Health Benefits

Take a moment to explore some of the health benefits our ancient and innovative products.  We are proud to select the highest quality ingredients in order to bring you the very best.

Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Taken in moderation, ACV can assist in soothing an irritated stomach
  • ACV’s sour taste can break the reflex of a hiccup attack
  • ACV’s acidic nature assists in calming a sore throat
  • It is believed that ACV’s acidic nature may suppress appetite, increase metabolism and reduce water retention
  • The potassium assists in balancing sodium levels and magnesium relaxes blood vessel walls, helping to lower blood pressure in Type 2 diabetes
  • As purported, ACV’s chlorogenic acid is believed to keep LDL cholesterol from oxidizing improving heart health
  • By its nature, ACV assists in balancing Ph and flushing toxins from the liver
  • ACV may aid in nutrient absorption of calcium assisting in the prevention of osteoporosis
  • ACV’s antioxidants helping in fighting free radicals
  • High in Acetic Acid, With Potent Biological Effects – contains a small amount of potassium, some amino acids and antioxidants
  • ACV acts as a natural preservative

Apples – Healthline Evidence-based

  • Apples are a good source of fiber and vitamin C. They also contain polyphenols*, which can have numerous health benefits.
  • Apples are high in fiber and water — two qualities that make them filling.
  • Apples promote heart health in several ways. They’re high in soluble fiber, which helps lower cholesterol. They also have polyphenols*, which are linked to lower blood pressure and stroke risk.
  • Eating apples is linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. This is possibly due to their polyphenol* antioxidant content.
  • The type of fiber in apples feeds good bacteria and may be the reason they protect against obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
  • Apples have several naturally occurring compounds that may help fight cancer.
  • Apples contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that may help regulate immune responses and protect against asthma.
  • The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds may promote bone health, and eating fruit can help preserve bone mass as you age.
  • Apples contain compounds that may help protect the stomach lining from injury due to NSAID painkillers.
  • According to animal studies, apple juice may help prevent the decline of neurotransmitters that are involved in memory.

 

Apricots – https://food.ndtv.com

  • Apricots are packed with Vitamin A, which is also known as retinol. It’s fat soluble, and helps in the enhancement of vision, among other things. And it keeps the immune system in check, protecting your skin in the process.
  • Given that this fruit is high on fiber content, it helps to reduce the bad cholesterol content in the body, and that means your heart is protected. And at the same time, it increases the good cholesterol. Plus the potassium content in the fruit balances the electrolyte levels in our system, keeping our heart muscles in order.
  • Ripe apricots are a treasure chest of antioxidants. When consumed daily, apricots help the body to get rid of toxins that we tend to collect over time. Antioxidants in turn also kill free radicals that damage our cells.
  • Apricots are good for your blood containing iron has non-heme iron. This type of iron takes its time to be absorbed by the body, and the longer it stays in the system, the better your chances in preventing anemia.
  • The combination of Vitamin C, A, and phytonutrients in apricots help to ensure good skin. And did you know that the antioxidants in the apricot also slow the ageing process?
  • The dietary fiber in ikn apricots improves your digestive system, which helps to increase your metabolism.
  • Calcium is much required in the formation and development of bones, and apricot has lots of it. What’s also interesting to note that without enough potassium in the body, the calcium is not absorbed and disposed of uniformly. Good news — the apricot has both of them!

Blackberries-Healthline Evidence-based

  • Packed with Vitamin C — that “power pack” that may help you heal wounds, regenerate the skin, battle free radicals (molecules released by toxins) in the body, absorb iron, shorten the common cold, and prevent scurvy.
  • These beautiful berries are high in fiber and manganese, a vital element of healthy bone development and a healthy immune system.
  • Blackberries may boost brain health.

