Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Our customers speak out....

Recently I have been reading headlines that mislead consumers about ACAI. They are simply ads for other products aimed at selling consumers something that is loosely connected. Acai is a Super Food but not as a stand alone diet product.
The Oprah show that highlighted this berry as a superfood explains it best. This berry contains the most individual food components. It has protein, Carbs, fat, in addition to Omega 3 and 6, b vitamins for energy along with an impressive orac value. THAT’S IT. Yes, you could sustain life on this berry if it was the only choice and that what makes it a superfood. You don’t need to supplement many other components for a healthily diet.
Any product with this profile could be used in a diet, fulfill some dietary elements and with the proper exercise program can and will allow you to lose weight. But dieting is a lifestyle choice, eating healthy is suggested, along with moderation and control. This with a comprehensive exercise program will help many people. But there is no magic pill, you will not be able to take some Acai pill, Cleanse your system lose 10 lbs in 48 hours and keep it off without commitment to the lifestyle change. And no doctor will recommend this type of diet.
But Dr Tim’s Acai is a very powerful juice that helps in so many ways it can be and should be part of your diet to get all the good from this one organic berry. So enjoy the beverage, drink it as a juice, add it to other beverage and continue to be health conscience.
What I think is the true Super Drink, is the ISO-5. This really fits such an important part of our lifestyle. A sports drink with nothing added Nothing Artificial, and containing all the essential electrolytes. I love this drink and so do my kids. Keep up the good work.
Jeff L
Arlington Heights IL

Friday, January 16, 2009

Is Acai a Miracle Food?

Just what is all of the hype about acai? By now you probably have the knowledge that acai is a fruit that is found in the rain forests of Brazil. A lot of claims are made about acai, without the scientific research to support those claims. But we do know quite a bit about acai, and because of what we do know, we should include it in our daily diet.

  1. It is rich in vitamins and minerals
  2. It is a rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids, especially oleic acid
  3. It is a rich source of antioxidants, which are absorbed well by the body

Is acai going to cure disease, help you look and feel younger or help you lose weight? It is possible, but these claims still need to be supported by scientific research. Fortunately, researchers are studying acai, and the studies that we see support including acai in the diet. A wide variety of fruits and vegetables in the diet is what nutritionists and dietitians recommend. Drinking Dr. Tim's Acai Juice, along with his other botanical juices is a great way to boost your fruit and vegetable intake! A healthy diet is a factor in overall good health, and this is a claim that has been scientifically substantiated!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Top Ten Beverages to Drink in 2009

According to University of Utah nutritionist, Rachel Jones, acai juice is one of the top ten drinks we should be consuming in 2009. She appeared on KSL's Studio 5 this morning. She said that acai is a "fantastically powerful antioxidant" and that acai and other dark purple, dark blue juices can reverse the aging process.

One of the other types of beverages she discusses are "green drinks" because of the magnesium in them. Acai happens to be a fruit juice that is magnesium rich.

No doubt about it, acai is definitely a beverage you will want to include in your diet this year! Of course, you'll want to choose Dr. Tim's Acai Juice. When you look at other brands on the market, you get more pure acai for less money with Dr. Tim's juices.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Nutrient Content of Acai

Just exactly why is acai considered to be a superfood?

There have been many articles in the mainstream media about acai being a powerful antioxidant, but until recently, there hasn't been a lot of reputable data on acai. Paul M. Gross, PhD., did a review of the current scientific literature regarding acai. He looked at the nutritional content of acai and compared it to other berries such as goji and blueberry, which are known to be highly nutritious. He showed that acai is higher in beneficial fat, vitamins A and E, minerals and fiber. He had positive conclusions regarding acai, especially when it comes to the potential for prevention of chronic diseases saying,

"Dozens of diseases have a component of oxidative stress at their origins, such as chronic inflammation, atherosclerosis, diabetes and cancer, and so may be prevented or inhibited by high-antioxidant fruit like açaí."

For the entire article, click here .

Friday, January 2, 2009

Start The New Year Eating Nutritiously!

Ring out the old and ring in the new! If you haven't already, start 2009 by incorporating healthy eating habits into your diet.

What is a healthy diet? A healthy diet includes foods that are nutrient dense, meaning that they are high in beneficial nutrients when compared to the caloric value of the food. How does this translate into foods that you should eat? Dr. Perricone, a noted physician has a great slide show over at Oprah.com that summarizes his picks of "good foods". You can access the slide show here. Each of the foods he lists are high in beneficial nutrients. You'll note on slide number 9, that acai juice is listed as one of the beneficial beverages he lists. A healthy diet will help prevent chronic disease conditions that are so prevalent in society today.

Here at Dr. Tim's Juices, we provide a superior acai juice. It is 85% pure acai puree which is superior to other juices on the market. We do not add any preservatives, sugar or fillers. Try our Acai, we know that you'll benefit from drinking it and enjoy the flavor.

Here's to you and yours for a happy, healthy new year!