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VISION: We want to play a part in further developing the already strong nutrition food movement in the US that is changing the way the Western world eats, and therefore lives. After one bite of Perky, I want you to realize you’re enjoying a snack made using real, clean, simple, and nutrient dense ingredients that energize and help you to perform on a higher level, physically, and mentally.

MISSION: We want you to live your happiest, healthiest, most energetic and adventurous life. We commit to creating pristine, clean, & nutritionally dense superfood snack; fuel for you to discover your greatest good.

Our Founder – Gil Cohen

Gil had a stressful accounting and finance career and was going through a major divorce that started to effect is health; he knew he needed to make some drastic changes.

In 2005 Gil decided to bring in a new lifestyle of yoga, meditation and healthy foods, playing around in the kitchen with different recipes and juicing; he soon realized that in order to make the necessary changes he would need to get some training and education.

Gil started taking raw food classes, workshops and spending time with his family making vegan & raw dishes. He discovered that the energy around him, his attitude at his daily corporate world and communications with his sons was moving to a new frequency. Gil was starting to see that his anxiety and stress was disappearing and he felt better than he had in years.

Gil began making more health-conscious decisions like only drinking alkaline water and eating a plant-based diet, and then earned his certification in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. He harnessed his passion for healthy foods and began teaching nutrition and wellness classes.

During 2010, his younger Son, Tal was diagnosed with ADHD and OCD. Gil started to change Tal’s food habits and slowly reducing the sugar in his daily meals and snacks. Tal was able to fight the ADHD & OCD by eating more Plant Based Food and healthy snacks.

During 2014, his eldest son, RJ, had a basketball tournament coming up and wanted to make sure he would have a food that could help him maintain sustainable energy and endurance throughout. He asked his dad what type of food they could make that would be portable and easy to eat on-the-go, hence the creation of the first Perky Fruit Bodies rolls ups and Perky Snack Bites. After feeling energized and focused without consuming tons of sugar, his son suggested the idea to create a company where Gil could sell his latest creations and help other kids and adults, and so the family business was born.

Benefits of Perky!

Paleo Friendly Keeping it real! Natural, unprocessed whole foods with no additives or preservatives make the body function at its best.

Non-GMO – GMOs (or “genetically modified organisms”) are organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering, or GE.

Low Glycemic – Low glycemic foods do not cause a significant increase in blood sugar. In addition to weight loss, a low-glycemic diet has been connected to better blood sugar, disease prevention, increased energy, and improved mood. A key to a healthy body, mind and spirit.

Enzymes – Natural plant enzymes are very important. They help the body digest food and assimilate nutrients from proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and plant fibers. In addition, enzymes assist in all chemical reactions taking place in our body; including the regeneration of cells/tissues and the elimination of waste products/toxins as well as supporting our immune system. In short, enzymes make things happen and keep our bodies working properly for all functions!

Gluten Free – For people struggling with inflammatory diseases and autoimmune disorders, gluten free has proven to be beneficial. For many people, a gluten-free diet can help prevent fatigue and help the intestines function better.

Vegan – No animal products are used, which means that there are no possibilities of antibiotic residuals or animal fats to be consumed.

Eco-Friendly – Fruitful Children dehydrators run on 100% Wind Energy to ensure eco-friendly manufacturing.

Kosher – Conform to the regulations of kashrut, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kashrut.

Delicious Flavors, Healthy, Grab and go, Perfect for all ages, No guilt food, Fun and Nutritious, Nourishing rich ingredients, A great energy boost, Easy to use everywhere, A great sport snack, For busy people on the go, Fits in the pocket, Healthy snack, Easy digestible food, Empowers the body, Empowers the mind, Empowers the spirit, No sugar, No additives, 100% Natural.

Our Superfood

Pineapple

The pineapple is a strange looking tropical fruit with a funny name. Pineapple was the former name of pine cones; early explorers who found the Americas called the fruit they found pineapples because they looked like pine cones. Pineapples are native to South America originally.

The interesting thing about pineapples is that they are formed from coalesced berries. This means that instead of being one large fruit, the pineapple is actually quite a few small fruits massed together.

Antioxidants

Pineapples are full of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C. While oranges are known for their vitamin C content, a medium orange contains less vitamin C than a cup of pineapple, a difference of at least 10 mg! The vitamin C content of a pineapple helps the body’s immune system and fights free radical cell damage due to antioxidant properties. Vitamin C also helps create collagen, which promotes the growth of useful tissue in skin and muscles.

