So if you are a fan of berries, but are concerned about their sugar content, just like Tom Brady is, I have good news for you. You’re going to love Resync, as it provides you with 3 different antioxidants found in one aronia berry fruit. Even better, the sugar has been extracted from that highly standardized aronia powder that we use as part of our proprietary blend. Like Dr. Wawer told me once, aronia combines the healthy beneficial properties of red wine and green tea. It contains both types of polyphenols: anthocyanins and catcheins.
While nobody should underestimate the antioxidants' power, I do understand people's concern about sugar content. I always advise athletes to stay away from sugary drinks as much as possible and especially before and after training or a game.
Here are the 3 main anthocyanins found in aronia berry:
1.Malvidin - is highly water-soluble. In acidic solutions malvidin has a red color, which turns to blue in alkaline conditions. Malvidin is responsible for the beautiful blue color found in petals of the Primula plants of the polyanthus group, and also it is responsible primarily for the color of red wine.
2.Petunidin- It is a natural organic compound, and just like Malvidin it is water-soluble. It is also part of the pigments responsible for the petal colors in many flowers. This pigment gives the Indigo Rose tomatoes their deep purple color when the fruits are exposed to sunlight. And, I know that, just like Tom Brady, I am not a fan of tomatoes, and many fruits that’s why I consume Resync powder on a daily basis and avoid the sugar content. I do have to say; the only exception for fruit I make is with kiwi, due to its own natural power, and high Vitamin C content.
3.Pelargonidin - It produces a characteristic orange color. It can be also found in plums and pomegranates. But again, they are both high in sugar, so if you are concerned about that, please consume them in moderation, or just like me and many athletes, go with a healthy alternative, Resync. Where else can you find this antioxidant? It is present in large amounts in kidney beans. Which are great for you, just pay attention to when you consume them, as it takes time to digest them due to their high fiber content. As with everything else in life, timing matters.
We all know that berries have shown many healthy benefits throughout the years, but there are very few, if any that we could compare to the power of the aronia berry. Aronia is gaining more recognition as nature’s antioxidant powerhouse. It ranks as number one among dozens of fruits & vegetables that were tested for the antioxidant capacity. However, just to remind you one last time, if you want to control your sugar intake, please think twice before you consume two cups of berries in the morning. To fill the gap of missing antioxidants in your diet, you can consume products, which provide great nutritional value without the sugar.
Let’s also remember that the idea that food itself meets all nutritional needs is not true, especially nowadays, where bigger fruits and veggies are not necessarily better or healthier for you. The source of your supplements matters as much as the one of your food does. As they say, what you don't know can hurt you. That’s why, organic or not, even top athletes know that food cannot necessarily supply all of the nutrients that are crucial for daily vitality and athletic recovery. Nobody should or ever will blame Tom Brady for not consuming berries or any fruit in his diet. I can only believe that he is gaining his antioxidant sources from elsewhere, where sugar is extracted and therefore cannot effect his body in any negative way.