Nutrition

Top Five Superfood Sensations For 2017

Top Five Superfood Sensations For 2017

Superfoods don’t get their awesome name for no reason. Packed full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibre and proteins these wholesome ingredients are all it takes to your balanced diet to the next level! From superfuelling your breakfast to supercharging snack time…there are hundreds of reasons you should be adding these superfoods into your meals! Trust us you won’t regret it.

Maqui Berry

A superfood from South America, Maqui Berry has been used for medicinal purposes amongst South Americans for hundreds, if not thousands of years. The dark purple berries are known to contain more antioxidants than any other food discovered on earth, making them the superfood of all superfoods. Antioxidants help with inflammation and support the immune system, plus they can be beneficial in regulating blood sugar levels. A source of fibre, vitamin C AND Calcium… is there anything this berry doesn’t have?

Whilst the berries are hard to source, unless in their native country, A maqui berry supplement hosts all the benefits in a convenient way ( no purple hands). Spoon into a smoothie or yoghurt to supercharge your day with Maqui!

Cacao Nibs

Cacao Nibs resemble chocolate chips or small pieces of chocolate, but contain all the same nutritional value of the Cacao Bean. Raw and unprocessed, Cacao contains more than 300 compounds, including essential vitamins and minerals: A, B, C, E, magnesium, protein, fibre, zinc and iron, making them off the scale when it comes to superfood status! Nibs can be used exactly as chocolate chips: as a sweet yet healthy snack or in baking recipes for cakes and desserts… so even sweet treats can come jam packed with a superfood status!

Maca

Recognised as the ‘Superfood of the Andes’, Maca powder is the superfoods of the sleep deprived. Recognised for it’s ability to help reduce tiredness and fatigue, as well as pack 17% of your vitamin C, you can be sure you never miss a beat when using Maca. Vegetarian and Vegan friendly, Maca can be used in smoothies, to boost energy levels… perfect for the morning rush! Too busy to make a smoothie, no problems Maca comes in pill form too so you reap all the benefits knocked back with justa glass of water!  Superfoods don’t’ come speedier than that!

Spirulina

Spirulina, whilst it may bring connotations of the infamous Gillian McKeith, there’s so many reasons why Spirulina needs to be in your diet! It is an An eco-friendly complete protein source, Spirulina, whilst also offering anti-inflammatory benefits. Spirulina is a great source of essential fatty acids including Omega 3, which are often difficult to get into a diet lacking in oily fish. High in iron and chlorophyll, spirulina helps boost the immune system and eliminate toxins from blood, whilst also helping improve concentration and support brain function! If you don’t fancy glugging down on a green smoothie packed full of spirulina’s natural benefits, not to worry! Spirulina in capsule form packs all the punch of a powder in an easy to consume, more palatable, twice daily capsule.

Lucuma

Organic Lucuma Powder has gained the name of ‘Gold of Incas’; and that’s no surprise as its benefits are pure gold! A superfood sweetener, Lucuma is the perfect alternative to traditional sweeteners like honey or Agave. Packed full of antioxidants and B vitamins, Lucuma not only tastes great (some would say its maple syrup like in flavour), but it also contributes towards protecting against inflammation and to the normal functioning of the immune system.

How about sweetening your morning porridge with Lucuma for a superfood start to your day?

Want to learn more about superfoods and how to bring them into your diet? Check out the myvitamins blog for great recipes as to how to bring a little superfood goodness into your daily routine!



Charlotte Cliffe

Charlotte Cliffe

Resident Nutritionist (ANutr)

Qualified nutritionist, health blogger and marketing executive who loves festivals and eating kiwi with the skin on...


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