August 27, 2018


Time to Ditch Your Childhood Idea of PRUNES



If you were anything like me growing up, an appreciation for prunes was about on par with the desire to eat any of the green vegetables on my plate.  To be clear, it was zero.  I had zero interest in those wrinkly, dried up blobs of old plum that my grandmother tried to feed me like candy.  Gross, grandma.

But!  What I didn't know then (and hadn't yet learned to care about) was how jam-packed with nutrients those little suckers were!  Thankfully, I grew out of my childhood eating habits and traded my love for candy, soda and salty snacks for much more well-rounded, sustaining plates of food!  I discovered how hard my body works to maintain itself and how important it is for me to support it!  This is a transition that many of us go through as we get older-- we learn to love food for much different reasons than before.  Instead of prioritizing the fleeting satisfaction of unhealthy meals and high-sugar snacks, we learn to love the ingredients that truly contribute to the health of our bodies long-term.  We learn to love prunes, y'all.

And let me tell you, there is a lot to love about them!  Below are just some of their amazing benefits!

1.  HIGH IN POTASSIUM
Prunes are very high in potassium- an important electrolyte which aids the body in many important functions like digestion, heart rhythm, nerve impulses, muscle contractions and blood pressure.  The body does not produce it's own potassium, so it's super important to make sure that we provide it!

2.  BORON
Dried prunes contain a very important mineral called Boron, which helps to build strong bones and muscles.  It is also thought by many to aid patients with osteoporosis, as well as decrease the amount of bone loss that occurs in postmenopausal women.

3.  GOOD SOURCE OF IRON
When your body is low in iron, it can result in a whole host of unwanted symptoms: Shortness of breath, irritability, fatigue and weakness.  However, the good news is, prunes are a great source
of iron! One half-cup of prune juice, on contains 3 mg, or 17 percent of your Daily Value.

4.  LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE AND CHOLESTEROL
If you aren't in love with the benefits of prunes by now, we've got even more for ya!  Research suggests that prunes may help slow the development of atherosclerosis (a narrowing of the arteries), by reducing your body's buildup of fat and cholesterol.  Additionally, studies have shown that people who ate prunes on a daily basis saw a reduction in blood pressure!

5.  LOWERS RISK OF COLON CANCER
Excluding skin cancers, colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women.  A recent study conducted by Texas A&M University, however, found that eating prunes may actually help to increase the amount of microbiota (good bacteria) in your colon, reducing a person's chance of developing the disease!

I don't know about you guys, but all this healthy prune talk really has me craving them now!  And, because we have probably all under-valued these special little fruits at one time or another, we want to celebrate them now by offering a 20% off discount on our prune-based Pineapple-Mango-Papaya bar.  Head to our website and be sure to type in WELOVEPRUNES for your discount! (Offer good through September 8, 2018)

August 06, 2018


BEIJA FARIA: YOGI & BAKER

As a yogi and athlete, Beija Faria relies on clean ingredients to fuel her active lifestyle. After searching far and wide for a convenient snack made with only wholesome, delicious ingredients, she found Thunderbird and fell in love. Quickly after she joined our flock and became a Thunderbird Brand Ambassador.

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July 31, 2018


What is Maca Root?

Hazelnut Coffee Maca


The most common question we get in regard to our Hazelnut Coffee Maca bar is pretty straightforward: 
"What is maca?" We're here to shine a little light that question so y'all can enjoy your bar even more than usual, knowing how healthy this mysterious ingredient is for your body. 

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July 17, 2018


Summer Stories: RV Adventures

With summer in full swing, we're daydreaming about the iconic America adventure: road trips. And what better way to travel the open road than four wheels that double as a home to sleep in? We took a little time to research the history of the classic RV and here are some fun facts we came up with:

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July 02, 2018

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Every Body is a Summer Body

2018 has been the year of body positivity. Women and men across the globe are standing up to say, I love my body and I love myself! Or just as often, it seems, Sometimes I don’t love my body or myself, but this is how I’m trying to change that. And a fair few magazines and advertisers are doing less retouching, and highlighting a variety of body types. 

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May 27, 2018


Carrot Cake Bars + 15% off Cashew Fig Carrot

Why we love figs and a delicious recipe for the Cahsew + Fig + Carrot bar! Words and recipe by Beija Faria. 

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May 11, 2018


Amanda Dowdy: Thunderbird Ambassador and Pro Beach Volleyball Player

We love our Thunderbird Ambassadors, so we decided to start introducing y'all to the members of our flock!

Amanda Dowdy is a native Texan who plays beach volleyball for Team USA. She's also a huge Thunderbird fan and all around awesome lady, full of great energy!

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May 03, 2018


May is Celiac Awareness Month

What is Celiac Disease: 
Celiac Disease is an antoimmune disorder that causes the body to react against the small intestine upon the consumption of gluten (found in wheat, rye and barley). 

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April 18, 2018


All About Hemp!

Our Hemp Sunflower Pumpkin Seed bar is one of our lowest sugar and highest protein bars - plus, it tastes pretty dang great. But here's the thing, hemp was shrouded in confusion and controversy for a long time. We're here to clear the air and shed a little light on what exactly this superseed is all about.  View full article →
April 16, 2018


An Interview with Beau Hossler

Read about Beau Hossler, who recently took second in the Houston Open and LOVES Thunderbird! 

 

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