Friday, March 12, 2010

The Açaí MLM scheme

Read a critical breakdown of the wonders of antioxidants, which I have heard to boredom by now, at Alan Aragon´s blog. Apparently regular cheap red wine has more antioxidant capacity than the Açaí juices.
Acai has become a household name, due in part to best-selling author Dr. Nicholas Perricone proclaiming it to be the #1 superfood.
And here are the study results Aragon references to:
Each of the 6 tests was equally factored into determining overall antioxidant potency. Here’s how the beverages ranked:
  1. Pomegranate juice
  2. Red wine
  3. Concord grape juice
  4. Blueberry juice
  5. Blackberry juice
  6. Acai juice
  7. Cranberry juice
  8. Orange juice
  9. Iced tea (green, black, & white tea collectively)
  10. Apple juice
So - from now on please don´t try and get me aboard on the Açaí MLM schemes. Selling a product which cost 40 dollars for two weeks consumption is a tall order for most normal folks, and now there is actually research showing it is a tall order to convince someone Açaí at $40 is better for you than Blueberry Juice at $3 or red wine at $2.

Full article at Alan Aragon's blog.

More about Pomegranate juice.

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