Friday, September 14, 2012

Açai berry—my new (and old!) discovery

I’ve known about the açai berry for some time now. My parents used to always be on the hunt for juices with this berry. They called it “a-kay” and I’d correct them, “It’s ah-sa-EE!” Yes, I used to be such a know-it-all but I’m over that.


Anyway, my parents loved the açai berry because it’s supposed to be a power fruit. It’s packed with good stuff like amino acids, fatty acids, antioxidants, iron, fiber, protein, caretenoids, flavanoids, Omega 3 and Vitamins B3, C and E. What’s amazing about this berry is it’s super small but super packed with goodies. So when I went to Chinatown a few years ago and stumbled upon an herbal store and found a huge bag of dried açai berries for just P500, I promptly bought a bag for my parents. They super loved it. As in pinapak nila. In Mama’s words, “Ang sarap! Parang pasas!”

What I’m trying to say with that story is my parents loved the açai berry but I never tried it. And that was that. Then recently, beauty brands started sending me products with what they called the “miracle berry” and guess what this miracle ingredient is? The açai berry!

Just a few of the many beauty products with açai berry extract

So when Health Express sent me a bottle of their Açai Berry supplement, I finally researched on the berry’s benefits. And there are a lot!
  • Increases metabolism rate leading to weight loss
  • Helps in removal of toxins 
  • Cleanses digestive tract thus reduces stomach bloat
  • Minimizes inflammation in the liver and stomach
  • Relieves pain from arthritis 
  • Faster recovery from injuries
  • Stabilizes blood sugar
  • Improves immune system
  • Has anti-aging properties
They look like açai berries! 

Actually, all I saw up there was the “reduces stomach bloat.” I have had tummy bloat since forever. I used to have a friend who once told me, “Frances, you look like an African princess. Super skinny but with a bloated tummy.” I seriously didn’t know if I should be offended for me or for Africans!

I’ll try out my Health Express Açai Berry supplement and will report to you in a month or so if I felt any difference. Meanwhile, has anyone tried the açai berry, whether as a berry, dried fruit or a supplement? 


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29 comments:

  1. Check out Nature's Gate Açai Berry BOdy Wash too. You'll love it! Available at Healthy Options... =)

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    1. We once tried the Acai Berry in Dark Chocolate from S&R, yummy!

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    1. I've always wanted to try it, even almost ordered online but was afraid of getting scammed. Hope to hear good things about this supplement you found. :)

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