Vegetarian Means Vegan, Right?

Actually vegetarians tend to differ from what Vegans consider themselves to be. The exact reasons for why, evade me at the moment.

I eat plenty of vegetables but also enjoy eggs so I think this means I may be a vegetarian but I am not a vegan because eggs are not on their menu. I need to watch my calories and weight.

Veganism, if I may, seems to be more like a religion than just a healthy eating regime. I think the term is applied to not only eggs but even to wearing things that may have once been alive, like leather.

I have no feelings on this one way or another and think our life choices are just that, our life choices.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Acai Berry Juice Popularity

By Mark Berry

Acai berry juice has become a popular drink and is sometimes added many other fruit beverages to make a refreshing drink. It seems like the popularity of acai berry juice is going to vanish in the near future it is here to stay. Often you will see it being advertised on TV and in magazines.

Why is acai so popular? It originated around Brazil in the Amazon rain forest and the indigenous tribes have been using acai in their diet for hundreds of years. The population of Brazil enjoys acai often in beverages or acai bowls.

The acai berry is a very dark purple color and about the size of a blueberry and the seed makes up about 80 to 90 percent of the fruit. The skin and fruit are consumed after processing. The seed is waste or used for livestock feed.

The acai berries grow in bunches on the palm. The flesh and skin of the fruit are processed near the origin to preserve its qualities. The omega oils will spoil if the fruit is not processed soon after harvesting.

Acai also contains many other nutrients similar to other fruits. Acai also contains antioxidants that may help against free radical damage. The most enjoyable form of acai is in juice or puree form where you can enjoy it as a drink and mix it yourself with other juices.

Acai can be used in recipes and mixed with many fruit juices. Acai makes a great smoothie and mixes well with grape and blueberry. A refreshing treat can be made from mixing it with yogurt.

With the popularity of acai increasing it is often difficult to find just acai berry juice or puree without purchasing online. You should also look for acai berry juice products that are pure, organic and kosher. You best place to find acai berry juice or puree is online.

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