Monday, June 3, 2013

Steer Clear of Colds this Winter with AntiOx

Stress, weather and lack of sleep are just some common factors that can have an ill affect on health and wellbeing. As a result, it’s vital to have a diet rich in a variety of natural antioxidants – however, consuming the recommended daily dose of fruit and vegetables to achieve this can sometimes be a daunting task. Thankfully, better-for-you food company, Vitality Brands had made this much easier by creating delicious AntiOx Chocolate and Snack Bars, which are high in natural antioxidants that help boost immunity!

AntiOx assists with fighting the free radicals that can cause poor health, improving the immune system and overall sense of wellbeing.

AntiOx Snack Bars are made with superfruits, wholegrains and forest fruits and covered in 70% cocoa dark chocolate (which is sugar-free and sweetened naturally with stevia). Thanks to its high cocoa content, the chocolate provides an additional source of antioxidants. The bars come in three varieties – Goji, Acai and Chia & Quinoa.

Both Acai and Goji berries contain a very high concentration of antioxidants. In fact, acai berries have a higher antioxidant capacity than any other known berry – twice as much as blueberries and ten times the amount in grapes! Goji berries are a rich source of vitamin C, with 500 times more than the same quantity of oranges. They also contain complex vitamins B1, B2 and B6 which are required for converting food and drink into energy as well as vitamin E, which is rarely found in fruit.

Quinoa has an extremely high protein content compared with other grains, has more calcium than milk and is rich in iron, fibre and vitamins B and E. It also contains all nine essential amino acids. Chia contains significant levels of omega 3 (of plant origin), fibre, protein, calcium, antioxidants, potassium and magnesium.

AntiOx Chocolate combines the antioxidant super power of 70% cocoa dark chocolate and superfruits, goji and acai. The result is an antioxidant hit that is equivalent to twelve cups of green tea! AntiOx Chocolate is available in two varieties; Acai and Goji and is sweetened naturally with stevia – eliminating excess calories.

The Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) is a measure that rates the antioxidant value of foods. In order to stay healthy, humans need a daily ORAC intake of 3,500-5,000 units. AntiOx Snack Bars have an ORAC rating of 7,000 while AntiOx Chocolate has a rating of 26,000 per block. That’s a whole lot of goodness!

 “Even the healthiest person is susceptible to colds and flues, particularly in the cooler months,” says Wladimir Budnik, Vitality Brands’ R&D Director and Food Scientist. “AntiOx Chocolate and Snack Bars were created to help your immune system keep these nasties at bay. They’re convenient, delicious snacks which also harness the potent power of antioxidants by combining dark chocolate with superfruits and grains.” 

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