Acai Berry Dark Chocolate - A Match Made in Paradise
Our society is facing more health problems than ever before. The quality of life in many instances is very poor and is declining. Despite a marked increase in medications to cure everything, we still are facing challenges.
Today’s toxic environment coupled with the high-fat, high-sugar diets that are so common amount most people combine to make it very difficult to achieve optimal health, slow aging and prevent chronic illness. In many ways, conventional medicine has failed to fully address the problems we face in today’s world.
Overall wellness and disease prevention require not only a healthy diet and an active lifestyle, but also an added nutritional boost from the right supplements with a balanced nutrient and antioxidant profile. Surprisingly, the answer many people are looking for can be found in a juice blend that contains two important ingredients: Chocolate and the acai berry (pronounced ah-sigh-EE).
Chocolate: Not Just for Sweet Tooths
Today people tend to think of chocolate as a sweet candy created in relatively recent history. However, to the ancient peoples of Mesoamerica, chocolate was revered for its nourishing qualities and ability to provide energy and stamina for long periods of time. Today, health conscious consumers are learning that dark chocolate possesses some impressive health properties that are increasingly supported by science. Believe it or not, chocolate can be very good for you.
The ancients had an answer for many health problems in the form of a royal chocolate drink called Xocolatl. Chocolate drinks were used to treat stomach and intestinal complaints, and to treat infections. Other sources indicate that chocolate was popular as a tread for diarrhea, fevers, faintness and coughs.
In the past five years, science has finally begun to discover the actual health benefits of cocoa. The research is just beginning in the areas of phytonutrients, polyphenols and flavonoids. The future is bright with regards to finding the answers to many of the diseases that we are facing daily. The hundreds of chemicals in cocoa that are waiting to be found and studied may be the answer. The natural synergy of these known and unknown chemicals is what we need.
Acai : Jewel of the Amazon
The acai fruit offers an excellent array of phytonutrients to protect against free radical damage, slow aging, fight disease and promote optimal health. Acai can make a significant difference in overall health and quality of life. Fortunately, it tastes great too, especially when used in combination with antioxidant-rich, immune-boosting superfood complements like red grapes, blueberries, chili peppers, prunes, oranges and agave.
The acai fruit has a long history of use in South America The purple, berry-like fruit is roughly the size of a small grape. It grows on palm trees common to the Amazon and other area of South America. In the Amazon, locals have used all parts of the palm for hundreds of years.
The acai fruit has been used by people, both young and old, for its energy-promoting properties. The acai may also offer substantial protection against free radical damage. Whether you consume it alone, or even better, if you use it with other proven antioxidant powerhouses like dark chocolate, acai can have a remarkable effect on your body’s ability t o prevent disease and achieve a new level of wellness.
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