The Benefits of Adding a Superfood Bar to Your Diet

The Benefits of Adding a Superfood Bar to Your Diet

Superfoods. We've all heard of them, and we know we need to include them in our daily diets. Yet, this is often easier said than done. 

Nutritious, wholesome meals are the cornerstones of a healthy lifestyle. They give us energy, optimize our wellness, and help reduce our disease risk. 

Yet, what about the in-between? Are you snacking as well as you're eating?

A superfood bar is an ideal way to supplement your health-conscious routine and satisfy those cravings as soon as they hit. Our Superfood Energy Bites are convenient, delicious, and designed to help you look and feel your best from the outside in.

Why should you add them to your diet, and what benefits can you expect? Let's examine why these need to be in your pantry as soon as possible. 

What Are Superfoods?

Over the past few years, the term "superfood" has become a common household term. In time, it's become synonymous with healthy food, but that doesn't cover the full definition. 

When we talk about superfoods, what do we really mean?

Put simply, these are foods that are packed with the essential nutrients that your body needs to function at its highest capacity, including powerful vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 

Yet, the key is their nutritional density. Superfoods offer the greatest nutritional benefits of any substance, but you don't have to consume a ton of calories to reap the rewards. In fact, these are designed to maximize your health while also providing the fewest number of calories possible. 

To date, there isn't a standard criterion used to designate a particular food item as a superfood. Yet, physicians agree that most superfoods are plant-based. 

Health Benefits of Superfoods

When you consume superfoods, you're giving your body an extra jolt of all the good stuff- the essentials it needs to feel fantastic. 

In addition to essential vitamins and minerals, they're also rich in antioxidants, including Vitamin C and E. 

Antioxidants are natural molecules that occur in certain foods. When they enter your body, they help neutralize any free radicals. The natural byproducts of energy production, free radicals, can wreak havoc on your body if their levels go unchecked. Side effects of elevated levels include

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Inflammatory disease
  • Respiratory disease
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Cataracts
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer¬†
  • Stroke

With too many free radicals in your system, you may also notice the effects of age-related decline faster than you'd like. These symptoms include:

  • Loss of skin elasticity
  • Wrinkles
  • Hair loss
  • Greying hair¬†
  • Changes in hair texture

Antioxidant molecules help decrease or even reverse the effects of free radicals on your body. Thankfully, they're easy to find in superfoods! When you eat superfoods high in both antioxidants and flavonoids (phytonutrients that protect your cells from oxidative damage and reduce inflammation), you can reduce your risk of many chronic conditions, including coronary heart disease and cancer.

At the same time, you're also doing wonders for your long-term health. Superfoods bolster your immunity, help you ward off disease, and decrease inflammation throughout your body. When you eat wholesome, nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables regularly, you can lower your risk of a variety of lifestyle-related health conditions, improving the length and quality of your life. 

Common Types of Superfoods

Have you thought about incorporating more superfoods into your diet? You'll find that you have more energy, better focus, and less fatigue when you do. You'll also notice the difference in your appearance, as the nutrients in these foods can improve the condition of your skin, hair, and nails. 

Some of the most common types of superfoods include:

  • Berries (blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, and blackberries)
  • Beans (black beans, kidney beans, and soybeans)
  • Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli and cauliflower)
  • Leafy greens (spinach, kale, collard greens, Swiss chard)
  • Oily fish (salmon, tuna, trout, herring, mackerel,¬†and sardines)
  • Nuts (hazelnuts, walnuts,¬†pecans, and almonds)
  • Whole grains (oatmeal, quinoa,¬†and brown rice)

All of these superfoods contain plant-produced compounds called phytochemicals. These offer many different health benefits, and there are varying levels of phytochemicals available in each food. 

As mentioned, antioxidants and flavonoids are two essential types of phytochemicals. There's also a third type, called carotenoids. If you've ever eaten a carrot, orange squash, or sweet potato, you've seen carotenoids up close. These nutrients help prevent cancer growth, support skin health, and can even improve your eyesight!

To optimize your antioxidant intake, add dark-colored fruits and veggies to your diet. Blackberries, blueberries, black plumbs, and broccoli are all great examples. For more flavonoids, reach for foods like chickpeas, grapefruits, and elderberries, which can reduce inflammation. 

Let's Talk About Snacks

The next time you visit your grocery store, take note of all of the delicious, healthy options as you search for some of the superfoods on this list! On their own, superfoods cannot cure any disease or illness, but they are an important part of a well-balanced diet.

When planning your meals and choosing your ingredients, don't forget to think about all the in-between moments. According to one recent report, 70% of Americans always have some food or snack on them at all times. 

While there's nothing wrong with snacking to help curb cravings and give your body the fuel it needs to power through the day, you want to ensure you're filling your system up with nutrients, not depriving it of them. 

Unfortunately, we're all too familiar with those overly processed goodies that seem to shout at us from the snack aisle. You might know to steer clear of the potato chips and candy, but some sneaky offenders could easily slip by unnoticed.

