Berry, berry unclear

By Jennifer Bowden In Nutrition

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11th December, 2010
Question: Our local health shop has acai berry powders. I've heard acai berries are really high in antioxidants and help with lots of health problems. Is this true or just sales hype? Answer: A small purple berry from the Brazilian Amazon, the acai berry (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) sounds terribly exciting, and far trendier than a granny smith apple from Hastings. The internet is awash with glowing claims about acai berries, saying they have more antioxidants than any other food and that their unique nutritional properties help with arthritis, cancer, weight loss, high cholesterol ...

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