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Why You Should Consume More Pulses

Pulses are dried peas, chickpeas, lentils and beans. They are a part of the legume family, a major superfood and a staple in most plant-based diets.

Written By Sara Prodanos (@sara.prooo), a Personal Trainer and Physical & Health Educator who is passionate about building strength from the inside out and doing things that make you feel good!

 

Here are the 3 reasons why pulses should be on your next grocery list.

1. Nutritional content

Pulses are packed with fibre, protein and micronutrients that support a healthy gut microbiome.

Just 1 serving of pulses provides:

  • 12-16 g of protein
  • 7-15 g of fibre 
  • 6-12 mg of Iron 
  • High amounts of folate, potassium, calcium and magnesium 

The health benefits of pulses extend beyond their nutritional value. Research has shown that increased dietary consumption of pulses is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. 

If you’re looking to get your fill of pulses, Revive Superfoods has vegan-friendly superfood smoothies and supermeals that are nutrient-dense and contain different pulses. Try the Hazy Coco smoothie or The Buddhacado and Power Pom supermeals! 

2. Environmental impact

Pulses are nitrogen-fixing crops, which means they are actually GOOD for the environment. In addition, Pulses have a much longer shelf life in comparison to animal protein and fresh produce, therefore do not contribute to as much food waste. Pulses are the future of sustainable agriculture!

3. Versatility in the kitchen

Pulses can be used to make a wide variety of meals or even consumed on their own. Revive Superfoods Falafel Pops use chickpeas as a base to give each pop a high fibre and protein content. You can swap out common ingredients for pulses with most meals. For example, swap black beans for beef in burgers, pureed split yellow peas for cheese in mac & cheese, and chickpeas for taco filling. There are many ways to experiment with Pulses! 

Now, head over to our website to discover some of our most popular cups!

REFERENCES:

  • https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25061763/
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6855952/
  • https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32431724/
  • https://pulses.org
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Hello Chocolate Lovers!

Are you one of those people who thinks that everything tastes better when it’s covered in chocolate? You are not alone! From fondue, to chocolate-covered fruits, to solid chocolate, it’s hard to deny the temptations to eat everything in sight. Chocolate is the dessert of love and as it turns out, our heart loves it too! So if you feel bad about eating chocolate don’t! Here is why chocolate is a good addition to your diet, and why you shouldn’t feel bad about eating it!

Written By Sara Prodanos (@sara.prooo), a Personal Trainer and Physical & Health Educator who is passionate about building strength from the inside out and doing things that make you feel good!

Is all chocolate healthy?

Firstly, let’s set the record straight not ALL chocolate is beneficial for your health. Unfortunately, sweet, creamy milk and white chocolate bars are full of sugar, fats and dairy ingredients.  But don’t worry dark chocolate is where it’s at! Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health. Made from the seed of the cacao tree, it is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet let me repeat ON THE PLANET! Where dark chocolate contains anywhere from 50-90% cocoa solids, cocoa butter and sugar, milk chocolate contains only 10-50% of cocoa solids and butter, while the rest is milk and sugar… Crazy, huh?! So if you LOVE chocolate and want to eat more of it, make sure you are eating the darkest you can find (at least 70% cocoa)! (1) Are you craving chocolate yet? So are we!

Benefits of dark chocolate

Let’s get a bit “sciency” for a sec. Cocoa contains a type of plant nutrient called flavanols. Flavonols can be found in many foods and beverages like tea, red wine, blueberries, apples, pears, cherries and peanuts, but they are particularly abundant in cacao beans (made to use chocolate). The more cocoa powder, the darker the chocolate the more health benefits! Chocolate-obsessed scientists have been studying the health benefits of dark chocolate for decades and found that it may not only be beneficial to our heart health, but can help improve brain function and may lead to healthier-looking skin as well! Overall, flavanols have been shown to help lower blood pressure, help improve blood flow to the brain and heart, help with insulin resistance, help prevent blood clots and can help fight cell damage (2). But how much is too much?

