Nutrition

5 Superfoods you NEED to try today

5 Superfoods you NEED to try today

Here at myvitamins HQ, we pride ourselves at being the very best in nutritional innovation. We’re always keeping ahead of the game to make sure you guys receive the very best products to help you look AND feel the fantastic. So, here are the latest editions to the superfood family…

Maqui Berry

How to use:

Being described as having hints of blackberry, blueberry, watermelon and acai, Maqui is perfect added to smoothies or simply just stirred into greek yoghurt.

Why you need it in your life…

When it comes to antioxidant power, it doesn’t get much better than the Maqui berry. Studies show that maqui contains anthocyanins, a potent type of antioxidant which helps to protect the body against inflammatory diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

 

Lucuma

How to use:

Having a maple-like taste, we’d recommend adding Lucuma to your favourite juices or smoothies, or use as a sugar substitute in dessert recipes.

Why you need it in your life…

Rich in beta-carotene, fibre and vitamin B6, Lucuma is dubbed the “Gold of Incas”. The impressive phosphorus content of this natural sweetener also helps to boost energy levels without causing an unhealthy spike in blood sugar levels.

Spirulina

How to use:

Spirulina has a distinct green colour, but don’t let that put you off. Mix it in with your daily smoothie, or add to healthy bakes such as raw energy balls, to keep your hunger pangs at bay.

Why you need it in your life….

High in B vitamins, iron, essential trace minerals, beta carotene, gamma-linolenic acid and chlorophyll, this vegan-friendly, fresh water algae contributes to energy yielding metabolism, immune system function and formation of haemoglobin. Containing 65% protein, Spirulina is especially beneficial for vegetarians and vegans who struggle to get protein into the diet.

 

Camu Camu

How to use:

Due to it’s potent properties, Camu Camu can have a bit of a sour taste. Try adding it to your morning smoothie, to your porridge or even in your green tea!

Why you need it in your life…

Camu Camu boasts high levels of Vitamin C, contributing to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. A daily dose of Camu Camu Powder can provide an awesome source of Potassium, helping to maintain a healthy heart and kidneys, as well as amino acids such as Leucine, Serine and Valine, which assist the body in absorbing Vitamin C.

Guarana

How to use:

Having a fruity taste that some describe as similar to bubblegum, Guarana is best added to fruity berry smoothies to give a natural energy boost, acting as a substitute for caffeinated drinks.

Why you need it in your life…

Used in energy drinks such as monster and red bull, Guarana is a powerful, natural stimulant. Along with increasing mental focus, this multi functional super berry has also been found to aid weight loss, reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, and even improve sports performance.

 

Why choose the myvitamins superfood range?

You can always trust us to source the very best, potent, most bioavailable products, expertly chosen just for you. The Myvitamins site is a one-stop-shop for all things health and wellbeing.

Read the Myvitamins blog for articles, news, recipes and educational pieces explaining the benefits of our most popular products written by our nutritional experts here at HQ.



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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