Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Residents of Macapa announce their healthy advantage over the world with the discoveries made by Dr. Edward Costa cardiologist. Dr. Costa conducted research on the people of this town to determine if there were any advantages to consuming Acai. Macapa the capital city in the state of Amapa, Brazil is situated on the Atlantic coast at the mouth of the Amazon River. The people of this reagion eat Acai as a regular part of their diets. Dr. Costa a resident of the state of Amapa who developed this research at the Federal University of Para, discovered that Acai whether in juice, pulp or puree contains a significant element known as “anthocyanins”. These anthocyanins increase HDL or healthy cholesterol and lowers LDL or bad cholesterol and thereby significantly reducing the occurrence of cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Costa who researches drugs to reverse and prevent heart disease examined and tracked 300 people from 6 different cities in the region. The research was designed to investigate if in fact the Acai fruit can combat the heart disease including cardiac hypertrophy or enlarged heart. The subjects in this investigation were divided into two groups those who eat Acai and those who do not.

“We found that those individuals who consume Acai on a regular basis had higher HDL levels than those who do not eat Acai” reports Dr. Costa. “We also found higher levels of LDL among those who do not eat Acai compared to those who do”. HDL is the good cholesterol and LDL is the bad. The results of this study reveal Acai to be a non-pharmaceutically based treatment for the prevention of cardiac disease that is both responsible and sustainable. One of the interesting findings was that Acai did not supply a significant amount of iron to the diet. Dr Costa says “Acai does not contain iron. Acai is a normal fruit. However it is rich in fiber and monounsaturated fats (the good ones).”

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