Super Foods

The Issue:  Is acaí berry all it is cracked up to be?
 
Solution:  Do not rely on one type of “super food” to be your source of antioxidants.  Proponents of acaí berry claim it to be high in antioxidants based on the berry’s high Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC).  However the ORAC value is measured in a petri dish.  How well the antioxidants are absorbed and utilized in the human body is not well known.  All plants have antioxidants.  The key is to eat a variety of plants of all colors of the rainbow in order to get a mixture of antioxidants.