On the other hand, the claim that the acai berry is good for weight loss seems to be groundless. “There is no literature in the scientific journals about weight loss and the acai berry,” Porter says. That part of the acai berry story appears to be just another diet scam.
Beyond just the lack of weight-loss stimulus, a recent statement by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a watchdog group, warned consumers not to sign up for free trials of acai diet products online because of complaints about unauthorized credit card charges after the trial is over.
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Acai Berry: What’s the Bottom Line?
Despite not being a weight-loss miracle, the acai berry, as well as blueberries, blackberries, and other colorful fruits, is good to include in any diet. “ I always advise my patients to get a broad range of color in their diet,” Porter says, “and that dark purple pigment has so many positive health benefits — I tell my patients to ‘eat a rainbow’ because each of the colors of the rainbow has a wide variety of nutrients that provide different health benefits.”