February 10, 2016

It’s always upfront and crystal clear with Syfo. Our labeling is clean and true with our 100% purified water, all-natural flavors and lack of any preservatives, artificial sweeteners, sugar or sodium. Judging by the recent article in Food Business News, that’s not always the case in our industry.

An advertising dispute between yogurt makers Chobani and Dannon has been brewing over the use of artificial sweeteners in a product that Dannon implies is healthy. In an ad campaign, Chobani highlighted Dannon’s use of sucralose, also known by the Splenda brand name. Sucralose is made synthetically in a lab by the chlorination of sucrose (regular sugar). Dannon fired back a cease and desist letter regarding the campaign, saying it misleads the public about the health safety of their product. Chobani countered with a suit stating that their ad campaign was not misleading and that consumers had a right to know what’s in the products they’re consuming. This battle is part of a larger trend of “clean eating” and “clean labeling”, with consumers clamoring for the right to know what they’re putting in their bodies.

With Syfo, consumers don’t have to worry; it’s clean, healthy and pure refreshment. Syfo is simply the purest, best tasting sparkling water and seltzer on the market.

For more information on product labeling, read our It’s Important to Read the Label article.

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February 6, 2016

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Stuffed Mushrooms (recipe here)

  • Frozen chopped spinach
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Goat cheese
  • 12 baby portabella mushrooms
  • Seasonings (dried basil, garlic powder)

Mini Turkey Gorgonzola Burgers (recipe here)

  • 1 ¼ lbs ground turkey breast
  • Crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 12 dinner rolls
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Minced sweet pickle
  • Seasoning (salt, pepper, garlic powder)

Healthy Baked Wings (recipe here)

  • 4 lbs chicken wings
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Unsalted butter
  • Seasonings (salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme)

Zucchini Fries (recipe here)

  • Eggs
  • Zucchini
  • Skim milk
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • Seasoned breadcrumbs

Other Essentials

  • Ice
  • Syfo Naturally Flavored Sparkling Waters
  • Paper Plates
  • Napkins
  • Plastic Cups
  • Toothpicks

Last but not least, pair these tasty treats with these two deliciously refreshing beverage recipes.

PARTY POMEGRANATE FIZZ

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 oz of Gin
  • 1 oz of Pomegranate Liqueur
  • Syfo Wild Cherry Naturally-Flavored Sparkling Water
  • Pomegranate Seeds for garnish if desired

PREPARATION:

Combine Gin and Pomegranate Liqueur in a shake with ice. Pour over ice and top with Syfo Kosher Wild Cherry Naturally-Flavored Sparkling Water. Garnish with pomegranate seeds if desired. Recipe courtesy of Yummly.com

ORANGE GINGER MINT SODA

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INGREDIENTS:

  •  2 Oranges
  •  1 1/2 Cups of Sugar
  •  1 1/2 Cups of Water
  •  8 1-inch Pieces of Ginger
  •  1 Bunch of Fresh Mint
  •  1 Bottle of Syfo Original Seltzer
  •  Ice

PREPARATION:

Using a vegetable peeler, peel the rind from the oranges in to thin pieces, making sure not to get the white pith on the rind. Cut the oranges and squeeze the orange juice in to a medium saucepan. Add sugar and water to the pan and bring to boil. Stir frequently to ensure the sugar dissolves. Once boiling, reduce heat and add orange rind, ginger and mint. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes, then remove from heat and let cool completely (about 1 hour). Strain mixture to remove solids and store in refrigerator until read to use. Add ¼ of a cup of the orange syrup to a tall glass with ice and top off with Syfo Original Seltzer. Garnish with an orange slice and mint leaves if desired.
Recipe courtesy of Yummly.com

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January 4, 2016

Today the effects of too much sugar are more commonly known. Increased amounts of sugar consumption have been linked to obesity, high blood pressure, cavities and diabetes. Many consumers look to artificially sweetened beverages in an attempt to make a healthier choice. However, choosing beverages containing artificial sweeteners may do you more harm than good

In a study published earlier this year in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), researchers evaluated the effects of sugary beverages, artificially sweetened beverages and fruit juices on the incident rates of type 2 diabetes. The study confirmed that a higher consumption of sugary beverages, measured by just one more than the recommended serving per day, was associated with a 13% greater incidence of type 2 diabetes. This amount was adjusted in order eliminate incidence rates of diabetes due to obesity.

What may be surprising to those who have turned away from sugary sodas to avoid the risk of diabetes, the study also reported that a higher consumption of beverages containing artificial sweeteners was associated with a 25% greater incidence of type 2 diabetes (see our earlier post on why artificial sweeteners may affect glucose intolerance). After adjusting for obesity, artificially sweetened beverages were associated with an 8% greater incidence of type 2 diabetes. It may also be important to note, as previously mentioned in our post Diet Soda and Belly Fat, artificial sweeteners may also be linked to more fat around the abdomen.

