Friday, March 19, 2010

The history of Acai Berry….

The Acai berry has been around for thousands of years and not until the 1990’s were it introduced to the western world. The Acai berry was found to possess tremendous health properties. The Acai berry was first used by the tribes of the Amazon jungle as a cure for various ailments. It is estimated that the indigenous tribe’s people routinely use up to 2,000 of the 3,000 known rainforest fruits for medicinal purposes.

The Acai berry grows on a palm that has a long thin trunk up to 25m high with a group of branches at the top from which hangs ribbon-like leaves. Acai berries hang from these branches in clusters. Traditionally the Acai berries would be picked by hand and the tribe’s men would shimmy up the tree and cut the branches from the top of the palm tree rich in Acai berries. The Acai berry was also discovered to fight schistosomosis, a disease transmitted by snails. Schistosomosis affected more than 10 million Brazilians.

The Acai berry has numerous health benefits like enhanced vision, Improve Circulatory System and has been proven to protect virtually every system in the body. A few of these benefits include:

Weight loss: Acai is composed of several vitamins and minerals, and works to suppress hunger, increase energy, and stimulate metabolism.

Digestive System Aid: A high level of fiber makes Acai berry a natural colon cleanser.

With extraordinary health benefits, positive scientific study results, and raving customer reviews, Acai berry has earned its name as the new “super food.”. For more information about this Superfood visit

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