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WineTime Bar enters the marketplace

Dec 06

What’s so special about yet another 190 calorie nutrition bar? Well, it’s the first nutrition bar to contain significant amounts of resveratrol, which is an antioxidant contained in red wine that is reported to delay the affects of aging. DSM Nutritional Products provides¬† a highly purified resveratrol compound for this bar, called resVida. The WineTime bar also incorporates a secondary source of resveratrol extract from red grapes. This bar also includes dates, almonds and a variety of super fruits, such as cranberry, pomegranate, goji berry, mangosteen and of course, the acai berry.

The purpose of the bar can be summed up with the French paradox of food. The French tend to have diets high in fat, yet they’re known for cardiovascular health. This is then tied to the concept that the French drink more quality red wine than a typical nation, and as a result many conclude that it must be something in the red wine that makes this possible.

There’s more and more science building up behind resveratrol and the above statement, some of which you can read on at www.winetimebar.com. You can also order online from their website.

Skinny Water expands distribtion in the west

Mar 04

SKNY stock chartBack in May I wrote about Skinny Water and their expansion into 120 new locations in Philidelphia. Well, Skinny Nutritional is at it again, and this time they’ve struck a deal with Dr. Pepper / 7up Bottling of the West. This new agreement will make Skinny Water available in chains across California, Nevada, Idaho and Wyoming. Back in May their stock was sitting at 30-40 cents per share after a sharp climb – today it sits at 6 cents per share.

Celsius Beverage distribution expands

Feb 20

celsius beverages green tea acai raspberryCelsius Beverages will now be available in 56 New England Big Y stores. As Celsius becomes easier to find in some locations, the company relies on independent distributors to reach most of it’s locations. By the looks of their website, it seems like they’re open to almost anyone getting involved in selling the product. There are seven flavors, one of course is green tea raspberry acai. The others are lemon lime, ginger ale, cola, orange, wild berry and green tea peach mango. Borrowed from the Celsius website:

When you drink Celsius, your body benefits from the key minerals, calcium and chromium, as well as vitamin C, and B vitamins such as biotin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, and B12. Botanicals include three herbal extracts: guarana seed (for a longer lasting, better tasting caffeine), green tea leaf (optimized at 10% EGCG for the ideal metabolism boost), and ginger root (for improved digestion and circulation). Caffeine and botanical extracts are typically bitter, but our proprietary pasteurization technique masks this flavor and keeps the vital benefits, allowing us to stay away from sodas’ typical harsh chemical preservatives.

The result is Celsius – a delicious way to burn more calories with every sip.

If you’re interested in trying this product, use their store locator to find the store closest to you. Has anyone out there given any of these products a try? If so, please feel free to post your thoughts…

Acai Resource on Facebook…

Feb 13

I’ve received no shortage of correspondence about people frustrated about ordering free trials and being unexpectedly billed later on, hence the new category on the blog titled “acai berry scams”. However, the blog format isn’t ideal for open conversation, so I’ve created a Facebook group which you can join to share your experiences or warn others about certain acai berry scams.¬† Join here and post your thoughts today!

The roots of the acai berry

Feb 10

Rio de Janeiro to Amazon RainforestI was rummaging around on Facebook today looking for anyone who may have posted acai berry recipes or their thoughts on the acai berry. What I discovered was better than a recipe! There was a discussion about how people “take” there acai – in supplement form was a typical response. However, one individual posted that since moving to Brazil, she had adopted the “way of the locals” and ate the acai berry with banana and granola in an acai bowl. That was at least one step closer towards a real acai berry experience in comparison with taking supplements in capsule form.

A follow up was then posted by a Brazilian stating that the acai berry was originally mixed with tapioca and used as a drink to go along with any meal. She proceeded to state the “acai bowls” with strawberries, granola and banana is a creation of Southern Brazil, specifically Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. It would seem Northern Brazil and Southern Brazil have different ways of incorporating the acai berry into their diets. Considering the Amazon is where the acai berry grows, I would have to lean towards the Northern Brazilian method as the “original” acai berry recipe. Southern Brazil receives a majority of the tourist attention, so I don’t think it’s any surprise that the Southern Brazilian way of eating the acai berry is what has been adopted more commonly across North America. Just don’t forget that Rio de Janeiro, according to Google Maps, is over 1900km away from the southern tip of the Amazon Rainforest. That’s like asking people in Denver, Colorado what the latest clothing trend is in San Francisco.