Blueberries-Healthline Evidence-based

  • Blueberries are low in calories, but high in nutrients including Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese.
  • Blueberries are believed to contain the highest antioxidant capacity of ALL commonly used fruits and vegetables.
  • Studies show that blueberries and blueberry juice can protect against DNA damage, a leading driver of aging and cancer.
  • The antioxidants in blueberries have been shown to protect LDL lipoproteins (the “bad” cholesterol) from oxidative damage, a crucial step in the pathway towards heart disease.
  • Regular blueberry intake has been shown to lower blood pressure in numerous studies.
  • There is some evidence that regular blueberry consumption can help prevent heart attacks.
  • The antioxidants in blueberries seem to have benefits for the brain, helping to improve brain function and delaying age-related decline.
  • Several studies have shown that blueberries have anti-diabetic effects, helping to improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar levels.
  • Like cranberries, blueberries contain substances that can prevent certain bacteria from binding to the wall of the urinary bladder. This may be useful in preventing urinary tract infections.
  • Blueberries may help reduce muscle damage after strenuous exercise

Cardamon-Healthline Evidence-based

  • Cardamom may help lower blood pressure likely due to its antioxidant and diuretic properties.
  • Certain compounds in cardamom may fight cancer and stop the growth of tumors in mice and test tubes.
  • The antioxidant compounds in cardamom may help protect cells from damage and slow down and prevent inflammation in your body.
  • Cardamom may protect against digestive issues and has been shown to reduce the number and size of stomach ulcers in rats.
  • Cardamom is often used to treat bad breath. This is because cardamom might be able to kill common mouth bacteria and prevent cavities.
  • Cardamom may improve breathing by stimulating better oxygen uptake and relaxing air passage to the lungs in humans and animals.
  • One animal study suggests that cardamom extract may prevent anxious behaviors. This may be because low blood levels of antioxidants have been linked to the development of anxiety and other mood disorders.

 

Cherries – www.medicaldaily.com and www.draxe.com

  • Cherries help with arthritis and inflammatory conditions.
  • Cherries’ abundant supply of antioxidants have been linked to reduced levels of nitric oxide — a compound associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Additionally, these high levels of antioxidants fight fee radical damages.
  • Cherries are high in fiber and are an excellent source of Vitamin C.
  • Cherries are potassium-rich, helping to alleviate hypertension and high blood pressure. Potassium also feeds the brain, possibly contributing to improving memory.
  • Cherries help lower blood sugar levels.
  • Cherries may help lower the risk of colon cancer.
  • Cherries contain melatonin which assists in a good night’s sleep

Cinnamon-Healthline Evidence-based

  • This fragrant spice is very high in the compound cinnamaldehyde, giving the spice both its distinct flavor and scent, which scientists believe is responsible for its powerful effects on health and metabolism.
  • Loaded with powerful antioxidants, such as polyphenols*. They have numerous health benefits that may offer protection from the development of cancers, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes.
  • Cinnamon can be used as or considered to be a natural food preservative.
  • The antioxidants in cinnamon have anti-inflammatory effects, which may help lower your risk of disease.
  • Cinnamon may improve some key risk factors for heart disease, including cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure.
  • Cinnamon has been shown to significantly increase sensitivity to the hormone insulin.
  • Cinnamon has been shown to reduce fasting blood sugar levels, having a potent anti-diabetic effect at 1–6 grams or 0.5–2 teaspoons per day.
  • Cinnamon may have beneficial effects on neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Animal and test-tube studies indicate that cinnamon may have protective effects against cancer.
  • Cinnamaldehyde has antifungal and antibacterial properties, which may reduce infections and help fight tooth decay and bad breath.

Cloves-Healthline Evidence-based

  • Cloves contain Important nutrients including fiber, manganese, Vitamin K and Vitamin C.
  • Cloves are high in antioxidants, including eugenol and vitamin C, both of which can help reduce oxidative stress.
  • Test-tube studies show that the compounds in cloves may reduce cancer cell growth and promote cancer cell death.
  • Studies show that cloves may promote oral health, thanks to their antimicrobial properties, which may help kill harmful bacteria.
  • Some studies show that cloves and the compounds they contain may help reduce oxidative stress and protect the liver.
  • Test-tube and animal studies have shown that the compounds in cloves may help promote insulin production and lower blood sugar.
  • Cloves may promote bone health.
  • Cloves may reduce stomach ulcers.

