9 Superfoods You Can Drink to Live Longer
Did you know the average person's diet is severely nutrient deficient?
Cheap processed foods are consuming the food and beverage industry, and highly linked with inflammation, disease, obesity, and a shorter life span.
Fortunately, there are many magical superfoods and antioxidants out there that are sure to help you thrive instead of just survive.
How can you find ways to fit these nutrient rich treats into your life?
Drink your vitamins!
Research is confirming vitamins are most potent when consumed in food, instead of supplements. This is because they are accompanied by many powerful nutrients not found in supplements such as carotenoids, flavonoids, minerals, and antioxidants.
At StirCrazi, we want to pack your life with more nutrient rich superfoods to help you feel amazing and live longer.
Even if it means spiking your evening cocktails with vitamins, antioxidants, and whole foods.
Have you ever woken up with the worst hangover on earth? In part, this is because of the alcohol. But, it is just as likely because your cocktails were spiked with unhealthy, headache inducing sugar and chemicals.
'Healthy cocktail' might seem like an oxymoron, but if you are going to enjoy an evening drink, why not cut the calories, chemicals, and added sugar so you can still feel great the next morning?
StirCrazi drink concoctions are colorful and delicious not because we use artificial flavors or food coloring, but because we use whole natural fruits, herbs, spices, and flowers to make your beverages stunning, flavorful, and insanely healthy.
We even use aromatherapeutic ingredients to ensure every creation boosts your mood, concentration, and energy (even if you are getting a little tipsy in the process).
Every time we design a StirCrazi flavor, we pay special attention to make sure at least one amazing superfood is in the mix.
Enjoy this list of our favorites, and StirCrazi flavor infusion you can find it in.
Cinnamon helps you lose visceral fat and supports weight loss. Antimicrobial, anti-parasitic properties of cinnamon make it one of the healthiest spices of all time. It helps lower blood pressure, cholesterol, boosts insulin function and metabolism as well.
Cinnamon is loaded with powerful antioxidants, such as polyphenols. In a study that compared the antioxidant activity of 26 spices, cinnamon wound up as the clear winner, even outranking "superfoods" like garlic and oregano. (Source: Healthline)
Get your dose of cinnamon in our 'Apple Cinnamon Pie' Tipsy Tea
2. Citrus (Lemon, Limes, Oranges)
Citrus fruits are rich in multiple nutrients such as vitamin C, which strengthens your immune system and keeps your skin smooth and elastic. In fact, one squeezed lemon provides around 21% of a person's daily value (DV).
They are also full of flavonoids and fiber which reduce inflammation, improve gastrointestinal function and health, and play an important role in preventing conditions like diabetes, cancer, neurological disease.
Lemons, limes, oranges, and other citrus fruits contain phytonutrients, which have powerful antioxidant properties to protect your body from disease and prevent cell damage from oxidation. (Source: University of Washington)
Get your dose of citrus in our CinqoDeDrinko Spicy Margarita.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Apples are rich in pectin and the quercetin 'flavonoid' plant chemical with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Pectin is a type of soluble fiber that helps digestion and lowers “bad” cholesterol. Pectin is also fermented by beneficial bacteria in the colon, which produces short chain fatty acids that may play a role in the prevention of chronic diseases, including certain cancers and bowel disorders. Apples are also shown to improve weight control, cardiovascular health, while preventing diabetes and cancer. (Source: Harvard Health)
Get your dose of apple in our 'Apple Cinnamon Pie' Tipsy Tea
Spirulina is a type of cyanobacteria — often referred to as blue-green algae — that is incredibly healthy. It may improve your levels of blood lipids, suppress oxidation, reduce blood pressure and lower blood sugar. (Source: Healthline)
Get your dose of algae in our 'Mertini' Tipsy Lea, or shop all of our tea and liquor infusion flavors here.
Hibiscus flowers may lower blood pressure, fight bacteria, and even boost weight loss.The most scientifically studied claim is the use of hibiscus tea to positively affect blood pressures and cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease. Some of the other less-researched health benefits of hibiscus tea include assisting in digestion, strengthening immunity, working as an anti-inflammatory agent, and reducing the risk of cancer. (Source: MindBodyGreen)
Get your dose of hibiscus in our 'Rose All May' Tipsy Tea.
Many people are surprised and delighted to learn that lavender can be made into a food grade tea. The aromatherapeutic properties of the flower can help you sleep, relax, improve focus, and boost your mood. Research suggests that lavender may have all kinds of benefits for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, asthma, menopause pain, and more. (Source: US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health)
Get your dose of lavender with our 'Lavender Lemonade' Tipsy Tea.
Nutritious and rich in fiber and MCTs, adding coconuts to your diet is linked with improved heart health, blood sugar control, weight loss, belly fat reduction, and digestion. Coconuts are especially high in manganese, which is essential for bone health and the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and cholesterol. They're also rich in copper and iron, which help form red blood cells, as well as selenium, an important antioxidant that protects your cells. (Source: Healthline)
Get your dose of coconut in our 'Mertini' Tipsy Tea, or shop all of our flavors here.
Bananas are high in potassium and pectin, a form of fiber, and wonderful source of magnesium and vitamin C. Due to their high level of vitamin B6, bananas are known to reduce swelling, protect against developing diabetes, aid in weight loss, strengthen the nervous system and help with production of white blood cell. Bananas are high in antioxidants, which can provide protection from free radicals. (Source: LiveScience)
Get your dose of bananas in our 'Pirate's Punch' Tipsy Tea, or shop all of our flavors here.
Known in some parts of the world as the 'King of Fruit' studies link mango nutrients to improvements in immunity, digestive health, weight loss, and even better eyesight. Mangos may also help lower cholesterol and risk of certain cancers. (Source: Healthline)
Get your dose of mango in our 'Mertini' Tipsy Tea, or shop all of our flavors here.
Do you have any flavor suggestions or whole foods you would love to see in our drinks? Comment below to tell us about it.