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Previous XO blog articles have talked at length about cold-processed cacao, the key ingredient in XO weight-loss chocolate. Today’s article focuses on another super food used in XO chocolates: the amazing berry acai.
Unlike berries grown around Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda, the Acai berry is native to the Amazon rain forest and, unfortunately, is highly perishable. In fact, acai berries go bad within one day of being picked. Therefore, it is nearly impossible to buy acai berry juice for daily consumption.
Luckily, freeze-dried acai berry powder retains all the nutrients of fresh acai pulp and can be shipped to SW Florida without harm.
Dr. Nicholas Perricone, MD, FACN touted the acai berry and its health and skin benefits on Oprah several years ago. He said the acai berry is ‘one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world!’ The following information taken from Dr. Perricone’s acai berry recommendation is found on Oprah’s website. Dr. Perricone listed the following about the acai berry:
- A remarkable concentration of antioxidants that help combat premature aging, with 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine.
- A synergy of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols to help promote cardiovascular and digestive health.
- An almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration.
Dr. Perricone, MD, FACN, is known as the Father of the Inflammation Theory of Aging and a clinical and research dermatologist.
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-Lynette Henk, 941-216-5727