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Do acai berries work to lose weight?

Do acai berries work to lose weight?

Anectdotal.: Although there is not reseach based evidence at this time, for acai berries helping with weight loss, it is reported anecdotally. The mechanism has yet to be explained. ...Read more

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I need to know what's an acai berry and does it help you loose weight?

I need to know what's an acai berry and does it help you loose weight?

Acai: The acai berry is a fruit from acai trees in brazii. The acai berry contains antioxidants which are purported to reduce free radical formation & to help protect from some cancers. It is also reported to assist with weight loss and can be used as an oil in cosmetics. Like other fruits, if you eat too much of it at a time you could develop nausea, diarrhea or an uncomfortable stomach. The acai >. ...Read more

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Is that acai berry diet good for losing weight rapidly?

Is that acai berry diet good for losing weight rapidly?

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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I love fruits and berries but i was told that these carry carbs and I am trying to lose weight. I was told to limit carbs but aren't these food good?

I love fruits and berries but i was told that these carry carbs and I am trying to lose weight. I was told to limit carbs but aren't these food good?

Good for you: The nutritional value of fruit especially berries make them good for you in spite of their carb content. Carb loaded foods without the extra nutrition are the ones that are important to avoid. Like everything else moderation is your best friend...Too much of a good thing is not good. The basic rule to keep in mind when trying to lose weight is that you should eat less calories and exercise. ...Read more

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I am taking a weight loss flush pill that is called acai berry cleanse and I am supposed to take it 4 times a day. Is it healthy to take these?

I am taking a weight loss flush pill that is called acai berry cleanse and I am supposed to take it 4 times a day. Is it healthy to take these?

Acai Berry: As yet another supplement, that is not regulated by the fda, there is no good data supporting the effectiveness of acai berry. Again, may i recommend good old fashion healthy diet and increasing your activity level to a least a moderate activity level of 5-6 times per week of 30-45 minutes ore more of exercise to help you lose that weight and more importantly keep it off! ...Read more

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Did anybody try acai berry weight loss pills?

Did anybody try acai berry weight loss pills?

Have not: I have not tried them. But i suspect that dietary fiber may be how they work. 1 ounce of acai berry juice contains approximately 15.6 calories. The açai berry has about 247 calories per 100-grams. 50 grams of powdered acai pulp has about 26 grams of dietary fiber. Because dietary fiber can help one to feel full it may be helpful for appetite suppression. ...Read more

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Have you tried the acai berry weight loss pills?

Have you tried the acai berry weight loss pills?

Not personally: 1 ounce of acai berry juice contains approximately 15.6 calories. The açai berry has about 247 calories per 100-grams. 50 grams of powdered acai pulp has about 26 grams of dietary fiber. Because dietary fiber can help one to feel full it may be helpful for appetite suppression. ...Read more

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Are acai berry supplements good to eat for weight loss?

Are acai berry supplements good to eat for weight loss?

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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Are acai berry supplements effective for appetite suppression and weight loss?

Are acai berry supplements effective for appetite suppression and weight loss?

Simple answer: NO!: Don't believe all the hype about acai. All the same crazy claims were also made for hoodia, chromium, products claimed to block cortisol and a bunch of other things. If you are trying to lose some weight, keep a diet log, cut way back on potatoes, bread (of all kinds), pasta, cereal, and rice and get more exercise. Then give it some time. Don't waste your $ on these supplements. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use an acai berry supplement from whole foods for weight loss?

Is it safe to use an acai berry supplement from whole foods for weight loss?

Basic info.: The acai berry is a fruit from acai trees in brazii. The acai berry contains antioxidants which are purported to reduce free radical formation & to help protect from some cancers. It is also reported to assist with weight loss and can be used as an oil in cosmetics. Like other fruits, if you eat too much of it at a time you could develop nausea, diarrhea or an uncomfortable stomach. The acai >. ...Read more

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Given so many marketers of acai berry on the market, how do you know what's authentic?

Given so many marketers of acai berry on the market, how do you know what's authentic?

It doesn't matter: Don't expect any real health benefits from this multilevel-marketed supplement. Go down to your local organically-grown farmer's market and get some really nice fresh fruits and vegetables instead. It'll probably be healthier, definitely be tastier, will cost a lot less, and you're not rewarding people for making baseless claims. A good holistic practitioners can guide you to stuff that's real. ...Read more

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I have under active thyrod, can I take 100% pure acai berry ?

I have under active thyrod, can I take 100% pure acai berry ?

Good question: A pretty good basic introduction to the "thyroid acai connection" is http://www.Ehow.Com/facts_5895174_acai-berry-thyroid-disease.Html hope this helps, dr. P. ...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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Doctors! what acai berry diet pill should I take?

See below: Researchers have found the acai berry has antioxidants that may protect cells from damage caused by harmful molecules in the body called "free radicals, " and may possibly help against diseases such as heart disease and cancer. But when it comes to weight loss, the hype is ahead of the science, because the research evidence for such a connection is lacking. ...Read more

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Side effect mix actos (pioglitazone) with acai berry ?

Side effect mix actos (pioglitazone) with acai berry ?

None.: None. But the acai berry is more hype, albeit very rich in anti-oxidants. There are many more potent sources than the acai for anti-oxidants. But, no risk in taking it with actos (pioglitazone). ...Read more

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Can my husband take acai berry and goji berry tablets with lansoprazole ?

Can my husband take acai berry and goji berry tablets with lansoprazole ?

Probably...: Lansoprazole (prevacid) is best taken on an empty stomach first thing in the am followed by a protein meal 30 minutes later. That said, if the medication does not seem to be helping the problem your husband is taking the medication for, he might try taking the supplements later in the day. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can the experts please talk about the nutrition facts & information for acai berry?

Can the experts please talk about the nutrition facts & information for acai berry?

Acai: The acai berry is a fruit from acai trees in brazii. The acai berry contains antioxidants which are purported to reduce free radical formation & to help protect from some cancers. It is also reported to assist with weight loss and can be used as an oil in cosmetics. Like other fruits, if you eat too much of it at a time you could develop nausea, diarrhea or an uncomfortable stomach. The acai >. ...Read more

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Can you take EPO and acai berry supplements together?

Can you take EPO and acai berry supplements together?

Yes: If you are taking epo for a valid medical reason then acai should not be a problem. Having said that, be careful about the acai because it is almost all, if not all, imported and thus is suspect as to it's potency, authenticity and most importantly, it's purity. Do not buy supplements from any company that does not test all raw ingredients for these essential qualities. ...Read more

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What are the negative consequences of taking both a multivitamin (centrum) and acai berry pills everyday?

What are the negative consequences of taking both a multivitamin (centrum) and acai berry pills everyday?

No, but consider...: Centrum is ok but not a very good multivitamin.A study which ranked 101 multivits ranked centrum silver 54th of 101 brands; i wouldn't rank it even that high- see http://www.Multivitaminguide.Org/ & see http://drrandybaker.Com/2012/11/11/vitamins-really-do-prevent-heart-disease-beware-of-bad-studies/ for my critique of centrum. Acai berries contain beneficial phytonutrients not found in vitamins. ...Read more