What are the health benefits of acai berries?

Acai berries are the fruit from acai palm trees which are native to the rainforests of South America. Acai berries can be eaten raw or as a juice. Like other fruits, acai berries provide antioxidants and other healthful nutrients.

Acai berries have been promoted as a "superfood" with health benefits for conditions such as osteoarthritis, high cholesterol, weight loss, detoxification -- among others. Currently, there is limited scientific research available to back up these claims.

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