Everything in moderation

It is important to note that even dark chocolate is high in calories (150-170 calories/ounce) and adding it to your diet can contribute to weight gain if eaten in excess. We don’t recommend eating an entire dark chocolate bar everyday, but if you’d like to add some dark chocolate shavings to your oats, yogurt or a few squares to the side of a fruit platter go nuts! (1) And if you don’t know how much to add, Revive Superfoods has added a bit of chocolatey goodness into our own recipes. We use a mix of cocoa, cacao nibs and vegan chocolate chips in our oats and smoothies for all of your chocolate cravings. Try our Banana Nut Oats or any one of these smoothies for your daily dose of chocolate that you crave and need: Morning Mocha, Hazy Coco, Hint of Mint and Blue Cacao

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Improving Sleep With Superfoods

For most people going to bed and actually falling asleep are two very different things. Are you sick of tossing and turning all night? Do you desperately want to get 8 hours of restful ZZZ’s? Believe it or not, your daily habits as well as the foods you consume can help you get a goodnight’s rest so you can conquer your day. 

Do you often find yourself unable to settle your mind before bed or regularly waking up during the night? Our busy lifestyles can cause stress, worry and make us restless. And more often than not, it’s our habits during the day that makes it harder at night to settle the mind and wind down. Interrupting tasks throughout the day to check social media, responding to WFH emails after work hours, and fueling our bodies with coffee to stay alert and productive during the day is actually causing you more harm when it comes to the rest your body needs. 

Written By Sara Prodanos (@sara.prooo), a Personal Trainer and Physical & Health Educator who is passionate about building strength from the inside out and doing things that make you feel good! 

1. Develop a Bedtime Routine

Developing a relaxing bedtime ritual without digital distractions can help prepare your mind for a more restful sleep. Bare with me while I suggest something a little bit crazy…NO ELECTRONICS 1 HOUR BEFORE BED – yes I said it. That means no Netflix, texting, or social media. Instead, use this time to journal, meditate, or read. If reading isn’t your thing, dim the lights and listen to relaxing music or an audiobook.

2. Cut Back on Caffeine

Even the most relaxing bedtime routine isn’t working? Well…pouring cup after cup of coffee throughout the day and eating foods high in artificial sweeteners can cause your system to still be in overdrive. If that’s the case, cut back on caffeine (rule: no coffee after 12pm) and try getting your energy from more sustainable food sources throughout the day.

3. Sleep Better Superfoods

You’ve probably heard of a lot of supplements to help you get to sleep, but what if I told you you could find high doses of these minerals, hormones and amino acids in the food you eat. For starters, magnesium is a mineral that helps your mind and body relax. It also helps to regulate melatonin production, which is often called the “sleep hormone” – pretty self explanatory. And lastly, tryptophan is an essential amino acid that converts to a chemical called serotonin – which calms us down and helps us sleep. Revive Superfoods wants to help! We recommend you add the following superfoods into your diet to help you catch those ZZZ’s:

  

  1. Almonds: Almonds are pretty chill. High in potassium and B vitamins, our muscles and nervous system just want to relax. Add shaved almonds to your oats, eat them as a midday snack or try adding some nut butter into your smoothie! 
  2. Walnuts: Walnuts before bed might just be the next best sleeping pill. Walnuts have a surprisingly high level of melatonin – the “sleep hormone.” https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/melatonin-and-sleep#how-it-works Walnuts also have a higher level of antioxidants than any other common nut. Instead of having melatonin supplements to help you sleep, try eating a few walnuts before bed for even greater health benefits. 
  3. Bananas: Do you eat bananas throughout the day as a quick, easy and filling snack? Maybe consider eating them as a bedtime snack too! They are high in potassium and magnesium which helps your body’s muscles to relax. They also contain tryptophan, an amino acid that helps your body produce serotonin – which helps with sleeping and digestion. Banana Nut Oats anyone? 
  4. Oats: Speaking of oats…oats help your body release sleep hormones as well! Melatonin to the rescue! Sure, oats are a staple morning food, but perhaps try out any one of our Oats at night for a super duper sleep! 
  5. Cherries: This stone fruit is a great way to recalibrate your sleep pattern! If you are feeling a bit off, adding cherries to your diet can help the body release melatonin, which is a healthy way to promote a good sleep cycle. Try pure cherry juice for that extra kick, or try our Cherry Cherry Oats for double the effects! 
  6. Chickpeas: Rich in tryptophan and B vitamin, chickpeas will increase melatonin production and lead to a better sleep! Try our Buddhacado and Power Pom Supermeals
  7. Kale & Spinach: Don’t forget to eat your greens! These leafy greens are packed with minerals that most people are deficient in – especially magnesium. Toss them into more than just your salad and try these Revive Smoothies: Clean & Green & Grass is Greener

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-foods-high-in-magnesium#TOC_TITLE_HDR_11

If you have any personal questions or need more information, please consult your healthcare professional. 

