Category Archive: Ingredients

Aronia Berries: A Nutritional Powerhouse

Superfoods are foods that go above and beyond, supporting health with their powerful sources of antioxidants, vitamins, enzymes, essential fatty acids, and other nutrients. And while you might be familiar with many fruits and veggies on the list (such as blueberries, kale, oats, and broccoli), there is one that you might not be as familiar with…the aronia berry (also known as the chokeberry). At B.O.S.S. Food Co. we love aronia berries with their rich antioxidant profile,

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Rooibos: The New Wonder Tea

By now, most people have heard about all the health benefits of tea. Like green tea’s high levels of polyphenols, which have been linked to lower heart disease risk, cancer, and inflammatory issues, or oolong’s amazing ability to lower cholesterol levels. But, there is a new tea in town, and it has proven itself to be a unique superfood. I am talking about Rooibos tea. For centuries, South Africans have enjoyed Rooibos tea for its taste and medicinal properties,

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The Benefits of Blueberries

Summer is known for many things: family vacations, afternoons by the pool, and sweltering temperatures. But it is also known for sweet, plump blueberries! In fact, the United States Department of Agriculture proclaimed July as National Blueberry Month in 2003. Fresh blueberries are not only some of summer’s most popular treats, but they are packed with dense nutrients and antioxidants, and have long been attributed to longevity and wellness.

What Makes Blueberries So Super?

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Sugar vs. Fruit Sugar: Not All Sugar Is Created Equal

Many of our customers are conscientious label-readers, and our bars pass all the ingredient tests: certified Paleo, certified gluten-free, and preservative-free, with just eight superfood ingredients per bar. But we sometimes hear concerns about the sugar in our B.O.S.S. Bars so we wanted to share a bit about the difference between added (often refined) sugar and fruit sugar like the ones we use.

Natural Sugars

Glucose and fructose, both “simple” sugars,

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Bananas: Our SUPERFOOD Ingredients

Bananas are so accessible and so commonly eaten throughout the world that one might forget that they are a superfood. After all, superfoods have to be unusual and expensive, right? At The B.O.S.S. Food Company®, we champion a variety of superfoods, some of which are actually quite common and accessible. Bananas can be found in our MOVE™, THINK™ and SMILE® bars. Let’s learn a bit more about this yummy superfruit.

Body Benefits of Bananas

First of all,

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Pumpkin Seeds: Our SUPERFOOD Ingredients

Pumpkin seeds pack a nutritional punch. Also known as pepitas, these seemingly simple seeds are high in many nutrients and contain a substantial amount of protein. They are an excellent source of magnesium, which is an important mineral for blood pressure regulation, protein synthesis, stress reduction, and the function of nerves, bones and muscles. It’s also a mineral that most people do not get enough of.

What’s Found in Powerful Pumpkin Seeds?

Another benefit of pumpkin seeds is found in their tryptophan.

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Dates: Our SUPERFOOD Ingredients

Plump, chewy dates are a cornerstone of each B.O.S.S. Bar™. Dates are ancient fruits, having thrived for at least 50 million years. In some cultures date palms are called the “tree of life,” which is fitting because their fruit is both highly nutritious and delicious. Let’s learn more about this amazing superfood.

Dates Nutrition

Dates have a high concentration of soluble fiber, which assists with maintaining healthy cholesterol and blood glucose levels.

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