What's so great about acai?
Acai, which is commonly pronounced a-sigh-ee, is a high energy berry of a special Amazon palm tree. Acai boasts 10 times the antioxidant benefits of grapes and twice that of blueberries. With it's remarkable concentration of antioxidants and its almost perfect essential amino acid in conjunction with trace minerals, acai is brains on nutrition.
Whether you are an athlete, someone suffering from a neurological or muscular disease, or a baby boomer trying to combat premature aging, acai promotes cardiovascular heath, digestive health, is vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration, and aids in the production of new neurons.
For me, the greatest thing about acai is the production of new neurons. Since being diagnosed with a multitude of ailments and finding no relief with traditional or alternative medicines, I went on a campaign to produce new neurons.
My daily campaign includes a homemade acai smoothie, daily exercise, reading, visiting with friends or relatives, going to movies or restaurants, and going on an excursion with my camera in hand, activities which have been backed by research to promote new neurons.
Many friends and readers have reported tremendous success stories after a months' use of MonaVie, whose main ingredient is the acai berry but also contains the fruits of pomegranate, white grape, apple, acerola, pear, aronia, purple grape, cranberry, passionfruit, banana, apricot, prune, kiwi, blueberry, bilberry, camu camu, wolfberry, and lychee.
You can also find MonaVie-like products at Sam's Club, Whole Foods, and health food stores for about half the price.
Ideally combining nutrition, physical exercise, learning and social interaction, help us build new neurons, and the earlier we start building, the better; but it is never too late to start. And, the more activities, the better: the effect is cumulative.
Let us know if you have had any experience with the acai berry.
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