E-mails to Christine (GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director)
Christine is a Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator
E-mail your questions to Christine at: nutrition@GlucoMenu.com
Q. I love your site as recently I have been diagnosed with type 2 and it
has helped a lot. Is all the hype over acai berry for real, is it
worth the high cost? Does it really help with weight loss?
A. In general, when a food or supplement promises "cure all" or miracle
properties, it is usually not backed with scientific proof or credible
Here's what I know... The acai berry is fruit from South America. Like
many other fruits, the acai berry does contain antioxidant properties
which may help to prevent oxidation. Again, lots of other fruits (and
vegetables) contain antioxidants as well.
After researching several credible websites, to date, I do not see any
scientific findings supporting benefits of acai berry to aid in weight
loss, or other claims you may find promised.
If it sounds too good to be true... it probably is too good to be true.
Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director
Christine Carlson, Registered Dietitian &
Certified Diabetes Educator