Pick of the Day: Strawberries


February 27, 2019
By Suja Juice
In Nutrition

It’s #NationalStrawberryDay and we looooove strawberries at Suja for a few reasons. Strawberries are not only a sweet treat to snack on or enhance your meal, but they also pack some pretty serious health benefits as well.

  • Strawberries can provide you with carbs, fiber and sugars, making them an energy-enhancing fruit (one cup provides 12g of carbs, 3g of fiber and 7g of sugar!)
  • You’ll get 149% of the recommended daily amount of Vitamin C from one cup of strawberries
  • Strawberries have been known to help fight inflammation of the body
  • Strawberries contain antioxidants that may help fight fatigue
  • Strawberries may have benefits for heart health and blood sugar control
  • One cup of whole strawberries contain less than 50 calories, making them a smart snacking option

Strawberries are a super functional and are really easy to incorporate into your daily routine, whether it be throwing them into a smoothie, putting them on top of your salad, or enjoying them with chocolate post meal (YUM). We’ve   used strawberries in a number of our drinks so that you can get the benefits of these super berries on the go – see a few below!

  • Berry Protein – This drink packs an impressive lineup of functional ingredients and makes for a sweet, satisfying treat for winding down. This is a great drink to drink post workout or to swap a meal out with every now and then.
  • Berry Goodness – This is a super charged smoothie full of juicy berry flavors and the satisfying chia seed. The ingredients come together to make a super sweet, indulgent drink that’s good any time of the day in any situation.
  • Vibrant Probiotic – This drink combines the plant power of berries with the benefits of probiotics so you can be good to your gut and your taste buds at the same time! You’ll find 2 billion CFUs of probiotics to deliver good bacteria to your body’s needs in this tart and sweet smoothie
  • Energy Shot – Don’t judge this one by it’s size…this little bottle packs quite the punch with the help of the ingredients found inside (like a 100mg of caffeine kind of punch). Think of this as the organic, clean solution to energy. You can swap out your espresso shot with this energy shot and get a healthy energy boost any time of day.
  • Berry Buzz – This is the newest kid on the block at Suja. We’ve bottled up a delicious combo of antioxidant-rich berries and 100mg of natural caffeine from the Coffeeberry®. Incorporate this energy drink into your grab-and-go caffeine routine so you know that you’re energizing in a clean and organic way!

 

Sources:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/energy-boosting-foods#section20

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods/strawberries

https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/2064/2

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/765389/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27224647

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24450925

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22153122

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16825686

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