Acai berries, native to Central and South America, have rapidly exploded in popularity due to claims that they do everything from cure cancer to make you smarter.Advertisement
Yet most of these claims have been based on anecdotal reports and urban myth. Now new research proves that the acai berry can back up some of these claims.
The graph shows the percent reduction in cholesterol and blood glucose levels when subjects were given 200 grams (7 ounces) of acai berry pulp for one month.
They also noted lower insulin levels in those consuming the acai berry daily.
Not only does this suggest that a daily dose of acai berry can help to reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, but it may also aid fat loss by keeping insulin levels low and steady.
THE DOSE OF 7 OUNCES THAT THE RESEARCHERS GAVE THE SUBJECTS IS FAIRLY EXCESSIVE AND WOULD ADD A LOT OF CALORIES AND CARBS TO YOUR DIET.
WE SUGGEST YOU GET IN ABOUT 1–3 OUNCES OF ACAI BERRIES DAILY, SUCH AS WITH BREAKFAST AND YOUR PREWORKOUT SHAKE.