Superfoods – what are they?

Maca powder

 

 

 

 

 

 

maca powder

Rich in vitamin B and vitamins, C, and E plus it provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids. Maca is sometimes known as ‘Peruvian ginseng’ and belongs to the radish family. It’s benefits have been long valued, and have now been rediscovered as a supplement. Maca comes in pill, liquid and powder form.

 

black garlic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

black garlic

This beautiful superfood offers nearly twice the amount of antioxidants as regular garlic and is low in fat, rich in natural sugars and amino acids. Black garlic is much easier for the body to digest than white garlic. White garlic contains allicine, which is only soluble in fat, whereas black garlic contains S-Allycysteine, which is water soluble.

 

Acai

 

 

 

 

 

 

acai berries

Grown in the Amazon rain forests in huge clusters, near the tops of palm trees. Acai berries are packed with antioxidants, amino acids, fibre, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals making it a near perfect energising fruit.

 

Chia seeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

chia seeds

Chia seeds have become the superseed for dieters. This is because they absorb 10 times their weight in water, forming a bulky gel and making you feel full. But these clever little seeds are also great for reducing blood pressure and are high in Omega 3, which could help combat arthritis and heart disease.

 

Kefir

 

 

 

 

 

 

kefir

This magic, miracle milk is just breaking onto the scene for all the right reasons. It’s a yoghurt like drink made from fermenting kefir grains in milk (rice, or nut milk can easily be used). It has unbound health benefits including; alleviating intestinal disorders, regulating blood pressure, eliminating “bad” bacteria from the gut, flushing out pathogens and it also boosts the immune system. An all round powerhouse.

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