Strawberries, one of the most popular berries of our time, were historically considered luxury berries, solely enjoyed by the wealthy, until the mid-19th century… and for good reason! Strawberries have an “expensive” amount of phytonutrients, such as ellagic acid and ellagitannins, which have been noted as anti-cancer substances of special interest. More specifically, strawberry phytonutrients may be able to boost the enzymatic activity of certain detox enzymes like catalase or superoxide dismutase (science rules!). Additionally, strawberries also contain a small amount of salicylic acid, the same acid found in many face washes as an anti-inflammatory exfoliant - so obviously strawberries are great for homemade facemasks, but they are also great for decreasing inflammation of the digestive tract (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease) and good for rheumatoid arthritis and macular degeneration. Thanks strawberries!
anti-inflammatory benefits, anti-cancer & detox properties, immune boosting, helps with blood sugar regulation, may enhance cognitive function & motor function, & may help relieve inflammatory bowl problems as well as rheumatoid arthritis & macular degeneration. Strawberries are also a good source of folate - which is essential for pregnancy as it helps lower risks of certain birth defects like spina bifida.
vitamin C, manganese, fiber, folate, iodine, potassium, magnesium, vitamin K, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidant phytonutrients (anthocyanins, flavonols, hydroxy-benzoic acids, hydroxy-cinnamic acid, tannins, stilbenes), & salicylic acid
Did you know?
The American Indians (Native Americans) introduced the Colonists to strawberries. The crushed berries were mixed with cornmeal and baked into bread. After trying this bread, Colonists developed their own version of the recipe and created Strawberry Shortcake." -Kenny's Strawberry Farm
Raspberries delicious and nutritious little buggers aren’t they! Let’s dive into the facts! Raspberries are quite rich in antioxidants - especially vitamin C and phenolics (such as anthocyanins, ellagitannins, favonol, favanols, tannins, and other phytonutrients) - which means they contain some amazing health benefits! We’re talking anti-inflammatory, immune boosting, chronic-disease-risk-lowering, detox benefits! But, wait, there’s more, raspberries may also help manage obesity and type 2 diabetes thanks to its rich ketone and phytonutrient content. Specifically, the ketones in raspberries help increase metabolism of fat cells and the phytonutrients help inhibit or block the enzyme that converts starches to sugar, and thus, promotes better blood sugar regulation! But how do we get the most out of these benefits? Recent research shows that organic raspberries have a significantly higher antioxidant content than non-organic. Additionally, the riper the better! Another study found that fully ripe raspberries contained a significantly higher antioxidant content than its non-ripe counterparts. Enjoy!
provides anti-inflammatory, immune boosting, chronic-disease-risk-lowering, detox benefits, promotes healthy digestion, may help manage obesity and type 2 diabetes - as certain raspberry nutrients may help increase metabolism of fat cells & regulate blood sugar
vitamin C, phenolics (anthocyanins, ellagitannins, favonols, favanols, tannins, and other phytonutrients), fiber, carotenoids, tocophenols, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, folate, choline, manganese, vitamin K, omega-3 fatty acids, copper, vitamin E, & ketones
Did you know?
The J. Agric. Food Chem – a study showed that the antioxidant content of all raspberries whether they were freshly picked, commercial, or frozen stayed the same.
Raisins, or should we say sun-dried grape beauties, are full of boron, iron, potassium, fiber (insoluble), and carbohydrates - great for ENERGY! So, power through your next workout with a handful of raisins or, better yet, relieve constipation. Actually, (TMI alert!) raisins help with both constipation and diarrhea (as the insoluble fiber content in raisins helps absorb liquid in loose stool). Thanks raisins!
energy boost, constipation and diarrhea relief, bone health, vitamin D activating, anti-cancer properties, immune boosting, and other detox properties
boron, iron, potassium, fiber, phenols
Did you know?
The state of California produces 1/2 of the whole world’s supply of raisins!
Blueberries are the “gotta-have-‘em” superberry, loved by many! And we mean many, not just humans; these antioxidant-rich berries are also enjoyed by bears, birds, raccoons, and cows. But blueberries are more than just delicious, they are also nutrient-dense, and their health benefits are off the charts! Known as a great brain-food, blueberries are rich in a variety of phytonutrient antioxidants, especially flavonoids. Their plentiful amounts of antioxidants are responsible for most of the amazing healthy benefits that blueberries have to offer, including their strong anti-inflammatory properties, anti-cancer benefits, cardiovascular support, and special cognitive benefits. More specifically, many studies have connected blueberries to improved memory function, especially among older adults. This is why we like to start our Clear the Fog Cleanse with a delicious blueberry dense shot! It’s like a nutritious espresso for your brain!
anti-inflammatory, cardiovascular support, cognitive benefits (brain-food), blood sugar regulation, eye health, bone health, anti-aging and radiant skin benefits, immune boosting, energy boosting, combats free radicals and other toxins, relieves UTIs, and anti-cancer benefits
vitamin K, manganese, vitamin C, fiber, vitamin A, iron, vitamin E, folate, B-complex vitamins, magnesium, copper, potassium, and a plentiful variety of phytonutrients (anthocyanin, hydroxycinamic acids, hydroxybenzoic acids, flavonols, and other phenols).
Did you know?
Two things... (1) Studies show that we can effectively freeze blueberries and still maintain their antioxidant richness. (2) Blueberries, like cranberries, help relieve urinary-tract infections, a major plus if you don’t care for the taste of cranberry juice!
acai berry (frozen)
Popularly introduced to western juice bars around 1999 by Sambazon, the acai berry broke into the #trendyberry scene with a splash, and with good reason. In one serving of acai, you'll find more protein than in an entire egg, both mono- and polyunsaturated fats, and an array of antioxidants. We like to call them trendy superberries as their health-benefiting powers really pack a punch. KA-POW! Thankfully, they use their powers for good not evil – whether it’s fighting off free radicals, boosting your immune system, combating inflammation or restoring depleted energy levels, there's no better berry to have on your side while walking (or running!) down your path towards total health and wellness.
reduce risk of chronic diseases, anti-inflammatory benefits, anti-aging skin properties, lower LDL ""bad"" cholesterol, reduce risk of heart disease, anti-cancer benefits, eye health, boost immune system, combat free radicals and other toxins
omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids; anthocyanins and tons of other phytonutrient antioxidants; vitamin A, fiber, and 19 amino acids (protein)
Did you know?
Although new to our culture, these berries have been an important food source for the Amazonian basin tribes for centuries, even in times of famine!