Ignite Your Body’s Defenses with the #1 Superfood! Brazilian Açai Berry

An army of millions of microscopic soldiers operates within you, each one ready to spring into battle against invading germs and to do sentry duty to prevent disease from occurring in the first place. How you feed these soldiers has a great influence on how well they protect you from germs and disease. Because of poor diets, many school-age children and adults have immune systems that don't operate at peak efficiency. They get sick more often. Here's how to have a well-nourished immune system.

Think of the immune system as an army in which each division has a specific job, depending on the enemy they are fighting. Let's meet the troops to see what each kind of defender does.

White blood cells are the body's infantry, the hard-working soldiers on the front lines. These cells patrol the highway of the body's bloodstream, preventing germs from gaining a foothold. There are millions of these microscopic fighters in each drop of blood. There are also many specialized units. For example, when enemy cells try to hide from the main white cell troops, specialized units of white cells, called macrophages (the word means "big eaters"), mount search-and-destroy missions, going into all the nooks and crannies of the body to fight harmful invaders.


Fruits and vegetables are the antioxidant stars that aide in boosting the immune system. Eating a balanced diet containing a variety of fruits and vegetables with high ORAC scores such as the Brazilian Açai Berry, blueberries, and tomatoes to name a few can help you fight the harmful effects of free radicals and maintain good health. An Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) score is a test tube analysis that measures the antioxidant levels of food. High ORAC score foods can help to reduce the risk of diseases such as cancer and diabetes and also help to slow down the aging process.


The Brazilian Açai Berry not only contains one of the highest ORAC scores and is rich in vitamins, minerals, and nutritional value, but it also tastes great too. It is the #1 Superfood today!

The USDA recommends a daily intake of 1,000 to 5,000 ORAC units daily. The "5 fruits and vegetables" diet plans typically get around 1,700 ORAC daily, so far short of the upper USDA recommendations.

The Brazilian Açai Berry ORAC rating is 5,500 units per 100 grams, so all the USDA recommendation from 100 grams of The Brazilian Açai Berry. Go a step further and consider freeze dried Açai Berry pulp, and then things really start to heat up. 50,000 ORAC units per 100 grams of freeze dried Açai Berry pulp. 10 days worth at the USDA upper recommendation! Drinking Açai Berry juice is by far the easiest way to consume the USDA's daily recommendation of ORAC units.

ImageHere's a quick rundown of the highest ORAC levels per 100 grams:
  • Freeze Dried Brazilian Açai Berry Pulp - 50,000
  • Brazilian Açai Berry Berries - 5,500
  • Pomegranates - 3,100
  • Blueberries - 2,300
  • Kale - 1,860
  • Strawberries - 1,520
  • Spinach - 1,270
  • Raspberries - 1,240

So where does all the Brazilian Açai Berry free radical fighting power come from? One word, Anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are responsible for the dark purple color of the Brazilian Açai Berry and act as a kind of natural sunblock. Sunlight causes free radicals and any fruit exposed to large amounts of the sun's ultraviolet rays, develops anthocyanins to protect itself from the oxidative effects of these rays. Anthocyanins are nature's own answer to those pesky free radicals.

The Brazilian Açai Berry is rich in anthocyanins, more than 30 times richer then red grapes for example. The anthocyanin levels are what make the Brazilian Açai Berry ORAC the highest antioxidant source on the planet.

Here's an extract from a study done on the Brazilian Açai Berry ORAC ratings by the USDA itself.
"In this study, the antioxidant capacities of freeze-dried Açai Berry fruit was evaluated and found to have the highest antioxidant activity of any food reported to date."

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Contributing sources for this article include: United States Department of Agriculture www.usda.gov & www.nutrition.gov.

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