Here’s our pick of three of the best superfoods on the market in 2019!
There has been so much hype around superfoods in recent years that the term itself is in danger of losing its meaning. When we talk about superfoods, we are really describing exceptionally nutrient-rich wholefoods, which can be a great, natural way to supplement a healthy diet with an added boost of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and macronutrients like protein and fibre. As superfoods are a natural source of these nutrients, they are more bioavailable so our bodies can absorb them more easily than manufactured supplements.
Here’s our pick of three of the best superfoods on the market in 2019:
Baobab: The fruit of the iconic African baobab tree, baobab dries on the branch producing a 100% natural superfood powder. Baobab powder is a rich source of vitamin C (it contains 6x more than an orange), fibre and has more antioxidants than any other whole fruit. The human body can’t make its own vitamin C, so it is essential we get a good supply from the food we eat every day. Baobab is also a natural prebiotic, helping support the growth of beneficial probiotic bacteria in the gut. Adding baobab to your diet can help improve your gut health, immunity, energy levels, regulate blood sugar levels and give you radiant, glowing skin. It is also one of the tastiest superfoods, with a delicious citrussy sherbet-like flavour, which makes it great for kids too! Try it blended into smoothies, shaken into your water bottle or sprinkled on yoghurt, cereal or overnight oats.
Moringa: Made from the naturally dried leaf of the Moringa Tree - known as the ‘Miracle Tree’ in Africa and Asia thanks to its incredible medicinal properties - moringa powder is fast becoming one of the world’s most popular superfoods. It has comparable levels of antioxidants to matcha, is rich in plant protein including all 9 amino acids, fibre and six essential vitamins and minerals. Making moringa part of your daily routine can support a wide range of health benefits from reducing tiredness to improving immunity, digestion, complexion and muscle growth. It is a powerful natural ayurvedic, helping reduce signs of stress and inflammation in the body and studies suggest it even has beneficial anti-cancer properties. Moringa powder has a vibrant green colour and a delicious spinachy flavor. Try it as a tea, in smoothies or as a ‘superfood seasoning’ for savoury dishes.
Cacao: Cacao is treasured around the world for its delicious flavor and exceptional health benefits. Made from gently roasted cocoa beans, it is the purest, most natural form of chocolate. High in cacao flavanols, which studies show can help support heart health, reduce tiredness, improve cognitive function and regulate blood pressure. Rich in neurotransmitters known to create feelings of relaxation, happiness and euphoria, cacao also triggers the release of endorphins – chemicals that reduce feelings of stress and help restore a sense of wellbeing. Cacao is also rich in fibre, helping support a healthy gut, protein, helping support muscle health and magnesium and potassium, important for normal psychological function. Use it to make healthy hot chocolate, mixed into smoothies, sprinkled on breakfasts or as a nutritious alternative to cocoa in your baking recipes.
Aduna is an Africa-inspired health food brand bringing you the natural vitality of Africa’s superfoods while creating sustainable livelihoods for small-scale producers. Aduna’s Baobab, Moringa and Cacao superfoods are available as pure powders, superfood energy bars and organic Super-Teas. For a limited time only, we are giving four lucky readers the chance to win a three month supply of Aduna superfood energy bars – enter here. Find out more and shop the range at aduna.com
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