Connect
To Top


Fat-Fighting Fruit


A recent culinary fad may also prove to be a new weapon in the battle of the bulge. Acai, the trendy Brazilian fruit, may help reduce obesity and battle the effects of a high-fat diet on the liver—according to a preliminary study on mice, at least.

As detailed in the 2015 paper published in PLOS ONE, mice who consumed a high-fat diet and were given Acai extract didn’t gain weight and showed significantly improved plasma and tissue metabolic profiles. They also maintained liver-fat levels comparable to mice fed a normal diet. The researchers contend that the beneficial effects of acai involve blunting fat formation, increasing cholesterol disposal, and reducing oxidative stress in the liver.

The results still need to be corroborated in humans, of course, but at worst, you have a brand-new tasty ingredient to toss into your next protein shake.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Fat Loss

  • Is Twitter Ruining Your Diet?

    Are you tired of the nonstop inspirational messages tossed around on Instagram by social media fitness celebs? Don’t be. There’s a...

    Sharon OrtigasAugust 10, 2017
  • The Forgotten Nutrient

    One problem with ketogenic and other ultra-low-carb diets is the lack of fiber. Besides the obvious internal benefits, fiber intake is...

    Sharon OrtigasAugust 9, 2017
  • The Brazilian Super-Shrinker

    A new study in the online nutrition journal PLOS One indicates that acai, a purple berry native to South America can...

    Sharon OrtigasJuly 31, 2017
  • Ditch The Diet Drinks

    A strategic use of a diet soda to get you through a sugar craving may keep your diet on-track, but a...

    Sharon OrtigasJuly 21, 2017
  • Fat Loss Strategies

    There is more than one way to skin a fat cat. A recent study published in the Journal Of Sports Science...

    Sharon OrtigasJuly 20, 2017
  • The Right Crash Diet

    Ketogenic diets seem to be the new hot thing … again. A form of ultra low-carb dieting (usually fewer than 20...

    Sharon OrtigasJuly 19, 2017
  • Hypertrophy Bacteria

    A beneficial bacteria found in pickled cabbage has been shown to improve endurance, boost strength, stimulate muscle growth, and even reduce...

    Sharon OrtigasJune 29, 2017
  • Ripped Like 007

    If you ever wondered how James Bond managed to stay in fighting shape while slamming down martinis left and right, the...

    Sharon OrtigasJune 21, 2017
  • Post-Workout Fat Loss

    Powerlifters and mass monsters should mix their post-workout whey protein with a hefty dose of fast-acting carbs, but a recent study...

    Sharon OrtigasJune 20, 2017