Within the Blue corner, packed solid with Anti Oxidants is the present anti aging heavy weight champion of the world, acai berry, aka ‘the purple punch’. Within the Red corner the up and coming young hopeful, the resveratrol cruncher, sensation of the last decade!

Who will win the battle of the Anti Aging Titans?

A matter I’m sure loads of people would really like answered. But will we ever really know the reality behind these power houses of nature?

The body is a particularly complex organism – trying to seek out answers to our health, weight and aging problems with anyone nutrient is, let’s face it, a futile quest!  One reason most diets don’t work. They’re based on simplistic equations generally involving calories, carbohydrates and fat intake, encouraging people to do reckless things to their body in an effort to shed just a few kilos! The reality is, nature is crying out that we should always eat more complex carbohydrates.

Although all of the hype about Resveratrol and Acai Berry shouldn’t be unfounded their story cannot be told in isolation. In any case there are a lot of other gifts of nature with anti aging properties (wheat grass, barley, Aloe Vera, Goji, Pomegranate, grape seeds to call just a few) and lots of other minor players that allow the so called miracle staff to do their job. The body is a system that nature understands higher than any scientist, doctor or nutritionist.

The one most vital thing we are able to do to fight the aging process is to modify to a food plan based on unprocessed plant foods. Packaged in the way in which nature intended I can almost hear them crying out to be eaten. It shouldn’t be an accident that vegetables and fruit of vivid colours are filled with anti oxidants!

Putting all our faith in a single miracle nutrient is absolutely not the reply – we improve our odds of longevity by taking ‘all’ nature has to supply and that features the Acais and Resveratrols of this world.

Before we embark on the most recent fad food plan we might all do well to tackle board these essential considerations!

Well, how about it then? Can a winner really be chosen for the title of biggest anti ager?

I doubt it because each advantages us in other ways. Resveratrol, common in grapes,  may have the opportunity to activate the anti aging gene but probably has little effect if all the pieces else about our lifestyle is in contradiction. Acai Berries have many powerful anti-oxidants (a few of that are also present in grapes and their seeds) but then so do many other products of nature. My advice could be to mix the wonderful properties of those anti aging titans with all the pieces else nature has to supply.

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