Superfoods – More Important Than Ever?
As we adjust our lives to a ‘new normal’, it’s easy for healthy habits to fall by the wayside, especially when it comes to what we eat. The good news is that there are easy ways to kickstart a healthy diet back into gear, starting with superfoods.
Packed with unusually high levels of nutrients, by adding superfoods to your diet everyday you’re helping promote better wellbeing for years to come. And you don’t have to scrape together the wilting remnants of the bottom of your fridge or fruit bowl, or buy a ton of expensive, hard to find wholefoods to reap their benefits. There are plenty of powdered or tablet options available to fit your lifestyle, many of which can be bought from your supermarket.
Here’s some favourites:
Acai Berries: If you’re feeling tired and keen to put some pep in your step, look no further than Acai berries. These maroon coloured morsels taste a little like rich blackberry. They’re on the small side but are bursting with antioxidants to help protect cells from damage, support immunity and mood. Nature’s Way Acai + Berry Powder balances the delicate, tart flavour of Acai with Goji, Pomegranate & Blueberries. It’s sure to pack a fruity punch in your smoothie, salad or water.
Multigreens: You don’t have to eat half a garden to reap the benefits of vegetables – try two teaspoons of Nature’s Way Multi Greens Superfoods Powder instead. Made from 81 ingredients, this vegan powder is stuffed with green foods, superfoods, probiotics, protein, enzymes, herbs, vitamins and minerals. A true all-rounder, the Multi Green powder supports everything from joint health to immunity, digestion and detoxification. With a great taste, it can be added to your water, non acidic juice, milk, smoothie, shake or yoghurt to take your breakfast to the next level.
Kombucha: First discovered by the Chinese more than 2,000 years ago, this ‘immortal elixir’ supports gut health and overall immunity. It’s brimming with probiotics, otherwise known as ‘good bacteria’, for healthy digestive function. Kombucha has become quite popular in recent years due to the increasingly strong links between good gut health and mental wellbeing. Nature’s Way Kombucha is a naturally dried and fermented supplement 100% sugar free with a natural citrus flavour. Add it to ice cold water for a zesty pick-me-up.
Cacao: Who would’ve thought that the key ingredient in chocolate would be good for you? Cacao has been used for thousands of years in Mexican, Central and South American cultures primarily because of its antioxidant qualities, which helps support immunity. It also includes fibre for digestive health, iron for energy levels and magnesium to help relax muscles and the heart and keep stress levels down. Our pick is Nature’s Way Organic Cacao Powder has a decadent flavour that is a perfect replacement for regular Cocoa Powder. It can be added into smoothies, hot drinks, baking or swirled into yoghurt or your porridge if you’re feeling extra peckish.