The Acai berries mania began when Oprah mentioned the fruit in her TV show. It wasn’t long after acai berries began appearing as a superfood for magical weight loss.Today we can find countless diets, and supplements for weight loss with Acai Berry.
Acai berries are mostly rich in antioxidants.They contain ten times more antioxidants than the grapes. Their beneficial effect is based mainly on these powerful antioxidants. They help the body defend against life stressors and environmental toxins. The dietary antioxidants slow the chemical process of oxidation by neutralizing free radicals that are harmful by-products made by the human body.
Claims made by supplements manufactures that supplements with acai have slimming effects do raise concerns.
While acai berries by themselves contain beneficial antioxidants, supplements usually contain other ingredients that may be unhealthy. Caffeine is a common component of weight loss supplements and is known to cause head and stomach aches and other side effects. Acai berries also contain some minerals that in large doses may be toxic to certain individuals. If you have allergies to pollens and trees, you could be susceptible to an allergen in the acai berry.
Judith J. Wurtman, Ph.D. confirms that a powder made from the purified pulp and skin of the berry contains mostly high-fiber carbohydrate, with low-sugar content. The protein content is small, only 8 grams in l00 grams of powder, about the same as in a glass of milk. The fat content is compromised of unsaturated fatty acids. Unlike other berries, its vitamin and mineral content is minimal.
Being advertised as weight loss aid is not correct. The consumers are misled to buy the supplements with the promise that they will lose weight.