Ginger – Healthline Evidence-based

  • Ginger is high in gingerol, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
  • 1-1.5 grams of ginger can help prevent various types of nausea. This applies to sea sickness, chemotherapy-related nausea, nausea after surgery and morning sickness.
  • Ginger appears to be effective at reducing the day-to-day progression of muscle pain and and may reduce exercise-induced muscle soreness.
  • There are some studies showing ginger to be effective at reducing symptoms of osteoarthritis
  • Ginger has been shown to lower blood sugar levels and improve various heart disease risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes.
  • Ginger appears to speed up emptying of the stomach, which can be beneficial for people with indigestion and related stomach discomfort.
  • Ginger appears to be very effective against menstrual pain when taken at the beginning of the menstrual period.
  • There is some evidence, in both animals and humans, that ginger can lead to significant reductions in LDL cholesterol and blood triglyceride levels.
  • Ginger contains a substance called 6-gingerol, which may have protective effects against cancer.
  • Studies suggest that ginger can protect against age-related damage to the brain. It can also improve brain function in elderly women.
  • Gingerol, the bioactive substance in fresh ginger, can help lower the risk of infections. In fact, ginger extract can inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria.
  • Ginger is very effective against the oral bacteria linked to inflammatory diseases in the gums, such as gingivitis and periodontitis

Hibiscus – www.curejoy.com

  • Lowers blood sugar.
  • Lowers cholesterol.
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Boosts the immune system.

Lavender – www.livestrong.com and Medical News Today

  • Research suggests that lavender may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness.
  • Some studies suggest that consuming lavender as a tea can help digestive issues such as vomiting, nausea, intestinal gas, upset stomach, and abdominal swelling.
  • Lavender contains Vitamin A. The vitamin A in this floral food is excellent for your eye health. This vitamin helps prevent cataracts and age-related macular degeneration as well as night blindness, dry eyes and eye infections. It also keeps your skin and mucus membranes healthy.
  • The calcium in lavender boosts the strength of your bones, warding off osteoporosis. It may also ease symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.
  • Eat lavender to increase your iron intake. One serving has 2 mg of iron, a considerable portion of the 8 to 11 g you should consume each day. Iron helps make hemoglobin and myoglobin in your blood. Without adequate quantities of iron in your diet, you may develop anemia, a condition that makes you tired and listless

Lemons-Healthline Evidence-based

  • Lemons are high in heart-healthy vitamin C and several beneficial plant compounds that have been shown to lower cholesterol.
  • lemon extract and plant compounds may promote weight loss
  • Lemon juice may help prevent kidney stones from re-forming.
  • Lemons contain vitamin C and citric acid, which help you absorb non-heme iron from plants. This may help prevent anemia.
  • Some plant chemicals from lemons have been shown to prevent cancer in animal studies.

Oranges – Healthline Evidence-based

  • A number of vitamins and minerals are found in oranges. These include vitamin C, thiamin, folate, and potassium.
  • Oranges are a good source of fiber, which may promote digestive health.
  • Oranges are a rich source of several antioxidants that are responsible for many of their health benefits.
  • As a good source of antioxidants and fiber, oranges may cut the risk of heart disease.
  • Being a rich source of citric acid and citrates, oranges may help prevent kidney stone formation.

Peach Honey SpritzerPeaches – Medical News Today and www.stylecraze

  • Stone fruit like peaches, plums and nectarines have been shown to ward off obesity-related diseases such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease.
  • Peaches are an excellent source of the strong antioxidant vitamin C. Peaches can also help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer.
  • The fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and choline content in peaches all support heart health.
  • Peaches contain a unique combination of bioactive compounds that reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. According to a study, replacing sugary drinks with fresh fruit juice rich in polyphenols* (like peaches) can help lower the cardiovascular risk factors.
  • The dietary fiber in peaches helps regulate and improve digestion. And in addition to being good for digestion, the fruit also acts as a diuretic – it helps cleanse your kidneys and the bladder.
  • Peaches are good sources of folate that promotes brain health.
  • Peaches are rich sources of vitamin A, a nutrient that helps regulate the immune system.
  • The vitamin C in peaches, apart from having numerous other benefits, also helps build bones and teeth. Vitamin C, along with iron, can help reduce lead absorption. This is required for the proper growth of tissues, repairing of cartilages, and the strengthening of the bones and teeth. The vitamin A in peaches also helps in promoting the health of bones and teeth.

