Açai in the News: September 20, 2008
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Doctors prescribe the drug, statin, to young children (as early as 8 years old) if they have a history of heart disease in their family. Statin lowers the LDLs (bad) cholesterol.
Many pediatricians are questioning the use of prescriptions in children and are now promoting healthier lifestyles and diets. One of the primary changes is the addition of antioxidants into their diets. The açai berry is one of the highest antioxidant sources. Coffee is another high antioxidant source. While a contributor to this article suggests adding coffee to the childrens’ diet, we would hesitate. Why add the caffeine? The açai berry provides the added nutritional value to children’s diets without complicating their health with other addictive substances. (Health & Medicine section of the Houston Chronicle)
On her journeys through the Amazon jungle, a Penn State student blogs about her meals which include the açai berry.
There is no question, not only is the açai berry good for you, it is great tasting! A new water "Skinny Water" hits the market this week and includes an açai flavor.
The açai berry is now an ingredient in a frozen yogurt shop in Utah.
No longer do you need to take 10 pills a day to get your supplements, you can drink them down in as little as 4 ounces! This article, which includes a funny anecdote of a woman chugging straight from her MonaVie bottle. She soon realized, her neighbors were watching
Recognizing the benefits of açai, Anheuser-Bush has unveiled a new bottled water product that includes the "Age Defying Açai."