Aronia berries are the new superfood and are becoming increasingly popular amongst the health food community. Aronia berries, or Chokeberries (their tartness can leave a dry mouth feeling after consumption, which is not harmful, but a side effect of the high levels of tannins found in the berry) are native to North America and Europe, and has been used in traditional Native American medicine for centuries.
The leaves and stems of the plant were used in brews and teas, while in the winter, dried Aronia berries were consumed to help boost the health and nutrition of the tribe. There has been many studies on the aronia berries which has proven to have other health benefits. These studies have helped give the aronia berry its prestigious title of – a superfood.
Aronia berries are packed full of essential phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, with studies show that they have some of the highest nutrient properties than most fruits and vegetables.
Some of these include:
- Vitamin C
- Complex B Vitamins
But what are some of the health benefits of the aronia berry?
The benefits of aronia berries are far and wide. You can read some in-depth blogs about the aronia berry and what they can help to treat, over at our blog page.
They are high in vitamins and minerals. They have the richest sources of flavonoid anthocyanin, which is one of the most potent antioxidants found in food which can help combat cellular inflammation. They are also a great source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, amongst others.
They are high in ORAC. Aronia berries are thought to have the highest ever recorded Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity (ORAC) in berries. ORAC is believed to help neutralise harmful free radicals in the cells of the body.
They contain high amounts of good phytochemicals. Aronia berries show significantly high amounts of phenolic flavonoid phytochemicals, which has been reported to benefit health through antioxidants, anti-inflammation, antibacterial, system immunity and UV protection.
They have shown to have anticancer benefits. Studies have shown that aronia berries can help fight against cancer and other diseases, which you can read more about here.
There have been numerous studies that show the benefits of regular ingestion of aronia berries. All you need to do is include a small amount of aronia berries to your diet every day, and in a few weeks, you will be feeling and looking healthier.
But it’s important to know that taking aronia berries alone won’t guarantee you will be wholly healthy. A balanced diet of lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, regular exercise and working on your emotional and mental health is also very important.
Adding aronia berries into a healthy lifestyle will help increase the impact that it will make on your overall health.
Aronia for Life is here to help you on that journey. All products are made with 100% aronia berries and are purchased directly from a family run business here in Australia. We personally saw and felt the effects of regular consumption of aronia berries and wanted to spread the word to the Australian market.
Our products and how to enjoy them:
Our 100% organically cold pressed aronia berry Juice is our most popular product, and is so easy to consume and enjoy. All you need daily is 30mL for maintenance or 50mL for that extra boost, which can be enjoyed by itself (if you like the tartness!) or mixed with water, juice or enjoyed in smoothies or breakfasts.
Our powder is made from 100% organically grown aronia berries, carefully dried and ground to make our product. This ensures that all the nutrients stay intact. Our powder is easy to add to smoothies, breakfasts and yogurts to help you start your day with a healthy kick. All you need to consume daily is a tablespoon to enjoy the benefits.
Our vinegar, made of 100% organically grown cold pressed aronia berry juice has been double fermented, making sure to keep all the nutrients present in our products so you can take them daily and truly see results. All you need is to consume 1 tablespoon per day for health maintenance and illness prevention. You can drizzle the vinegar over your favourite salads, or add to any sauces or cook through dishes to enjoy the unique taste and all the benefits.