Archive for the ‘ Acai Research ’ Category

The Bad News and the Good News about Loosing Weight!

jeremy
Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Did you know that scientists have revealed that once we get fat, most of us stay fat, despite our best efforts?! A depressing sentence to say the least, especially as the new year rolls around and many of us promise ourselves that this is the year we WILL loose weight!! But don’t give up just yet!

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Acai for Weight Loss?? Its not Rocket Science!

jeremy
Monday, October 10th, 2011

So you have heard Acai may help with weight loss?? But how can be sure before you take the leap?

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Acai Extracts show Brain Health Potential

jeremy
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Extracts from Acai may enhance the ‘neuronal housekeeping function’ & potentially protect the brain as we age, suggests new research.

The brain’s natural housekeeping mechanism is called autophagy and involves the controlled degradation of cells, including the recycling of toxic proteins. This system declines naturally as we age, but new research suggests that berry extracts may enhance the process and contributes towards brain health.

Researchers at the USDA’s Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston presented their findings recently at the Society of Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego.

Super fruits from Central and South America

Acai berries (pronounced ah-sigh-ee), have long formed part of the staple diet of Indian tribes. With the appearance of a purple grape and taste of a tropical berry, it has been shown to have powerful antioxidant properties thanks to a high level of anthocyanins, pigments that are also present in low levels in red wine.

It is presently being sold in a number of countries, including New Zealand, Australia, South America, Japan, USA, and the Middle East

New data

Led by the late James Joseph from Tufts University, the researchers investigated the anti-inflammatory effects of acai extracts in the main defense cells of the brain – the microglia – in rodents. “Microglial activation can result in the generation of cytotoxic intermediates and is associated with a variety of age-related and neurodegenerative conditions,” explained the researchers.

Results presented in San Diego indicated that extracted fractions of the acai pulp protected against the release of pro-inflammatory compounds including COX-2 and TNF-alpha.

“These results suggest that acai may contribute to ‘health span’ in aging, as it is able to combat some of the inflammatory and oxidative mediators of aging at the cellular level,” wrote the researchers.

Antioxidants Against Skin Ageing

jeremy
Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Your skin is the barrier between your body and the outside world, and every day it is exposed to pollution, sunlight, cigarette smoke and other factors that impact its health and appearance. All of these, as well as many of the body’s normal physiological processes, can culminate in the production of free radicals.

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Eating for a strong immune system

jeremy
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

It’s hard for your body to fend off the viruses that cause winter infections like colds and flu if your nutritional status is below par. Most people know that vitamin C-rich foods like citrus fruits become particularly important during the winter months. But did you know that other foods may also support your defences against infection and help relieve the symptoms of colds and flu? Here are five of the most important immune system stimulating foods to include in your diet as the weather gets colder. (more…)

Antioxidants for eye health; Kora blog for RioLife – March 2011 by Jayne Tancred

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Friday, April 8th, 2011

Kora blog for RioLife – March 2011
by Jayne Tancred

Antioxidants for eye health

Being able to see clearly is a precious gift, and one that we often take for granted. How different would your life be if you couldn’t read, drive, or see the faces of your family and friends?

As we get older, many of us will experience failing vision. Often the remedy can be as simple as getting an updated prescription for your glasses, but serious eye problems such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are also increasingly common, and can have a significant impact on your sight.

It pays to do everything you can now to prevent these conditions affecting you later. One key step you can take is to ensure your diet includes an abundance of antioxidants.

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What is a Superfood?

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Thursday, November 18th, 2010

What’s a superfood?

There’s no scientific definition of a superfood and the term itself is somewhat controversial.

In fact, some nutritionists and dietitians believe that the word shouldn’t be used at all. They argue that labelling some foods as ‘super’ will make other foods appear less appealing or worthwhile. Since variety is the key to a nutritious, balanced diet, they’re concerned that some people might favour ‘superfoods’ and exclude other foods from their diets altogether, leading to an excess of some nutrients and a shortfall of others. The term has even been banned on food packaging in some countries.

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Miranda Kerr loves RioLife Acai!!!!!!

admin
Monday, September 13th, 2010

We ware very excited to see that Miranda Kerr and even her entire family has been enjoying eating the wonderful Acai Berry. Eating it daily and reeking the benefits of all the amazing nutrition that the Acai berry has to offer. We have seen a lot of hype in the states from celebrities on Acai, it is good to see some of our own favorouties are gertting healthy from Acai too!.

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RioLife makes top 3 FInalists for My Business Awards!!!!

admin
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

After 4 years of hard work distributing the wonderful Acai Berry and growing distribution through health food stores and Pharmacies across the country, things are starting to ramp up. RioLife has made it into the top 3 finalists for the My Business Awards in  the “fastest growing small business” category. Entrants in this category must show sustainable growth over the past 2 financial years and managing its expansion strategically.

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Acai Berry benefits cholesterol levels: Rat Study

jeremy
Thursday, January 7th, 2010

The pulp of acai berries may counter the effects of a high-fat diet and reduce the risk of developing high blood cholesterol levels, says a new study with rats from Brazil.
Animals fed a high-fat diet and supplemented with acai pulp had lower levels of total and non-HDL cholesterol, compared to animals just eating a high-fat diet, according to findings published in Nutrition.
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