5 Açai Benefits You Didn't Know Your Body Needed

Eliza Krpoyan

Açai is one of those buzzy superfoods used to make healthy smoothies and açai bowls, but how is it actually beneficial for health and well-being? To learn about the benefits of the reddish-purple berry, we turned to Kimberly Snyder, nutritionist and repeat New York Times best-selling author of the Beauty Detox book series and Radical Beauty. Spoiler: The antioxidant-rich fruit is especially beneficial for skin.

Ahead, Snyder shares five reasons you’ll want to incorporate açai into your diet stat, plus the actuality of its sugar content: You’ll be surprised.

If you’re wondering where you can purchase açai, it can be found in the freezer section of most health stores. Once you get home, be sure to check out some healthy smoothie bowls and one banana chocolate açai bowl you’ll want to DIY—trust us.

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