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Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Acai: What is it?
Now I know pretty much everyone has heard about the acai berry in the recent years, but does anyone know what it really is? I do after some research!
The acai berry is an inch-long reddish purple fruit that comes from the acai palm tree, which is native to Central and South America. It is a relative of the blueberry, the cranberry, and other dark purple fruits. Acai has become known as the number one superfood as well as one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world! One thing about acai that is so great is that it is full of antioxidants, which are essential for staying healthy. When your body needs to put up its best defense, especially true in today's environment, antioxidants are crucial to your health. This is why the acai berry is so awesome, because it has one of the highest levels of antioxidants compared to other fruits and vegetables. It actually tastes really good to! So i hope with this little bit of information i have encouraged you all to go out and try it!