Skin Superfood: Açai

Açai: Rainforest Antioxidants


The Açai berry is a grapelike fruit harvested from açai palm trees, which are native to the rainforests of South America. Studies have shown that this superfruit is even richer in antioxidants than cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, or blueberries.


Açai has the highest free radical fighting power of any food, including potent antioxidants such as ferulic acid and epicatechin. Rich in vitamins A, B, C, and E, it helps revive your skin, heal damaged skin cells, and restore moisture, all contributing to a more youthful complexion.


Brazilians have been eating açai berries for centuries to promote skin health, but açai can also help impact multiple health concerns, including arthritis, weight loss, high cholesterol, erectile dysfunction, skin appearance, and detoxification. Eat it as a fruit in your smoothies, yogurts or even salads, drink Açai juice, or even try Açai berry powder; go for it!