Could you imagine a food that tasted good, was good for you, and could help you lose weight fast? Maybe like some sort of chocolate flavored raspberry juice? Well, sadly, there’s no such thing as chocolate flavored raspberry juice, but the Acai berry is good for you, tastes good, and can help with weight loss. Acai berries are rich in antioxidants, amino acids and beneficial fatty acids. Fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6 are able to speed up your metabolism and help you lose weight fast. It also contains fiber which can fill you up because it takes longer to digest, so you don’t get hungry as fast.
You may be thinking that Acai berries are some strange super food created in a science lab. But no, these berries have been around for thousands of years. They’ve been a regular part of the native South American diet. Two crops a year can be harvested from the average Acai palm tree.
So why is it you’ve never seen these berries in your local supermarket, or even offered by a specialty health food seller? This is because Acai berries are extremely delicate and highly perishable. An Acai berry will start to decay within 24 hours of being harvested from the tree. There’s also the problem that because of the large, central seed there isn’t much of an Acai berry that is edible.
However, there are now several products made with Acai berries readily available in the United States. You can find Acai in juice, pulp or powder form or as an extract or supplement.
Like any other health food the dilemma is including it in your diet on a day to day basis. Here are a few tips for including Acai berries in your daily diet so that you can kick your weight loss regimen up a notch.
You can prepare Acai berries in a fruit smoothie using a 1/2 cup of juice, a 1/2 cup of yogurt and mixing it all together with chopped fruits in a blender.
You could also try mixing Acai berry pulp with applesauce.
Or mixing a drink made with 1/2 green tea and 1/2 Acai berry juice.
Barring tea, you could mix an equal portion of Acai berry juice with sparkling water.
How much of any Acai powder, extra, or supplements you should use depends on the quality of the product itself and in what manner the Acai berry was prepared. There are no reported side effects associated with consuming Acai berries, but eating too much of any food is never good for you.
If you find ways to include Acai berries in your weight loss plan you can lose weight fast.