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First, know that there are far superior options than artificial-stimulant laden energy drinks. Humans are not naturally sluggish or constantly tired. This lethargic state is something that we bring on ourselves.

Low energy is likely due to a combination of factors including:

  • Poor food choices
  • Low-quality food
  • Stressful lifestyle
  • Negative emotions
    Lack of sleep
  • Lack of exercise
     

Conversely, you can begin to increase your energy levels by:

  • Eating right
    Increasing your intake of
    omega-3 fats
    (wild salmon and açaí are two of the best sources)
  • Reducing grains and refined sugars from your diet
  • Releasing emotional stress and negativity
  • Sleeping when you’re tired
  • Exercising
     

One of the simplest methods is by replacing some of what you put in your body, like soft drinks, coffee or energy drinks, with foods known to be among the best for increasing energy and stamina.

While some of the top energy foods may not be available in your local grocery or health food stores, the good news is that there is a forecasted shift within this exploding energy drink segment toward healthy, hybrid energy drinks.  This could hold the promise of conveniently packaged healthy, sustained energy.

As this new and exciting category is on the horizon, what follows are some possibilities on what would be the ideal candidate fruits to be looking for.

Our açaí media package has a CD-ROM that goes into detail on each of these fruits and their specific benefits.  However, each is worth highlighting here, as they stand head-and-shoulders above nearly all other foods relative to their life-giving energy properties.
 

The açaí berry easily comes in at the top of the list for natural healthy energy.

Dr.  Nicolas Perricone,  in  his book,

     açaí berry

The Perricone Promise, states, "The açaí berry is one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world... nature's perfect energy fruit."

The açaí berry is the worthy feature of this month's issue. It has been used and known for centuries as a strong rejuvenator to native Brazilians in the Amazon region, where it grows wild atop 50-75 foot palm trees.  History records that their warriors would consume  açaí before going into battle.

 

 
Among all of the amazing properties of açaí making headlines, healthy energy is certainly one of the most quickly noticed.

Mens Journal wrote, "The fruit that packs a punch acai actually gives you a rush."  Vogue magazine said açaí juice is "the next big workout cocktail."  Matt Lauer flew his crew to the Amazon for an açaí story for NBC's Today Show, in which he said, "The açaí  holds a unique power and is believed to give
anyone who drinks it a burst of energy.
"

Clearly there is something very special about this extraordinary nutritional powerhouse that is the king of energy-giving foods and so much more.

This rich land of the Amazon River also gives us three other antioxidant-rich superfoods that have extraordinary and very healthy energy-enhancing properties.

Cupuaçu is the fruit of another tree making up the canopy of the rainforest in the Amazon region, primarily in the Brazilian state of Pará.  It is a member of the cocoa family that has been a primary food source to indigenous people.

cupuaçu


Cupuaçu is known for its creamy exotic tasting pulp and is considered a culinary delicacy throughout much of South America.

Fresh cupuaçu juice contains 21.9% amino acids, 23% vitamin C per mg and 3% reducing sugars.  The flesh makes up 40% of the fruit and seeds about 18%.

We believe in the next few years, cupuaçu will create quite a sensation, as the world discovers more of this antioxidant-rich superfood.

Watch NBC's Today Show expose cupuaçu to US.
 

 

Acerola is another superfood from Brazil, and other southern regions. It is rich in vitamins and minerals. More than 150 nutritive constitutes have been identified in this  brightly

acerola

colored fruit.  Acerola's vitamin C content is about 32 times that of an orange, by weight.
 
 
 

Camu Camu is another superfood unique to the Amazon region of Brazil.  The plant has developed strong natural defenses, as it is extremely tolerant of flooding, withstanding  4 to 5  months  with  its

camu camu

roots and even much of the the bush itself submerged by Amazon floodwaters.  Camu Camu has the highest vitamin C content of any food (30-60 times higher than any citrus).  The cost of harvesting, processing and logistics make camu camu minimally 4 to 5 times more expensive than the next comparable fruit pulps or even concentrates.  So expect to find camu camu as a more exclusive ingredient to only the most effective, nutrient-dense hybrid energy drinks of the future.  Drink up - to your health and energy!
                                                                                 RHA

 










 

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