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açaí

(Portuguese asai)
n
(Botany) a berry that grows on palm trees in the Brazilian rainforests. Because it is rich in nutrients, it is used to make energy drinks. Also called: palm berry
[C21: Portuguese]
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açaï
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Studies in humans are needed to assess potential health benefits of any single food, and the authors report that there have been a limited number of studies exploring the health effects of acai berry in humans.
Try it: Juice blends typically contain added sugars to mask the superfruit's unpleasant taste, so a better way to add acai to your diet is by whipping up a smoothie.
Some of the super claims are true: Acai berries, native to the Amazon rainforest, and goji berries, produced mostly in northern China, are indeed loaded with phytochemicals, plant compounds that seem to protect us from heart disease, brain deterioration, and cancer.
BigNutrition, a New Jersey based, family owned and operated provider of nutrition supplements, is adding another ingredient to its Acai Ultrazax Acai Diet Supplement.
The authors also enhanced that the chemical composition of acai oil significantly influences cell proliferation, and suggested that this is due to the antiproliferative property of polyphenols in cancer cell cultures.
Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine found that under certain conditions (a simple sugar diet) acai supplementation could triple flies' lifespans, from eight to 24 days.
Pre-testing was performed to determine the levels of fiber and acai puree that would be needed for the main test.
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