Saturday, February 28, 2009
So Many Acai Products, How Do I Choose The Best One?
Now here's a topic I have been struggling with for quite some time now. Not all products out there are created equal. After my extensive research, I have discovered that some products are made just to "cash in" on the "Acai craze" that is going on right now. It is difficult to determine which one's these are, but if they are sending you spam mail, you can be sure their product is not what they say it is. Then I've noticed all these Acai juices in the supermarkets now, and of course the health food stores too. If you actually look at these juices, most of them are clarified, which means most of the pulp and oils have been taken out. The thing about the Acai, is that the pulp and skin is where the nutrients are. This is the part we need to put in our bodies for FULL nutritional benefits. Another issue is that there really is very little Acai in these juices or products at all. Maybe a total of 3 or 4%. Then they add other juices to the mix. I even know about one product that says 100% Acai, but it is mostly water, and sugar. They call it 100% because there are no other fruits added. Also, the Acai berry is not a juicy berry by nature either. So in order for it to be juice, the processed berry has to mixed with something. Some of the products out there taste absolutely terrible too. The Acai itself has somewhat of a bitter taste, and some people have been turned off by this. There are also different grades of the Acai berry, just like there are different grades of coffee beans, meats, produce, etc... This fact is not well known, but it's true. Because it is very expensive to harvest and process this fruit, many companies will save money by using the lower grades. Of course they would never admit to it, but nonetheless, it is a common occurance. Then that brings me to the harvesting process itself. It is very hot and humid in the Amazon, and when the Acai Berry is harvested it immediately starts to decompose. And if the berry is not processed within 24 hours of being picked it loses almost all of its' nutritional content. Some companies pick the berry before it is ripe for these reasons. Then they can transport it easier, and then process it. The problem with this practice is, that picking any fruit too early, makes it so that the fruit has not reached its' full nutritional potential. This is a common problem with the produce we buy as consumers. Why do you think our nation is so malnourished? We don't get what we think we're getting from our food. So what do we do? Well I can't tell you what you should do, but I do know of a product that is far superior to anything you can buy in the store. This product not only has a very high grade Acai, but also is blended with other highly graded fruits that compliment each other, and allows your body to absorb the nutrients much better. Plus this beverage gives you 13 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, which I don't think many of us get. This product is backed by science and literature, and has a patent pending harvesting process, which allows the nutrition to remain in the berry. They pick it ripe and process it right there with facilities they have bulit in Brazil. This product was 10 years in the making because the company wanted it to be the perfect nutrional food. It is just that. It has everything your body needs to be healthy, heal itself, fight illness and disease, and prevent you from ever getting the serious diseases out there. It gives you energy, helps you sleep, improves your mood, helps you look younger, improves memory, and much more. Who doesn't want all that? This is the only health product anyone needs, no more popping pills and supplements. Want more information? I would be more than happy to help you with that. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for reading my 4th blog.