Pour out your sugary, empty-calorie juice drink and take a sip of something truly good for you. New tasty teas and refreshing juices boast high antioxidant levels and other super nutrients. Here are four health-promoting beverages that are considered delicious superdrinks.
Bombilla & Gourd’s Pure Teas
Bombilla & Gourd’s recently launched organic Pure Teas are teeming with natural EGCg antioxidants from green, white and oolong tea. EGCg has been shown to be 100 times more powerful than vitamin C and 25 times more powerful than vitamin E. Pure Teas also contain 130 percent of the daily value for vitamin C and a variety of catechin polyphenols and flavonoids. If you are looking for a potent pure tea with no added ingredients, you’ll love Pure Teas.
Retail: $1.79 per 16-ounce bottle
Available at Whole Foods and other select locations
For more information, visit BombillaGourd.com
Purple Beverage Company’s Purple
Labeled as “The most powerful antioxidant beverage on the planet,” this 7-fruit juice delivers the antioxidants and deliciousness of acai, pomegranate, blueberry, cranberry, black cherry, black currant and purple plum. One (8-ounce) serving has an ORAC of 5800. ORAC is a value used to compare antioxidant content of foods and supplements – the higher the value, the better. Enjoy Purple straight out of the bottle or use it as a mixer to make a tasty cocktail (research has shown that adding alcohol to antioxidant-rich fruit boosts its healthfulness).
Retail: $2.99 per 10-ounce bottle
Available at GNC and other select locations
For more information, visit DrinkPurple.com
AgroLabs Naturally Thai Mangosteen
Boasting a high 1500 ORAC (a value used to compare antioxidant content of foods and supplements), this sweet-tangy liquid dietary supplement is made from the mangosteen, also known as the “xanthone fruit.” Xanthones are biologically active plant phenols with antioxidant properties. According to the AgroLabs website, one 32-ounce bottle of Naturally Thai Mangosteen has the xanthone equivalent of 81 whole mangosteen fruit. The recommended serving size is one-ounce, which contains only 20 calories. Try a shot with a glass of seltzer or add to your regular glass of morning juice.
Retail: $18.99 (16-ounce bottle) or $23.99 (32-ounce bottle)
Available at Costco
For more information, visit AgroLabs.com
FreeLife International GoChi
Made from Himalayan goji berries, GoChi juice contains one of a kind polysaccharides, which are believed to support the immune system and cardiovascular health and boost energy. Unique to goji berries, the Lycium barbarum polysaccharides (LBP) in GoChi are believed to work with the body to activate its own antioxidant enzymes, which can then circulate freely to help protect every cell in the body. According to the FreeLife website, in research published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, the LBP found in a four-ounce daily dose of GoChi improved 13 key aspects of health and well-being, including energy, sleep quality, stress and the immune system. A four-ounce serving provides 64 calories and is preservative-free and certified kosher and halal.
Retail: $36.50 (32-ounce bottle)
Available at FreeLife.com