Beets + Haskap Berries: An Unbeetable Combo

Beets + Haskap Berries: An Unbeetable Combo

Health enthusiasts will be delighted to learn about a delightful and nutritious combo that’s bound to jazz up any diet: beets and haskap berries. These two superfoods not only pack a punch in the flavor department but also come loaded with an impressive array of health benefits. Here’s a dive into why this dynamic duo deserves a spot on everyone’s plate!


The Marvelous Benefits of Beets

Beets are a fan favorite for their earthy sweetness and vibrant color, making them a staple in many kitchens. But beets are more than just a pretty veggie. Here are some key benefits:

Betalains: The Red Pigment Powerhouse

Beets owe their deep red hue to betalains, powerful pigments known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Betalains help combat oxidative stress and may even support detoxification processes in the body.

Nitrates: Boosting Performance Naturally[1]

Beets are rich in nitrates, which the body converts into nitric oxide. This compound has been shown to  improve blood flow, lower blood pressure, and enhance exercise performance.


The Superpowers of Haskap Berries

Haskap berries might not be as well-known as beets, but they are equally impressive. Here’s why:

Anthocyanins: The Antioxidant Champions

Haskap berries are bursting with anthocyanins, a type of antioxidant that gives them their beautiful blue-purple color. Anthocyanins are celebrated for their ability to fight free radicals, reduce inflammation, and support heart health.


These berries are a powerhouse of antioxidants. They have one of the highest ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) values among berries, making them super effective

at neutralizing harmful free radicals. Incorporating haskap berries into the diet can help protect cells from damage and support overall health.1


The Perfect Pair: Beets and Haskap Berries

So, what makes beets and haskap berries such a fantastic combo? It’s all about synergy! Fresher Under Pressure

Instead of using heat pasteurization, haskalife™ utilizes high pressure processing (HPP) to retain the maximum heat sensitive phyto-nutrients of the beets and haskap berries, as well as their delicious and earthy flavour profiles


Try the Duo for Yourself!

For those eager to experience the benefits of beets and haskap berries firsthand, there’s an exciting new product available: Beet + Haskap Super Shots! These convenient shots are packed with all the goodness of beets and haskap berries, providing a quick and easy way to boost nutrition.

Look for Beet + Haskap Super Shots at local grocery stores  and start reaping the benefits of this powerful duo today. Whether added to the morning routine or enjoyed as an afternoon pick-me-up, these super shots make it simple to enjoy the health benefits of beets and haskap berries anytime. See our delicious recipes here.


Adding beets and haskap berries to the diet is a fantastic way to boost intake of betalains, nitrates, anthocyanins, and antioxidants. Give this dynamic duo a try, and the benefits will be reaped in no time!

Have you tried beets and haskap berries before, if so please leave a comment on your favourite recipes so far @haskalife™ on Instagram.


Additional References:

[i] Lidder, S., & Webb, A. J. (2013). Vascular effects of dietary nitrate (as found in green leafy vegetables and beetroot) via the nitrate-nitrite-nitric oxide pathway. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 75(3), 677–696. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2125.2012.04420.x

Paredes-López, Octavio, et al. "Haskap Berries (Lonicera caerulea L.): A Critical Review of "Their Health-Promoting Potential." Journal of Food Science, vol. 84, no. 1, 2019, pp. 19-30

Wallace, T. C., and M. Giusti. "Anthocyanins."

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