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Our top 8 superfoods

Now more than ever the world has a huge need for healthy food & drinks. But, many of us may need help in boosting our immunity and nourishing our guts.

The current health crisis has forced us to take a second look at our diets and really delve into the whole “my body is a temple” thing. Which if you’re like us, can be a bit overwhelming to think about at first. In a market that’s saturated with fast food that’s so fast it’ll have your head spinning, it can be hard to tell ourselves that it’s time to start taking more care…Especially when these foods are available at our fingertips pretty much 24 / 7 (thanks a lot Maccas!). 

 

It’s time to start taking a bit more care of ourselves.

Now we’re not saying go through your pantry and get everything out that looks remotely like an Oreo or bag of chips, or to go and meal prep every meal for the next fortnight (although if that’s what you want to do then don’t let us stop you). However, we ARE saying that you should start to implement food and drinks into your diet that are going to help boost your health, grow your immunity and have you feeling FAB!

 

To help out we’ve compiled a list of our favourite superfoods. All of these can be used in a range of different recipes, and some of them you may know from our blends!

 

1.     Beetroot

Full of betacyanin, Beets can help to fight a range of diseases. They also have folate which helps fight against osteoporosis, colon cancer and birth defects.

 

Find Beetroot in our Beetroot Latte Blend

 

2.     Sweet Potato

Phytonutrients in Sweet Potato endorse eye and heart health and help in boosting your immunity system. They also have Vitamin A in them, which can reduce effects of smoking.

 

Find Sweet Potato in our Purple Potato Latte Blend

 

3.     Blueberries

Blueberries – similar to many of their delicious berry neighbours – have very high levels of antioxidants which help against inflammation and preventing or delaying cell damage.

 

4.     Turmeric

Turmeric can serve as an anti-inflammatory, wound healer and digestive aid. Amazing, right?

 

Find Turmeric in our Turmeric Latte Blend

 

5.     Cinnamon

Cinnamon has one of the highest levels of antioxidants out of all herbs and spices. It can also help you feel more satiated as it can help in stabilising blood glucose levels.

Find Cinnamon in a range of our blends including Chai, Nectar Chai, Turmeric and Charcoal.

 

6.     Ginger

Ginger can help in boosting your metabolism, combatting nausea and fighting the common cold.

 

Find Ginger in a range of our blends including Butterfly Pea, Chai, Nectar Chai, Turmeric, Purple Potato, Charcoal and our Beetroot Latte Blend.

 

7.     Dark Chocolate

With high levels of anti-oxidants and flavonoids – which can improve memory, blood flow, skin smoothness and can suppress coughing – Dark chocolate is the perfect treat!

 

8.     Figs

Figs have high levels of dietary fibre, calcium and potassium. A favourite for our smoothie bowls!

 

We hope this information was useful and that you implement these amazing foods into your diet STAT! If you create anything with one of these superfoods, tag us on Instagram or Facebook, we’d love to see what you make.

 

References:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/superfoods-healthy-food_n_1998293

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-proven-benefits-of-ginger#2.-Ginger-can-treat-many-forms-of-nausea,-especially-morning-sickness

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/multimedia/antioxidants/sls-20076428#:~:text=Antioxidants%20are%20substances%20that%20may,to%20tobacco%20smoke%20or%20radiation.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods/beetroot#:~:text=Packed%20with%20essential%20nutrients%2C%20beetroots,pressure%2C%20and%20increased%20exercise%20performance.

 

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