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Entrepreneur Talk & Business Mentorship Program By Revive Superfoods

Introducing The Revive Superfoods Business Mentorship Program

Yousuf Soliman, Co-Founder and CEO of Revive Superfoods had the honor of chatting about diversity in business with Celebrity Consultant Sean Larry Stevens in a 40-minute video.

Revive Superfoods is excited to announce a partnership with Sean Larry Stevens — a mentorship program that will be geared towards helping BIPOC small businesses and entrepreneurs.

This will include mentorship from our CEO and life coaching from Celebrity Consultant Sean Larry Stevens, in addition to support from Revive Superfoods’ CCO, CMO, CTO, Communication & Customer Service team, Web & Tech team, Brand & Influencer Partnerships team.

“One of the things I’m most proud of as the CEO of Revive Superfoods is our diverse team. While Revive Superfoods is now a leader in the frozen superfoods subscription space, we’ve also been through our own trials as we tried to launch and breakthrough as the underdog. This is exactly why we created this program. Our team is passionate about giving back and using our experience to help others — as our brand motto says, we want to help others live better and we believe we can help achieve that through this program.” Yousuf Soliman, Co-Founder & CEO of Revive Superfoods.

To launch, we will be choosing 2-3 small businesses or entrepreneurs (depending on scale) that we will work closely with to share our experience and lend all of our expertise to help them grow. Our team will meet with each participant to understand their business and needs and then design a custom mentorship program.

Our vision is for this program to help participants elevate and scale their business/brand. When they succeed, we succeed!

If you wish to apply or know someone that would be perfect for this program, CLICK HERE TO APPLY. Applications close on March 12, 2021.

About Revive Superfoods

Revive Superfoods is a Canadian start-up that offers smoothies that are ready to blend alongside oats and superfood meals that are ready to eat, the best part? They are delivered right to your door. Our team of chefs and nutritionists pre-portion these delicious products into convenient on-the-go cups (with eco-friendly straws!). Everything is frozen at peak nutrition and carefully crafted to perfection, leaving you with nothing more to do than to sit back and enjoy. We want to inspire people to Eat Better, Live Better, Feel Better – our products are just one way we can help them.

Revive Superfoods was created out of the desire to break the traditional view that eating healthy is time-consuming, expensive and doesn’t taste good. Revive Superfoods challenges that notion by providing healthy, delicious and affordable options that are ready in minutes.

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Show Your Heart Some Love

Heart Beet Smoothie | Revive Superfoods

The month of February is all about love. We are surrounded by heart-shaped candies, chocolates, cards and cakes but why do we forget to actually show our own hearts some love too? Did you know that February is also American Heart Month? At Revive Superfoods, we want to help raise awareness about heart health and provide you with some tips to reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. 

Written By Sara Prodanos (@sara.prooo), a Personal Trainer and Physical & Health Educator who is passionate about building strength from the inside out and doing things that make you feel good! 

Here are 6 heart-healthy habits to follow so you can continue to love with your whole heart ❤️ 

1. Know the risk factors

Are you or a loved one between the ages of 40 and 75 years old? Does heart and stroke disease run in your family? Do you smoke, have high cholesterol levels or high blood pressure? If yes, make it a priority this month to incorporate some of the following tips into your daily routine and reduce your risk. Get your family members involved too! Spread awareness and love. 

2. Move that body!

Spoiler Alert! Your heart is a muscle and needs exercise too… Try to get at least 20 minutes of physical activity every day with a slightly sweaty glisten! Need some help? Check out our IGTV workout series! Too busy? Go for a walk during your lunch break, march on the spot during commercial breaks, or dance around in the kitchen while you make dinner. Anything and everything counts!

