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Reduce Your Risk of Obesity and Diabetes with Whole Food Sugar-Blockers

Jun 22, 2016

Insulin spikes can lock fat into your cells and prevent it from being used for energy. Keeping blood sugar steady is an important tool for preventing insulin spikes. Starch is the substance in our diet that's most responsible for blood sugar surges. The good news? Fiber in whole fruits and veggies can blunt the blood sugar-raising effects and slow carbohydrate digestion and entry into our bloodstream. At Froozer, we recognize the benefits of whole foods, and we know you are concerned about what you and your kids eat.  

Even though whole grain products are high in fiber, the starch in grains quickly turns to sugar in the digestive system and overwhelms any blood sugar-blocking effects the fiber might have had. Of course, all fruits and vegetables contain natural sugars. Nevertheless, most fruits and vegetables contain proportionately more soluble fiber than sugar, so they don't raise blood sugar as quickly and as much as grain products and refined carbohydrates. 

To ascertain the balance of fiber to sugar in fruits and vegetables, look at their glycemic index/load. To find out more about glycemic load, see the Prevention guide, Glycemic Impact 101. Studies show that carbohydrates that have been associated with increased risk of obesity or diabetes have glycemic loads greater than 100. Conversely, fruits and vegetables with glycemic loads less than 100 have been associated with a reduced risk of diabetes and obesity.  

Therefore, to avoid blood sugar spikes, you will want to avoid fruits or vegetables with glycemic loads higher than 100, even though they contain soluble fiber. Fruits and vegetables whose glycemic loads are between 50 and 100 are themselves acceptable to eat, but they release enough glucose to nullify their usefulness as sugar blockers. The best fruit and vegetable sugar blockers are those with glycemic loads less than 50. Strawberries and blueberries, for instance, have an index of 40.  

Natural soluble fiber blocks sugar best when consumed before, rather than after, you eat starch. For instance, if your meal includes a salad, steak, potatoes, and green beans, eat the salad and at least some of the green beans before eating the potatoes.

Made with 100% real fruit and vegetables picked at the peak of their ripeness, Froozer® is a nutritious and yummy treat that can be enjoyed by kids of all ages. Our products represent our commitment to the pure goodness of freshly harvested whole fruits & veggies, flash-frozen and blended for optimal taste, nutrition and digestion.

We present natural fruits and veggies in all their glory, nothing added or subtracted, not even a drop of water. Froozer® is: All Natural, Antioxidant Rich, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Non-GMO, Kosher, Naturally Low Calorie and Vegan. Want to try Froozer® for yourself? You can buy Froozer® on our website and we will ship it right to you. You can also find us in various grocery stores such as Whole Foods. We can’t wait for you to try Froozer® and let us know what you think!

http://www.prevention.com/weight-loss/weight-loss-tips/natural-blood-sugar-blockers-high-fiber-foods
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Does Gluten Fit into a Whole Nutrition Diet?

Jun 15, 2016

Gluten is a protein found in everyday grains like wheat, barley, and rye. It makes pizza dough stretchy and gives bread its light, spongy texture. Folks with celiac disease, and some other gut issues, must make themselves very familiar with gluten and gluten products, because it is imperative that those suffering with celiac disease avoid gluten altogether. At Froozer, we've made a commitment to provide gluten-free whole foods, because we are aware of the current research that shows that more and more people are discovering their long term health issues turn out to be caused, or exacerbated, by gluten. All of our products are gluten-free.

An Archives of Internal Medicine study in 2003 suggests that celiac disease is far more prevalent than at first suspected, affecting one in 33 Americans. Experts once thought celiac disease was a rare disorder, believed to only affect one in every 10,000 people. 

For people with celiac disease and leaky gut syndrome, gluten is to be strictly avoided. Their bodies have developed an immune response to the gluten protein, which often leads the body, then, to start attacking similar proteins in the body. That means that an autoimmune response has been set up, and that response can destroy normal healthy tissues that can lead to all sorts of autoimmune disorders and problems: lupus, allergies, asthma, arthritis, fibromyalgia, skin rashes, adult acne, etc.

