Acai is a super fruit that has many health benefits. Specifically it helps to combat the presence of free radicals which contribute to cancer and premature aging. You can find this super fruit as a drink, in berry form, or in capsules and pills. It is a great supplement for anyone who is worried about the effects of getting older or who wants to help prevent cancer.
The Acai berry is harvested from the Brazilian rainforest where it grows on a palm tree that is known as the Acai palm. It is then exported to countries all over the world where it is valued for both its nutritional qualities, and its delicious taste. The Acai berry, which is the fruit of the palm tree is not only full of antioxidants, but it is good source of protein, high in fiber, and is very low in sugar.
The Caboclo people in the Brazilian Amazon have been eating this berry for hundreds of years. Scientists discovered this berry while studying these people. In fact, it makes up almost half of their diet. The Caboclo people eat the fruit straight off the tree as a berry, and also turn it into a delicious fruity drink.