Why eat superfoods? Well, they contain high levels of important vitamins and minerals that we often overlook when choosing what to eat on a daily basis. They are also a source of antioxidants – substances that protect us from cell damage and help to prevent diseases. Check out these superfoods and incorporate them into the family’s daily meals today!
Honey contains a wide array of trace minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, copper, chromium, manganese and selenium, which are critical for healthy cellular insulin sensitivity and blood sugar balance. It also increases calcium absorption, helps to increase haemoglobin count (helps anaemia caused by nutritional factors) and aids constipation. Haddrell’s of Cambridge produces Premium Manuka Honey using 100% natural bee products, made to the highest standards using New Zealand bees and environmentally sustainable methods. They are available at Nature’s Farm from $76.50 for a 500g jar.
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You’ve probably heard about these nutrient-rich seeds, they are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, calcium and other anti-oxidants. This superfood is believed to aid heart and digestive health, stabilise blood sugar and maintain stronger bones and teeth. What’s special about Superior Chia is that they are non-genetically-modified chia seeds from organic sources and are processed using a special micro-slicing technique to ensure better absorption while retaining the chia seeds’ nutritional properties. Available for $18 here, delivery can be made within 48 hours and is free for all orders above $75.
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Goji berries contain a lot of vitamin C and these tangy berries have been used for centuries to treat various ailments and poor blood circulation. It also helps to boost the immune system! They can be eaten in lots of ways – add them to your pot of soup for dinner or brew them with your favourite tea. Eu Yan Sang’s Black Wolfberries (comes in a set of 2 bottles at $88.00) can even be eaten as a daily snack. Available in stores or online, you can also shop their traditional wolf berries here.
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Quinoa is a good carbohydrate that is high in protein and fibre yet low in sugar, making it an excellent rice replacement for sustainable weight loss and diabetic friendly diet. It is one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. It is also high in magnesium, B-vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants. Superlife Co.’s quinoa and other products are grown organically with certified natural top soil that has been untouched by processing, pesticides and chemicals. Try their Asian-Flavour quinoa packs or plain quinoa sacks!
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Cacao contains 15 calories per tablespoon and literally zero fat, so it’s great for indulging in rich chocolatey flavour without having to feel guilty! It also contains flavonoids, which are known to help lower blood pressure and improve blood flow to the brain and heart. Superlife Co.’s Cacao Powder is cold pressed from organically grown criollo cacao from Australia with no chemical processing or sugar added. Purchase it here. They have also combined two superfoods to make the perfect snack – try the 4pm Quinoa Cacao Bloc!