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    Ok so i was at my local shopping centre on weekend and a guy wearing vibrams has a promotional stand in the health food store promoting organic acai ...

    address is www.purpleberry.com.au

    anyone know anything about these things?
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    Gimmick. Supposedly very high in antioxidants but the benefits are unproven
    Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

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    let me guess if its too good to be true it usually is ?

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    As someone from Brazil, i see Acai as a tasty fruit (very much like blueberry) but not magic...all this talk about how great it is, to me is gimmik too.

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    cool tx

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    Yup, more bunk. I think Robb Wolf addressed this in a podcast a while back, if you want more info from his perspective. (I think it was mostly a rant about "magic" substances in general.)
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    I agree with what the posters above have stated. If you're interested, here's a pretty good article about acai (Plus there is a quote from me in it!)
    "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lila Laureen View Post
    Acai berry benefits your health in many ways. Pronounced "ah-sigh-EE," these fruits resemble large purple grapes, and are grown in the rainforests of South America on Acai palm trees. It has 10 times as many antioxidants than grapes and twice as many as blueberries. It also contains amino acids, fatty acids needed for digestion, and 10 times more anthocyanin antioxidants than red wine.
    I don't suppose you'd be able to suggest a good place to buy acai, Lila?
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