Experts are also noticing something they are calling "non-celiac gluten sensitivity." Non-celiac gluten sensitivity can lead to celiac-like symptoms such as stomach cramps, diarrhea, and bloating. For years, health professionals didn't believe non-celiac gluten sensitivity existed, but experts are beginning to acknowledge that it may affect as many as 20 million Americans.

Will going Gluten-Free Make me Feel Better?
If you have celiac disease or suspect that you are gluten sensitive, you definitely want to avoid gluten. Giving up gluten may sound as basic as cutting out bread and pasta, but gluten is added to everything from salad dressings, soy sauce, and yogurt to seasonings. Check all labels for added gluten. Keep in mind that flour is used in some processed foods but isn't necessarily listed on the label. Mixed seasoning salts are a prime example. Some use flour mixed into the seasonings to evenly distribute the seasonings when sprinkled out. To be safe, it is best to eat whole foods with as little processing as possible.

Know that some foods contain gluten only because they are processed in plants with products that contain gluten, so that the gluten-free food gets contaminated. Oats are such an example. Notice that Wikipedia's article states that oats have gluten. Many people believe this misconception. Oats do not naturally contain gluten. It is possible to get gluten-free oats if you choose those that have been processed in a dedicated gluten-free facility. Bob's Red Mill gluten-free rolled oats are a perfect example.

At Froozer® we present natural fruits and veggies in all their glory, nothing added or subtracted, not even a drop of water. Froozer® is: All Natural, Antioxidant Rich, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Non-GMO, Kosher, Naturally Low Calorie, and Vegan. Want to try Froozer® for yourself? You can buy Froozer® on our website and we will ship it right to you. You can also find us in various grocery stores such as Whole Foods. We can’t wait for you to try our gluten-free frozen fruit smoothies and let us know what you think!
 
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From Processed to Whole Foods – When it's Good to be a Quitter

Jun 7, 2016

It can be difficult for some folks to quit ingesting processed, refined sugar – especially if attempted cold turkey. However, some folks sail right through it easily. Most quitters report that they didn't expect the wide range of positive benefits they experienced from quitting sugar and going to whole foods. At Froozer®, we know the body needs some natural sugars to thrive, but we also know that processed sugars are showing up as less and less appealing to those interested in a healthy, balanced body and lifestyle. Here are just a few benefits of getting off processed sugar.

1. Saving Money
Think about all the ways your bank balance is affected by sugar. Do you spend money on a range of sweets throughout your week/day:  a doughnut on the way to the office because of a skipped breakfast, banana bread for a mid-morning snack with sugar-laden coffee, a chocolate bar for an afternoon pick-me-up with a sugary cola, a pastry and milk for a bedtime snack?

2. Impact on insulin, blood glucose levels
Different nutrients have varying impacts on how you feel after you consume them. Fructose (natural sugar in fruit) is sent to the liver after consumption and has minimal impact on insulin and blood sugar levels. This is especially true when the whole fruit is ingested instead of fruit juices. This makes it a better option if you want to avoid the highs and lows typically associated with foods that contain pure glucose.

Sugar, while composed of partial fructose, will still send glucose straight to the blood, causing insulin levels to increase while you experience a quick burst of energy. Unfortunately, this burst of energy is frequently followed by a drop, which often just leaves you hungry and craving more.

3. Increased energy
You will likely notice a huge improvement in this area, particularly in the afternoon when you used to get an energy slump between 2pm-4pm that warranted that chocolate bar and cola. The uncomfortable and precipitous mid-afternoon energy drop-off usually disappears.

