The Truth Behind Harmful Acai Berry Side Effects
June 15th, 2011
There are currently many Acai berry products advertised on the internet and it can be tempting to invest in these products, even without fully knowing about the potential side effects of the Acai Berry and the products that it is included in. Thus, it is wise to read about the Acai berry side effects that have been associated with the berry and with Acai Berry products. By far one of the most common products on the internet related to the Acai berry is products advertising weight loss. Weight loss products are marketed towards people who do not have the time or the energy to eat healthily and often promise dramatic results within short periods of time. It is these sorts of products that it is wise to guard against.
It may first help to understand what the Acai berry is and what it contains. The Acai berry is a small purple berry that grows on palm trees. It is commonly found in Brazil and is similar in appearance to a blueberry although more similar in size to a grape. The Acai berry contains high levels of protein and fibre, thus linking it to weight loss. High levels of fibre can leave a person feeling fuller for longer, thus reducing the need for snacking and eating more. High levels of protein likewise can increase energy levels and thus increase physical activity levels throughout the day thus burning more fat and aiding weight loss for those who eat this small berry. But these are not the only advantages of the Acai berry. It also contains high levels of antioxidants, resulting in better hair, skin and nails. What about the side effects of the Acai berry?
There are virtually no Acai Berry side effects! In fact, the only side effects that have been reported relating to the Acai berry have been good side effects and ones that are welcomed rather than avoided. Among the beneficial side effects reported was better sleep at night, weight loss, increased energy levels and better hair, skin and nails as well as a better immune system in some instances. The Acai berry has been linked to the prevention of heart disease as well as being very good for the digestive system owing to the high levels of fibre. Fibre within the berry may also prevent such illnesses and ailments such as bowel cancer, constipation and piles. However, it is still wise to look out for products claiming to contain Acai berry. These products may contain other, more harmful substances that have harmful effects associated with them. However, it is unlikely that such effects will be Acai berry side effects and buying products that contain 100% Acai berry should not pose any problems. Other substances that may cause extreme weight loss can cause dangerous side effects such as nausea, dizziness and headaches. Acai berry can be eaten as part of a healthy and balanced diet with regular exercise in order to achieve real and lasting weight loss.
This article was written by Crispin Jones on behalf of Which Acai Berry. Crispin writes on a number of topics including acai berry side effects and the side effects of other health and dietary supplements.