Bromelain

Another unique property of pineapple is its bromelain content. Bromelain is an enzyme that breaks down complex proteins. Bromelain helps with inflammation and arthritis. Bromelain can also reduce the amount of phlegm and mucus built up in the sinuses.

Pineapple contains quite a bit of fiber, which is good for digestive health. It keeps the bowels moving as well as slows the breakdown of sugars. It can prevent diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and lower blood pressure.

Healthy Bones

Bone health is another benefit of pineapple, as it has a high manganese content, which strengthens bones. One cup of pineapple contains more than 70 percent of your daily recommended value of manganese.

Pineapples have astringent properties, which helps tighten tissues. This strengthens gums to prevent the loss of teeth, and protects against hair loss and sagging skin.

They are also a good source of copper, which helps produce red blood cells and keeps the organs full of oxygen. It has also been shown to increase cognitive ability, which can have an effect on conditions such as dementia.

Mango

Benefits of Mango for your Health

Thanks to its popularity in tropical countries and around the world, it is believed that the mango is one of the most popular fruits in the world with more than 18 million tons produced worldwide each year. While it is native to southeast Asia, Mexico is now the largest producer of mangos.

The outside can range from green to red and the inside is yellow, fibrous and sweet.

Thanks to their bright color, mangos are a good source of vitamin C and carotene. They’re also low in fat and high in fiber. Mangos also contain B vitamins.

Mangos and Diabetes

Studies have shown that mangos are very healthy for diabetics, despite a high sugar level. The reason isn’t quite known yet, but observation studies showed that a diet in mango resulted in a moderation of blood sugar levels compared to a diet without mango. Older studies also say that mangos can reduce high cholesterol and inflammation.

Vitamin C

With the vitamin C content of mangos, they can help prevent cancer as vitamin C is a strong antioxidant. These prevent free radical cells from forming and causing harm, degrading healthy cells. Vitamin C can also lower blood pressure.

Carotene

Like vitamin C, carotene is also an antioxidant. Besides that, the carotene in mango is good for eye health, preventing degeneration.

B Vitamins

B vitamins serve many important roles in the body. They keep the body functioning properly. B12 protects the nervous system, neurological function and red blood cells. B9 is also called folate, which helps the liver function properly, as well as assisting in the growth of a healthy baby. B6 works with the immune system and lymph as well as blood sugar levels. Finally, B1 also helps the nervous system as well as blood sugar levels. It’s no surprise a fruit that is so good for blood sugar levels could help with diabetes.

Fiber

Fiber is also great for blood sugar. Not only does it help with digestion, helping you feel full, it keeps the sugars from breaking down too fast, to keep your blood sugar more level and stabilized instead of spiking up and down.

Mango is a delicious fruit to snack on, but it’s good for you too! Its vitamins and nutrients support great overall health. Next time you’re in the produce section, pick one up and give it a try or better yet, try our new mango and pineapple flavoured fruit roll up! We dare you to have just one, they are that good!

Coconut

Despite the name, the coconut isn’t a nut at all. It’s a drupe. A drupe is another name for a stone fruit, such as peaches, plums and cherries. The coconut got its name from the Spanish word “coco”, meaning skull, thanks to the three indentations on the outside.

The palm tree, on which coconuts grow, is called the “Tree of Life” thanks to the healing properties it is believed to possess. The main reason for this is the fact that coconuts are antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal, which means coconut kills bacteria, viruses and fungi. Eating coconut can help treat all sorts of illnesses and boost your immune system.

Aside from that, coconut contains fiber, minerals, vitamins and electrolytes. Because of the level of electrolytes in coconut water, it can be used as a substitute for human plasma in plasma transfusions. Coconut water is also pure and sterile as it is filtered in the shell.

Dairy Substitute

Coconuts contain calcium and magnesium, and for that reason they are good for preventing osteoporosis and strengthening bones and teeth. They help the body absorb magnesium and calcium as well as supply the body with these important minerals. The creamy consistency of coconut milk makes it a great milk substitute for lactose-intolerance individuals. You can even whip coconut milk into a delicious whipped cream!

Healthy Fat

Coconut oil has become a household name recently and for good reason. It’s a great cooking oil to replace unhealthy trans fats. Besides cooking, coconut oil has many other healthy uses. Using coconut oil on your skin provides your skin with antioxidants to protect against damage from age and the sun and it’s wonderful as a moisturizer. It works well on hair as well. Coconut really does it all!

