Comments on: What makes Sumner run? http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2007/08/24/what-makes-sumner-run/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Foundation Health http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2007/08/24/what-makes-sumner-run/#comment-351759 Sat, 09 Aug 2008 17:22:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/2007/08/24/what-makes-sumner-run/#comment-351759 Health benefits of the acai berry include its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant and antimutagenic properties, and its benefits for the cardiovascular system.

Acai fruit contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 as well as Omega-9 which help lower “bad” cholesterol.

The following information on acai is from wikipedia

The Acai Fruit
Acai berries are harvested as food. In a study of three traditional Caboclo populations in the Amazon region of Brazil, acai palm was described as the most important plant species because the acai fruit makes up such a major component of diet (up to 42% of the total food intake by weight) and is economically valuable in the region (Murrieta et al., 1999).

The juice and pulp of acai fruits (Euterpe oleracea) are frequently used in various juice blends, smoothies, sodas, and other beverages. In northern Brazil, açaí is traditionally served in gourds called “cuias” with tapioca and sometimes sugar. Acai has become a fad in southern Brazil where it is consumed cold as açaí na tigela (“açaí in the bowl”), mostly mixed with granola – a fad where acai is considered as an energizer. Acai is also widely consumed in Brazil as an ice cream flavor or juice.

As acai deteriorates rapidly after harvest, its raw material is generally only available outside the immediate growing region as acai juice or acai fruit pulp that has been frozen, dried acai, or freeze-dried. However, several companies now manufacture acai juices, other health drinks, and sorbets made from acai berries, often in combination with other fruits.

The above information is from wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acai
Acai fruit is sold in various different forms. Pure dried acai, organic acai, acai juice, acai supplements, acai pulp and so on.

The Foundation for Health http://www.foundationhealth.com

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By: Darryl Tucker http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2007/08/24/what-makes-sumner-run/#comment-351755 Sat, 09 Aug 2008 15:51:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/2007/08/24/what-makes-sumner-run/#comment-351755 If all of the skeptics would just take the time to read all of the research that’s already been done on acai and then all of the research that the developers of MonaVie have done to arrive at the blend of juice, then they would know how much good it is for the body and why the cost is somewhat higher than similar juice of lesser quality. Then if the skeptics would just get into their heads that joining as a member allows them to buy the juice at wholesale prices, regardless if they choose not to share it with others, how much better that would be for their budget while getting healthier. Getting healthier doesn’t necessarily mean that one will feel any difference but the body is still getting the nutrients it needs.

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