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October 2009 Issue

Acai Berry: Panacea or Scam? EN Uncovers the Mysteries of this Exotic Fruit

Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) berry is one of the hottest health foods on the market now. Harvested from acai palm trees in Central and South America, the acai berry looks a bit like a large blueberry with a big seed in the middle. You canít miss the massive marketing campaigns for acai berry supplements and products in television, print and websites, many claiming that the acai berry can produce weight loss, increased energy levels, improved sexual performance, improved digestion, detoxification, high antioxidant content, improved skin appearance, improved heart health, improved sleep and more. But is there any scientific proof behind these claims?

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