SOURCE: Feel Good for Life

July 02, 2008 03:04 ET

Anti-Aging Supplements Get the Vote on Oprah -- The Acai Berry Is the Winner Reports on the Most Popular Superfood and Why It's #1

PASADENA, CA--(Marketwire - July 2, 2008) - The acai berry, used for thousands of years in Central and South America, has recently hit the health food store shelves in America and is showing more promise than many of its superfood predecessors. In fact, it's been voted #1 superfood on Oprah. covers the basics on the acai berry, what it can do for you and why you might want to consider using it to replace your other anti-aging supplements.

The acai berry won the number one position due to its remarkable combination of anti-aging nutrients and wide range of healthful effects.

The antioxidant content is 10 times more potent than that of red grapes. Antioxidants fight the free radicals accumulated through the body's natural processes, environmental pollution, smoking and the synthetic chemicals in our food and water. Free radicals cause a reduction in cellular function, sometimes so severe the cell actually dies. According to research published in the New York Times, free radicals have been linked to diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and about 60 other diseases. They are also considered to be a primary cause of aging. The acai berry antioxidants are among the most powerful of anti-aging supplements.

The acai berry is also high in the fiber needed for a healthy digestive system and the healthy fats now known to play a vital role in cardiovascular health. It is also rich in amino acids, the building blocks of protein, and the specific trace minerals needed for muscle regeneration.

Superfoods have been the subject of much research for nearly 100 years, and almost all are considered beneficial as anti-aging supplements as they contain the life-giving nutrients that help prevent degeneration. Other stars include the goji berry, bee pollen, blue/green algae, chlorella, and spirulina. While all are very beneficial, the acai berry's unique combination of nutrients has earned it the #1 position and is the current favorite among anti-aging supplements.

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