Sneaky "Healthy" Snacks to Avoid

Turns out, some of the foods you thought of as "healthy" snacks might not really be that healthy after all. In one study, dieticians shared some of the snacks they'd never touch and explained why. The list included several items that are often considered healthy alternatives to traditional snacks, including:

  • Baked chips: Highly processed, low in fat, can increase blood sugar, and promote fat storage.¬†
  • Pretzels: Contain very few nutrients and negatively affect your insulin and blood sugar.
  • Rice cakes: Offer little nutrition, and most contain artificial flavors
  • Veggie straws: Lack nutritional value, fiber, or protein
  • Granola bars: Contain high amounts of sugar with little fiber or protein¬†

Choosing Healthy Alternatives

Scratching your head and wondering what you'll eat now that you know even those snacks aren't great for you? 

Sometimes, it's easy to swap the snack for its whole-food alternative. For instance, instead of reaching for an artificially-flavored rice cake, you can eat a small bowl of brown rice instead! Or, you can swap the veggie straws for fresh, raw veggies dipped in hummus. 

Nutrient-Rich Snacks With Added Convenience

While those switch-outs are great to make when you have the time and space in your kitchen, what about those moments when you're on the go? When your days are jammed-packed with work obligations, schoolwork, household chores, and errands, you don't exactly have a ton of energy to pour into your snacks.

Still, that doesn't mean you have to settle for empty calories that offer little to no nutritional benefits. 

You can stay full and satisfied while also optimizing your health. The key is to know which snacks to reach for, and that's where we come in. Our Superfood Energy Bites are the answer to smart snacking!

Loaded with tons of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, they're as delicious as they are good for you. Let's dive into what they include and what makes them such snacking superstars. 

What Is Our Superfood Bar?

Do you want the scrumptious taste of a rich, moist brownie without any guilt? 

Instead of scanning the pastry aisle or whipping up a pan of at-home treats, reach for our Superfood Energy Bites instead. The Cocoa Espresso Brownie flavor tastes just like your favorite chocolate concoction, but it's actually incredibly good for you. 

Each box is available in a 10-bite or 20-bite pack, so you're never too far away from the delicious snacks you need. 

Let's break down what's included.

Whole-Food Ingredients

On the snack aisle, you're used to seeing mile-long labels of ingredients you can hardly pronounce. That's because those options are loaded with additives and preservatives.

While they might enhance the taste, they do nothing for your nutritional health. In fact, the empty calories don't even fill you up properly, which is why it's all too easy to overeat them.

That's not the case with our Superfood Energy Bites. These are loaded to the brim with wholesome, whole-food ingredients, including:

  • Organic blanched almonds
  • Organic yacon syrup
  • Organic monk fruit
  • Organic raw, unfiltered honey
  • Organic puffed millet
  • Organic cacao powder
  • Organic cacao butter
  • Organic coffee
  • Organic lion's mane mushroom
  • Himalayan pink salt¬†

These are only a few of the nutritious ingredients you'll find in each Superfood Bite. They're a great way to satisfy your hunger and indulge your sweet tooth while also enriching your body with healthy, whole foods instead of superficial junk. They taste great, deliver a powerful punch of flavor, and help nourish your body from within. 

We want you to experience their incredible benefits, but don't just take our word for it! Let's dive into a few of our top ingredients and discover their impressive health benefits.

Organic Cacao Butter

Our organic cacao butter does more than give our bites their yummy chocolate flavor. It's also a great healthy fat that helps combat inflammation, improves brain fog, and fights fatigue.

This superfood also helps ease digestion and balances your mood, giving you all-day energy and mental clarity. In addition to cacao butter, each bite contains cacao powder for an extra jolt of that chocolatey, health-boosting goodness. 

Organic Lion's Mane Mushroom

No, we're not talking about those kinds of natural mushrooms! Lion's Mane is not a psychoactive mushroom. Instead, it functions as a cognitive enhancer, also known as a nootropic. 

Our Organic Lion's Mane Mushroom supports your healthy brain function and aids in cellular regrowth. It also helps you maintain healthy blood pressure and can even improve your mood and fight depression. 

Raw Unfiltered Honey

Full of flavonoids and phenolic acids, raw honey is an excellent source of antioxidants. Much of its health benefits occur because the honey is never heated above 95 degrees. This enables it to retain all of the beneficial enzymes that make it so nutritious. 

Not only does our raw, unfiltered honey taste better, but it's also better for your overall health. The extraction method is also more sustainable and eco-friendly, making it the better choice for bees and the environment, too!

Organic Monk Fruit

Monk fruit is a small, round fruit that grows natively in southern China. Even if you've never tried it for yourself, you might have heard one of its most interesting facts: It's 250 times sweeter than sugar but doesn't contain any calories or carbohydrates!

You don't need much to make a big impact; a little goes a long way. We add a tiny amount to our Superfood Bites to give them that satisfying sweetness. 

Organic Yacón Syrup

The yacón plant grows indigenously in the Andes mountains. Its fibrous, tuberous roots contain yacón syrup, which makes a wonderful sweetening agent. Also known as Peruvian ground apple due to its sweet taste, this syrup is naturally sweet and delicious but has a very low glycemic index of just 1.

