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Acai Berry Diet

Introduction: Acai Berry Diet

The Acai Berry Diet is actually not a diet in itself, but is the addition of the acai berry to other diets. The acai berry grows on an Amazonian palm tree is high in antioxidants, like many fruits and vegetables. There are no specific recommendations for foods that should or shouldn't be included in the Acai Berry Diet in addition to the acai berry. Rather the acai berry is used by dieters as a supplement to other diet plans. It is claimed that the antioxidant qualities of the acai berry will support weight loss by improving digestion, improving metabolism, and reducing appetite. The acai berry has also been reputed to have many other health benefits, some scientifically proven; others are not proven. Acai berry supplements are available in a variety of forms and can be quite expensive. They are also reports of scams that involve selling poor quality acai berry products. Eating a wide range of more accessible and inexpensive fruits and vegetables can also produce the same antioxidant effects.

As with any diet plan, optimal results for health and weight loss and control are achieved when a well balanced diet plan that encourages gradual weight loss is combined with a sensible exercise program and healthy lifestyle changes. Any diet may have the potential to be harmful for some people, so consultation with a health care provider before starting a diet plan and exercise program is recommended.

Conditions Associated with Acai Berry Diet

Conditions associated with Acai Berry Diet include:

Foods Excluded Or Restricted From Acai Berry Diet

The following foods may be restricted or excluded from Acai Berry Diet:

  • Varies based on primary diet used (Acai berries are generally combined with other diet plans.)

Foods Focused On For Acai Berry Diet

The following foods may be focused on as part of Acai Berry Diet:

  • Acai berries
  • Varies based on primary diet used

Acai Berry Diet: Potential Risks Or Complications

The following are potential risks or complications of the diet (Acai Berry Diet):

  • Possible high unhealthy intake of sodium, saturated fats, cholesterol, refined sugars and carbohydrates, and cholesterol depending on other diet used
  • Rebound weight gain after rapid weight loss - depending on other diet used
  • Ketoacidosis - a condition in which a severe restriction of calories or carbohydrates leads to dangerously high levels of acids called ketones that build up in the blood and can poison the body.
  • Nutritional deficiencies depending on other diet used
  • Kidney damage, depending on diet used
  • Weight loss diets are not recommended for pregnant or nursing women

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