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eHow’s advice – can you trust what it says?

March 9, 2010 2 Comments

According to eHow, their site:

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and they:

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eHow on Acai Berries

eHow on Acai Berries

Which makes the article called What Is Acai Berry & How Does It Work? a bit hard to understand with its claims that "the acai berry is such a beneficial fruit that it is said to prevent disease and promote general health". It goes on to say:

Acai fruit is known as a top super food because it has higher antioxidant properties than most fruits and foods, beating out pomegranate, cranberries and broccoli. The antioxidants allow for increased absorption of free radicals, prevent illness and help fight heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Acai berry has a high concentration of nutrients and vitamins. Consumption of acai is known to help boost the immune and digestive systems, lower cholesterol, improve vision, aid with sleep and slow down the aging process.

All very interesting. And utter rubbish. Who says so? Well, eHow itself, over in an article called Problems with Acai Berry research:

Such acai berry research claims are misleading and unsubstantiated. While a diet rich in fruits and vegetables yields many positive health benefits, no study indicates that the acai berry offers outstanding health benefits not offered by other fruits.

Oh, what to believe ..?

eHow also claims that "Acai berry fights cancer" and that Acai Berries have lots of antioxidants and that "by increasing antioxidants, the body is better able to fight off diseases, including cancer". Hmmm.

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