For a couple of decades now supplements have been readily available and we’ve been told they can do everything from boost immunity, give you energy or even make you smarter. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix for the path to good health and the way we have been marketed to over the years has made many believe that health now comes in a pill.
However, exercise and a good diet are the keys to building and maintaining health. Superfoods can be taken like a supplement (a small amount every day) but are also real food as well, basically they are freeze dried fruit which you can sprinkle on your food or mix in a smoothie.
Superfoods are some of nature’s highest sources of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants and get the jump on supplements every time. Here’s why:
- Supplements are often non-specific and trying to be everything in one package therefore meaning that you only receive small trace elements of vitamins. Superfoods are very high in specific vitamins and nutrients meaning you can take a specific product for a specific purpose.
- Supplements are not wholefoods. Superfoods are usually wholefoods, meaning they are made from one type of fruit and are pure with no additives or processing taking place meaning they are also Raw as well.
- Supplements usually contain other non-food, synthetic agents and products which may be harmful to our bodies such as coatings on capsules or pills. Superfoods are typically in a powdered state which comes from the freeze drying process and are usually 100% pure with no additives.
- Supplements are reasonably expensive without being a complete food source. Superfoods are whole foods and are a complete food source.
- Supplements, particularly in pill form, can pass through the body without being properly absorbed. Superfoods are in a powdered form and can be incorporated in to smoothies and other foods making them more easily absorbed by the body.
- In additional to essential nutrients, Superfoods also provide long lasting energy in the form of complex carbohydrates, essential fatty acids and proteins. You don’t tend to get that from supplements as they are not technically ‘food’.
- Supplements are expensive in comparison to Superfoods. You only require a small amount of Acai or Camu Camu to get the positive effects so typically one bag per month (250g for Camu Camu, 150g for Acai).
- Superfoods aid in satiety levels (feeling of fullness), meaning you can incorporate them as part of your daily diet meaning you are eating healthy food which is making your body multiple times healthier than supplements ever could.
It’s easy to want a quick fix for anything but in reality supplements are not that and end up costing you a load of cash for an often poor return on your health. Try some Superfoods in your diet on a daily basis and wave goodbye to your medicine cabinet.
Check out the range of Australian Certified Organic Superfoods available from La Kult at www.la-kult.com.au where you can purchase Organic Acai Powder, Organic Camu Camu Powder, Organic Maca Powder, Organic Spirulina Powder and Organic Cacao Powder.