3. Don’t stress

Stress is a silent but powerful force against a healthy heart. Schedule some time for yourself to do the things that relax you. Take a bubble bath, read a book, meditate, or incorporate yoga into your routine. A peaceful mind is a peaceful and healthy heart. Need some help meditating? 

4. Catch those Z’s

Sleep is so important for heart health and we rarely get enough of it! Studies have shown that lack of sleep may be linked to high blood pressure and heart disease. Did you know that poor sleep can also lead to unhealthy habits? When we are tired, we tend to be more stressed, less motivated to be active, and make unhealthy food choices. Aim to get an average of 8 hours of sleep per night! Need some extra help sleeping? Relax Melodies offers the perfect guided meditation and relaxation to help you sleep better!  

5. Quit Smoking

Talk to your healthcare professional for strategies to help you eliminate your smoking habit. Smoking increases your heart rate, tightens your arteries, and can cause you to have an irregular heartbeat. It also raises your blood pressure, which increases your risk of stroke. This all makes your heart work harder but not in a good way! So quit it (pun intended)

6. Eat heart-healthy foods!

Your heart loves fruits and veggies, whole grains, legumes, nuts, plant-based proteins, lean animal proteins and fish. Limit saturated fat, avoid trans fats and choose healthy fats like olive and avocado oil. And when you are buying packaged food, read the food labels to limit your sodium and sugar intake as well. 

Try our Heart Beet Smoothie and Banana Nut Oats, two of our heart-healthy options here at Revive Superfoods!

Choose to give your own heart some love this month! Take care of it, so it can take care of others. This means being active, eating healthy, avoiding tobacco, and managing the conditions that put you at a greater risk.  

If you have any personal questions or need more information, please consult your healthcare professional. 

REFERENCES: https://www.heart.org/en

 

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Holiday Spice and Everything Nice! (Spices To Boost Your Immunity)

gingerbread jingle smoothie

The holiday season is like the sweet smell of gingerbread!

As much as we love the holidays, we can’t ignore the winter sickness. This season, you’ll want to make sure your immune system is ready to fight off any viruses. The last thing you need is to be sick on Christmas!

Here’s 4 of our favourite holiday spices to add into your day. These gingerbread spices will boost your immunity so you can enjoy your holiday, stress free.

Ginger

gingerbread smoothie ginger

This wonderful spice originated from Southeastern Asia. Ginger seems to be one of those spices with endless remedies. Feeling cold? Tummy hurting? Yep, ginger is the answer.

Ginger is popularly known for its medicinal properties. This timeless spice can aid digestion, reduce nausea, has anti-inflammatory properties, and helps your body fight the flu and the cold. It’s also a great remedy for your tummy and will keep your body warm!

Cinnamon

Gingerbread Smoothie Ginger

That sweet, warm smell that doesn’t taste so sweet. But like a dose of aromatherapy! This spice comes from a tree bark that dates as far back as ancient Egypt.

Cinnamon is a heart-healthy spice that can give your winter body the boost it needs. This spice gives a good dose of antioxidants, is anti-inflammatory and fights against bad bacteria! It can also lower cholesterol and control your blood sugar. A great spice to level out the holiday sweets!

Nutmeg

Gingerbread smoothie nutmeg

Another amazing spice that helps with inflammation – because we could always use more of those! This spice is especially good for sore muscles and body pain. Nutmeg can also calm you down while enhancing your cognitive function. So you can reduce your stress levels naturally while staying present and productive.

By adding more Nutmeg into your diet, it can also benefit your liver and kidney health. This spice can detoxify your organs while increasing the health of your immune system. Time to fight off all the bacteria, while you sip on some eggnog!

Cloves

nutmeg Gingerbread Smoothie

Nope, we’re not talking about four-leaved clovers. Though those are always fun to find!

This season, you’ll want to add this versatile spice that is disguised as a sweet and warm aroma. This ancient spice is often used in traditional medicine that can help liver health, regular blood sugar, and increase bone health. It may even decrease stomach ulcers!

