Top 10 most popular superfoods
The term 'superfoods' is used to describe nutrient-dense foods that are exceptionally high in vitamins and minerals and provide health benefits, while reducing the risk of disease. With superfoods, you can embrace the true concept of health! Adding superfoods to your diet helps to re-mineralise the body, minimizing the desire for snacking on sugar rich foods, helping the body get back on track with a healthy lifestyle. You can add them to breakfasts, smoothies or even use a superfood shake as a meal replacement to stay full for longer, aid with weight loss and add extra energy to your day!
Everything in life seems to have trends. Fashion, cars, cellphones and food all go through trends! In this article, we're going to give you our top 10 superfood trends for 2019 - make superfoods a part of your daily diet this year and feel the difference they make! All superfoods products below are certified organic, unprocessed and unrefined, and filled with high levels of naturally occurring bio-available nutrients and antioxidants!
Maca comes from Peru and has been used by Peruvians for thousands of years as a literal powerhouse of nutrition, especially for strength, energy and increased sex drive. It's a well-known ingredient that boosts both libido and fertility of men and women, while stablising hormones naturally. Rich in mineral content, amino acids and other powerful nutritional benefits, Maca is a favourited superfood for those who exercise, play sport and are regularly active. It is given much praise for its healthy and natural physical benefits, rather than using synthetic boosters and products that often generate negative side effects!
Recommendation: Soaring Free Superfood's Organic Maca Root Powder is perfect for anybody who is looking for a healthy stamina boost, hormone balance and brain boost! It's very delicious on its own, combined with other superfoods or in smoothies and shakes! Try adding it to desserts and sweet treats. Maca has an incredible synergistic effect when combined with raw cacao nibs or Organic Cacao Powder .
Have you noticed how the word 'hemp' is springing up everywhere lately? From smoothies and cosmetic products, to fashion and health supplements, hemp has really taken almost all markets by storm! No wonder it finds itself on our list of trending superfoods in 2019. Hemp seeds contain all the essential amino acids and are considered to be a complete protein food, ideal for vegans & vegetarians! It also supports the immune system, encourages digestive health, builds and repairs muscles and tissues and balances hormones.
Recommendation: Soaring Free Superfood's Hemp Seed Protein has a delicious nutty flavour and can be sprinkled over salads, mixed into a pate with olive oil, garlic and salt or simply added to soups and smoothies. Hemp Seed Protein Powder does not contain THC, so it cannot make you ‘high’!
Chia Seeds are gaining increasing recognition as a popular superfood! Why? Well, let's take it back to the beginning and you'll understand the powerful health benefits of Chia Seeds. The word 'chia' is an ancient Mayan word meaning 'strength', and Chia Seeds were consumed by many for their energy-boosting properties. Aztec warriors would take Chia Seeds to give them endurance during battles, and they were even used in Mexico as a form of money because they were so highly valued for their medicinal properties! Chia seeds contain all 9 amino acids (which happens to be rare for a plant-based protein source) and has a high concentration of omega-3 essential fatty acids. Due to high levels of fibre, Chia Seeds assist in appetite control. weight loss and digestive health. They also support blood sugar and cholesterol levels, while protecting the body from harmful free radicals. For these reasons, Chia Seeds are now one of the most popular superfoods.
Recommendation: Soaring Free Superfood's Organic Chia Seeds are perfect for athletes and exercise fanatics, as well as those who are trying to lose weight or are suffering from diabetes.
Chocoholics are going to love this one! Raw organic cacao is considered to be one of the newest trendy superfoods, and is the basic building block to all chocolate products. While chocolate has been adulterated with high amounts of sugar, additives, chemicals, preservatives and dairy, it provides the body with wonderful health benefits when in its unprocessed form - the less processed, the more bitter and darker it is, yet more healthy! Raw cacao is a powerful mood enhancer that helps combat depression, and is even considered to be an aphrodisiac. Contrary to popular belief, cacao actually supports weight loss by controlling the appetite, lowers bad cholesterol and improves heart functioning (tell that to the next person who says you need to lay off the chocolate)! Cacao is also one of the most powerful sources of antioxidants and helps to reverse the negative effects that free radicals have on your body.
Recommendation: Soaring Free Superfood's Organic Cacao Powder can be added to desserts, smoothies, breakfasts and also added to nut milk, rice milk, soya milk or hemp milk to make a delicious raw chocolate drink. You can also make your own raw chocolate at home with the awesome delicious recipe included in THIS link!
