Acai, pronounced ah-sigh-ee, is one of gods many great gifts to man-kind. This nutrient dense berry has been called purple gold due to its amazing health benefits. Acai boasts anti-oxidant, anti-cholesterol, and anti-inflammatory benefits. In a small study of women, daily consumption of acai showed favorable actions on plasma HDL (ie good cholesterol) metabolism and anti-oxidant defense; therefore acai could have a beneficial overall role against atherosclerosis, cancer, and arthritis. Because açaí berries can spoil within a day, the best ways to buy them are frozen (we recommend Sambazon’s superfruit packs) or in powdered form.