As we’re sure you noticed, we got ourselves in a bit of a pickle a few weeks ago: our site got hacked!

 

We immediately shut it down to protect you, our valuable customers, and went to work to undo the damage.

 

(We are proud to announce that the site is back up, stronger and more secure than ever!)

 

Now this shook us up quite a bit, but it gave us a chance to reflect and focus on the inner-workings of the site. We’ve always been proud of the appearance and content of the site, but it was time to go “behind the scenes” and check things from the inside out.

 

This led us to the perfect analogy that goes along with the most popular of New Year’s Resolutions: to eat healthier.

 

Now what does one have to do with the other?

 

Much like our website having some internal trouble that needed fixing, our bodies are the same way. We might be thrilled with the way we look on the outside, but maybe our insides need a little bit of attention too.

 

We spend a lot of time talking about the health benefits of the fresh berries we provide you all year round, but what are those benefits exactly?

 

Let’s check out some of our favorites!

 

Vitamin A

 

  • Crucial for good vision
  • Important for healthy bone growth
  • Essential for reproduction
  • Supports the immune system

 

Vitamin B

 

  • Promotes a healthy metabolism
  • Reduces risk of a stroke
  • Maintains healthy skin and hair
  • Aids in the breaking down of carbohydrates into sugars

 

Vitamin C

 

  • Recognized as one of the safest and most effective nutrients
  • Protects against immune system deficiencies
  • Reduces risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Promotes pre-natal health

 

Vitamin D

 

  • Regulates Calcium and Phosphorus absorption
  • Maintains healthy teeth and bones
  • Promotes healthy growth
  • Improves muscle function

 

Fiber

 

  • Controls blood sugar levels
  • Promotes a healthy heart
  • Reduces risk of stroke
  • Improves skin health

 

Calcium

 

  • Aids in the building and maintenance of healthy bones
  • Helps with proper function of the heart and other muscles
  • Promotes healthy blood pressure
  • Maintains a healthy heart rhythm

 

So what do you think? We hear these terms all the time and we’re encouraged to make these vitamins and nutrients a part of our diets, and how we know why!

 

As with any change of diet (even for the healthier options) we always recommend speaking to your health care professional before you make any substantial changes to your diet and/or eating habits.

 

What’s your favorite way to enjoy your vitamins? What foods really do it for you?

 

We’d love to hear from you.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

The HBF Family

 

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