Acai

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  1. JerseyTrash

    JerseyTrash Silver Belt

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    Is anyone here a fan of this stuff? Do you like it for just the taste, or are you one of those hardcore "believers"???
     
  2. noobloser

    noobloser Yellow Belt

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    I'm a fan of posting diet stuff in the Diet/Supplement forum.

    But I'm also a firm believer that acai is overpriced, too rare, and doesn't give you any significant increase in antioxidants over blueberries.
     
  3. JerseyTrash

    JerseyTrash Silver Belt

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    Sorry about the Diet/Supplement thing. Acai just sort of goes hand in hand with BJJ. It is pricey, but I think it's pretty delicious. I eat it only occasionally.
     
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    symphonyx547** Purple Belt

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    It's one of the highest anti oxidant food there are, so yeah it's good.
     
  5. 350 lbs fist

    350 lbs fist Black Belt

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    I love it.

    Too bad its caffeine levels make it a prescription drug here. :(
     
  6. Prokofievian

    Prokofievian Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    I've never heard of this. What is it? Where does it grow? What does it taste like? Where can you buy it? Can you buy it fresh? Is that important?
     
  7. mschatz

    mschatz Hamma: I has it

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    acai is a magical fruit used by all TRUE BJJ practioners. It automatically makes you pronouce your "r's" with a "h" and gives you instant street cred.
     
  8. Mikey Triangles

    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    i like the taste, but it's good to know so many people hold it in high regard also:icon_chee
     
  9. blanko

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    for me.. it really helped with my recovery after hard traing scessions.
     
  10. ShanghaiBJJ

    ShanghaiBJJ Brown Belt

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    Can't you get some without Guarana?

    You're in Norway no?

    I might have some hookups for you...
     
  11. Calibur

    Calibur Jiu Jitsu Snob

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    Man, I was addicted to the stuff for a long time. I lived in a town that was populated with tons of Brazilians and I could find it everywhere.

    Damn expensive though. As far as health goes, I think its more of a placebo.
     
  12. ooitzoo

    ooitzoo Purple Belt

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    One of the upsides of living in Europe (london) is that Acai is reaadily available in the super market for extremely cheap (relative to the states.) Its no different then buying milk or orange juice and at about $3 for 2 liters you can't go wrong.
     
  13. Ghost Dog

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    our academy actually sells the stuff. its great great stuff. tasty as hell and a true superfood.
     
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  15. Ghost Dog

    Ghost Dog Purple Belt

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    and for the record... its pronounced 'ah sah ee', not 'ah kai' like ive heard so many people say.
     
  16. Der_Teufel

    Der_Teufel Banned Banned

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    where can I get me some?
     
  17. gordoplata

    gordoplata White Belt

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    Acai is the shiz after a good day of training. There's a big difference between the pure Acai and that concentrate stuff, I've tasted some horrible Acai before. Sambazon got some good smoothie type stuff kind of pricey though.
     
  18. ShanghaiBJJ

    ShanghaiBJJ Brown Belt

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    EXACTLY.

    There is a big difference in some Ready-to-drink products and using the frozen pulp to make it basically fresh.

    Difference in taste and in health benefits.
     
  19. noobloser

    noobloser Yellow Belt

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    Proof?

    I've had it and it tasted pretty terrible and didn't seem to offer any magical 'health benefits'.

    It has only 10% more antioxidants than blueberries which are easily consumed by putting them in your oatmeal every morning. So what are the benefits besides a lighter wallet?
     
  20. ShanghaiBJJ

    ShanghaiBJJ Brown Belt

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    Well taste is taste, nothing you can do about it.

    Of course it doesn't have magical health benefits. Is it healthy? Yes.

    There are studies and then there are studies. The one I have seen was done by an independent institute here in Europe.
    But I am not here to argue or advertise.

    You don't like it, so you don't need to buy it.
     

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