This superfood is one of the most complete sources of nutrition on earth through its ability to convert sun energy into protein rich chlorophyll! Spirulina is considered to be a complete food, with 12 times more digestible protein than beef! High in Vitamin B, calcium, iron & amino acids plus all other essential nutrients, Spirulina supports the immune system and encourages energy, vitality and health!
Recommendation: Soaring Free Superfood's Spirulina Protein Powder has a strong, salty taste, which can take some getting used to. Mix the powder with your favourite smoothie or freshly squeezed juice. This Spirulina Powder is 100% organic, highly nutritious, unprocessed and unrefined - and packed with high levels of naturally occurring bio-available nutrients and antioxidants!
Chaga Mushrooms are one of the most nutrient-dense mushrooms in the world, and have been highly praised for centuries for their immune boosting and antioxidant properties! Wildcrafted from old forests in the colder regions of Northern Asia and Northern Europe, Chaga is prized as one of the most potent of all medicinal mushrooms in traditional Siberian, Korean, Chinese, North European and Scandinavian herbalism. Consuming Chaga regularly strengthens and repairs damaged DNA and body cells and protects against the growth of tumours and other cancer cells. It also provides strong anti-inflammotory properties, and is especially soothing on the digestive system for ulcers, gastritis and inflammatory bowel problems. The list of health benefits of this superfood doesn't end there! Chaga also supports brain health by boosting memory and concentration, strengthens the immune system and balances the body, and acts as an excellent liver and kidney tonic! Wow!
Recommendation: Soaring Free Superfood's Wildcrafted Tonic Chaga Mushroom comes in a powder and can be made into a wonderful health tea. The powder may also be added to other smoothies. Use daily for best tonic effects!
Also known as Bambara Groundnuts, Jugo Beans are highly underrated and superior to other beans and legumes! They're a rich source of soluble fibre and saponins - phytochemicals that help lower unhealthy cholesterol levels in your bloodstream, and help lower the risk of heart disease and cancer! They're also low GI, so when consumed, they slow down the release of sugar to give you a steady supply of (glucose) energy. Jugo Beans contain a high level of calcium which promotes strong bones and prevents bone-related diseases such as arthritis.
Recommendation: Earth Tribe's Jugo Beans are the perfect organic superfood snack or addition to rice for a pilaf, or to your favourite tomato sauce for a delicious protein boost!
Moringa is one of our favourite superfoods because it contains more calcium than milk, more magnesium than eggs, more potassium than bananas and more iron than spinach! Moringa is a miracle food containing a total of 90 nutrients and 46 antioxidants! A source of complete protein and providing all the amino acids needed for muscle growth, Morinas controls blood sugar, decreases anxiety, improves sleep and boosts the immune system!
Recommendation: Earth Tribe's Raw Moringa Powder is best consumed when sprinkled over sweet or savoury foods, stirred into yoghurts, added to smoothies or used to brew a tea. Vegan & vegetarian friendly, and made in Africa to reduce YOUR carbon footprint!
Baobab makes it onto our 2019 trending superfoods list because it has more Vitamin C than oranges and more Calcium than milk, as well as vital omegas. It's also said to contain more antioxidants than any other whole fruit! Incorporating Baobab into your daily diet helps delay signs of ageing, wards off disease, boosts immune system, fights fatigue, controls blood sugar levels, helps the body absorb iron, just to name a few! Because of its high fibre content, consuming Baobab improves digestion and also acts as a natural prebiotic. Aside from all the wonderful health benefits of baobab, it also is a powerful cosmetic! Applying it directly to the nails, hair and skin has wonderful beauty benefits.
Recommendation: Earth Tribe's Raw Organic Baobab Powder is proudly organic, vegan and vegetarian friendly! It contains NO pesticides, preservatives, colourants or artificial chemicals. Add this Baobab Powder to smoothies, cereals, baked goods or simply just add water for a healthy energy drink. Kids will love it too!
Did you know that honey is considered a superfood? Of course, the honey needs to be in its raw and unprocessed form in order to provide you with its most potent healing benefits! Ancient people referred to honey as 'the food of the gods' and used it in their food, drinks, ointments, embalming fluid, preserves, as a wound healer and medicinal remedies.
Recommendation: Mac's Raw Orange Blossom Honey retains all the natural medicinal properties of honey, as well as natural anti-oxidants, vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, carbohydrates and phyto-nutrients!
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