I've seen it everywhere, but I've only recently learned how to say it: Acai berry. You pronounce it ah-sigh-EE or ah-sah-EE. The tropical berry from South and Central America is supposed to have all sorts of potent health powers. Acai is rich in anthocyanins, flavonoids, and antioxidants. This means acai should help protect your body's cells, defending you from harmful, cancer-causing free radicals, and helping to slow the aging process. Acai berries are believed to be higher in antioxidants than other berries, like blueberries and raspberries.
But that's all theoretical. Scientists are looking for evidence that acai actually provides health benefits. But you might want to try them anyway, just in case. Here are a few ways to get your acai on.