Like berries and chocolate? One food naturally bursts with those delicious flavors, as well as with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, and essential fatty acids. It’s called acai (ah-sigh-ee), and it’s the super-potent berry from an Amazonian palm tree.

Listed as Dr. Perricone’s #1 Superfood, recent research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that acai is a powerful inhibitor of cox-1 and cox-2 enzymes that promote inflammation – the cause of many chronic diseases and a main culprit of visible aging.

Whirl some flash-frozen acai into a summer smoothie to satisfy your sweet tooth and quell inflammation. Sambazon Organic Acai Smoothie Packs have zero grams of sugar and are a convenient way to drink in the benefits of this superfood.

[Ed. Note: When it comes to good health, you don’t have to rely on expensive and time-consuming diet plans and exercise programs. As health expert Kelley Herring points out, sometimes increasing your health is as simple as making small changes to your diet. Get more free, simple, easy-to-implement ideas that can change your health for the better right here.

And for healthful recipes, check out Kelley’s website HealingGourmet.com.]

Kelley Herring

Kelley Herring is the Founder & CEO of Healing Gourmet – a multimedia company that educates on how foods promote health and protect against disease. As a young adult, Kelley battled a debilitating health condition that went misdiagnosed by multiple doctors for more than a year. Finding no help from “modern medicine”, she turned to her own knowledge of biochemistry and her passion for health research. She soon learned that her symptoms were related to nutrition and within weeks, she charted a course back to health with nothing more than simple lifestyle changes and the power of the plate. The lessons she learned spawned the creation of Healing Gourmet.
Kelley is a firm believer in vigorous exercise, moderate sun exposure and delicious, healthy, home-cooked meals. She is also the creator of Healing Gourmet’s Personalized Nutrition Software and Editor-in-Chief of the Healing Gourmet book series published by McGraw-Hill including Eat to Fight Cancer, Eat to Beat Diabetes, Eat to Lower Cholesterol and Eat to Boost Fertility.