As we transition into the autumn season it’s a perfect time to introduce a new berry to Norm’s Farms super immune building lineup. Discover the remarkable power antioxidant benefits of the Aronia Berry.
That’s right, now we are BERRY BERRY GOOD with our power antioxidant immune boosting duo, Aronia Berry and Elderberry, both of which are chock full of polyphenols. There are more than 8,000 types of polyphenols, which include two we will highlight today in this month's newsletter, plus we’d like to dive into the unique advantages of these berries and how you can incorporate them into your daily routine for a healthier you.
Today’s science seems to back up yesteryear’s folklore
Aronia and Elderberries are loaded with Anthocyanins. These are the pigments that give red, blue, and purple fruits and vegetables their rich coloring. They’re a type of bioflavonoid, a class of compounds found only in plants that have powerful antioxidant effects. Plants produce these anthocyanins as a protective mechanism; and it turns out, those same bioflavonoids help protect human bodies too.
Historically, anthocyanins have been used in folk medicine for generations as a remedial measure. But it’s only recently that the measurable pharmacological properties of isolated anthocyanin pigments have been conclusively verified by in vivo, in vitro, or clinical research trials. This information is something Norm has known intuitively all along: that elderberries and Aronia berries are a nutritional forces to reckon with.
What do Anthocyanins do for the body?
Anthocyanins play a role in fighting free radical damage, and protecting cells, tissues and other vital organs. They help boost overall health by offering up an array of nutrients and antioxidants our bodies need to perform at their best.
- create a positive effect on gut health
- shown to support hormone balance by reducing estrogen
- shown dramatic anti-inflammatory effects boosting the production of cytokines that regulate the immune response
- increase general wellness
- help with weight management due to potential impact on blood sugar levels and keeping inflammation down
Resveratrol—not just in a glass of Red Wine—It’s in the berries.
Resveratrol is rich in antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer properties that may help relieve joint pain and benefit cardiovascular, brain, and metabolic health. It is a stilbenoid, a type of natural phenol, and a phytoalexin produced by several plants in response to injury or when the plant is under attack by pathogens, such as bacteria or fungi. It’s loaded with potential benefits such as:
- Antioxidant Properties
- Positive impact on heart health by improving blood flow
- Anti-Inflammatory effects
- benefits in protection against age-related cognitive decline
- Has a role in improving insulin sensitivity
Here are some great ways to incorporate Aronia Berry and Elderberry extracts info your daily routine:
Smoothies: create an anti-oxidant immunity blast by adding the extract to your morning smoothie
Teas: add the extract to your favorite tea for a positive health boost
Jams, sauces and soups: yes, add the extract for flavor and savor!
Baked goods: this not only gives your health a boost but can flavor and color your baked goods for a visually yummy experience inside and out!
Or you can just take a teaspoon and be on your way!
There are so many ways to embrace the incredible treasures and benefits from Aronia Berry and Elderberry to support our health and well-being.
Our new Power Antioxidant Aronia Berry extract will drop in early October, but we’re taking advance orders now so we can ship as soon as it goes live! You can take advantage of ordering early by receiving 10% off of your first order of Aronia berry, and if you order now you can use that 10% on the Elderberry extract as well!
Use code: BERRYBERRY10 at check out to receive this pre product opportunity.