Bonnie - if you don't believe me, take it from Oprah's gurus, Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen? This is from their syndicated column:
Q. I'm wondering if the claims you hear about the so-called miracle antioxidants -- including goji, acai and noni -- are true. They're not cheap! Should I splurge?
A. These trendy fruits and the products and juices made with them are packed with disease-fighting flavonoids. But whether they truly lower rates of cancer, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and other diseases is no more known than if you'll win the lottery (assuming you're at least buying a ticket).
What is clear is that if you want to try a new taste and have the extra cash to spend (one bottle of these juices, for instance, can run from $10 to more than $100), it's fine to give them a go. But a healthy body doesn't require a sip of goji, a nightly nip of noni or a cup of acai.
You can get the flavonoids you need from regular healthy foods that are affordable, in season and local. Summer is the perfect time to fill up on fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and more.