Red is the New Green!

June 2018 - Health & Wellness

Remember when the green superfood revolution began? We sure do. Prairie Naturals helped establish this vital lifestyle trend of eating more colourful, antioxidant-rich plant foods with the launch of our Colours of HealthTM family of whole food powders. Red-SuperfoodsTM Organic Red SuperFood Blend is the newest member of our colourful superfood family. Enjoy the healing, energizing, and restorative powers of Organic Red-SuperfoodsTM and truly “Live the Healthy LifeTM.”

What’s so great about red superfoods?

Hippocrates, the father of medicine, taught his students to “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Scientists have discovered that special red superfoods do indeed provide robust and distinct nutritional benefits, namely as rich sources of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants. Each one of the organically grown, concentrated red food powders selected for Red-SuperfoodsTM  is recognized for its health-promoting, disease-preventing and energy-restoring properties. The diversity and synergy of this unique blend of red plant foods ensures a wide range of nutritional and health benefits.

What’s an antioxidant?

Antioxidants are protective substances that destroy free radicals, which are harmful compounds in the body that damage DNA (genetic material) and even cause premature cell death. Scientists believe free radicals contribute to aging and inflammation, as well as the development of a number of health problems, including heart disease and cancer. Source: University of Maryland Medical Center.

10 Great Reasons to Add Organic Red Fruits & Vegetables to Your Diet:

  1. Slows aging
  2. Promotes eye health
  3. Prevents fat oxidation
  4. Reduces inflammation
  5. Protects cellular health
  6. Detoxifies blood & liver
  7. Energizes & boosts stamina
  8. Promotes healthy gut microbes
  9. Supports heart & brain function
  10. Restores daily antioxidant levels

What are the ingredients in Red-SuperfoodsTM & What Do They Do?

There is nothing else quite like this potent blend of deliciously nutritious organic red plant foods! Check out this impressive list of wholesome and healing ingredients in Red-SuperfoodsTM:

Organic Beet Roots – provide naturally occurring nitrates which are converted into nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide helps relax and dilate blood vessels, thus improving blood flow and lowering blood pressure. Athletes especially benefit from beets because they improve tolerance to high-intensity exercise, boost stamina and reduce oxygen needs! A good source of betaine, iron, folate, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, manganese and betalain pigments including betacyanin (an antioxidant phytonutrient) beet root helps protect cells, proteins, and enzymes from environmental stress while also preventing inflammation and numerous chronic diseases, protecting internal organs and improving cardiovascular health. In addition, organic beets help to support the process of detoxification.

Organic Pomegranates – in addition to being delicious, the dark red, juice- filled seed sacs of pomegranates are concentrated source of three main types of antioxidant polyphenols (tannins, anthocyanins, and ellagic acid). These antioxidants have been shown to protect cells against cancer and prevent aging by neutralizing the free radicals that cause oxidative stress and lead to accelerated tissue and organ damage. They also help to lower chronic inflammation. A recent human study in Israel showed significant improvement for arthritis sufferers including reduced joint pain and decreased inflammation. The antioxidants in pomegranates may help reduce inflammation that contributes to the destruction of cartilage in joints.

Organic Goji Berries – are a health-promoting red-orange superfood berry that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine and food for more than 2000 years! Goji berries have been described as having a taste similar to a cross between cherries, cranberries and raisins. Recent research published in the journal of Neuromolecular Medicine (March 2016) describe this unique berry as having “powerful neuro-protective effects on a number of neuronal diseases” including retinal disorders, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injury. Also known as wolfberry, Goji berries contain the colourful phytonutrient pigments zeaxanthin and carotene as well as therapeutic polysaccharides known to have antioxidant and anti-aging properties.

Organic Grapeseed – substantially increases blood levels of antioxidants. Grapeseed is used for a wide range of health problems related to free radical damage, including premature aging, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Organic Carrots – best known for their exceptional beta carotene content, carrots are an abundant source of this bright orange antioxidant with disease-fighting powers. Once converted to the active form of vitamin A, carrots help maintain immunity and prevent night blindness, dry eyes and impaired bone growth. They also protect cells from damage caused by free radicals and reduce cancer risk.

Organic Blueberries – are ranked as the foremost fruit when it comes to antioxidant activity. They contain powerful phytochemicals, such as anthocyanin , which is protective against urinary-tract infections, cancer, age-related health conditions and brain damage from strokes. Blueberries also contain vitamins A and C, zinc, potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium.

Organic Strawberries – follow blueberries as the second highest source of antioxidant capacity (compared to 40 common fruits and vegetables). Their main antioxidants are anthocynanins and ellagic acid, a phytochemical that has been shown to fight carcinogens and prevent the oxidation of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol implicated in the development of heart disease.

Organic Raspberries – are rich in anthocyanins and cancer-fighting phytochemicals such as ellagic, coumaric and ferulic acid. They also contain calcium, vitamins A, C, E and folic acid. Raspberries have been found to protect against esophageal and other cancers.

Organic Cranberries – are best known for their effectiveness in treating urinary-tract infections; cranberries also protect against heart disease, cancer and stroke. Rich in polyphenols (a potent antioxidant) researchers have also found that they may inhibit the growth of human breast cancer cells and reduce the risk of gum disease, stomach ulcers and high cholesterol.

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