A recently published study in Experimental Gerontology shows that acai berry prolongs the lifespan of fruit flies which are exposed to oxidative stress. Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine led by Alysia Vrailas-Mortimer, a postdoctoral fellow found that a simple sugar diet with acai supplementation could triple the fruit flies’ life spans, from eight to 24 days. Furthermore, they also found that acai also protected the flies against oxidative stress brought about by exposure to hydrogen peroxide or paraquat. Paraquat is a pesticide used to kill weeds and has toxic effects on nerve cells that resemble Parkinson’s disease. Paraquat […]Continue reading Antioxidant Benefits from Acai Berries
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