also help prevent illnesses like heart disease and cancer. Actually, you don't need your imagination, just your taste buds. Source: WinkTV.com

Scotsman - April 22, 2006 Berry is 'world's healthiest fruit' by ALASTAIR JAMIESONAlthough popular for years as an ingredient in smoothies among Brazilian surfers, it was only imported in bulk to the US five years ago. Since then, however, it has been heralded by lifestyle gurus and celebrities such as tennis star Andre Agassi, Brazilian Formula 1 driver Rubens Barrichello, and musician Sting, as the latest must-have health food. Some doctors say that the berries can also help to fight leukemia and premature aging and, in some cases, can increase libido. Source: Scotsman.com

The Wall Street Journal - April, 2003"Wheatgrass, protein shakes -- so 2002. At juice bars and health stores around the country, the hip new taste is acai..."Source: Online.WSJ.com

Sports Illustrated for Women (September, 2003) Acai fruit one of "The 41 Best Things on Earth," and the "best fruit you've never heard of."
Found in the Brazilian Amazon the purple acai (ah-sigh-ee) palm fruit has 30 times the amount of antioxidants of red wine, and contains essential fatty acids and vitamins C and E, all of which help reduce cholesterol and prevent cancer and heart disease.Source: CNNSI.com

Health Science Institute - "Nature's Perfect Food"Discover the amazing health benefits of the fruit from the Amazon's "tree of life." July 2003 by Judy Douglas
There's got to be a better way to get these valuable nutrients than guzzling wine and drowning in oil. As it turns out, there is. I learned about it from HSI panelist Jon Barron. He told me about a single superfood from the Amazon that, fresh from the tree, can provide over 30 times the amount of anthocyanins as red wine and all the beneficial fatty acids of olive oil in one delicious, all-natural package. And this is just the beginning of this food?s health benefits. It's virtually impossible to over-do this food - which is certainly not the case with red wine or olive oil. Get the healing power of many phytonutrients in one delicious package.Source: Health Science Institute

People Magazine 01/30/2006 - Berry Good Berry The latest look-better, live-longer superfood? It's the acai fruit. It's what Denise Richards swears by; what Kelly Slater downs before surfing competitions, and what Dr. Nicholas Perricone uses in his anti-aging potions.
"It's acai, a multipurpose mega booster berry that Hollywood has been hooked on."Source: People Magazine

Acai also has also received recent rave reviews from Men's Health Journal, Vogue, the Washington Post, the Miami Herald, Ediets.com, Business 2.0, Time Magazine, Calgary Sun, Gourmet Magazine, plus more.

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