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What is a Superfood?

November 14, 2014

What is a Superfood?

The term "Superfood" is actually just a marketing gimick...I know, shocking. While the term was created to sell you super healthy food, they are not any more or less healthy than "regular" food, just exotic foods we are not familiar with. While not staples in our world, they are staples in many other countries. They are loaded with vitmains and minerals and most people don't know which does what, so I've outlined the most common Superfoods below and their benefits.

 

Aćai

low-glycemic berry that provides exceptional amounts of antioxidants, omega fats, protein, amino acids and fiber. 

 

Cacao

The foundation of all chocolate products, cacao (ka-kow) beans are found inside the pulp of the cacao fruit. Cacao is a top source of antioxidants, and it contains an abundance of magnesium and iron. 

 

Camu 

The camu berry is one of the world's most abundant sources of vitamin C—as much as 60 times more C per serving than an orange. This antioxidant-rich berry from the Amazon is also a plentiful source of potassium, calcium, protein, beta carotene, amino acids and powerful phytochemicals.

 

Chia seeds

the chia seed is an abundant source of omega fats, protein, antioxidants and dietary fiber. Our Chia Powder is made from 100% organic chia seeds. Flavor-neutral chia absorbs liquid and forms a gel, which helps to support hydration and tame the appetite.

 

Flax seeds 

Flaxseeds have a mild flavor and are famous for providing healthy omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.

 

Goji berries

A surprisingly strong source of protein, goji berries also contain a wealth of antioxidants and over 20 vitamins and minerals.

 

Golden berries 

They’re a tasty source of vital nutrients including beta-carotene, protein, bioflavonoids, antioxidants and vitamin A. These chewy superfruits are a healthy snack, and their sweet & tart flavor gives a delicious boost to salads, yogurts, oatmeal, cookies and desserts.

 

Hemp seeds

Hemp is a well-balanced vegetarian protein source that includes all of the essential amino acids. Not only is hemp one of the best veggie sources of protein, it’s easy for the body to digest and assimilate. Hemp also features plenty of other nutrients including abundant fiber, chlorophyll, vitamins and omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids.

 

Lucuma

This low-glycemic sweetener contains many nutrients including beta-carotene, iron, zinc, vitamin B3, calcium and protein. Yellow lucuma powder has a unique, maple-like taste that’s a delight in a variety of recipes.

 

Maca

The maca root was prized throughout the Incan empire for its adaptogenic-like qualities that enable it to nourish and balance the body's delicate endocrine system, and to help cope with stress. It also energizes naturally, without the jitters and crashes of caffeine, and it can aid in reproductive function, helping to balance hormones and increase fertility. 

 

Maqui

The purple Chilean maqui berry is one of the most antioxidant-rich foods. It contains an abundance of vitamin C, calcium, iron and potassium, anti-aging anthocyanins and polyphenols, and anti-inflammatory compounds. Maqui Powder has a tart fruity flavor that's a delicious addition to juices, smoothies and desserts.

 

Mulberries

Mulberries are native to the Morus genus of trees. Beyond their sweet and delicate flavor, mulberries are an excellent source of nutrients including iron, calcium, vitamin C, protein and fiber. They also contain resveratrol, the anti-aging nutrient found in red wine.

 

Wheatgrass

One of the lowest calorie and most nutrient-rich foods in the world, wheatgrass has long been revered for its ability to cleanse the body and stimulate a natural and healthy energy. It contains roughly 70 percent chlorophyll, making it exceptionally alkaline, which helps the body eliminate toxins and maintain a healthy pH balance.

 

 

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