Health Food to Superfood
Here is a little brief on why some foods are beyond a health food, making them superfoods!
Has a high ORAC score, hence has a high antioxidant capacity and therefore slows down the oxidative processes, commonly associated with age-related degeneration and disease. They are an exceptional source of antioxidants, polyphenols, fibre, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and plant sterols. Another good thing about this product is that nowadays you can find them in almost any vending machine.
Has been sourced from the Southwest region of Western Australia. Bee pollen is a highly absorbable protein that is rich in vitamins, amino acids, proteins, lipids carbohydrates, minerals, enzymes and other micronutrients.
Blue Green Algae
More bio-available chlorophyll than any other food, and provides over 64 easily absorbed vitamins, minerals, micronutrients and enzymes. By adding this ancient superfood, you will receive the most balanced, nutrient rich food on Earth, providing the highest protein and trace mineral concentration of any natural food.
Has incredibly high protein content alongside a very low fat content. They contain no enzyme inhibitors so they’re easily digested, plus they’re a great source of Omega 3 and 6 as well as Vitamin E, thiamine, copper, manganese, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, zinc and are one of the richest dietary sources of selenium.
Buckinis are made with Buckwheat and despite its name, is not actually wheat…it’s a fruit! Buckwheat alkalise our bodies, unlike other breakfast cereal bases such as oats, rice and wheat, which are acid forming in the body. Buckwheat is a rich source of protein, rutin and manganese.
Cacao Powder Raw
The main component in cacao are flavonoids which are powerful antioxidants that fight ageing and prevent disease. In Raw Cacao Powder, much of the oil is removed, while nearly all of the active nutrients remain.
Camu Camu Powder
It is renowned for its high vitamin c content having 30-60 times more vitamin C than an orange, supporting the immune system, warding off viral infections and assisting in the maintenance of optimal health, under conditions of stress and anxiety. Camu Camu helps to promote healthy gums, eyes, skin and supports the functions of the brain and heart.
An excellent source of fibre, packed with antioxidants, full of protein, loaded with vitamins and minerals, and the richest known plant source of omega-3. Chia is an easy way to add healthy nutrition to your daily diet, with Vitamins A, B12 and C, complete protein (18 Amino Acids), minerals including potassium, phosphorous, folate, zinc, iron, and calcium as well as bowel-regulating soluble and insoluble fibre.
A great addition to your diet, helping to support metabolism and cellular health. Coconut butter is known for its Lauric acid content, and for its quality, healthy saturated fats. Unlike saturated animal fats, Coconut oil is cholesterol free, making it safe for people with cholesterol challenges.
Used for thousands of years to boost life-force or “chi” energy and have a long history of use for eye problems, skin rashes, psoriasis, allergies, insomnia, liver health and balancing blood sugar. Raw Goji berry is a nutritionally dense food, an excellent source of protein, contains all 8 essential amino acids, packed with vitamins, includes 21 trace minerals including germanium; a substance rarely found in foods, vitamins B1, B2, B6, and vitamin E.
A bush plum and a powerful indigenous Australian superfood with the highest natural source of Vitamin C on the planet. Vitamin C is one important phytonutrient and not only is it the highest natural source of Vitamin C, but it also includes everything else your body needs to take in the Vitamin C, including antioxidants.
An excellent source of carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals. It smells divine and has a creamy citrus flavour. Lacuma is rich in beta-carotene, niacin (B3) and iron.
With the highest antioxidant quantity of any fruit, Maqui is reported to stimulate weight-loss, delays the ageing process and detoxifies and cleanses the body. Research is also showing that it’s a powerful anti-inflammatory and contains high levels of polyphenols and anthocyanins.
A high protein powder that has a great mineral profile with significant quantities of calcium and magnesium as well as the amino acid, lysine. It has a sweet, distinctive flavour with a hint of caramel. Its low GI of 25 helps to maintain stable blood sugar levels.
Purple Corn Extract
Extremely high in anthocyanin, which helps to encourage connective tissue regeneration and is anti-inflammatory. They help to promote blood flow, reduce cholesterol as well as being antioxidants. Anthocyanins seem to stabilize and protect capillaries from oxidative damage, promote collagen formation and improve microcirculation.
Slightly sweet and nutrient dense, sour cherries are full of inflammation fighting anthocyanin antioxidants and are a rich source of vitamin C and Beta Carotene.
Makes for a fantastically subtle addition to recipes. You can introduce a whole new dimension to teas, coffees, smoothies and desserts with just a sprinkle of this deliciously fragrant ground bean.
I may help to tonify the blood and are a great source of protein, iron, calcium, Vitamin K, C, A, B6 and E, fibre, potassium, niacin, riboflavin, folic acid, manganese, magnesium and natural antioxidants that are beneficial in reducing age-associated oxidative stress. (1)
Wild Golden Berries
Nutrient-dense, especially phosphorous and Vitamins A, C, B1, B6, and B12. They also deliver a healthy dose of bioflavonoids which are known to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiviral properties.