Aronia Berries

Burst of Reporting on Aronia Berries as New Superfood


The Aronia berry is catching on. This summer, an Associated Press news story was picked up by a number of major news outlets to report on the emergence of the Aronia berry as a new “superfood” and the strongest of antioxidant fruits. Aronia berries are native to North America, but have only recently begun to

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Antioxidant Recipes: Don’t Choke on Aronia Berries!


Aronia Berries have a terrible reputation for tartness—thus the common name, Chokeberry. But they also have a wonderful reputation for antioxidant properties professed to boost the human immune system. How can a thing be SO wonderful and SO terrible?! If you’re not one of those who loves strong flavors, the trick to taking advantage of

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Anthocyanin Anthem: Singing Praises of Natural Antioxidants


Although science hasn’t completely sorted out all the benefits (or non-benefits) of antioxidants, we have enough evidence indicating the potential benefits of these important compounds to justify an earnest search for foods with highest concentrations of them. That’s one reason you’ll find antioxidant fiends the world over regularly indulging in red wine and dark chocolate.

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4 Blood Pressure Prevention Biggies +1


Wouldn’t it be nice if someone could deliver a pre-heart-attack message to you at the dinner table one evening, letting you know “the big one” was imminent? It would give you time to take care of your affairs, say goodbye to loved ones, and meditate on the meaning of your life. Better yet, it might

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Put Out the Fires of Inflammation! Make Better Daily Choices.


We hear horror stories of sick people who go to the doctor, only to be told they have the flu or serious health conditions such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, heart disease—even cancer. Doctors treat the symptoms and in some cases try to reverse the damage. But the disease continues. Could there be something behind

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Preventing Heart Disease: Antioxidant Supplements or Real Food?


If you Google heart disease and antioxidants and then read a smattering of articles about it, two important facts will emerge. First, vitamin-based antioxidant supplements have been shown to have only a small anti-oxidant effect on the risk of heart disease. This is somewhat of a surprise, because we were always told, since a landmark

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Veggies, Yum!—How To Fit Antioxidants into Your Kids’ Diets


Antioxidants are pretty cool—they could be the key to a long and healthy life. They’ve even been endorsed by the American Chemical Society. When they enter our bodies, antioxidants destroy free radicals, which cause cell damage and can lead to diseases such as cancer. So it’s a good idea to eat foods rich in helpful

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Healthy Cold-Weather Habits


In many parts of the world, winter means cold weather! For lots of reasons, cold weather is synonymous with breaches in a body’s health. One of the most common reasons health is jeopardized during winter is that human beings are stuck indoors, where it’s easy for germs to spread. If you are outdoors for any

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Keeping IBS on the Nice List with Diet and Probiotics


Ah, the Holiday season! Sleigh bells ringing, roasting chestnuts by the fire, and visions of sugar plums. Unfortunately, for sufferers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), the holidays often bring other visions to mind: a host of tempting but dangerous treats, daring to drink the dairy, and then having to excuse yourself repeatedly during the family

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Cooking with Aronia Berries (Choke Berries) without Choking


Sometimes referred to using the less-than-appetizing title of “chokeberry,” the hearty aronia berry plant is resistant to a wide range of threatening conditions, such as drought, disease and insects. Perhaps as a result of these properties, the aronia berry is also a wonderful way to provide the human body with the antioxidants it needs to

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