The simple truth is that if you want to lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than you burn. This doesn’t stop millions of people from looking for fast and easy solutions–or the companies that can profit off these people. Most recently, companies have touted the acai berry as a miracle fruit for weight loss.
The acai berry contains antioxidant properties, which help to fight damaging free radicals in your body. Some believe that this helps in weight loss, although there is little scientific evidence to support the theory. Additionally, the acai berry does have some fiber, which can help you to feel full longer.
The acai berry comes in many forms that you can take if you want to try it as a supplement to help you lose weight. You can buy it in pill form in the vitamin section or you can buy the dried berries to eat like raisins. A popular form is in juice form, where the acai berry is mixed with other types of juices, such as apple and blueberry.
As of 2010, there has been no significant research into the acai berry that verifies the claims of weight loss or anti-aging properties. However, clinical research has shown that antioxidants can be beneficial to your diet. Acai berries do not stand out, however, as being more beneficial than other foods that contain antioxidants.
Though there isn’t much evidence to support the idea that the acai berry helps with weight loss, berries are an excellent addition to a healthy diet. Furthermore, thinking that the acai berries will help you lose weight may put you into a healthy eating mindset, which will help you make healthier food choices, thus leading to weight loss.
Beware of online advertisements offering you a free trial of acai berry for weight loss. These programs typically take your credit card information for shipping, but then enroll you into a monthly rebilling system, where you are charged a monthly fee for acai supplements. It can be difficult to cancel this membership. If you are interested in trying acai berry for weight loss, it’s safest to make your purchases at a brick-and-mortar store rather than online.
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