Pears-Medical News Today and www.popsugar.com

  • Pears are rich in important antioxidants, flavonoids, and dietary fiber. They are also fat-free and cholesterol-free.
  • Pears are one of the highest-fiber fruits. Filling up on fiber keeps you regular to prevent a bloated belly caused by constipation, which also helps prevent colon cancer. A diet high in fiber can also keep your cholesterol levels down.  Getting your fill of fiber from fruit is also linked to a reduced risk of breast cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.
  • Pears contain a fair amount of vitamins C, K, B2, B3, and B6. For expecting or nursing moms, they also contain folate. Pears also shine in the mineral department containing calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese. Vitamin C and copper are antioxidant nutrients, so eating pears is good for your immune system and may help prevent cancer.
  • Pears also contain boron, needed our bodies to retain calcium, and assist in the prevention of osteoporosis.
  • The phytonutrients found in pears are also associated with preventing stomach cancer.
  • It’s a hypoallergenic fruit, which means those with food sensitivities can usually eat pears with no adverse effects.
  • Quercetin is another antioxidant found in the skin of pears.

Plums – Healthline Evidence-based

  • Plums and prunes are impressively high in nutrients. They contain over 15 different vitamins and minerals, in addition to fiber and antioxidants. These include:  Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
  • Plums and prunes are high in polyphenol antioxidants, which may reduce inflammation and lower the risk of several chronic diseases.
  • Plums and prunes are a good source of fiber and have been shown to reduce adiponectin levels. Both characteristics may benefit blood sugar control.
  • Plums and prunes may promote heart health due to their potential role in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Raspberries – www.healthfitnessrevolution.com

  • Raspberries are packed with cancer-fighting antioxidants. They have one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants of any fruit on earth, almost 10x as much as tomatoes. Raspberries also contain ellagic acid, a natural phenol antioxidant found in fruits and veggies and is prevalent in berries. Animal studies revealed raspberry phytonutrients have an important role in lowering oxidative stress, reducing inflammation, and thereby altering the development or reproduction of cancer cells.
  • The potassium content in berries helps regulates heart beat and blood pressure. Raspberries are also rich in minerals like manganese, copper and iron which produce red blood cells.
  • An article in Medical Daily claims that the Vitamin C and magnesium in raspberries might improve fertility in both men and women. One theory asserts that the antioxidants in raspberries protect sperm health, promote conception, and reduce the risk of miscarriage.
  • Consuming berries can prevent brain damage and memory loss associated with aging. They also stave off disease and other symptoms of old age by reducing stress through their antioxidants. One study fund that higher intake of flavonoid-rich berries can reduce cognitive decline. Interestingly enough, anthocyanin works in synergy with quercetin to prevent age-related memory loss.
  • Raspberries are full of Vitamin C which helps repair skin tissues and aids in cell regeneration of the skin, bones, ligaments and blood vessels.
  • Raspberries prevent damage to the cell membranes through their anti-inflammatory properties that help with heart-disease, fortifing your immune system, and aiding with digestion. A recent study claims that the Ellagic acid, a natural phenol antioxidant found in fruits and veggies and prevalent in raspberry juice, is responsible for the berry’s anti-inflammatory effect in the gastro-intestinal tract.
  • Raspberries are rich in Vitamin C, which increases general immunity to everyday illnesses and rare infections. Vitamin C boosts the antioxidant levels in raspberries and helps clean blood cells so they can stave off unwanted viral incursions. The anti-oxidants like phenols and anthocyanin keep us healthy in the now and staves off some of the effects of aging so we can remain healthy for years to come.
  • The combination of antioxidants like Vitamin C, Vitamin A and phenols in raspberries ward off disease and safeguard the membranes of the eye that produce the watery fluid thereby cleaning and protecting the eyes from drying out. Ellagic acid is also an active component of healthy vision.
  • The Rheosmin, Tiliroside, Fructose, high fiber and low glycemic index of Raspberries makes them a sweet treat for diabetics and anyone who has to watch their blood sugar levels.
  • The raspberry is low in fat and high in fiber — they’ll fill you up without weighing you down with extra calories. They’re also full of water and potassium which will stave off dehydration and all the unpleasant side-effects that accompany it.

