Acai Health Benefits - Real or Hyped?
Written By: Mary Nichols
Many people in various parts of the world who has used acai berry extract are
convinced of its health benefits. However, so far no scientific studies have yet to
prove them to be true. So, are these benefits real or hyped?
The acai berry, comprising of pulp and a seed, is a protein rich fruit. This fruit forms
a major diet component in the form of juices, health tablets, powder, liquor and other
beverages. Acai health has been pretty much talked about. It is being proclaimed as
one of the leading energising, weight losing and anti-oxidising agent for people. But
till date, no studies have yet to prove all these acai health benefits.
The acai has been found to have an intermediate level of antioxidant effect for the
human biological system according to the few studies conducted. While fruits like
apples, blueberries, bananas and pomegranates rank lower than the acai on the
antioxidant factor, the likes of Concord grapes, black cherries and red wine rank
higher than the acai.
It seems that the major health benefit of the acai which is more apparent is its
antioxidant factor. With its relatively superior antioxidant benefits, the acai, when
taken in the right proportions as advised by the dietician or doctors, can help in
controlling and preventing occurrences of heart diseases and related lifestyle
problems attached to them.
Acai has also been proclaimed to have other acai health benefits like reducing body
weight, increasing sexual performances, improving digestive system, and helping in
dealing with diseases like diabetes. But no conclusive scientific results have yet to
prove this. Logic and medical science say that the acai, like other fruits and plants, is
helpful in maintaining a healthy body without doubt. But the extent of this benefit is
not as exemplary as proclaimed today.
The adverse effects on health of an acai rich diet are guessed to be those of
controlling hunger or appetite of a person. Secondly, acai, if at all