Saturday, November 21, 2009

All Better!

I'm all better and I really think the Acai Berry is the reason my cold only lasted a few days. It was just a cold, but it was Doozy starting in my head and then dropping like a ton of bricks into my chest overnight. For two days I laid like a slug in bed, not even taking a shower. Day three I went to the store and bought Sambazon Antioxidant Elixir. The bottle said it provides powerful antioxidants and 600% DV Vitamin C... just what I needed!
Açaí 101
Acai (ah-sigh-ee), the fruit that's making believers of world-class athletes and health-conscious people everywhere. Grown in the Amazon rainforest, acai is truly a gift from Mother Nature. It has a rich, berry-cocoa flavor that makes it taste amazing, and its packed with more antioxidants than blueberries or pomegranates, plus loads of healthy Omega fats, protein and dietary fiber.

Açaí pulp contains:
• A remarkable concentration of antioxidants, to help combat premature aging, with 10 times the anthocyanins (purple colored antioxidants) of red wine.

• A synergy of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols, to help promote cardiovascular system and digestive tract health.

• An almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration.
Açaí is a dense source of particular class of flavonoids called anthocyanins (red-blue phenols with potent antioxidant properties)

• Anthocyanins are a group of phytochemicals in red wine thought to contribute to the French paradox, i.e. France has one of the lowest incidences of heart disease of any westernized society despite a prevalence of smoking and a diet high in saturated fat and cholesterol. Açaí pulp contains 10 times the anthocyanins of red wine per equal volume.

*All of these claims are documented at Sambazon's website.


Why is it so pricey? This LINK shows the process of getting the Acai Berry from jungle to finished product. I paid $7.99 for the 32 oz. bottle...

a small price for getting back in the race again!

7 comments:

  1. Wow, Sambazon needs to put YOU on their advertising payroll!!! Quite convincing.

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  2. I totally believe in vitimin C...some say oh it doesn't really do anything! But I have had 8 kids and over the years when sickness first raises it's head I would have them increase the C and in 3 days they started going the other way so I kow it works! I use "Emergin-C"...it works great too. Glad you are well! Come say hi :D

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  3. I am so glad you better in time for the holiday and traveling.

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  4. So glad to hear you're feeling better. And how on earth to do you come up with these amazing topics?!

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  5. I have a wine bottle shaped bottle of acai that is live? Anyway, you drink two ounces per day and I guess you live forever. It also comes in pill form. Glad you're better.

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  6. I'm glad you're better! If it really is that good it might be something to have a little of every day even when you're not sick. Going to go grocery shopping today and will look for some. I need all the anti-aging I can get!

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  7. Interesting but can't easily find it over here. Thanks for sharing! Glad that you're in full recovery!

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