Why are Acai Berries Healthier than Other Berries?

by Marissa Sheldon, MPH

Acai berries began gaining popularity in 2008 when Dr. Mehmet Oz talked about their potential benefits on The Oprah Winfrey Show. They are now consumed around the world as an antioxidant-packed food or health supplement. Because the fresh berries spoil within a day of being picked, they are frequently consumed as a frozen puree or dried powder added to smoothies or trendy acai bowls. What are the health benefits of these berries, and how do they compare to other antioxidant-rich fruits like blueberries? Take a look at the following resources to learn more.

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