What is the Acai Berry?
The acai berry is loaded with powerful plant compounds that act as antioxidants. These antioxidants could have great benefits for one’s heart, brain and overall health. The berry is a small fruit that grows on the acai palm tree in the rain forests of Central and South America. They have a short shelf life and must be processed immediately for shipping. Locals eat them, after grinding them into a pulp, with their meals: they have an earthy taste and are known for their high nutritional value.
Mona Vie Active contains the pulp, powder and puree of the Acai Berry, the Brazilian “superfruit.” These berries are a staple food in the amazon region and have been for centuries. Known as the Fruit of Life, it is well known as a healthful food in that area. In recent years, the acai berry has gained popularity globally and is generally touted for its potential health benefits.
Some of the acai’s most powerful health benefits are derived from plant compounds, most notably the one that gives it the deep purple color – the anthocyanins – which present as antioxidants in the human body. The acai berry contains healthy fats and low amounts of sugar.
Antioxidants are known to neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals throughout the body. Free radicals are unstable atoms that can damage cells, causing illness and aging. If not neutralized by antioxidants, these free radicals can lead to a plethora of diseases, including diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
The antioxidant content of foods is measured and given a reading known as the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) score. The acai has an amazing score of 15,405 per 100 grams of frozen pulp as compared to a score of 4,669 by blueberries.
Many studies are being conducted regarding nutrition and health. Information is well received that our diet affects our general health, performance and activity level. It is thought that antioxidants play a role in lowering blood cholesterol levels. One study suggests that the antioxidants in acai counteract the damaging effects of inflammation and oxidation in brain cells.
One of the drawbacks to many acai puree products is the high content of sugar that is added to make it more palatable. The health supplement, Mona Vie Active, is a blend that contains no sweeteners and is processed in a manner to preserve the nutrients in a combined pulp, puree and powder in a palatable form.
Mona Vie Active flash pasteurizes the acai pulp from the Euterpe oleracea species of the acai palm to retain the flavor, color and nutrients. The tree is left to replenish and grow, year after year. Mona Vie Active is a proprietary blend of acai puree, pulp and powder from berries meticulously tested for quality. It is combined with 18 other body-beneficial fruits. Also, each 2-ounce serving contains 750 mg of vegan-friendly glucosamine, one of the few plant-based sources of glucosamine in existence. This combination helps support joint mobility and flexibility, helps maintain a healthy range of motion and offers the aforementioned antioxidant protection against free radicals.
Let me tell you why I am a daily user of Mona Vie Active.
I have chosen to take the recommended 2 ounces of Mona Vie Active morning and night for the last several years after I had become more and more incapacitated with painful thumbs and knees attributed to osteoarthritis. I have benefitted beyond expectation, improved rapidly, and maintain the desired mobility and flexibility plus being pain free. I think Mona Vie Active plays a large role in my good health. I thank God for his wonderful nutrients and that I am able to drink them.
Maintaining a healthy yet not fanatic lifestyle is my goal. God has given us these intrinsically wonderful bodies that we abuse more than we would a relatively fine automobile. I have worked in the health field much of my life and am adamant about teaching good health habits – diet, exercise, mental and emotional health habits. I want to do my part in care and maintenance in order to be able to live a productive and independent lifestyle that will enable me to serve the Lord and help his children. It takes determination, planning and setting of goals. Rewards may include relative pain free life, fewer surgeries and less illness. We are to be caretakers of the land and resources – let us not forget to care for ourselves in order to enable us to care for others. Join me by ordering this marvelous addition to your healthy lifestyle goals. You will be glad you did!
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