Recipe of the Day
Eat Blueberries for Healthy Blood Pressure
According to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, people who eat blueberries at least once a week have a 10-percent lower risk of developing hypertension than people who don’t eat them.
The key ingredient to lowering high blood pressure is the flavonoid anthocyanin. Other dietary items that include flavonoids include tea, orange juice, apples, red wine and strawberries. In the study, blueberries were the richest contributor of anthocyanin.
So in addition to an apple a day, eating blueberries once a week can go a long way to maintaining good health.
|A.H.A. Statement Recommends Sugar Intake Guidelines
The American Heart Association recommends that women should consume no more than 100 calories of added sugars per day. Most men should consume no more than 150 calories each day. That equates to about six teaspoons of sugar for women and nine for men.
With no added sweeteners, Syfo Original Seltzer and Naturally-Flavored Sparkling Waters are a great way to manage your sugar intake.
|WebMD has great tips for low calorie cocktails:In place of club soda (which contains sodium) or tonic water (which contains quinine, sugar or artificial sweeteners), mix your cocktail with sodium and sugar free Syfo Original Seltzer. Our Syfo Original and all our Naturally Flavored Sparkling Waters make terrific “mocktails” (non-alcoholic, zero-calorie beverages).
We’re betting our SyfoNatics will use their imagination and creativity to create the perfect, “pureiffic” drink. Whether it be a “shot of your favorite” with orange juice, cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, lemonade or limeade, we have you covered. Just add a combination of our Naturally Flavored Sparkling Waters and you have the most refreshing, delicious cocktail or mocktail.
|This from: Industrial Safety & Hygiene News, July 2009:Water is the single largest component of the human body, accounting for about 50 to 60 percent of body mass. Water replenishment is important to everyone and is an underestimated performance enhancer. This article makes it readily apparent that any level of dehydration is not conducive to optimal physical or mental functioning.
You can find the full article here.
|You can be assured that there is absolutely no phosphorus or phosphoric acid, citric acid, tartaric, acid or malic acid in any Syfo Carbonated Beverage.Phosphoric acid is deliberately added in some carbonated soft drinks to give them a sharper flavor and keep the bubbles from going flat. It also slows the growth of molds and bacteria, which would otherwise multiply rapidly in the sugary solution.Many studies have been done linking the phosphoric acid in sodas to osteoporosis. The phosphorus in the acid upsets the body’s calcium-phosphorus ratio and dissolves calcium out of the bones. Eventually the phosphoric acid is secreted taking with it the released calcium. This can eventually result in the weakening of the skeletal structure, which can make one susceptible to broken bones. Phosphoric acid is also known to neutralize the hydrochloric acid in our stomachs. Hydrochloric acid is essential in the digestion of our food and the utilization of nutrients.
In some recent newscasts, healthy carbonated beverages including seltzers and flavored sparkling waters such as SYFO, which contain absolutely no harmful additives, have been lumped into the same category as soft drinks.
To make our beverages the most effervescent and bubbly on the market today, we inject our highly purified water with naturally occurring carbon dioxide gas which creates the carbonation.
In order to make our products, the purest and most refreshing seltzer and sparkling waters, we forgo the use of any additives including sugars, artificial sweeteners, flavors and colors and chemical ingredients or preservatives. Our flavorings are derived from the oil selectively extracted from the peel of fruits and are PG (propylene glycol) free. For additional information on phosphoric acid and it’s health implications click here.