What is a superfood?
‘Superfood’ is a term that is often applied to nutrient-packed foods with a capacity to benefit our general health and well-being. Though each one is different, all superfoods pack a hefty nutritional punch, containing high levels of vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and antioxidants, even when consumed in small amounts.
How often should I eat superfoods?
It’s important to remember that no one food can be a ‘miracle cure’ or provide all the nutrition your body needs. Rather than consuming one superfood in large quantities, it’s much better to include a wide variety of different superfoods in your diet over the course of a week, to enjoy the unique benefits of each.
How can I eat superfoods daily?
A superfood smoothie is a quick and easy way to pack more nutrients into your diet. Kickstart each new day with a new superfood smoothie, starting with indulgent but ultra-healthy Cacao and Maca.
Maca is said to have a positive impact on stress levels along with improving mood, energy and overall health, while Cacao is packed with natural antioxidants and reduces inflammation in the body along with protecting heart health.
Simply take 2 large bananas, 2 tbsp of organic Cacao powder, 1 ½ tbsp of raw Maca powder, 1.5 cups of unsweetened almond milk, a pinch of ground cinnamon and four large ice cubes, add to a powerful blender and combine until smooth.
How can I eat superfoods weekly?
Adding a new superfood to one or more of your usual meals each week is a great way to enhance your diet. It’s also super easy to throw a handful of superfood vegetables like spinach, kale or chard into a pasta sauce or add extra chopped mushrooms or tomatoes to your usual pizza topping for a healthy superfood boost.
Or why not replace the meat you’d usually add to a meal with a superfood like black or pinto beans, salmon or sweet potato, reducing calories and fat while boosting nutritional value?
Turmeric, a potent and popular superfood spice is an easy hack that adds warmth and depth of flavour to any savoury dish, working particularly well with curries, soups and stews. Or add ginger, in fresh or powder form, to Asian inspired noodle and stir fry dishes for a tasty kick.
If all this sounds a little like hard work, superfood supplements including Spirulina (a blue-green algae packed with amino acids, vitamins, calcium, fatty acids, fibre, iron and antioxidants) or Chlorella (a chlorophyll-rich plant-based superfood filled with beneficial vitamins, minerals, and amino acids vital for good health) are the easiest way to turbo-charge your health and well-being without increased shopping or cooking time and effort.
Superfood world’s range of superfood supplements, including chlorella, spirulina, baobab, cacao and maca powders and tablets are 100 per cent certified organic, gluten-free, non-GMO and registered with both the vegan and vegetarian societies. They can be added to water or your favourite smoothie or juice, or simply take one tablet each day for superfood security.