Running Marathons

Voltaire once said, “Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” So for the longest time I’ve simply appreciated what others can do when it comes to their bodies. I read with amazement people who run everyday, join marathons, train for triathlons and push their muscles to the ultimate limits in 100-200km ultra marathons.

So is 2015 my year to run a marathon?

 

What’s in an Acai Berry?

It seems this berry really packs a punch with potential:

This is what people like to say the berry does which admittedly makes for fantastic marketing.  But seriously, don’t most fruits give us these benefits anyway?

1. Weight loss.
2. Increased Energy
3. Boosting your metabolism
4. Improves Blood Flow
5. Healthier Skin
6. Stronger Heart

Acai berries

So what’s the SCIENCE (versus the hype) behind the berry?

Acai berry has anthocyanin.

  • The fibre found in Acai berry skin and pulp can aid digestion. Fibre can help prevent or relieve constipation and may help support a healthy cardiovascular system.
  • Acai is naturally high in essential fatty acids having a fatty acid profile similar to olive oil.
  • Acai berries contain amino acids just like a lot of other fruit which help promote muscle performance, energy production, endurance and strength.
  • Acai berries contain as much Vitamin C as blueberries and is also a source of Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 and E. It is also a source of calcium, magnesium, zinc and copper.