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What’s the deal with…? ACAI

There are a lot of claims around this little berry (pronounced ah-sigh-ee), so what’s the truth behind the hype?

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WHAT IS IT?

A dark purple berry, similar in size to a blueberry. You won’t find fresh acai, though – the fruit grows in Central and South America and has to be freeze-dried within 24 hours because its nutritional value deteriorates quickly. It’s usually then blitzed to a powder, or you can buy it in frozen form.

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You can eat carbs! Our dietitian discusses how good carbs can help with your weight loss and energy levels. We find out how one reader reversed his type 2 diabetes through diet, and get an expert update on clean eating and the processed foods you SHOULD be eating. Plus, our food psychologist reveals how you can take control of your willpower and say no to office cake. All this plus 30 calorie–counted recipes in the March issue of Healthy Food Guide.
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