By keeping your organs and immune system strong and healthy this winter, you may be able to skip out on the winter sickness.

‘Tis the Season for Gingerbread Smoothies

gingerbread jingle smoothie

It’s been hard to keep our mouth shut about this holiday surprise. Today, we are excited to announce our limited edition Gingerbread Jingle smoothie!

The 4 spices that make the gingerbread smell so iconic can be sipped in a cup! This superfood smoothie has all the spices that we recommend to boost your immune system. It also has maca, which means you’ve got your B-vitamins too!

Get Your Cheer on with Gingerbread Jingle

Cheers to the last month of 2020 with our limited edition Gingerbread Jingle! This smoothie will only be here for the holidays, so it’ll be gone soon. Don’t forget to add this to your next box!

At Revive Superfoods, we want to give our subscribers the best possible experience. Good food that doesn’t break your bank, and makes you feel good. If this is your first time here, welcome. We’re a superfood subscription company that delivers customized boxes to your door. Get your first box for 50% off and don’t forget to add the Gingerbread Jingle!

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The Revive Superfoods Survival Guide Holiday Edition

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The holiday season can be stressful and with a pandemic, it’s easy to lose yourself every now and then, which is why we came up with a Revive Superfoods survival guide, holiday edition. We are here to help. As you focus on fulfilling your holiday shopping list and managing to spend time with loved ones we want to make it easy for you to take care of your body, mind and soul.

Consider these Superfoods as you navigate through the holidays. If you’re new to Revive Superfoods, we’re offering 60% off your first box to help you get the goodness your body needs. This is our Revive Superfoods Survival Guide, Holiday Edition.

Parents

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Sometimes, your kid asks you a question at the wrong time. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. As busy parents, it can be difficult to juggle all your responsibilities.

It’s important to be patient when you’re stressed. So you can be there for your kid and yourself.

Our top choice for parents is non-caffeinated smoothies like Heart Beet and Strawberry Zen. Stock up on these choices so you can have a stress-free start to your days. Plus, your kid can have a sip and they won’t be bouncing off the walls!

Our caffeinated smoothies include Matcha Maker, Hazy Coco, Rise and Chai and Morning Mocha. A special treat when you’re not in the mood to share and need a bit of energy!

Entrepreneurs

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Do you ever find yourself checking your email at 9 pm? When you’re supposed to be resting?

Too often, your business life gets mixed in with your personal life. Remember you deserve to rest too. Your business will still thrive even if you decide to take a break.

Our top choice for entrepreneurs are super meals – so you don’t have an excuse to not eat lunch! Refuel with meals like Buddhacado and Buttanesca, some of our favourites on a busy day! On the days you feel like you have a never ending to-do list, let us help you check lunch off your list.

Fitness and Health Geeks

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You feel your best when you’re working on your health. You work better, you think better, and you feel better. And when you don’t, you feel off. Let’s help you feel your best all day, every day.

Our top choice for fitness and health geeks are superfood smoothies with a good dose of protein. Like Blue Cacao and Hint of Mint. If you love your caffeine, you’ll definitely want to add the Hazy Coco. Start your day off with a little pep in your step.

Always On-The-Go

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You thrive off adventure, whether it’s trying a new coffee shop or heading to the mountains. While you adventure, it’s so important to feed yourself the right foods to keep your health in check.

It’s easy to forget to eat when you’re always on the go. Our recommendations for you are anything Super Oats, like Berry Patch and Banana Nut. You need something that’ll keep you full for a long time. Plus, it has a whole bunch of protein which you’ll need for your lifestyle.

Get 60% Off Black Friday and Cyber Monday

You deserve to invest in yourself without breaking your bank. If you’re new here, welcome! We’re a superfood subscription company that delivers prepared eats to your door. So you can eat food that makes you feel good inside and out.

Don’t forget to use the code GET60 to get 60% off your first box for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You’ll want to hop on this deal. We promise it’s worth it.

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Your Go-To Guide for Keto Friendly Smoothies

Keto Superfood Smoothies

A diet with little carbs may seem like a nightmare to you.

No pasta, no bread. Oh, and no donuts.

