Superfoods: Foods with Health Benefits

Everyone jumps on the health wagon at some stage, and so you will be familiar with the trending term ‘superfoods’. So-called for their rich nutritional properties, superfoods can provide adequate amounts of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in just one portion. At present, there seems to be a renaissance of smoothie creations thanks to the Nutribullet, so there’s no better time to remind you what’s available.

Chia seeds – these tiny, black seeds were traditionally used as a source of energy. They are related to the mint family and are rich in fibre, protein, fatty acids and antioxidants.

Goji berries – said to be one of the most nutritionally-dense fruits on earth. These little red berries help boost immunity with their vitamin C content, as well as providing iron and beta carotene.

Flax seeds – also known as linseeds, they are rich in fibre, omega 3 essential fats and lignans. These popular seeds are best crushed although they are used to aid constipation if soaked in water and consumed. Do drink sufficient water when taking flax seeds.

Raw cacoa – derived from cold-pressed, unroasted cocoa beans, this method is what retains the living enzymes which makes it beneficial to health. As an antioxidant, it protects against free radicals and boosts mood by increasing neurotransmitters. Like eating chocolate, only better.

Incorporating superfoods into your diet is easy, and with Nutribullets or grinders, extracting the nutritious goodness is easy. Crushing or blending seeds and nuts makes the nutrients more accessible to the body’s cells. Superfoods can increase energy levels, improve cognitive function, strengthen the cardiovascular system and improve skin appearance. Incorporate superfoods into your health regime today.