So if sugary sodas are no good, and artificially sweeteners can be harmful, you may be thinking, what about juice? Researchers in the study also found that increased consumption of fruit juices also increased the likelihood of developed type 2 diabetes.

There is another option. When looking for a healthier choice, try Syfo Naturally Flavored Sparkling Waters. Our sparkling waters are delicious and refreshing, made with purified water without additives, sugar, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, or sodium. Visit our health and recipe sections for more information and recipes.

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December 1, 2015

Celebrate Hanukkah 2015 with Syfo Beverages this holiday season. In addition to being one of the healthiest beverages on the market, the Syfo is certified Kosher by the largest and most widely respected Kashruth agency — the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America. Syfo is sold at all Publix Super Markets throughout the Southeast, Winn-Dixie in Florida and many independent grocers throughout the region.

Try these delicious and festive drink recipes to enjoy during Hanukkah this year.

Manischewitz Spritzer

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This is an adaptation of a recipe that we found on the Manischewitz website:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1½ cup of mixed frozen berries
  • Syfo Kosher Wild Cherry Naturally-Flavored Sparkling Water
  • Manischewitz Blackberry Wine

PREPARATION:

In a large pitcher, mix 1 part of Syfo Sparkling Water and 1 part Manischewitz Blackberry Wine. Mix in frozen fruit and add in ice if needed. Enjoy!

 

Adult Hanukkah Beverage

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This recipe is a variation of the many blue-themed drink recipes that are common for Hanukkah:

INGREDIENTS:

  • Blue Curacao Liqueur
  • Syfo Kosher Lemon-Lime Naturally-Flavored Sparkling Water
  • Ice
  • Citrus Flavored Vodka

PREPARATION:

Mix 2 parts of Syfo Naturally-Flavored Sparkling Water, 1 part Blue Curacao and 1 part citrus vodka, with ice. Stir gently in a glass and drink up!

 

Non Alcoholic Hanukkah Blue Beverage

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Here’s a blue recipe for the kids!

INGREDIENTS:

  • Blue Raspberry Kool-Aid
  • Syfo Kosher Lemon-Lime Naturally-Flavored Sparkling Water
  • Ice
  • White Grape Juice

PREPARATION:

Combine 1 part Kool-Aid, 1 part white grape juice and 1 part Syfo Naturally-Flavored Sparkling Water. Pour over ice and of course serve with a blue bendy straw.

 

Honey Hanukkah Punch

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A tasty but not too sweet punch, adapted from a recipe on Liquors.com

INGREDIENTS:

  • Dark Rum or Light Rum
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Honey Syrup (two parts honey, 1 part water)
  • Syfo Kosher Lemon-Lime Naturally-Flavored Sparkling Water

PREPARATION:

Combine 2 part rum, 2 parts Syfo Naturally-Flavored Sparkling Water, 1 part lime juice and desired amount of honey syrup. Mix gently and pour over ice in a glass. Sprinkle a bit of ground nutmeg for garnish, if desired

 

Rosemary Gin Cocktail

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From ahealthylifeforme.com, here’s a refreshing gin cocktail that’s perfect for Hanukkah and includes a homemade rosemary syrup.

INGREDIENTS:

For the rosemary syrup:

  • 1/4 cup ground Rosemary1/2 cup water1/2 cup of sugar

For the cocktail:

  • 1 and 1/2 oz of Gin (we used Saphire)
  • 3/4 oz Rosemary syrup
  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 of a lemon, squeezed)
  • Syfo Original Seltzer
  • Sprig of Rosemary for garnish

PREPARATION:

Bring the water to a boil, add the sugar and rosemary and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and steep the mixture off heat for 45 minutes.Strain the syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl.Fill glass with ice. Add gin, lemon and Rosemary simple syrup and stir.Top with a splash of Syfo Original Seltzer, stir briefly and garnish with a rosemary sprig.We hope you enjoy these recipes and everyone at Syfo would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Hanukkah.

 

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November 14, 2015

The 2015 NPC South Florida Bodybuilding, Physique, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships will be held on Saturday, November 28TH, 2015 at the Miami Dade County Auditorium in Miami, FL. The event will feature over 29 great contests and is being staged by NPC South Florida, which is active in promoting fitness competitions throughout the region.

Mari Rendondo and her husband Sergio Pacheco run NPC South Florida and are dedicated to bringing the best shows and extreme athletes to South Florida fitness competitions. Mari is the official organizer and promoter for this event and she also is a big fan of Syfo.

“I love your product because it’s pure, doesn’t contain preservatives and it’s so tasteful. We recommend it to all our competitors,” says Mari. Mari encourages anyone looking to stay healthy and fit to try any of our delicious Naturally Flavored Sparkling Waters. Syfo is proud to be a sponsor for this event.

For more information about the NPC South Florida Fitness Competition, visit www.npcsouthflorida.com.

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