Acai Berry Diet

By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)

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The Acai Berry Diet involves supplementing the acai berry into a low calorie diet.

Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) is the berry of an Amazonian palm tree with a long history of traditional usage in Brazil.

Dr. Perricone highlighted the berry as the number one antioxidant food on the Oprah show.

Oprah herself mentioned that she has incorporated the berry into her diet, which caused an explosion in the popularity of acai berry based weight loss plans.

Acai Berry Diet Basics


There isn’t a specific acai berry diet, but rather dieters use acai berry in conjunction any other weight loss plan they prefer to follow.

It is often paired with a colon cleansing product or with other nutritional ingredients that are said to enhance weight loss.

The acai berry is promoted primarily for its antioxidant effects, which exceed that of other foods that are high in antioxidants such as blueberries and red wine.

Advocates of the acai berry diet claim that these antioxidants will enhance general well-being and vitality which will support weight loss.

Acai berries are also said to have many other benefits

  • Improves digestion
  • Cleanses and detoxes the body
  • Boosts immunity
  • Supports cardiovascular health
  • Increases mental clarity
  • Enhances vision
  • Reduces insomnia
  • Slows down the aging process

Not all of these claims can be supported by scientific research and much of these possible benefits are speculations at this stage.

Weight loss?

In regard to the effects of acai berry on weight loss; promoters of the diet say that the berry has a combination of essential fatty acids, amino acids and phytosterols that work in unison to improve metabolism, enhance digestion, and reduce appetite.

Fact: In Brazil people are given acai to help them gain weight!

Exercise Recommendations

There are no specific exercise recommendations.

Costs and Expenses

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Acai from Amazon.com

Acai berry supplements are available as capsules, powder, puree, or juice form.

The cost can range from around $40-80 per month depending on the dosage taken.

We recommend buying acai from a health food store or from safe vendors online such as Amazon.

Avoid any website that offers “a free trial” of acai!

9 times out of 10 they will automatically bill your credit card for future automatic shipments that are extremely difficult to stop.

Warning! This has also given rise to many acai berry scams.

Pros

  • Scientific research does support some of the health claims made for acai berry.
  • High antioxidants can reduce the risk of diseases commonly associated with aging such as cardiovascular disease and cancer.
  • Antioxidants are beneficial for dieters who are physically active as they neutralize the free radicals that are produced during exercise.
  • Many dieters have reported a reduction in appetite and greater energy levels.

Cons

  • There are many reports of scams with websites selling inferior products and billing customers for ‘free trials’ of acai berry products.
  • Claims made for weight loss effects of the berries are unsubstantiated.
  • Does not encourage dieters to make lifestyle changes.
  • Supports the idea of a quick fix approach to weight loss.
  • Can be expensive.

Conclusions

The acai berry does have some important nutritional benefits, however by consuming a range of fresh fruit and vegetables and other foods that are high in antioxidants, it is possible to reproduce a similar enhancement of the dietary intake.

If dieters experience weight loss on the acai berry diet it will be due to the effects of simultaneously following a calorie restricted diet rather than due to any special effects of the acai berry.

Acai berry supplements may support general health and well being while dieting such juices can do that, but cannot be relied on as the sole factor for successful weight loss.

If you decide to try acai berries it is recommended to find a high quality reputable source and to view it as an addition to your weight loss program rather than the main focus of the plan.

See Also: Acai Berry: Fruits of Paradise for more indepth information on Acai Berries.

By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)
  • dopes

    puk u miss

  • dopes

    this is a scam

  • dopes

    fake

  • dopes

    tastes lyk shit

  • dopes

    i eat this all day

  • dopes

    puk u

  • chheeesse

    wow just wow Wal-Mart. REALLYYYYYY!!!

  • lorrraine

    iv been using acai berry tablets for well over a year now, they are brilliant, but its not a magic pill you need to eat healthy and exercise properly too see any benefits iv lost nearly 3 stone :)
    dont expect it too work on its own overnight !!
    x

  • Debra Moore

    Shame on you, I purchased this Diet Suppliment and Detox and I didn’t loose one pound and then i saw it on 20/20 last night and they said this was a farse and a scam, shame on you for selling this product and how do people get there money back:-(

    • http://www.everydiet.org ted

      Why are you shaming this site.. It’s stated above that the diet is a scam and and it isn’t selling you anything…. Shame the people you bought it from.

  • Afshan

    well, this year i wrestled and i was triyng to cut some weight so i took two tablets of acai 500 mg tablets and the brand was source naturals. I have to say it definately dropped me weight. i was 116 at the start of the year and after christmas (which is when your suppose to gain weight) i was 108. After that, my mom made me take only one tablet cause i kept dropping weight. I was also taking multi vitamins and exercising. dont think you can just drop weight with a pill. you need to have a balanced diet and exercise on a regulare basis. so the answer to your question is yes it will safely drop you weight but you do need to do some sort of exercise that works your thighs such as running. hope this information helps.

    • dopes

      puk u

  • SHAHPAR

    Hello
    which food contents have acai berries

    • dopes

      puk u miss

    • mesas

      read the ingredients >:0 or google it

  • melissa

    Do you know what the exercise recommendation is while using the acai berry diet

  • Giselle

    You mention that in Brazil people are given acaii to help them gain weight. In Brazil Acaii is a popular street food served as a type of ice cream consisting of acaii berries blended with ice and a huge amount of sugar syrup. Its also served with sweet sprinkles, nuts, cornflakes and high sugar sweet sauces. Of course people put on weight! Bad for the teeth too. And utterly delicious.