But a keto diet doesn’t have to feel dreadful.  There are so many different foods our earth has to offer, and we’re here to show you. In fact, we have keto friendly smoothies so you can still have breakfast in a drink without too many carbs.

And it’s not all talk. We promise it won’t taste boring or bland. In fact, you’re probably going to want another cup – but you’ll have to wait until the next day 😉

You deserve to eat well and live well – even when you’re on the keto diet.

What is the Keto Diet?

Now, we’re no medical experts. But we do know a thing or two about the keto diet. So take our advice with a grain of salt!

A Keto Diet is a low Carb diet. The popular sources out on the web say that the keto diet consists of 5-10% carbohydrates.

This fad is more than just a new trend. Besides the popularity, this diet has the potential to support and change the functions in your body. It can do cool things like lower cholesterol, help diabetes, weight loss, and may even reduce cancer cells!

Revive Approved Keto Friendly Smoothies

Just because your lifestyle is different does not mean you have to sacrifice delicious smoothies.

Forget what you thought you knew about keto smoothies!

Because these smoothies are just what you need to feel your best! Full of superfoods (duh), plant protein and nutrients! You can’t go wrong with these keto smoothies.

Depending on your keto method, you may be able to eat more or less of the carbohydrates. But we’ll stick to 20 grams for the sake of consistency.

Allow us to show you some of our favourite keto friendly smoothies! Below, you’ll discover our superfood smoothies that have 20 grams (or less) of carbs. 

Coconut Cream – Coconut Delight Smoothie

Our coconut milk keto smoothie is like a dessert in a cup. Except instead of unnecessary sugars and fats, this smoothie is packed with antioxidants, good fats, and fibre. This wonderful smoothie holds 17 grams of carbs. So if you’re really feeling it, you can have another half cup!

This smoothie is like a lean machine. You’ll get all the essential nutrients so you can keep your body feeling good and looking good. But let’s be honest. You always look good.

Clean and Green – Honeydew Slushie Smoothie

This powerhouse keto smoothie is filled with ingredients that are great for your brain, rejuvenates your body, and gives you a whole lotta love. This low sugar green smoothie holds 14 grams of carbs. The least out of all our smoothies!

This keto friendly smoothie will fill you up with antioxidants, good fats, and fibre! We’ve also added celery to boost your nutrient consumption. This blend will help with inflammation and digestion. Your body will be thanking you after the cleansing smoothie.

HACK: Make Your Smoothie Keto

Not all smoothies are made equally. That’s why we’ve found a way to hack the system. Below, you’ll find smoothies with over 30 grams of carbohydrates. If you’re in the mood for something different, blend half and save the rest for later!

We have a lot, so here are our favourite keto smoothies to hack. We know you’ll love them too!

Wanna Taste?

We care about your health, whether you’re on a special diet or not. Just in case you’re new here, we’re a smoothie subscription company that delivers premade blends to your door. Get 50% off your first subscription and get a taste today!

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Why You Should Eat Superfoods Every Day

Why You Should Eat Superfoods Everyday

You’ve probably heard the coined term “superfoods” a lot lately. Especially in the last few years. You’ve seen it in the media, advertisements, and definitely in your local grocery aisles. There seems to be a new headline for an “it” superfood every week. 

But it’s more than just a trend.

Superfoods didn’t appear out of no where. These ancient ingredients have been around for centuries. Foods like blueberries, acai, and kale are some popular ingredients that you’ve probably heard of.

We all know they’re good for you, but what makes it so super?

What is a superfood?

With all the buzz, you’re probably confused about what a superfood even is. A Google search will bring you something like: “foods that offer maximum nutritional benefits for minimal calories.”

Okay, so what does that actually mean?

There’s not an official definition from the scientific community. But, the general consensus is that superfoods are high in nutrients.  Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals (the color and smell of the plant). They’re typically low in calories too – if that counts.

Though many companies like to slap “superfoods” on the label, not all are created equal. (Apparently butter? Not likely.) Not everything is a superfood, but it’s more common than you think.

What does it do for your body?

It’s no secret that food can be preventative medicine. Since you know what superfoods offer the body, what exactly do the nutrients do? Why is it so essential to your body?

