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#177583 - 07/25/09 07:02 AM Acai berries?
dweste Offline
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Loc: Central California
Latest miracle fruit or all hype?

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#177605 - 07/25/09 02:43 PM Re: Acai berries? [Re: dweste]
Todd W Offline
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Probably good for you... miracle food, no.


Edited by Todd W (07/25/09 02:43 PM)
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#177639 - 07/25/09 07:01 PM Re: Acai berries? [Re: Todd W]
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
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Loc: W. WA
It's what is following the mangosteen multi-level marketing game.

It does have a high level of anti-oxidents, but not as high as blueberries or black cherries, both of which are easier to find and cheaper.

I haven't seen anything indicating that there have been any (or many) actual studies indicating that it has the 'magical' properties claimed. Reversal of diabetes is one that they're pretty sure is not true. Too bad, though.

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#177662 - 07/25/09 10:28 PM Re: Acai berries? [Re: dweste]
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
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Registered: 08/03/07
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Multilevel marketing of 'super wonder' foods such as Acai berry drinks inspired by the Oprah effect don't seem to have the same effect over here in the UK. whistle laugh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85HT4Om6JT4


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#177663 - 07/25/09 10:35 PM Re: Acai berries? [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
Todd W Offline
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The Oprah Effect... that's good.
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#177768 - 07/27/09 04:04 AM Re: Acai berries? [Re: Todd W]
comms Offline
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Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1502
Loc: Mesa, AZ
If it makes you choice healthier food, go for it. Its got to girly a name for me to want to eat anyway. Like soy or quiche. (slight sarcasm).

a-sigh-e is a good little berry but not 'greatest thing in the whole world' hype.
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#177991 - 07/29/09 02:54 AM Re: Acai berries? [Re: dweste]
kd7fqd Offline
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Registered: 08/07/05
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Loc: Saratoga Springs,Utah,USA
I've been drinking Monavie juice since May'08 and my cholesterol is staying average and reduced my LDL by a third. It is not a drug but a food, it has 19 fruits and tastes great. I'm endorsing it because it works for me
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#177998 - 07/29/09 03:17 AM Re: Acai berries? [Re: kd7fqd]
Todd W Offline
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Originally Posted By: kd7fqd
I've been drinking Monavie juice since May'08 and my cholesterol is staying average and reduced my LDL by a third. It is not a drug but a food, it has 19 fruits and tastes great. I'm endorsing it because it works for me


I've heard other people say the same thing about it.

I don't want to insult you, and that's not my intention... but it could be working because you want it to work. The brain is very strong. (Please don't take that as an insult.)

If it's working keep doing it whether it's brain or the juice! that stuff is tasty though.

I enjoy POM myself, and Mighty Mango for a nice desert drink! Fruity, but sugary... heh
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#178010 - 07/29/09 12:30 PM Re: Acai berries? [Re: Todd W]
kd7fqd Offline
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None taken. Scientists have said for years that the mind is a HUGE factor in healing the body

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#178018 - 07/29/09 02:35 PM Re: Acai berries? [Re: kd7fqd]
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
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Registered: 08/03/07
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Now I'm really confused;

http://www.monavie.com/Web/US/en/monavie_kosher.dhtml

How on earth can you have a Kosher version of the same fruit drink. Either one is Kosher and the other bottle of Monavie is not. confused

Quote:
This Balance-Variety-Moderation approach to nutrition delivers powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients to help fight free radicals and maintain your body’s overall health.


Why not just eat some cauliflower cheese with some cabbage as a side dish with a nice glass of red wine instead It would be cheaper than paying $45 for an expensive bottle of fruit juice.

This has to be the best Acai berry marketing video yet on youtube; laugh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sUM1TXKftg&feature=related

Could there possibly be a market niche for the next superfood - the rare an exotic Antarctic polar bear liver, served up in small amounts of course... whistle






Edited by Am_Fear_Liath_Mor (07/29/09 03:13 PM)

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