5 Superfoods You Need in Your Diet

5 Superfoods You Need In Your Diet at SurfBerry.com

While all fruits and vegetables all provide you body with amazing health benefits, there are a few that definitely supercharge your health – and that’s why we call them superfoods! Today we’re going to share with you the 5 superfoods you need in your diet. Plus, we’ll share what makes them so super, and different items we have on our menu here at SurfBerry that will help you easily incorporate them into your diet.

5 Superfoods You Need in Your Diet: Kale

There’s a kale-craze sweeping the nation and it seems like everywhere you turn, there it is – and for good reason. Kale is a nutrient powerhouse and provides your body with vitamins and minerals. It contains high amounts of Vitamins A, B6, C, and K, as well as fiber, folate, and iron. If you are dairy-free, 1 cup of kale contains Between 10%-15% of your daily value of calcium, so it’s a great option for helping you get your daily calcium intake. Plus, kale contains the highest amount of phytonutrients than any other leafy green, which may help fight off degenerative diseases like cancer and heart disease.

5 Superfoods You Need in Your Diet: Acai5 Superfoods You Need In Your Diet : Acai. Learn more at SurfBerry.com

Pronounced “ah-sigh-ee” may be small, but it sure is one powerful superfood! You can learn more about Acai here, but to sum up it contains more antioxidants than most other fruits which helps slow down the aging process and protect your body from degenerative diseases just like kale. Our favorite way to enjoy Acai is in an Acai Bowl – make sure to come in and try and Acai bowl yourself . They are delicious!

5 Superfoods You Need in Your Diet: Berries

Berries like blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries are loaded with antioxidants and nutrients to help boost your immune system and supercharge your healthy body – both inside and out. For example, strawberries have high levels of vitamin C. A serving of 1 1/2 cups of strawberries has the daily recommended dosage of vitamin C, and more vitamin C than an orange. Besides being an immune booster, vitamin C also helps your body replenish collagen which helps keep your skin looking young and wrinkle-free. Plus, berries are the lowest fruits on the glycemic index, meaning they contain less sugar than other fruits. Blueberries, for example, naturally help balance blood sugar and have been shown to benefit you heart.

5 Superfoods You Need in Your Diet: Ginger

Besides giving your juices and smoothies a spicy kick, ginger is one superfood that provides an array of health benefits. For example, ginger helps kill viral and bacterial infections, detox the liver and protect it from parasites, and makes for the perfect natural remedy to sooth an upset stomach and ease digestion troubles. Many of our organic juices contain this special superfood.

5 Superfoods You Need in Your Diet: Wheat Grass

5 Superfoods You Need In Your Diet: Wheat Grass. Learn more at SurfBerry.comFeeling a bit sluggish? Stop on by to give a wheat grass shot a try! This green superfood is loaded with chlorophyll, which is found in leafy green vegetables, plants and vegetation, and will give you an instant energy boost. Plus, it helps remove toxins from your body, so you can be your healthiest, happiest you! You can learn more about wheat grass here.

We’d love to hear from you! What’s your favorite Superfood? Let us know in the comments below!

Natural Sugars vs. Artificial Sweeteners

Natural Sugars vs. Artificial Sweeteners

Sugar is a hot topic in the health industry today. There’s articles, books, TV specials, and movies all talking about sugar and it’s harmful effects on the body. However, not all sugars are created equal – and that’s why we wanted to share with you the difference between natural sugar vs. artificial sweeteners. 

The difference between natural sugars vs. artificial sweeteners

Natural sugar is found in nature – just like it’s name states! Our bodies recognizes sugar in it’s natural state and can use it for energy and cell reproduction (which happens within our bodies millions of times each minute – our body is a pretty fascinating place!) You’ll find natural sugars in fruits, vegetables, and in natural sweeteners. Examples of natural sweeteners are maple syrup, honey, agave, and organic cane sugar. 

Artificial sweeteners are man-made, highly addictive, and can often have harmful effects on the body. Why do they have such harmful effects on your body? Mainly because your body does not recognize them as food. Artificial sweeteners are foreign substances that your body does not know how to process correctly. Once you give your body even a tiny bit of an artificial sweetener, you’re body will crave more, and more, and more. This is why artificial sweeteners are now being link to degenerative diseases like obesity, diabetes, and autoimmune diseases. You’ll find artificial sweeteners in processed foods, like soda, sports drinks, cereals, candy bars, frozen foods, breads, sauces, as well as many other foods. Examples of artificial sweeteners include high fructose corn syrup, aspartame, and Splenda. You can find a thorough list of all of the names it goes by here

What makes SurfBerry different when it comes to natural sugars vs. artificial sweeteners? 

At SurfBerry we only use natural sugars in our products – you’ll find no artificial sweeteners here! Our juices are sweetened only with fruits and veggies. Our smoothies are sweetened with fruits, veggies, and organic agave. Our acai bowls are sweetened with fruits and honey. You will never find any high fructose corn syrup in our frozen yogurt and our Hawaiian shave ice, is sweetened only with organic cane sugar.

Our drinks and foods are made with the freshest highest quality ingredients here at SurfBerry, so there’s no need to worry about any unhealthy artificial sweeteners in our products. That’s the SurfBerry difference!

To your health!