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4 Everyday Superfoods You Are Probably Already Eating

 

The best part is, you probably have a majority of these foods in your pantry already!

Follow along with our sparkling juice blog to learn about 4 everyday superfoods and why they are so good for you. 

Leafy Greens

superfood salad being eaten over a calendar

Inflammation Fighters: Dark leafy greens like kale, spinach and chard offer significant antioxidants such as vitamin C and E. Additionally they contain vitamins A and K, which are inflammation-deterring components. 

Due to the high nutrient count in leafy greens, eating 2-3 servings of them per week has been linked to lower rates of stomach, breast and skin cancer. 

Try This: Leafy greens are great as bases for salads, or blended up in a smoothie. 

Man, all this talk about green things is making me think about our apple soda and cucumber soda! With only 2-6g of sugar, our unsweetened soda is a great drink to pair with your next leafy green meal. 

Quinoa

Vegetarian Protein: Quinoa is a unique superfood because it is plant-based but contains all nine essential amino acids. These protein-building acids are super important because the body does not naturally produce them, so they need to be consumed. 

Try This: Substitute in quinoa for rice in your next meal. It is a great base for grain bowls, stir-fries, or casserole dishes. 

Speaking of substituting, next time you go to grab a traditional soda, grab our healthy soda alternative instead! Each can has 15-25 calories and no artificial ingredients. 

Broccoli 

green superfood broccoli sitting in a bowl over a cutting board

Immunity Maker: Broccoli is considered a cruciferous vegetable, along with cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts. This means these superfoods are rich in fiber, vitamin A and C, minerals and phytonutrients. 

The high vitamin C content allows broccoli to be a great immunity booster and the fiber promotes healthy digestion. 

Try This: Cooking broccoli in a microwave can leach nutrients, so instead, try roasting, baking, or grilling it. 

While you're waiting around the grill, grab one of our soda soft drinks, pop it in a Wave Soda koozie and enjoy a refreshing, fizzy drink. 

Sweet Potato

Skin Health: Compared to the white potato, sweet potatoes contain more fiber--at least 4g in a medium size tuber. That fiber along with manganese, vitamin B and potassium, make sweet potatoes a superfood and great for digestion. 

Sweet potatoes get their orange color from carotenoids, like beta carotene. Carotenoids aid your body in the production of vitamin A, which may help protect the body from sun damage, stimulate collagen production and keep skin looking healthy. 

Try This: Mix cooked sweet potato with oats and eggs to create a healthy pizza crust for your next pizza night. 

Fun fact, New Wave Soda contains beta carotene to create a rich, natural color to our sparkling water with fruit!

Superfood And Drink

So maybe our healthy soda drink isn't a superfood, but I bet you can agree it's a super-drink! 

All of our happy drinks contain 2-6g of natural sugar, thanks to our all-natural ingredients list. Each can contains only 15-25 calories, and 6g carbs. Sounds like a super drink to me! 

girl smiling and holding a can of apple soda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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