Aronia Berry Benefits

by cheskarr on January 29, 2015

Aronia Berry BenefitsAronia Berry Benefits

The aronia berry is a fruit that has tremendous antioxidant qualities. It has high levels of pronanthocyanidins and anthocyanins. As a defense from free radicals, the aronia berry proves to be an effective warrior.

Also known as the chokeberry, it has antimutagenic effects and may inhibit colon cancer cells to multiply. It can also decrease the risk of heart disease and has hepatoprotective effects, too.

There have been studies made on how aronia berries affect people with diabetes. One study concluded that it can lower blood sugar and can be beneficial for people who want to prevent diabetes. It can also help people manage diabetes-associated conditions.

Another research study showed that drinking aronia berry fruit juice will not increase your blood sugar levels. An added benefit from having aronia berries included in your diet is that it can also improve your cholesterol and lipid levels.

Due to these findings, many people buy aronia berries to take advantage of their positive effects and also to enjoy their tart yet tasty flavor.

Do you have a favorite aronia berry product? Let us know with your comments or share your fave product on Facebook.

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More Smoothies For Life

by cheskarr on January 29, 2015

More Smoothies for Life: Satisfy, Energize, and Heal Your BodyNutrition is a complex field of study and with numerous diet fads and the like becoming widespread, who better than to explain the intricacies of a healthy smoothie than nutritionist Daniella Chace. The book More Smoothies For Life: Satisfy, Energize and Heal Your Body is a collection of 150 recipes that lets you enjoy various fruits mixed in blenders like Vita Mix 4500.

This smoothie recipe book has different recipes for pregnancy, to improve your libido, for muscle build up, to help reduce your blood sugar and blood pressure, and to help you sleep better. You can buy aronia and other berries to add flavor to the smoothies. There are also smoothie recipes to boost your immune system, enhance your brain activity and burn fats.

You can use blenders from Vitamix to help make energy-giving smoothies that can nourish your body from within. Aside from that, Chace also shares how each ingredient is medicinally good for your body. The book is available for $9.05 at Amazon.com.

Do you have your own smoothie recipe to share? Leave us a comment below or share your recipe with us on Facebook.

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The Guava

by cheskarr on January 28, 2015

The GuavaThe Guava

The Guava is scientifically named as Psidium Guajava and it grows in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. The guava is a storehouse of nutrients and over-shadows all other antioxidant fruits.

The guava has an array of health benefits much more than any other fruit could offer. It has a Vitamin C, Vitamin A, B and minerals like Protein, Carotenoids, Iron and Potassium. It is high in dietary fiber and also acts as a disinfectant with its anti-bacterial properties. The guava is an astringent as well providing you with strong teeth, fresh breath and healthy gums.

The guava has a hypoglycemic nature that regulates the blood pressure of the body. It reduces cholesterol in the blood as well as it can combat and prevent diabetes, scurvy, reduces the risk of having cancer  system and is a great remedy for losing weight.

As it is in Europe and the Americas that “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away”, however in most Southeast Asian countries, “a guava a day, keeps the doctor out of job”. Have you tried the guava? Tell us what you think of it or join our discussion on Facebook.

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The Ultimate Smoothie Book

by cheskarr on January 27, 2015

The Ultimate Smoothie Book: 130 Delicious Recipes for Blender Drinks, Frozen Desserts, Shakes and More!There are so many ways to create your way of life. Same is true with one’s health and wellness. Nutrition leads you to the road of your choice. As people rave for healthier foods and supplements, Cherie Calbom opens avenues of 130 recipes on how to enjoy the tastiest flavors of various fruits while retaining its nutritious value on her book, The Ultimate Smoothie Book: 130 Delicious Recipes for Blender Drinks, Frozen Desserts, Shakes and More!

You can try Vita Mix 5000 in Calbom’s smoothie recipe book. It has information on the health benefits you can acquire from drinking smoothies. For your antioxidant needs, you may also buy aronia to perk up the flavor of shakes and juices.

There’s also a section in the book that features how to make luncheon smoothies and healthy desserts for kids with the help of blenders like those from Vitamix. The Ultimate Smoothie Book is available at Amazon.com for $9.41.

