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30th Jun 2018

PICS: These New Healthy Irish Ice-Pops Are The Treat You Need To Have In The Scorching Sun

Darragh Berry

Is anyone else struggling big time with this heat?

We love the sunshine, but we can get a bit carried away when that yellow thing comes out of the sky.

The sunshine is a novelty and we can all be guilty of getting into party mode; drinking all the gin, eating all the 99s and hydrating with all the sugary drinks.

However, this nutritious and delicious ice-pop will help you cool down in the sun while keeping your relatively healthy also.

Whilst you’re soaking up your Vitamin D you can also enjoy these low-calorie ice-pops that are loaded with Vit C, Vit A, Zinc and more. Healthy but fun – our snack prayers have been answered.

Wellnice Pops, a Limerick-based company founded by best mates BJ and Trín, has introduced a full range of nutritious ice-pops. Each pop is made exclusively from cold-pressed vegetables and fruits and nothing else, not even added water.

The ice-pops are made from cold-pressed vegetables and fruits like carrot, sweet potato, kale, yellow pepper and lemon and are packed full of much-needed nutrients and micro-nutrients.

Co-founder of Wellnice Pops and nutritionist BJ Broderick said: “We are particularly passionate about helping the Irish consumer understand their nutritional needs and hope that the range not only introduces the Irish consumer to a new way of getting their required ‘7-a-day’ but also introduces them to fruits or vegetables they may not have explored before.”

Her business partner and engineer, Trín O’Brien added that: “Despite our climate, Ireland has always had a love-affair with frozen, sweet treats. However, having a sweet treat is often associated to feelings of guilt or self-criticism. Our pops give today’s consumers permission to enjoy a sweet snack and feel good about it.

Frost Beet
All Hail Kale
Lemon Sucker

The four ice-pops in the range are:

The Wellnice Lemon Sucker at 15 calories contains only lemon, pineapple and yellow pepper and provides 88% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C, vital for protecting and maintaining cells, healthy skin, bones and cartilage. Interestingly, the body doesn’t have the ability to store Vitamin C meaning it is needed every day.

The Wellnice All Hail Kale at 20 calories contains only kale, cucumber and apples and is high in both Vitamin C and Vitamin K, a nutrient that plays a role in regulating blood clotting, building strong bones and preventing heart disease.

The Wellnice Two Carat Diamond at 23 calories contains only carrot, orange and ginger and promotes normal vision,helps to protect the immune system and aids cell reproduction.

The Wellnice Frost Beet at 34 calories contains only beetroot, apple and sweet potato, is high in zinc and is a source of folic acid. Folic acid can defend against deficiencies such as anaemia and helps the body to keep producing new cells whilst zinc helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses and is needed by the body to make proteins and DNA.

Like what you see? You can find more information on their website here.

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