Acai Berry

Overview

The acai berry is known to be an antioxidant (42). The properties that it is suggested to have includes a lowering of cholesterol, plasma glucose and insulin which will help in the reduction of weight (43). However due to limited data available this cannot be fully confirmed and more research is needed in this area.

References

42 – Schauss, A. G., Wu, X., Prior, R. L., Ou, B., Patel, D., Huang, D., & Kababick, J. P. (2006). Phytochemical and nutrient composition of the freeze-dried Amazonian palm berry, Euterpe oleraceae Mart.(Acai). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 54(22), 8598-8603.

43 – Udani, J. K., Singh, B. B., Singh, V. J., & Barrett, M. L. (2011). Effects of Acai(Euterpe oleracea Mart.) berry preparation on metabolic parameters in a healthy overweight population: A pilot study. Nutrition journal, 10(1), 45.