In fact, it’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t like them.
This article will look at the health benefits of more than 20 different types of berries.
#1. Acai Berry
With a pronunciation of “ah-sah-ee,” acai berries are native to South American rainforests.
Over recent years, they have experienced an explosion in global popularity.
Unfortunately, fresh acai berries are near impossible to source. As a result, people usually buy acai berries in powdered form which you can use to make a drink.
Due to their purported antioxidant content, acai berry products are popular with mainstream health crowds (1).
However, they command a premium price – are they worth it?
Calories and Macronutrients (Per 3g Serving Acai Powder)
Nutrients and Health Benefits
Acai berries contain vitamin A, but in the specified serving sizes of acai powder, this is not a significant amount (2).
The benefits of acai powder come from the antioxidant and polyphenol content. In fact, studies show freeze-dried acai powder has an exceptional antioxidant capacity – higher than any other fruit or vegetable (3, 4).
However, the powder is very expensive, and it’s probably better to eat real berriesrather than 3g of powder.
There’s also some slimy marketing behind various acai products. For instance, $50 acai liver ‘cleanses’.
Avoid stuff like this, because our body already has a perfectly capable detoxifying system.
It’s called the liver.
Key Point: Acai powder has impressive antioxidant capacity, but it’s just too expensive to justify.
Blackberries grow all around the world, and they also taste amazing.