By now, you’ve most likely heard about superfood powders, or you’re possibly using one or two already. If you haven’t heard of them before, you’ve at least heard about superfoods and how you should be adding more of them into your diet.
With so many different options to choose from, you’ve possibly been wondering, “How can I get more of these superfoods into my diet?” The answer is simple: through superfood powders! But wait, which ones should you use and why? While there are many different beneficial superfoods to choose from, it’s certainly important to understand some of the benefits of adding adding them to your diet.
Here are 5 superfoods you can easily add to your diet (and why you should):
Acai [ah-sahy-ee] berries
Acai is actually an indigenous berry that is found the rain forests of the Amazon. It has been used for centuries for healing, stimulating the immune system, and boosting energy levels. Recent research has shown that this antioxidant-rich little berry may have the ability to combat the health issues commonly associated with oxidative stress and damage. Just add two heaped teaspoons of one of our acai powders to your yoghurt, cereal, or smoothies to experience the many health benefits of this powerful little berry.
Sprouted Brown Rice Protein
Sprouted brown rice protein is excellent for anyone with a soy, lactose, or gluten intolerance. What makes sprouted brown rice protein so great? Sprouted brown rice is soaked in water for many hours and this process helps make the nutrients become more bio-available.
To give you more of an idea on the nutritional benefits, sprouted brown rice has about four times more fibre and vitamin E compared with regular rice, three times more vitamin B-1, vitamin B-6 and magnesium. Sprouted brown rice protein is also a complete protein. You can read about or buy a highly-digestable brand on this page.
Green tea has been used for centuries and has a very good reputation in the realm of superfoods. It’s brimming full of cancer-fighting antioxidants and is great for heart health. It also aids in digestion and can help speed up metabolism. Green tea popularity has drastically increased over the past few years and with that demand, it has become readily available just about anywhere.
Some green teas come plain or mixed with different flavours like pomegranate, mint, and green tea chai. Find certified organic green tea powder right here.
Psyllium husk powder
Psyllium is the husk of the seeds that come from the Plantago plant. The husks contain a spongy fibre that helps to reduce appetite, improve digestion, and helps cleanse the system. When psyllium husk powder is combined with water, it forms a gluten-free gel that helps keep the bowels regular. It is a gentler and natural alternative to laxatives. You can try adding psyllium to bread, pancakes, cakes, or by simply adding it to your morning smoothies.
Ladies, this might be the best natural superfood for you. Why? Maca root is actually an adaptogen and is also a member of the cruciferous family, like broccoli and cabbage. Due to its unique properties, it’s considered to be one of the world’s best natural superfoods. Maca is grown high in the Andes, mainly in the high altitude regions of Peru. The benefits of the maca root include improved energy levels, a positive effect on hormone levels, and a powerful health booster. You can easily add maca powder to your smoothies or juices, salads, puddings and raw treats.