Anti-bacterial

Because of its antibacterial properties, coconut oil is also great to protect your teeth from bacteria if you use it as a mouthwash.

Weight management

Eating coconut can help with weight loss, as it contains the right kind of fatty acids that are beneficial to the body instead of storing it as fat. It also helps with satiety and curbing hunger. The fiber in coconut also helps with weight loss, making you feel full, as well as stabilizing blood sugar and protecting against diabetes.

Spinach

This popular leafy green is thought to have originated in ancient Persia (now referred to as Iran) and was later introduced to ancient China where it is referred to as the “persian vegetable”, due to it’s original roots.

Spinach is low in calories, meaning you can eat as much as you’d like, but it is jam-packed with vitamin, nutrients, minerals and antioxidants that will keep your body at optimum health!

Lowers Blood Pressure due to Potassium

Potassium is an essential mineral to help lower blood pressure and most of the time, when we think of potassium, bananas may come to mind as they are known to be very high in potassium. What you might not know, however, is that spinach is also rich in potassium and by including it in your daily diet, you will help to keep your blood pressure levels healthy.

Antioxidants Provide Cancer Protection

All fruits and vegetables contain unique antioxidants, which help to fight off free radicals.Free radicals may come from environmental pollution, cigarette smoke or even an unhealthy diet, and they increase your risk of disease. By consuming a diet rich in antioxidants, you can help to lower your risk of diseases such as cancer.

Spinach is rich in beta-carotene, a type of antioxidant. This is converted into Vitamin A in our bodies and helps to protect against free radicals as well as helps to keep the skin looking young and healthy. They also contain another 2 carotenoids, namely lutein and zeaxanthin, which may prevent eye related problems.

Spinach is also rich in Vitamin C, which protects against inflammation. Chronic inflammation in the body over time, may also contribute to disease. Neoxanthin and violaxanthin are 2 epoxyxanthophylls, found in spinach leaves that also offer anti-inflammatory benefits.

A special antioxidant, known as alpha-lipoic acid, may also help to manage diabetes. See this article for more information.

Keeps your Bones Strong

Spinach may help to keep your bones strong and prevent bone fractures due to high levels of Vitamin K. Spinach is also rich in calcium and magnesium, which help to support healthy bones.

Kale

Kale is very nutritionally dense. That means that in the ratio of nutrients to calories, kale has a lot of nutrients and very few calories. Let’s take a look at exactly what kale contains.

Antioxidant Vitamins

A cup of kale contains 206% of the daily recommended value of vitamin A. This is thanks to the carotene it contains, which is converted into vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A helps with eye health, and the immune and reproductive systems.

One cup of kale also contains 134% of the recommended vitamin C content. While this does help with the immune system as well, vitamin C is also a very powerful antioxidant to protect against cancer.

Vitamin K Keeps Bones Strong

Kale also provides a whopping 684% of your daily recommended vitamin K. The K stands for the German word Koagulation. It plays an important role in blood health and helps it clot normally.

And More Vitamins and Minerals…

Other vitamins and minerals found in kale include manganese, copper, calcium, potassium, and magnesium, as well as B vitamins and iron.

All of these nutrients are packed into a mere 33 calories per cup. That is a ton of nutrients and very few calories!

Kale’s minerals are very important, such as calcium, for bone health, potassium for lower blood pressure and magnesium, which can prevent heart disease and diabetes.

Kale is a great food to choose whether you need your vitamins or want to lose weight.

Since it is so low in calories but can also fill you up, it’s a great health food. The high water content can also help to keep you full for longer.

Marcy Clark

Marketing Director

A New York City based Publicist, Marketing Expert and Event Planner, Marcy is the Marketing Director of Fruitful Children Mfg. and the Founder of Marcy Clark PR and Events. Marcy has worked on brand development, consumer outreach and public relations campaigns from California to the U.K. with a variety of clients in cities such as New York, San Francisco, Manchester and London. Her areas of expertise include publicizing health and wellness brands, health and fitness experts, authors, fashion designers, artists and luxury lifestyle products and services. She has secured placements in top media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Post, Reuters, Glamour, Elle, Vogue, Lucky, Time Out New York, NBC, CBS, ABC, WGN, Business Talk Radio, Bloomberg Radio and NYC TV.

For Marketing and Event Inquiries: marketing@fruitfulchildrenmfg.com

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