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Doctor insights on: Acai Berries Antioxidants

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Is acai berry worth a try? What are doctors' opinions on this? I hear it's an antioxidant and it helps speed up metabolism, am i right?

Is acai berry worth a try? What are doctors' opinions on this? I hear it's an antioxidant and it helps speed up metabolism, am i right?

Anectodal : The acai berry is filled with potent antioxidants called anthocyanins & flavonoids. Studies have shown the acai berry has more antioxidant capacity than other fruits. Although there is not research based evidence at this time, the acai berry is anectodally reported to help with weight loss through an unexplained mechanism. ...Read more

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Antioxidant (Definition)

Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more


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Are acai berry pills effective?

Are acai berry pills effective?

Antioxidant benefit.: Acai berry is very high in antioxidants, like pomegranate and blueberry. Contrary to popular lore, there's no magic to Acai berry other than its potent antioxidant power. It's a low calorie option for people losing weight, though. ...Read more

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What should you eat on the acai-berry diet?

What should you eat on the acai-berry diet?

Only if: Acai berrys are only good if you're trying to lose weight in your wallet. Why would you take something when you don't know what's in it or whether it'll harm you -- particularly when it won't help you. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Invest in healthy nutrition, weight loss, diet, etc. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of acai berries?

What are the health benefits of acai berries?

Wt loss- antioxidant: The acai berry contains antioxidants (phytochemicals) which reduce free radical formation & are reported to help protect from some cancers. It is also reported to assist with weight loss however there is not yet scientific research to back this claim nor is a mechanism for weight loss known at this time. It is also used as an oil in cosmetics. ...Read more

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Is acai berry safe fot newborns?

Is acai berry safe fot newborns?

Safe or good?: Newborns should be fed one and only one thing that is breastmilk, or if unavailable formula. Other items very from unhealthy, to allergenic to unsafe, unless told otherwise by a doctor to treat a specific condition. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take acai berry cleanse with lupus?

Is it ok to take acai berry cleanse with lupus?

Don't know: It depends on what all is in the ingredients. Certain herbs are associated with triggering lupus flares. Have your rheumatologist review it before you start using it. ...Read more

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Has anyone used acai berry and cleansing colon diet and bled?

Has anyone used acai berry and cleansing colon diet and bled?

Please don't: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed colon "cleansers" with a clear "no" answer. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste." the "no" response also applies to liver detoxes! there are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk, as you've experienced. ...Read more

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When are you supposed to take acai berry pills? Before or after meals?

Neither: You don't need to take these pills because they have not be found to have any specific health benefits. Get your anti-oxidants from natural foods like fruits and vegetables. Eat acai berries if you really want them. Dr. James watson, who discovered dna, says anti-oxidants in pills foster cancer. ...Read more