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Superberries: Aronia Berries are Called This for a Reason

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Under: Food Reviews


FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & Kids 1* +

A few years ago, when you heard that something was considered a “superfood” you knew that it had to be something special. But now, with more and more foods added to this list, many have started to question the reliability of this moniker.

So what do you think when you hear about a “superberry”? Do you question its true potency or do you assume it is as good as the name boasts?

Experience Aronia and you will quickly learn why these Superberries are so great!


THE PRODUCT:
Superberries has taken the Aroniaberry and turned it into a household name. The aroniaberry (also known as a chokeberry) is a dark-colored fruit, native to North America. Eaten by Native Americans for centuries, it has proven to be one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants.

With a variety of products including Gummy Chews, Juice Concentrate, and Freshly Frozen Aroniaberries, Superberries has taken this super-berry and turned it into delicious and nutritious snacks and foods that everyone can enjoy.


NUTRITION-WISE: Aroniaberries truly are Superberries. Filled with antioxidants, such as Vitamin E and C, these berries are believed to help protect the body’s cells from the damaging effects of oxidation. In fact, Aroniaberries have higher antioxidant levels than the majority of other berries and also contain the highest levels of anthocyanins (the pigment in the berry that gives them their dark purplish-black color) and proanthocyanidins (plant-based super-antioxidants), when compared to many of the other well-known “
super fruits.”

Besides their ability to protect cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals, aroniaberries may also:

  • Reduce inflammation and C-reactive protein levels
  • Improve circulation by strengthening capillary walls
  • Inhibit enzymes that break down collagen
  • Reduce allergy production
  • Improve function of the circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems
  • Prevent gastric damage
  • Protect heart cells from cell membrane damage and DNA fragmentation
  • Protect the liver from chemical damage
  • Enhance overall wellness

WHERE TO BUY: You can buy Superberries’ products directly from their Online Store, or visit their Store Locator to find the retail location nearest you.


FINAL THOUGHTS:
I am definitely a huge berry lover and believe that including a wide variety of berries in your diet can do wonders for your health. Filled with antioxidants and other vitamins and minerals, berries are a healthy way to help curb your sweet tooth while also giving your body additional fiber and protein.

And aroniaberries are no exception!

Superberries has taken these dark purple little berries and turned them into products that are convenient to eat, and that everyone can enjoy.

Having tried the Superberries Aroniaberry Juice Concentrate, I was not only delighted by the sweet taste and smooth texture, I was very impressed by all of the good-for-you nutrients that are packed in such a small serving. With nothing added but 100% aroniaberry juice, each 1 Tbs. serving contains 50 calories and 11 grams of sugar.

Superberries Gummy Chews are another great way to get a good daily dose of antioxidants, especially when it comes to your kids! At about 100 calories per 11 pieces, these do contain 14 grams of sugar per serving. And while this is generally more than I [personally] like to feed my children in one sitting, my husband loves them and getting him to eat antioxidant-filled foods can sometimes be just as tough as with kids. ;)

*So if you would like to give the concentrate to your children, 1 is a fine age, just give them a tsp or so. That way they will be getting less sugars while still getting the benefit of the antioxidants. Plus, their bodies are so little they don’t need as much as a grown adult does. And for the gummies, I would wait until they can chew really well; and then only give them a small handful. Again, these have a lot of sugar for a little one, and a few will go a long way.

Try one or all of Superberries products and see for yourself why arroniaberries are considered to be so super!

On a side-note, the gummies do contain gelatin so for those of you who are vegan, it’s best to stick with the Juice Concentrate.

For more information about Superberries please visit their website and check them out on Facebook.
 

And remember, Contact Healthy.Fit.Fab…Moms today to create a personalized plan so you and your family can live a healthy, fit, and fabulous life!


In : Food Reviews 


Tags: superfood  snacks  antioxidants  vitamins  minerals  fiber  protein  moms  moms-to-be  toddlers 

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