I am excited to introduce you a superfood that is new to me, the aroniaberry. I had never heard of aroniaberries before I discovered Superberries. This berry also known as the chokeberry was a superfood that was highly valued in the Native American diet. These bushes slowly disappeared from North America. They are now being brought back as the berries are valued for their health benefits. Currently you can find them growing in the wild “in the open woods and meadows from Minnesota to Maine and south to Arkansas and Georgia (Source).” I remember seeing these berries in the woods near our Pennsylvania lake house when I was little. They resemble blueberries although have a much darker and shinier skin. I always wondered about these berries when I was little. We were never encouraged to eat them as there were blueberries everywhere. Chokeberries are not as sweet as blueberries.
*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Superberries. The opinions and text are all mine.
As it turns out the aroniaberry or chokeberry has great benefits for overall wellness. These little Superberries also may have additional benefits for athletes as they have properties which help the body to reduce inflammation after exercise! From the field to your table, they are kept frozen to maximize freshness. Superberries is a brand of health and wellness products featuring Nature’s Healer and Protector–aroniaberries. The benefits of berries have been in the news, protecting everything from your brain, heart. Explore this new superfruit!
In one recent study,
“in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (it was) found that rowers who took a chokeberry juice supplement experienced a reduced inflammatory response after exercise. They also maintained higher levels of iron in their bodies, helping to send oxygen to their muscles more effectively (Source).”
As a marathon runner I am excited to eat whole foods that provide benefits for post-workout recovery!
The benefits of the aroniaberry:
- high in antioxidants
- low in sugar
- high in anthocyanins (the pigment in the berry that gives them their dark purplish-black color) and proanthocyanidins (plant-based super-antioxidants). These phytonutrients have many additional benefits: Reduction of inflammation and C-reactive protein levels, may help improve circulation by strengthening capillary walls, inhibit enzymes that break down collagen, reduce allergy production.
- Improve function of the circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems
- Prevent gastric damage
- Protect heart cells from cell membrane damage and DNA fragmentation
- Protect the liver from chemical damage
- Enhance overall wellness
- great for exercise recovery
(This information was collected from Superberries,com)
Recipe: Superberries Aroniaberry Smoothie
- 1/2 Cup Frozen Superberries
- 1/2 Cup Stonyfield Organic Whole Milk Greek Yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon of honey for Sweetness
- 1 Cup Stonyfield Organic Lowfat Milk
Add each ingredient into a blender. Blend Serve and enjoy. Sweetness may be adjusted by adding more honey or for a slight variation use 100% Maple Syrup as a sweetener. This smoothie is great after a long run or bike ride as a recovery drink.
Superberries has 4 different products to choose from for you to try:
- Freshly frozen Aroniaberries
- Aroniaberry Daily Wellness Shot
- Organic 100% Aroniaberry Concentrate
- Aroniaberry Gummy Chews
Now you can try Superberries. I have several discounts so that you can try this superfood.
Superberries Aroniaberry Discount:
From now through January, 31st, get 25% off 6 Packs of Superberries Products (Aroniaberry+ Daily Wellness Shots not included)! Use the coupon codes below at Superberries.com.
Coupon Codes: BERRIES25in, CONCENTRATE25in, Chews25in
Have you heard of Superberries before? Have you tried the aroniaberry (chokeberry)? What would you make with these amazing superfruits?
This post is linked up with Confessions of a Mother Runner and A Whisk and Two Wands or Meatless Monday!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Superberries. The opinions and text are all mine.