Rosemary – www.organicfacts.net

  • According to USDA, fresh rosemary has a very high reserve of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, thiamin, folate, as well as minerals like magnesium, calcium, copper, iron, and manganese. It has abundant antioxidants in its phenolic compounds such as diterpene, carnosol, and rosmarinic acid, as well as in its essential oils such as cineol, camphene, borneol, bornyl acetate, α-terpineol, and α-pinene.
  • The herb has high dietary fiber. It is low in cholesterol and sodium but high in saturated fats.
  • The oil of rosemary promotes hair growth, prevents baldness, slows graying, treats dandruff, and dry scalp. (This is a application process, and not a proven ingestion fact.)
  • One of the earliest documented uses of rosemary for health reasons was as a cognitive stimulant. It helps improve memory performance and quality. It is also known to boost alertness, intelligence, and focus.
  • Rosemary prevents beta-amyloid plaques and suppresses acetylcholinesterase (AChE), which are primary causes of Alzheimer’s, ataxia and dementia. It has also been linked to stimulating cognitive activity in the elderly as well as those suffering from other acute cognitive disorders.  A research titled “Brain Food for Alzheimer-Free Ageing: Focus on Herbal Medicines” suggests that rosemary is one of the best foods you can include in your diet.
  • The carnosic acid in rosemary has neuroprotective properties suggesting that it helps to reduce oxidative stress and overstimulation in nerve cells, ultimately protecting the nervous system. It is also known to protect certain parts of the brain from tissue damage such as ischemic injury, heals nervous tissue, and reduce blood clots.
  • Rosemary has been linked to lower levels of cirrhosis and a faster healing time of the liver, which is one of the slowest organs to heal. It also reduces plasma liver enzymes, which may cause type-2 diabetes. Carnosol prevents liver tissue distortion. It also prevents depletion of liver glycogen, the energy storage molecules.
  • A study conducted on the anti-depressant effects of rosemary concluded that the aroma of rosemary alone has been linked to improving mood and clearing the mind. It has a calming effect on those who suffer from chronic anxiety and depression. Furthermore, it reduces salivary cortisol (the stress hormone) levels, which helps ease tension in the body.
  • Carnosol in rosemary balances androgen and estrogen hormones in the body. It also lowers the release of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) hormone, which helps improve prostate health and enhance hair growth.
  • Prevents Cancer: The Nutrition and Cancer journal has published a study in 2015, which suggests that rosemary extract is very helpful in treating cancer.   Manganese, carnosol, rosmarinic acid, carnosic acid, and other rosemary extracts have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative, and anticancer properties.  They selectively kill cancer cells.  It has shown promising results in the treatment of various cancers including colon, blood, breast, prostate, ovarian, cervical, liver, lung, bladder, and pancreatic cancer.
  • The leaves of rosemary remove the phlegm and mucus from the respiratory system, providing relief from a cough, cold, flu, and even asthma. Rosmarinic acid prevents any kind of fluid accumulation in the lungs.
  • Rosemary extracts exert anti-inflammatory and anti-hyperglycaemic effects and promote weight loss. According to a study, carnosic acid-rich rosemary can be used as a preventive treatment for metabolic disorders.
  • Rosemary is specifically powerful against bacterial infections. It is linked to preventing staph infections, which causes lethal boils and blisters, and is highly contagious. It also eradicates various gram negative and gram positive bacteria completely.
  • Due to its abundant antioxidant profile, rosemary has an anti-thrombotic effect and helps prevent blood clots.
  • Rosemary intake has been shown to prevent the growth of H. pylori bacteria, a dangerous pathogen that can cause stomach ulcers.
  • The active components in rosemary are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic in nature. This represents a three-pronged attack against many different diseases and pathogens that could threaten the immune system or damage the integrity of the body.
  • Rosemary increases bile flow and keeps the gallbladder functioning at its optimal best. This, in turn, helps maintain gut health and fight gut diseases like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and colitis.
  • Rosemary, with strong anti-inflammatory properties, has traditionally been used as a natural remedy for upset stomach, constipation, gas, bloating, and diarrhea. Adding it to your diet can help you regulate your bowel movements and your gastrointestinal system.
  • As a natural antibacterial agent, rosemary works as a wonderful breath freshener that improves your oral health. Steep rosemary leaves in a glass of hot water and then gargle or swish the water in your mouth to eliminate bacteria, and you will have naturally fresh and clean breath all night!
  • Rosemary acts as a stimulant for the body and boosts the production of red blood cells and blood flow.
  • When consumed orally, it acts as a pain reliever for headaches and migraines. It also relieves menstrual and stomach cramps, as well as kidney pain.
  • Carnosol and carnosic acids are two powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds found in rosemary that have been linked to reducing inflammation of muscles, blood vessels, and joints. This makes it an effective treatment for many things, including blood pressure, gout, arthritis, and injuries sustained during physical exertion or surgery. It is effective in oral or topical form. Furthermore, the reduction in inflammation in the cardiovascular system can help boost heart health and prevent atherosclerosis from appearing.
  • Rosemary is slightly diuretic in nature, meaning that it can help flush out toxins efficiently during urination. Furthermore, by increasing the rate at which water leaves the body, it can also help push out pathogens, salts, toxins, and even excess fat when consumed regularly. It helps cure uremia, majorly seen in people with thyroid dysfunction.
  • Antioxidant compounds in rosemary make a secondary line of defense behind the body’s own immune system. A significant amount of antioxidant in it include rosmarinic acid, caffeic acid, betulic acid, and carnosol.
  • The presence of carnosic acid in rosemary helps to prevent age-related macular degeneration, which affects the outer retina of the eye.
  • Antiepileptic properties of rosemary help reduce spams of involuntary muscles such as the heart.
  • Cineole in rosemary boosts body activities by enhancing locomotion, according to a study.