4. And Beyond
In Gary Taubes' The New York Times Magazine post, Is Sugar Toxic?, he suggests that excessive consumption of sugar is the primary reason that the numbers of obese and diabetic Americans have skyrocketed in the past 30 years, as well the likely dietary cause of several other chronic ailments widely considered to be diseases of Western lifestyles – heart disease, hypertension and many common cancers.

If you've decided to give up sugar, know that at Froozer®, we present our natural fruits and veggies in all their glory, nothing added or subtracted – no added sugar and not even a drop of water. Our frozen whole-fruit smoothies are: All Natural, Antioxidant Rich, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Non-GMO, Kosher, Naturally Low in Calories, and Vegan. Want to try them for yourself? You can buy them right here on our website, and we’ll ship them to you. You can also find them in various grocery stores such as Whole foods and other retailers (map here). We can't wait for you to try Froozer® and let us know what you think!

http://www.askmen.com/sports/foodcourt_250/257_health-benefits-of-sugar.html
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Clean Label Foods and All Natural Ingredients for Beauty From the Inside Out

May 25, 2016

Eating all natural and clean label foods are not just an obvious way to feel better on the inside but can also be a great way to look better too! Most people treat their skin with chemical-ridden products, which may not address the root cause of skin issues and can often cause even more problems. Add to that an unhealthy diet and your skin could really suffer. Your skin's health is a reflection of your inner health. Eating the right foods will not only enhance your natural beauty, it will help minimize wrinkles, acne, inflammation and other skin-related conditions. At Froozer®, we understand the importance of eating whole foods for superior nutrition that keep your body and skin healthy and beautiful. We present natural fruits and veggies in all their glory, nothing added or subtracted – not even a drop of water and never any added sugar. 

Wondering what to eat for glowing healthy skin? Here are a few key nutrients that are essential for a healthy body that lead to a beautiful complexion.

Vitamin C is involved in the synthesis of collagen, an important protein for making your skin supple. Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant. It helps reduce oxidative stress to the body and may lower your risk for cancer. Foods high in vitamin C include broccoli, brussel sprouts, kale, bell peppers, guava, acerola, beet greens, grapefruit, strawberries, red and green bell peppers, kale, parsley, collard greens, bananas, and turnip greens.

Selenium not only prevents acne, but it also aids in skin cancer prevention. It is a powerful antioxidant trace mineral that is responsible for maintaining skin firmness and elasticity. This mineral promotes absorption of vitamin E and enhances the antioxidant functions of vitamin E – which is mainly stored in the skin – resulting in glowing skin and less deterioration to the skin's collagen. Foods high in selenium include brazil nuts, walnuts, red snapper, tuna, liver, wheat germ, herring, onion, seafood, whole grains, and brown rice.

Free radicals are catalysts for premature skin aging. Because of its antioxidant properties, vitamin E helps fight free radicals caused by pollution, smoking, processed foods, and sun exposure. When combined with vitamin A, vitamin E is especially effective at preventing certain skin cancers. Vitamin E is one of the key vitamins for healthy skin. Food sources high in vitamin E include almonds, eggs, walnuts, avocados, asparagus, sunflower seeds, pine nuts, spinach, oatmeal, and olives.

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are responsible for skin repair, moisture content and overall flexibility. They offer healing benefits for various inflammatory conditions such as eczema. Since the body doesn't produce EFAs, they must be obtained through the diet. Food sources for EFAs include walnuts, salmon, mackerel, sardines, flaxseeds, and chia seeds. You can also take a fish oil supplement.
 
Get to know Froozer® - we believe in whole foods that nourish and beautify your body from the inside out. Our frozen whole-fruit smoothies are:  All Natural, Clean Label, Antioxidant Rich, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Non-GMO, Kosher, Naturally Low in Calories, and Vegan. Want to try them for yourself? You can buy Froozer right here on our website, and we’ll ship it right to you. You can also find them in various grocery stores around the nation such as Whole foods - find Froozer near you. We can't wait for you to try Froozer® and let us know what you think!

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