Friday Fun: Acai Berries, Magic or Myth?

The acai berry has acquired a reputation as a superfood, product that include this ingredient are claiming lofty effects such as appetite suppression and weight loss, but how much of the hype is true? Turns out that many of the supposed “health benefits” are nothing more than marketing scams. One claim is true: the acai berry is high in antioxidants, which fight radicals that can lead to heart disease and cancer. However, other fruits, such as pomegranates and blueberries, contain higher levels of antioxidants! Conclusion? Before shelling out money for expensive acai products, peruse your local produce section to find cheaper and healthier alternatives.

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