  • Vitamins and Minerals

    These invisible components are essential to your health. Vitamins and minerals affect hundreds of different things orchestrating in your body. It boosts your immune system, repairs your bones, skin and muscles, and many other parts. Vitamins like A, C, E, D and K are essential. Plus minerals like magnesium and iron are just a few of the nutrients you need in your everyday life.

  • Antioxidants 

    These bad boys can “prevent slow damage to cells caused by free radicals, unstable molecules that the body produces as a reaction to environmental and other pressures”. Basically, it helps fight the bad stuff like pollution, inflammation, and UV rays. Many natural fruits and veggies like broccoli, blueberries and acai are packed with antioxidants.

  • Phytochemicals

    -These nutrients are like antioxidants but have a different purpose. It doesn’t just prevent damage. It acts as antioxidants but can neutralize free radicals. It can even cause cancer cells to self-destruct!

Why you should eat it every day

There’s a lot of stuff in our current world that isn’t good for your health – even if you’re being proactive! Like your genetics.  Living in cities with factories that produce carcinogens (that bad cancer stuff). The danger of air quality is also influenced by the influx of wildfires that we’ve heard so much about this summer. 

These dangers can cause cancers and chronic diseases.

Chronic diseases and cancers pose as threats to your health if you’re not being careful. In the short time we have on earth, we deserve to live a life that makes us glow. Inside and out.

Having a balanced diet is so crucial in preventative care for your body. Add in superfoods to your lifestyle to ensure that you’re getting the right stuff from the right places. 

Add Superfoods To Your Day. Quick and Easy.

You’re busy, I get it. Work, errands, exercise, pets and hobbies running your life? And if you have kids, that’s a whole other story. 

And we have to eat healthy? 

Why does it feel like a chore?

Eating healthy food that isn’t delicious is not sustainable. Let’s be real – would you actually be excited to make something that didn’t taste good? It makes it way too easy to opt for takeout or ramen.  

As delicious and easy takeout and ramen is, it’s not going to make you healthy. To keep up with your day, it’s important to feel your best so you can be your best self. 

In the modern world of convenience and solutions, there are so many ways to get inspired for nutrition, while doing it in as little time as possible. Superfood smoothies sent to your door, Pinterest meal hacks, and meal prepping to name a few.

Take Control of Your Health

Though just adding superfoods isn’t the magic pill to your health, it’s important to have balance. We’re here to help you take control of your health again. It’s so easy to fall off the healthy bandwagon. That’s why we created Revive Superfoods. We want to make it easy for you.

 

We deliver superfood smoothies and superfood meals to your door .  We pack your box with harvested ingredients and a boatload of nutrients. It’ll taste good and make you feel a-ma-zing. If you want to learn more about living a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle, drop your email below to stay in the know!

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How to Stay Healthy This Winter

Cold weather, frosted windows, runny noses, cold fingertips – the winter brings a sense of coziness which also goes hand in hand with a lot of comfort foods and lounging around. The last thing you want to do on some days is leaving the house, let alone think about eating a salad! However, you don’t want to let a whole winter season go by without making healthier choices to help you feel energized. 

Here are 4 ways you can stay healthy this winter:

  • Make a new routine 

If you’re finding it hard to stay on track with your goals and regular routine, it might be a good time to revisit your routine and change it up a bit. What worked for you during the warmer months may not necessarily work for you now. Make it a habit to revisit your routine every 3 months to make sure it aligns with your current lifestyle.

  • Cook your veggies

Salads may not be as appealing when it’s cold outside, but that doesn’t mean you give up eating veggies! You can enjoy cooked veggies in stews, soups, and stir-frys. Include a variety of colours to get a variety of nutrients. Try not to load up on the starchy (re: more carbs) veggies such as potato, corn, and peas.

  • Stay hydrated

When you’re feeling cold, chances are you’re not feeling very thirsty. That doesn’t mean your body doesn’t need water! Make it a point to drink at least one big full water bottle before noon. You can also stay hydrated with warm lemon water or herbal teas. Aim for 8-10 cups of water a day. 

  • Stay active 

Don’t spend your whole winter hibernating! Instead, find a winter-friendly way to get active. Tune in to the Revive blog next week for tips on how to stay active during the winter.