Acai and Cancer
In a recent study by the University of Florida with Professor Stephan Talcott, antioxidant extracts from acai berries were tested on their effect against cancer in a cell-culture model. The result? The acai extracts triggered 86% of the leukemia cells to self-destruct.
Acai has twice the amount of antioxidants as blueberries!
FACT: The acai (ah-sigh-EE) berry has proven its ability to be absorbed in the human body when consumed both as juice and pulp. That finding, by a team of Texas AgriLife Research scientists, was published in a recent issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
[sws_blue_box box_size=”537″]WHAT IS ORAC?
ORAC is an abbreviation for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity and was developed by the National Institutes of Health in Baltimore. In short, ORAC units measure the antioxidant capacity of foods.