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Acai Berry: Oprah Wonder Cure or Marketing Noose?

It’s finally here: the wonder cure that sick American’s have been waiting for. It’s called Acai. Whether you are a member of The Fat Cow Hall of Fame, being ravished by high blood sugar, or being overcome with cancer, Acai berry is your key to optimal health and longevity. If you believe this, then the Oprah, and Dr. Oz marketing noose, which strangles health and wealth, is already around your neck.

Acai products are loaded with sugar – natural or otherwise. Remember your Mom telling you to avoid sugar? Most people don’t. The average American chokes down a whopping 160 pounds per year. A healthy human body can’t take more than 10 or 15lbs annually. (Find out how much you are consuming at Acai drink products contribute to the overdose.

Acai products are marketed as super antioxidants. Cinnamon is light years ahead. But you can get that for pennies on the acai dollar at your local grocery store, which is why head-hunting marketers aren’t telling you about it.

Acai products do contain a negligible amount of a natural product known as anthocyanidins. These can be a huge asset to your cardiovascular system. But you can obtain quadruple the amount – for pennies on the acai dollar and without the cardiovascular poison sugar – from a hearty organic salad or an over-the-counter, nutritional supplement known as bilberry.

Still, neither cinnamon nor bilberries are wonder cures. Nothing can overcome America’s addiction to bad habits, especially wanton sugar consumption. The recent popularity in sugary sweet acai and declining health proves this. Want a real wonder cure? Remove the marketing noose and abandon sugar.

About the Author

My name is Shane “The People’s Chemist” Ellison. I hold a master’s degree in organic chemistry and am the author of Over-The-Counter Natural Cures Expanded Edition (SourceBooks). I’ve been quoted by USA Today, Shape, Woman’s World, US News and World Report, as well as Women’s Health and appeared on Fox and NBC as a medicine and health expert. Start protecting yourself and loved ones with my FREE report, 3 Worst Meds.


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