DETOX AND SKIN BENEFITS
Antioxidants are substances or nutrients in our foods which can prevent or slow down oxidative damage to our body. Antioxidants are found in certain types of food and are extremely beneficial to our health. Essentially, antioxidants are substances which deactivate particles called free radicals. A diet which is rich in antioxidants has been shown to prevent and protect the body from disease.
“Free radicals are consistently formed as byproducts of aerobic metabolism in the human body.” Free radicals “…have been associated with many chronic and degenerative diseases including vascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, and overall aging. Dietary antioxidants are believed to be good external sources to counteract free radicals in the body” thus helping combat and put a stop to damaging oxidative cycles in the body. (Journey of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, retrieved from Schauss20Study: via Google scholar, 2010)
Detoxing is all about cleansing the body of toxins and repairing any damaged cells. So now consider the benefits of Purpleberries which is an exceptional source of antioxidants and anthocyanins! (ORAC 101, 495)
A person’s skin “…can benefit from supplementing with essential fatty acids (EFAs), especially omega-3s. EFAs are responsible for skin repair, moisture content, and overall flexibility, but because the body cannot produce its own EFAs, they must be obtained through the diet.” Zinc is also very important for healthy skin as it “…acts by controlling the production of oil in the skin, and may also help control some of the hormones that create acne.” (Retrieved from http://www.naturalnews.com, 2010)
“When it comes to caring for your skin, antioxidants can help to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. Unlike sunscreens and moisturisers, antioxidants can protect your skin from the inside out by guarding your cells from damage. Vitamins A, C and E and the mineral selenium [a very rare mineral, however found in Açaí] are thought to be particularly helpful in skin care. In addition to helping fortify cells against free radicals, vitamins A and C also encourage cell and tissue growth, helping the body to repair itself. This is very helpful to the skin, which is constantly shedding and regrowing cells. For this reason, any antioxidants that protect cells and encourage cell growth could be helpful in an anti-aging regimen, as they may help fight fine lines and wrinkles.” (Retrieved from http://health.howstuffworks.com, 2010)
“Dietary consumption of certain plants or fish oil [OMEGAS] is known to modulate the balance of lipid inflammatory mediators and, therefore, is valuable in the treatment of inflammatory skin disorders.”(TNO Nutrition and Food Research, retrieved from 2010 via Google scholar)
The AMAZONIA Acai also contains a good amount of vitamin E which is essential for healthy skin. However for great results we recommend taking the AMAZONIA Acai WITH A DAILY DOSE OF FISH OIL (flax seed oil is also a great choice for OMEGA 3 intake.)
IMMUNE HEALTH & WELLBEING
Some major minerals AMAZONIA Acai contains are Zinc, protein, calcium, iodine, iron, folic acid, magnesium and copper. There are 17 main nutritional elements contained in the berry! AMAZONIA Acai also contains a large amount of those plant phytosterols (mentioned in weight loss) the RICHEST SOURCE of anthocyanins than any other food, all OMEGAS and of course an exceptional amount of antioxidants. This immense list of nutrients may aid in the immune boosting quality of AMAZONIA Acai.
AMAZONIA Acai is very safe and beneficial for DIABETICS. Oleic acid (as mentioned in weight loss) causes insulin receptors in the body to run more efficiently controlling blood sugar levels. AMAZONIA Acai also contains a large amount of Anthocyanins which have been known to aid in oxidising sugars in the blood stream. AMAZONIA Acai contains very little nature sugars and natural energy can be derived from the amount of unsaturated fatty acids contained in the berry. B vitamins also help unlock natural energy with out the need for any excess sugar. A low GI also means a person can benefit all day as AMAZONIA Acai gives out its nutrients through-out the body.
Remember our AMAZONIA Acai is a whole food ... well all those nutrients are found NATURALLY in the berry and when consumed, is recognised and absorbed completely with-in the body. This ensures that EVERY SINGLE NUTRIENT contained in the AMAZONIA Acai (and as you know, they’re many!) are all absorbed and don’t just pass through your system
Is an essential compound required for brain health especially in the devolving minds of growing children. Iodine is required for the production of thyroid hormones THYROXINE (T4), which controls metabolic rates in the body. Iodine is also vital for children’s growth and development, especially when concerned with brain and nervous system. The consequences of an iodine deficiency can vary from adult to child; however results can affect a wide range of health problems. Açaí naturally contains this rare compound and can be beneficial when incorporated into children’s diets. Other great food compounds to help promote a healthy brain (and is also naturally found in Açaí) are:
Omega-3s help improve general brain functioning and restore memory. Our Purpleberries contain a good amount of natural OLEIC ACID (as mentioned in weight loss) which allows this important OMEGA 3 to absorb more efficiently in (brain) cells.
Foods high in antioxidants (healthy chemicals that clean the brain from free radicals that cause cell deterioration please refer to DETOX) can dramatically reverse memory loss, restore motor coordination and balance.”
(Retrieved 2010: http://www.yourfamilyclinic.com/)
Mothers give out a natural amount of Iodine in breast milk essential for new born babies to help develop their language and sensory abilities. “If a mother-to-be is even marginally deficient in iodine during the early stages of pregnancy (a) baby’s development may be adversely affected. In the course of just a few years Children accumulate language skills, co-ordination and gross motor skills. It’s important that iodine levels are sustained to satisfy the demands of their rapidly developing minds and bodies” (Naturopath, herbalist and nutritionist Jayne Tancred ‘Go’ Magazine issue 17 2010)
WEIGHT LOSS AND THE AMAZONIA Acai
AMAZONIA Acai or Purpleberries contain all OMEGAS (3, 6, 9). Our Purpleberries are so fresh that you can actually see all the essential oils causing the powder to ‘stick’ together (retained due to our unique processing!) Omegas are also known to help absorb and dissolve cholesterol in our bodies. Clinical research has been increasingly proving that omega-rich foods can also help prevent cardiovascular (heart) disease, depression, arthritis and other health conditions.
“Acai berries are rich also in OLEIC ACID which helps cause cells in the body to become supple and thus invite more Omega 3 to penetrate the cell membranes. When a cell membrane is kept supple, all hormone, neurotransmitter and insulin receptors work more efficiently”. (Dr MD Perricone, the Perricone Weight lose Diet,2009)
“Acai also contains a great deal of CYANIDIN, a highly antioxidant phyto-chemical compound first discovered by Japanese researchers. Cyanidin aids in draining fat away from the body as well as prevention of fat absorption.” Dr MD Perricone, the Perricone Weight lose Diet, 2009
Açaí has a concentration of what’s called ‘PHYTOSTEROLS’ which are basically plant compounds similar to animal cholesterol (however unlike ingested cholesterol from animal sources; fat that raises your cholesterol level), phytosterols do just the opposite. These good guys actually “block dietary cholesterol from being absorbed into the bloodstream” lowering cholesterol levels. (Dr MD Perricone, the Perricone Weight lose Diet, 2009)
“The combination of the two fatty acids (oleic acid and omegas) “allows all hormones, neurotransmitters and insulin receptors to run more efficiently; critically important in maintaining HOMEOSTATIS”. (Dr MD Perricone, the Perricone Weight lose Diet, 2009)
This wonderful word describes all bodily functions running as they should be and makes sure all of your body systems are in balance. Run all you like, however if you are internally unhealthy, it will always be a difficult task to lose weight unless your most important internal systems (immune, digestive, lymphatic, cardiovascular etc.) are running properly and efficiently.