(NaturalNews) Green PolkaDot Box, afast-growingonline buyer's club of organic, non-GMO and naturalgroceries and other products, has added three new natural brands to its product line:
Apple cider vinegar is well-known to deliver a broad spectrum of health benefits, promoting healthy digestion, raising metabolism, combating bacteria; aiding in weight loss; eliminating toxins; relieving allergy symptoms and enhancing the immune system. Unfortunately, many people find it unpalatable to consume. Body Ami produces a range of delicious flavors of unpasteurized and unfiltered apple cider.
You can choose from Acai Berry Honey; Acai Berry Blend; Currant Honey; Goji Berry Honey and Tropical Fruit Blend. Body Ami's blended vinegars are made with organic apples from Napa Valley. The vinegary tartness is offset by the sweetness of honey. You can drink one of their tasty vinegars, diluted with water, as a healthy morning wake-up call, for a post workout pick-me-up or to help stave off a cold.
This Canada-based company provides North America's only source of true manuka honey. Although all real, unfiltered honey (in comparison to the "funny honey" now flooding the marketplace) offers healing benefits, manuka honey has unique qualities. Manuka honey derives from the nectar of the Manuka Bush, a variety of the Tea Tree plant which grows only in New Zealand. After bees collect this nectar and preserve it in the hive with an enzyme called glucose oxidase.
When Manuka Honey comes into contact with body fluids, this enzyme slowly releases antibacterial hydrogen peroxide. Although it would be dangerous to drink regular hydrogen peroxide from the drugstore, the version contained in Manuka Honey is gentle to the body. Manuka Honey has antibacterial, anti microbial, antiviral, antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti fungal properties. When applied to skin it can fight acne, help eliminate free radicals responsible for skin aging and the treatment of wounds. When consumed, Manuka Honey can help against colds, flu and ulcers. Wedderspoon offers active raw Manuka Honey, as well as throat lozenges, lip balms and soaps made using this natural healing substance.
Guayaki offers a line of organic, fair-trade yerba mate products. Yerba mate is a natural stimulant beverage which provides "the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate." The naturally caffeinated and nourishing leaves of the celebrated South American rainforest holly tree are the source of Yerba mate (yer-bah mah-tay), which has been valued by South America's Ache Guayaki rainforest tribe for centuries for its rejuvenative effects.
Mate tree leaves deliver 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids as well as antioxidants. European health researchers extensively studied the plant in the early 1960s, concluding "it is difficult to find a plant in any area of the world equal to mate in nutritional value" and yerba mate contains "practically all of the vitamins necessary to sustain life." Yerba mate can be served either hot or cold, with milk and honey or with lemon. The Guayaki company offers yerba mate in tea bags, loose leaf form, as a bottled beverage in a variety of flavors, in cans and in organic energy shots. The company also sells drinking cups and bombillas (straw-like drinking implements to filter the brewed mate) so customers can drink the beverage in the way it is traditionally consumed in South America.