  • Lizzie

    Hi, I hate to say this but I actually don’t want to lose weight at all, in fact I really should put some on. However at only 48 I already have macular degeneration (i.e. I am slowly going blind) and apparently acai berries would be very good at stopping it getting worse. But I am worried about my appetite being suppressed – can anyone advise?

    • Ralph Barrera

      do not buy this product. I was ripped off by the company. They will overcharge. I decided to purchase a $3.95 trial bottle, and before I knew it they charge me 89.00 dollars on my credit card. I called them to complain and they told me that I did not call on time to cancel. The funny thing is that cancellation date was before I even got the product. I lost out . I will never buy any of their products.

    • soumya singh

      for macular degeneration you should try luetin, is it an antioxidant, very beneficial for the preventiona and improvement for macular degeneration. Look it up on the net or visit a health store for more information.

    • ted

      Acai doesn’t suppress appetite. In Brazil they would give Acai to people that were trying to gain weight.

  • winnie

    I need to give a try coz am very fat want to cut weight

  • rick

    i love acai berries

  • Annie

    Where can I get this in Singapore

  • laura

    i think that we should give it a try and see what happens because people that are skinny say to just eat healthy its easy to say for them i weight 160 IB when i use to weight 125 ib i am going to give this a try..

  • Ana

    Thanks for sharing with us! Acai Berry is very well known and I sure that you get good results if you use it, but in my opinion to lose weight means to change your lifestyle, to start exercise every day and to eat as healthy as possible!

  • Eva

    does acai berry affect if u have thyrod?

  • Bea

    Az ellenzoi azt mondják az Acai bogyónál lényegesen több antioxidáns van a vörös szoloben. A

    szárított Acai bogyónál jobb a szegfuszeg, fahéj, oregano, szömörce vagy cirok. Tudományosan sosem

    igazolták, hogy az Acai bogyótól bárki is fogyott volna. Ez nem más mint ártatlan étrend kiegészíto.

    Ha antioxidáns hatást akarunk elérni egyszerubb ha veszünk almát, narancsot, banánt, epret s más

    gyümölcsöket, minthogy száraz kapszulákat nyeldessünk – így megvonjuk magunktól a rostanyagokat s más

    fontos vitaminokat, ásványianyagokat. (The opponents say the acai bogyónál significantly more antioxidants of red grapes. The

    dried Acai bogyónál right cloves, cinnamon, oregano, sumac, or sorghum. never been scientifically

    have shown that the Acai bogyótól anyone had been sold. This is nothing more than an innocent supplement.

    If we want to achieve antioxidant effects simpler if we take apples, oranges, bananas, strawberries and other

    fruits such as capsules nyeldessünk to dry – so we withdraw ourselves in fiber and other materials

    important vitamins and minerals.

  • shawana

    Love this sight.. Do you have diet plans for people who cant afford the gym and right food

    • ted

      Thanks Shawana, Most of the diets here are reviews. Head over to http://www.freedieting.com and there’s a lot of tools and meal plans there to help you.

  • Mary

    is there any side effect esp for those trying to get pregnant,will like to know pls

  • Impossible

    @All Of You Who Wants To Lose Weight
    Don’t exchange the pure source of vitamins and minerals for pills. If you are interested and like to give Acai Berry a try do so but take the actual fruit not the pill.

  • Impossible

    @Kailey, if you think there is a product out there to help you losing weight while you are seating at home and doing nothing, you better think again. ( You Need To Exercise )
    If you are really want to lose weight, you need to plan it like every other goal and you have work hard to reach your goal.
    You should not set a high goal. You want to do it slowly but steady.
    I will tell you what you need to know to reach your goal.

  • Kailey

    I bought the acai berry tablets at walmart. They are located in the medication dept by the vitamins. I have been taking them everyday and nothing has happened with my weight. I am 16 years old and I weigh 250 and am 5’11. I hope to find something to actually lose weight! I read on a website that they only work if you only drink water with them. is that true?

  • lisda latif

    i will order 1

  • raquel guevarra

    is acai berry and colon detox product good for people who have fatty liver?

    • Monika

      There are so many diets out there, that it’s difficult to chsooe the one that’s best for you. Follow these simple rules, and you will lose weight.# Find out how many calories it takes to maintain your current weight. (Weigh yourself for one week, while keeping track of every calorie you take in for that week. If you have not lost or gained any weight, that’s the number)# Reduce that number of calories for your daily intake. (Avoid fats that you normally take for granted; mayo, cheese, salad dressing, etc. Avoid all fast food soda! Replace soda with water go to Subway instead of McDonalds)# Exercise more than you do now to burn off additional calories. (The amount of exercise you do depends on your health so check with your doctor, but even walking one flight of stairs instead of taking the elevator helps)# Drink lots and lots of water. No soft drinks. Soda should be a treat, not a staple.If you feel the need to use acai berries in your diet, then buy from acai-diet. They won’t offer free trials, only free shipping. Pay with paypal when possible. This helps protect your credit card number.

      • LindaMae

        Good Advice Monika- You are right on the simple rules!

  • michael

    Is this stuff true

  • Lora

    I heard that you can buy em at Wal-Mart and my friend told me it works….

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