Have you tried one of those cold soup recipes from this book? What do you think of them? Let us know by leaving us a comment below or share your thoughts with us on Facebook.

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Two Moms in the Raw Cayenne Cacao Truffles are little bites of goodness.  They are wheat free, dairy free, soy free and vegan.  They are 100% organic, gluten free, non-GMO, kosher, raw and handmade.  They come 3 to a pack and 1 pack weighs 3 ounces.

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The ingredients for the Two Moms in the Raw Cayenne Cacao Truffles include: organic almonds, organic agave, organic cacao, organic vanilla bean powder, organic cinnamon, organic cayenne pepper, sea salt.

Two Moms in the Raw Cayenne Cacao Truffles Review

They just make me feel good when I am eating them – I feel like I am fueling my body and I think they taste good too – upon first bite, it is mostly cinnamon that I taste and then it fades to cacao and cayenne.  I definitely would buy these again.

Check out the other products that Two Moms in The Raw makes on Amazon.

You can buy Two Moms in the Raw Cayenne Cacao Truffles on Amazon or on Two Moms in the Raw’s website.

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We received the The Two Moms in the Raw Cayenne Cacao Truffles for review from the manufacturer.  Receiving the free product did not influence this post.

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Where to Buy Acai

by admin on January 26, 2015

Acai Berries

Are you looking where to buy acai? Buy acai berry products, acai berry powder and acai berry juice all online.

The acai berry is known to be the most potent berry on the planet for its antioxidant levels. The acai berry comes from the acai palm that only grows in the Amazon rain forest. It is a small blackish-purplish berry that is 1 inch in diameter.

Since the berry is only found in the Amazon jungle, unless you are near the Amazon, fresh acai berry is hard to come by. In fact, the berry loses all nutritional value within 24 hours of being harvested. Therefore if the berry is not freeze dried within 24 hours, then, it will not have its nutritional value.

So when you are considering buying acai berry be sure to learn a little about the harvesting process of the berry before they package it and sell it to you.

Since the berry was introduced to the United States and featured on shows like, Oprah, it has become more and more famous, and people are always on the lookout for products with the acai berry in it.

Outside the immediate growing region of the berry, the berry is hard to come by therefore, it is usually found frozen, dried or freeze-dried outside of the growing region. Since the berry doesn’t do well when traveling, it is usually sold as acai juice, acai pulp or acai supplements.

When buying acai be sure to check if the product is certified organic and that the main ingredient is the acai berry. If the product is certified organic then you can be assured that it has the nutritional value that the berry has been raved about having. Likewise, you’ll want to make sure the main ingredient is the acai berry, sometimes you will find that grape juice or apple juice is the main ingredient when buying the product in its juice form.

Nextag offers a list of different acai berry products and where to buy acai.

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Appetizers & Snacks with Lychee

by admin on January 21, 2015

lychees

lychees

Lychee is known as antioxidant fruits, so even served as a snack or appetizer, it is healthy. They can be served in dips, spreads and similar appetizer recipes. Appetizers and snacks made with lychees can be served at parties, during the holiday or for special occasions. A lychee chili sauce is made from Thai chili peppers and lychees. It contains the lychee fruit so it is mildly sweet. The chili peppers are what give it the spicy flavor. Lychees can be combined with ketchup, white wine, brown sugar and a few other ingredients to create an exotic tasting barbecue sauce. The sauce is great on meat, poultry and seafood. A lychee dipping sauce similar to a sweet and sour sauce can be made for basting meats or as a dipping sauce for snacks and appetizers.

If you enjoy the lychee fruit, then you will definitely enjoy lychee candy. They are hard candies that taste just like the fruit. They do come in a gummy candy version. Dried candied lychees also make another tasty snack. These are simple to make and only call for one can of peeled lychees in sugar syrup. You will need a food hydrator to make this snack. To make, empty one can of peeled de-seeded lychees. Arrange them on the fruit dehydrator tray and let them dry out for 2 or 3 days (or until the fruit is not moist). The dried fruits can be sealed in a zip lock bag and stored for a long period of time.

Do you use the lychee in your recipes?  What do you make that also has the lychee fruit in it?  Leave a comment below and tell us what you do with your lychees!

