Why Superfoods Matter
Why Superfoods Matter
What Makes a Food Super?
Superfoods are defined as: “a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.”
Strive uses organic whole foods that are exceptionally nutrient dense, ie, are superfoods. Most superfoods are plant-based, but some fish and dairy qualify. By nutrient-dense, we mean, the plant-based superfoods Strive utilizes contain a lot of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants while not containing a lot of calories or carbohydrates. Many of our superfoods are considered adaptogens, meaning they are even more loaded with beneficial nutrients, micronutrients and minerals that most superfoods. Strive only uses USDA certified organic ingredients which increases nutrient density vs others who use industrially-grown produce.
The Health Benefits of Superfoods
One of the ways superfoods are nutritionally very valuable in comparison to other less nutritionally dense foods is they contain a wide variety of nutrients, like antioxidants, which research has shown may defend against cancer and other diseases by reducing oxidative stress on cells within our bodies. When there is an excess of free radicals in the body oxidative stress occurs. An excess of free radicals is associated with both causing and being a symptom of human disease. Superfoods are believed to help provide support for the body to reduce the effects of stress and diminish the risks of manifesting chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancers, stroke, and respiratory diseases.
Incorporated into a well-balanced diet supported with regular exercise, superfoods can help promote heart health, weight loss, energy, and even may help reduce the effects of aging.
How Strive Keeps Its Superfoods, well Super
Strive sources its superfood ingredients from USDA certified organic producers. The selected superfood ingredients are kept in sealed containers until orders and inventory warrant a new batch is made. As soon as a new batch is made the blended products are sealed to retain their nutrient values.
Strive Superfoods are:
- Made through gentle dehydration processes to retain nutrient density
- Not cut with added ingredients or diluted with added sugars like many commercially made and available juices