Vanilla – www.livestrong.com

  • Natural vanilla extract contains numerous antioxidants, including vanillic acid and vanillin.
  • Vanillin is a natural antioxidant and gives vanilla beans their distinctive aroma. An animal study published in a 2011 issue of the “European Journal of Pharmacology” found that as a result of the vanillin content, vanilla extract had powerful liver-protective abilities, as well as anti-inflammatory abilities.

WHAT ARE POLYPHENOLS?

Many of BooYah!’s products are made from ingredients containing or high in polyphenols.

In a nutshell, anything that makes your mouth pucker generally contains polyphenols.

These micronutrients are evident in a variety of plant-based foods and are generally packed with antioxidants and potential health benefits.  Research is demonstrating that polyphenols improve or help treat digestion issues, weight management difficulties, diabetes, neurodegenerative disease, and cardiovascular diseases.

The best means of putting polyphenols into your system is by eating foods containing them.  Supplements are also available, but any side effects, particularly interference with or limitation of iron absorption, are more common by way of supplements.

Cloves and a wide range of other herbs and seasonings are very rich in polyphenols.  BooYah! Pays close attention to this in their flavor development.

Berries also have a tendency to be high in polyphenols.  Please to say that BooYah!’s berry shrubs and sipping vinegars rank among our customers’ favorites!

Certain non-berry fruits are also high in polyphenols including but not limited to plums, cherries, apples and pomegranate.

In summary, polyphenols are powerful micronutrients needed by our bodies. Their numerous health benefits may offer protection from the development of cancers, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes. As with just about anything, best to consume hrough foods naturally containing them.

Drink to your health and enjoy!