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Health Warrior Chia Bar Coconut Review

by admin on January 20, 2015

Health Warrior Chia Bar Coconut ReviewHealth Warrior Chia Bar Coconut power bars are very fun little snack bars that are loaded with different textures.  They are gluten free, soy free, GMO free and 100% vegan.  Each little bar has 3 grams of protein and 4 g of fiber.  You’ll notice how I keep referencing how small these are – I was really surprised by their size.  I guess I just assumed they would be bigger, but they’re not.  The neat thing, though, is that I really love their size!  They are the perfect little snack packed with a powerful punch of 3 grams of protein and 4 g of fiber.

I really enjoy food with texture and these Chia Bars without a doubt meet that need I have.  I also think they are quite good – but taste is a hard thing when it comes to reviews because everyone’s tastes are slightly different.  Nonetheless, if you like chia seeds, coconut and texture, I think you’ll love these little bars.

I did read some Amazon reviews on the Health Warrior Chia Bar Coconut power bars and many people mentioned how the chia seeds can get caught in your teeth – this is true, but I sort of like them getting stuck as it gives my tongue something to do after I have consumed a bar and also I like the reminder that I ate something good for me.

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Health Warrior Chia Bars ReviewHealth Warrior Chia Bar Super Snacks come in the following flavors:

    • Apple Cinnamon
    • Mango
    • Chocolate Peanut Butter
    • Banana Nut
    • Coconut
    • Coffee
    • Acai Berry
    • Dark Chocolate Cherry

Buy a pack of 15 Health Warrior Chia Bar Coconut or try a Health Warrior Chia Bar variety pack.

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We received the The Health Warrior Chia Bar Coconut for review from the manufacturer.  Receiving the free product did not influence this post.Health Warrior Chia Bar Coconut Review

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Brumbaugh Fruit and Fun Farm

by cheskarr on January 20, 2015

Brumbaugh Fruit and Fun FarmAs fruit farms in Ohio go, the Brumbaugh Fruit and Fun Farm offers diverse activities that lets you experience what it’s like to be on a farm and how you can have fun at the same time.

The Brumbaugh Fruit and Fun Farm is located at 6420 Arcanum-Hollansburg Road, Arcanum, Ohio, USA. It has a farm market, country bakery and of course, the fun farm area.

There are many Fun Farm activities you can try. There’s the Ole’ Fishin’ Hole where you and your family can camp and fish. You can also try to find your way out of the Kiddie Korn Maze. The Storybook Forest is a place where you can meet favorite fairytale characters. Or slide down the 40 foot tunnel at the Monster Mountain.

This fruit picking farm welcomes school field trips, birthday parties, company picnics, family trips and weddings. School tours are made especially for preschoolers up to the 3rd graders. For reservations and pricing, you can email patti [at] brumbaughfruitfarm.com.

Are there any fun farm activity you prefer the most? Let us know by leaving a comment here or on Facebook.

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Peter Rabbit Organics, Organic Strawberry and Banana 100% Pure Fruit Snack, 3.5-Ounce Pouch

Peter Rabbit Organics, Organic Strawberry and Banana 100% Pure Fruit Snack, 3.5-Ounce Pouch

Review originally published Mar 22, 2011

It’s with great sadness that this flavor of Peter Rabbit Organics is the last of their organic fruit snacks that they sent us to product test.

Peter Rabbit Organics 100% Organic Strawberry and Banana fruit snack are ideal for anyone – of course, with their packaging and coloring they are targeted towards babies and children, but there is no reason why an adult cannot consume them as well. They contain 100% organic fruit with no added sugar or artificial ingredients.

They come in a convenient squeezable pouch – which makes them ideal as snacks on the go. The pouches are resealable which makes them a great snack whenever you are out and about or if you need something to stash in your desk drawer at work.

  • 100% Fruit
  • No added Sugar
  • 100% USDA Organic
  • Nothing Artificial
  • No added water

You can buy Peter Rabbit Organics, Organic Strawberry and Banana 100% Pure Fruit Snack, 3.5-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 10) through Amazon.com for $16.50 ($0.47 / oz).  If you buy two 10 packs, then your order will be eligible for Amazon.com’s FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25.

Here’s a video I did to show you how these snacks for young children are also ideal for anyone:

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Have you tried these fruit snacks?  How did you like them?

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