Zingology pure whole food powders for healthy eating
Most processed and packaged foods – and many dietary supplements – contain synthetic nutrients. Even those who get adequate fruits and vegetables in their diet don’t receive all the needed nutrients: overuse of pesticides and fertilisers dramatically reduces nutrients content over time.
Synthetic nutrients are much less bioavailable (digestible/useful to the body) than whole food nutrients and are formulated using toxic chemicals like petroleum esters or formaldehyde. Unlike synthetic products, Zingology whole food powders are created from plants picked at the height of their nutritional values and prepared with a unique process.
Why use Zingology whole food powders?
- 100% pure ingredients, not diluted like juice.
- No additives, fillers, binders or extracts.
- All the nutrients of fresh fruit and veg.
- They taste good enough to eat off the spoon, unlike many powders.
Zingology whole food powders use a unique technology to evaporate water molecules without disturbing any enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins or minerals in the original foods. The low moisture of the powder retains freshness and stops spoilage for years, reducing waste. They are created using gentle wavelengths of natural light, not heat, to target and evaporate water molecules, leaving all the nutrients intact.
In studies at Washington State University, Zingology Strawberry Powder was shown to retain the same vitamin C content as its original fruit!
What makes this powder better than freeze-dried powder?
Most people have heard about freeze drying, however Zingology powders use a much gentler process. Freeze drying puts fruit and veg through a harsh treatment process meaning that powders can lose nutrients as well as flavour and colour.
Fresh vs powders
Zingology use fruit and veg from organic sources, picked when ripe and at their best and processed within hours of picking. Most fresh fruit and veg are picked early and force ripened, then transported a great distance before they reach stores.
While we always suggest eating fresh fruit and veg, sometimes a powder is much more versatile and the nutritional content can even be better than some fresh produce bought in supermarkets.
The powders are great when fruits and berries are out of season and having them in powder form can mean less spoilage. They have a very long shelf life – in fact the process was created for making foods for disaster relief like earthquakes or tsunamis. They can last well over 2 years unopened without the need for preservatives (just remember to keep moisture out).
A convenient replacement for whole or juiced fruits, vegetables and grasses, these organic powders provide real colour, flavour and nutrition for months on end without spoiling, and without needing artificial colours, flavours or preservatives of any kind.
Why do the powders sparkle?
The pioneering technology creates solid particles with trapezoidal shapes. Each side of these trapezoidal prisms has a flat, smooth surface (like a cut gemstone) that reflects light, creating a sparkle effect!
Why are the colours so strong?
Their pioneering technology is so gentle that the compounds responsible for creating colour remain intact from start to finish, unlike freezing and other methods. This leaves the finished powder ingredient with a much higher ratio of colour compounds per unit of space than the raw material. There’s no synthetic colouring — the colours of Zingology whole food powders are 100% natural. We love them, and the health benefits speak for themselves!
Health benefits of beetroot
Beetroot is low in fat, full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Beetroots are an excellent source of folic acid and a very good source of fibre, manganese and potassium. They have long been used for disorders of the liver as they help to stimulate the liver’s detoxification processes.
The plant pigment that gives beetroot its rich colour is betacyanin, a powerful agent thought to suppress the development of some types of cancer.
Beetroot is rich in fibre, helping bowel function and preventing constipation. It can also help to lower cholesterol levels too. Beets are also one of the richest sources of the amino acid glutamine, essential to the health and maintenance of the intestinal tract.
Other studies have looked at the effect of beetroot juice on blood pressure. A reduction in blood pressure is beneficial for the avoidance of heart disease and stroke. Studies state that nitrate rich foods like beetroot may help in heart attack survival.
Beetroot juice has gained popularity since Paralympic gold medalist David Weir announced that a shot of the juice was his secret to success. There’s lots more to beetroot’s sporting success – read more in our blog post on beetroot juice!
Health benefits of strawberries
Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamins C and K as well as providing healthy doses of fibre, folic acid, manganese and potassium. They also contain significant amounts of phytonutrients and flavanoids which makes strawberries bright red. They have been used throughout history for digestive problems, tooth whitening and skin irritation. Their fibre and fructose content may help regulate blood sugar levels by slowing digestion and the fibre has a filling effect.
One serving of strawberries contains 51.5 mg of vitamin C, about half of your daily requirement – double that serving to one cup and get 100%. Vitamin C is a well-known immunity booster, as well as a powerful, fast-working antioxidant. Our eyes require vitamin C to protect them from exposure to free-radicals from the sun’s harsh UV rays, which can damage the protein in the lens. Vitamin C also plays an important role in strengthening the eye’s cornea and retina.
Vitamin C is one of the antioxidants that can help with cancer prevention, since a healthy immune system is the body’s best defense. A phytochemical called ellagic acid – also found in strawberries – is another. Ellagic acid has been shown to yield anti-cancer properties like suppressing cancer cell growth. It’s also the one fruit that still tastes good when someone is undergoing cancer treatment!
Vitamin C may also result in healthier, younger-looking skin. But vitamin C isn’t the only naturally occuring wrinkle fighter found in strawberries. University researchers in the Republic of Korea concluded that ellagic acid visibly prevented collagen destruction and inflammatory response — two major factors in the development of wrinkles — in human skin cells, after continued exposure to skin-damaging UVB rays.
The antioxidants and phytochemicals found in strawberries may also help to reduce inflammation of the joints, which may cause arthritis and can also lead to heart disease. A study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health shows that women who eat 16 or more strawberries per week are 14% less likely to have elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) which is an indication of inflammation in the body.