Should I Take Monavie or Açai?
HEY SAM: Do you know anything about the benefits of Monavie and the Açai Berry from the Amazon region?
—Robert, Highland Park
Monavie and the Acai berry are antioxidants “in the spotlight” right now in American health & fitness circles. All antioxidants are beneficial, because they slow down cholesterol deposits and narrowing of the arteries which can lead to heart problems. Keep in mind that while these two may be the “hot supplements” right now, there are tons of fruits, veggies and herbs which contain antioxidants. Things like onions, tomatoes, garlic, rosemary, grapes and pomegranates.
“You don’t necessarily need an expensive “new” supplement to get your daily dose of antioxidants.”
Fruits and veggies that contain a range of antioxidants actually work together synergistically and so combinations of certain antioxidants produce better results than when those same antioxidants are taken separately. So include a variety of fruits and veggies in your diet, not just those being spotlighted in the media.