Benefits of Adding Our Superfood Bar to Your Diet

Why should you incorporate our Superfood Bites into your daily routine? For one, they're easy to grab and go. You don't have to worry about dirtying up a dish, getting out a ton of ingredients, or spending valuable time in the kitchen in the middle of your busy workday. 

However, they offer much more than convenience. These are nutrient-dense bites designed to help supercharge your energy, sharpen your focus, and improve your mood. Let's take a look at some of the health benefits you can expect when you reach for them regularly. 

Feel More Calm and Focused

According to one study, 84% of Americans feel stressed at least one time in a typical week. If you find yourself routinely feeling anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed, then the nootropics in our Superfood Bites can help. 

These create a focused, calm effect in your mind, helping you work past daily stress and live a more balanced, peaceful life. You'll find that you aren't as easily frustrated or impatient and that you can concentrate on tasks with greater ease. 

This can improve all areas of your life, including your personal and professional pursuits. When you aren't triggered as easily, you're less likely to lose your temper and can enjoy a calmer, more balanced lifestyle. 

Fight Inflammation

The antioxidants contained in superfoods (including our bites!) can help you lower inflammation levels throughout your body. This can reduce unnecessary pressure on your bones and joints, making everyday activities more enjoyable. 

Over time, sustained lower levels of inflammation can also help you ward off certain health conditions, including:

  • Obesity
  • Heart disease¬†
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer

Acute, short-term inflammation is your body's natural response to an invader, such as an injury, virus, or bacteria. Most of the time, it goes away on its own as your body heals. However, if it lingers, it can lead to chronic inflammation. 

Your body wasn't meant to stay on high alert forever. This can be taxing on your systems, making you more susceptible to health problems, infections, and injuries. 

Optimize Brain Health

It's easy to think about optimizing your physical health, but do you devote as much attention to improving your brain health? A healthy brain can reason, process ideas, and think clearly without strain. Conversely, an unhealthy brain is more vulnerable to mental illness, diseases, and other conditions. 

Poor brain health has been linked to a variety of factors, including:

  • Poor diet and nutrition
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Lack of socialization
  • Chronic stress
  • Inadequate sleep

You might think your brain's condition is completely beyond you. Besides, it's not exactly like you can see this muscle to make sure you're building it up the right way! 

While this might be true to an extent, you can take steps to improve your brain, fortify it, and keep it healthy. These include:

  • Exercising regularly
  • Getting plenty of sleep
  • Eating a diet rich in whole, plant-based foods (e.g., Mediterranean diet)
  • Remaining socially connected
  • Staying mentally active

While many of these are lifestyle changes, you can start improving your brain health today by making smarter snack choices! Our Superfood Bites are packed with the organic ingredients your brain craves and are designed to help it work its best. 

Optimize Gut Health

Did you know that your gut health can affect your entire health? When your tummy is in great shape, it's much easier to digest the foods you eat. This helps your body absorb the maximum amount of nutrients possible from every snack and meal.

Then, it can use those nutrients to fuel your body and help maintain your internal systems. At the same time, your gut microbiome also serves as an important communicator and mediator, helping your cells network with one another so they can keep you healthy and fight off disease. 

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), around 60 million to 70 million Americans suffer from a type of digestive disease. From gallstones and Chron's disease to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and ulcerative colitis (UC), these issues are vast and varied.

If they affect you, then you know that the symptoms can be debilitating. People with imbalanced gut microbiomes can suffer from a range of symptoms, including:

  • Weight loss
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Diabetes
  • Fatigue
  • Inflammation

Again, a superfood-rich diet that contains plenty of fruits and vegetables is the best and most effective way to get your gut back on track. Our Superfood Bites help you balance out your routine, so it's easier to keep your stomach on track. 

Other Benefits of Our Superfood Bites

When you consciously decide to eliminate junk food and artificial snacks from your diet, you do more than improve your health. You also take steps to optimize your overall lifestyle. These bites allow you to satisfy your need to snack without negatively affecting your well-being. 

They do a fantastic job of curbing your hunger so you stay fuller for longer. This is something you can't say about the processed snack options in the inner aisles of your local grocery store!

At For Wellness, we're committed to ensuring our bites are produced in a way that supports your commitment to long-term health.

Our bites are certified USDA Organic, and they're also Parve Kosher. While we go to great lengths to ensure all the best stuff goes in, we're also conscious about what we keep out. All of our Superfood Bites are:

  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Preservative-free

We also take care to support the environment, ensuring that all of our deliveries are carbon-neutral!

Learn More About Our Superfood Bar Today

Now that you know a little more about what makes our Superfood Energy Bites so delicious, are you ready to try them for yourself? You'll be ready to ditch those chips, crackers, and candies you've been relying on with just one bite. 

Loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, these bites are a great addition to a well-rounded, healthy diet. They'll keep you energized, elevate your mood, and deliver real health benefits you can feel. 

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