Getting your daily dose of vitamins and minerals have never been easier. All you need to do it meet our little friends, aronia berries. These small, dark berries are extremely high in antioxidants and are usually found all over Europe and North America, but now, thanks to Aronia for Life, they are now available in Australia.
Aronia berries have the highest level of antioxidants ever! Especially compared to other fruits and berries. These little guys have the highest naturally occurring polyphenols – micronutrients found in plants that are found to play a vital role in your overall health. All you need to do is take a little bit a day to help calm the body of inflammation and illness.
What is Inflammation?
Inflammation is a natural process that helps the body defend itself from harm. This harm can be pain, infection, stress, illness or disease. This process is good to help your immune system and the daily running of your body, but if left running high in the body for a long period of time, inflammation can turn into chronic health problems.
Chronic inflammation can last up to years – and may stem into other health problems that can cause severe health issues and decrease the quality of life or even lower your life expectancy.
Most common acute inflammation is in any injury or from pain, which can produce symptoms of redness, pain, heat and swelling. Other symptoms, the ones that cannot be seen – usually linked to stress and illness – may present itself as fatigue, headaches or being unwell for a long period of time. These ones are harder to spot, but can be the most harmful for the body.
Long-term inflammation occurs within the body without noticeable symptoms and this can lead to other types of illnesses which can turn life threatening, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
There are many things that can be attributed to prolonged inflammation but certain factors, usually habitual lifestyle factors, can promote inflammation. These include poor diet, inadequate exercise and prolonged stress.
How can Aronia Berries Help?
The role of your diet and lifestyle is paramount to living a wholly healthy life. Luckily, there are a lot of preventable ways to make sure that your inflammation levels stay low, and a lot of that can be attributed to diet.
Having a diet high in nutrients, vitamins and minerals can be important for reducing free radicals in the body. In fact, aronia berries were used throughout Native American medical practices for centuries and dried berries were preserved and consumed throughout the harsh winter months to help boost the health and immunity of the tribe.
Aronia for Life is here to help with your anti-inflammatory diet by introducing aronia berries into the Australian health market via cold press juices, powder concentrate and vinegar products.
Recent studies have shown that aronia berries, which are high in both polyphenols and anthocyanins can help fight inflammation with regular ingestion. High concentrations of the aronia melaoncarpa juice, which is found in all our products, demonstrated high anti-viral activity, and has shown to not only prevent future inflammation, but has also shown to diminish what is already in the body.
This is attributed to the high concentration found in the small, blueberry type fruits, and is also attributed to their dark colour, which is where they get the high levels of anthocyanins.
Inflammation can also give way to sickness and viruses in the body. So a diet high in anti-inflammatory components, such as the aronia berry, can help fight bacteria and boost the immune system.
Aronia berries have an impressive Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) value. ORAC measures the antioxidant levels in foods. It is generally shown that the higher the ORAC value, the better the foods ability to provide health benefits.
A diet high in antioxidants can reduce the risk of many illnesses and diseases, including overall inflammation of the bodies systems. Free radicals can be expelled from the cells which will lead to an overall healthier being. The positive effects of antioxidants on inflammation has been studied and has shown some compelling evidence, and still continues to be studied around the world – especially studies of the health benefits of aronia berries.
And before we forget, whole health and wellness includes all of the body’s organs, and the skin is the bodies largest and one that is exposed to the elements on a daily basis. This includes sun and UV, pollution, pollens and other toxins in the outside world. Plus, a glowing and healthy complexion exudes a level of brightness, health and confidence.
Because of the high level of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties in the aronia berry, they are also great at fighting wrinkles and acne, and any other health concerns like eczema or psoriasis. Help protect your body from the inside out, and take regular aronia supplements to see and feel the difference.