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Power of Superfoods [Part 2]

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Last month we spoke about the Power of Superfoods and just in case you forgot what makes a food SUPER, here is a small reminder:

Superfoods have extra-large doses of essential vitamins and minerals in them which can help us ward off diseases and live a longer, healthier life. They are also fantastic for your gut health, superfoods can be a great source of antioxidants. Antioxidants are incredible as they work at shielding our bodies from cell damage and helping prevent awful diseases.

In this blog, we have listed some of the more ‘exotic’ Superfoods that are available for anyone and everyone! You can incorporate them easily into your diet in many different ways. Read on to encounter the power of Superfoods!

Benefits of Cacao Nibs & Powder

  • Cacao contains the highest concentration of antioxidants in food
  • It is the number one source of magnesium
  • Improves heart health
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Protects your body from disease-causing free radicals
  • Improves cognitive function

Maca Root

  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Enhances energy, mood, and memory
  • It is an adaptogen
  • It may help relieve symptoms of menopause
  • Balances oestrogen levels
  • Boosts male fertility
  • It may improve learning and memory

Bee Pollen

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Acts as an antioxidant
  • Protects against liver toxicity
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Relieves menopausal symptoms
  • Helps relieve stress
  • Promotes healing of cells and skin

Spirulina

  • Firstly, Spirulina helps to detox your body from heavy metals, espceically Arsenic.
  • Powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Eliminates candida
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Boosts energy
  • Alleviates sinus issues
  • Speeds up weight loss
  • Offers neuro-protection for brain disorders & memory boosting

Chlorella

  • Detoxifies heavy metals
  • Detoxifies radiation and chemotherapy
  • Supports your immune system
  • Promotes weight loss
  • Makes you look younger 
  • Fights cancer
  • Lowers your blood sugar and cholesterol

Chia Seeds

  • Support for skin and aging
  • Great for digestive health
  • Improves heart health
  • Helps to treat diabetes
  • Boosts your energy and metabolism
  • Strengthens your bones
  • Build muscles and helps with weight loss
  • Fights breast and cervical Cancer
  • Great for dental health

Acai Berry

  • Very high in antioxidants
  • Boosts skin health
  • Helps with cognitive functioning
  • Might help control your appetite & boost weight loss
  • Stimulates healthy digestion
  • Offers protection against heart disease & diabetes

Goji Berries

  • Provides high levels of antioxidants and nutrients
  • Improve immune system function and fights Cancer
  • Promotes healthy skin
  • Protects eye health
  • Helps to stabilize blood sugar
  • Detoxifies your liver
  • Keeps your energy and mood up
  • Boosts fertility

Cinnamon (note: this is Ceylon cinnamon, not the cheap cinnamon in the supermarkets)

  • High source of antioxidants
  • Contains anti-inflammatory properties
  • Protects heart health
  • Helps fight diabetes
  • Helps defend against cognitive decline & protects brain function
  • May help lower Cancer risk
  • Fights infections & viruses
  • Protects dental health & freshens breath naturally
  • Can help prevent or cure candida
  • Benefits your skin health
  • Helps fight allergies
  • Can be used to sweeten recipes without added sugar
  • Can be used as a natural food preservative

Turmeric

  • May slow or prevent blood clots
  • Reduces depression symptoms
  • Fights inflammation
  • Boosts skin health
  • May outperform common arthritis drug
  • Could treat or prevent certain cancers
  • May help manage diabetes
  • Combats Obesity
  • Supports management of inflammatory bowel disease
  • May regulate cholesterol
  • Works as a natural pain reliever 
  • Aids in detoxification

The best way to bring more superfoods into your diet is to simply start swapping them into your favourite recipes. Here are some recommendations we can share with you:

  • Add More greens into your dinner or smoothies.
  • Sprinkle flaxseed, almonds over salad.
  • Put cinnamon or cacao into your yoghurt.
  • Finally, you can make use of coconut oil for cooking instead of using refined vegetable or sunflower oils.

If you have a look at our recipe tab on the site, you’ll see we have created some awesome meals around some of these great Superfoods!

Superfoods can be a healthy addition to a diet but they are not a cure for any medical problem however, superfoods should be used in conjunction with a nutritious and varied diet, healthy lifestyle, and/or traditional treatment to see the most results. We hope that you have learned the power of superfoods in a new way and that you enjoy adding these into your daily diet.

Each one of our superfood bars are filled with different superfoods. You can get them at the store!

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Why Diets Don’t ​Work

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I just thought I would start off by wishing you a very Happy New Year!! I hope that the year ahead is filled with love, laughter, peace and incredible relationship with those around you. 

As we all know, the number one New Year’s resolution around the world is “I am going to lose weight.” 

So before you choose the current trending, fad diet and spend a fortune on all the products you need, we thought we would send you an article on why diets don’t work and give you a few tried and tested ideas of what will work.  

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How To Eliminate Harmful Toxins

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Did you know that the toxins found in food make you put on weight and they upset your hormonal balance? What exactly is a toxin and how can you help your body out by avoiding them? In this blog we will explore what toxins are, and how they can really affect your health. At the same time, we will take a look at a few easy steps you can take to remove toxins from your system.

Removing toxins from your diet can have a huge effect of your health, trust me, I know!

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Micronutrients

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Micronutrients

According to the Webster dictionary, a micronutrient is a chemical element or substance that is essential in minute amounts to the growth and health of a living organism.

Micronutrients (like vitamins, minerals and antioxidants) are different from macronutrients (like carbohydrates, protein and fat) because they are only necessary in very tiny amounts. Even with these tiny amounts, sometimes less than 1/1000thof a gram, micronutrients are vital to the proper functioning of all of our body’s systems.

Some functions of micronutrients:

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Fibre

Fibre

Dietary fibre includes the parts of plant foods your body can’t digest or absorb. Unlike other food components, such as fats, proteins or carbohydrates — which your body breaks down and absorbs — fibre is not digested by your body. Instead, it passes relatively intact through your stomach, small intestine, colon and out of your body. Taking with it toxins, waste, fat, excess hormones and cholesterol particles out of the gut.

Some functions of Fibre:

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Proteins

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Proteins are a fundamental building block of many of the cells in our body. Muscles, hair, skin and connective tissue are mainly made up of proteins. Many important things like enzymes, hormones, neurotransmitters, and even DNA are partially made of protein. I think you are getting the gist, proteins are very, very important for us.

 

Some functions of proteins:

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