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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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Power of Superfoods [Part 1]

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The word Superfood has been spoken about so much in recent times, as people have become more and more conscious of all things health.

We just thought it might be helpful for you if we unpack this just a little.

A Superfood according to the Oxford Dictionary is a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being. 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 can also be a great source of antioxidants, shielding our bodies from cell damage and helping prevent awful diseases.

As much as there are many particular foods which fall into the Superfood group, there are no set criteria by the FDA and American Heart Association as to what is and what is not a superfood. We do know that certain foods are highly beneficial and these have been labelled as the “SUPERFOODS”.

Although real food is always the optimal option, certain superfoods are nutrient rich and help you reach your mineral and vitamin quota for the day. Studies suggest that they can help you achieve better hormonal health, prevent chronic disease and improve the way you feel and think  every day.

There are a number of common foods that we can add to our diets which will provide these much needed nutrients, there is also an array of more exotic and less mainstream superfoods that are definitely worth getting to know!

Here are some common superfoods that you can easily include into your daily diet:

  • Dark Leafy Greens
  • Berries
  • Green Tea
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Kefir (And Yoghurt)
  • Ginger
  • Salmon
  • Avocado
  • Wheatgrass
  • Broccoli Rabe
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Goji Berries
  • Almonds
  • Coconuts
  • Flaxseeds
  • Mushrooms

You can also check out our awesome range of Wholesome Food Superfood Bars at our online store. They are created with the purpose of getting those superfoods into our bodies, in a quick and easy, affordable manner, without the harmful toxins and preservatives our bodies can be exposed to in other snacks available on the market.

Check out our store on the site!