Sunday, November 3, 2013
Acai Berry - The Connection Between Weightloss and Lowering Cholesterol Levels
The Acai berry grows in the plains of the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil and has fruits the size of a blueberry.Since the Acai berry fruit is perishable no western research was possible before the previous decade. But since this research was featured in many TV shows and news including The Oprah Winfrey Show the Acai berry was claimed to be the world number one superfood.The Brazilian used it as an energy booster. For the same reasons it is recommended now by modern medicine for weight loss. As it is already well known in this field we will dedicate the rest of the article for its importance in lowering LDL levels.Now it's being used for reducing the risk of cancer due to the high levels of anti-oxcidant - five times more potent than the widely used (originally from Japan) Gingko biloba - as well as Omega Fatty Acids and many vitamins and minerals. Acai berries are also Antimutagenic, Anti-inflammatory and highly beneficial for the Cardiovascular System.Acai berries contain extremely high amounts of Linoleic Acid and Oleic Acid which are essential for lowering LDL (bad cholesterol) and improving HDL (good cholesterol) levels. With the high levels of many potent anti-oxidants there are perfect for heart health.A special anti-oxcidant in Acai berries iscyanidin-3 glucoside - more than 3 times stronger than both Vitamin E analogues and malvadin-3 glucoside (the anthocyanin found in red wine). The iscyanidin-3 glucoside has also therapeutic effects on diabetic retinopathy (blindness caused from diabetes).Acai berry has also the world highest ORAC value (oxygen radical absorbency capacity).The effectiveness of Acai berry in lowering LDL levels is explained also by its excellent dietary fiber. On the other hand the rich vegetable protein in the Acai make it a good replacement for animal protein - actually vegetable protein is transported much better to the muscles than meet or milk protein.One more factor in lowering LDL levels is pytosterls. Acai berry are rich in the pytosterols, especially in beta-sterol, which has also a beneficial effect on benign prostate dyperplasia.Anti-oxcidants are also the most important weapon against premature aging. In this even red wine cannot win Acai berries as they provide ten to twenty times more purple anti-oxcidants (proanthocyanidine).The fats of the Acai berry are similar to those in olive which are especially healthy for the cardio-vascular system. Acai berries are rich in vitamin E which is important for blood vessels health.All this make the Acai berries the first choice for prevention of cardio-vascular problems and for healing existing one.