Superfoods are certainly on trend right now. Everything seems to be getting the ‘Superfood’ tag lately from fish to nuts but what are the best Superfoods in terms of delivering the largest quantity of nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants? We take a look at some of the key contenders for title of ‘Superfood Champion’.
Acai is partly what started the Superfood trend. From the Amazon rainforest, this little berry is the highest source of antioxidants on the planet as well as being high in vitamin E and amino acids. It has been shown to be great for anti-ageing and improving the immune system. The Acai berry spoils very quickly when picked from the tree so freeze dried Acai powder is available which provides all the nutrient and antioxidant benefits but with a long shelf life. Buy Organic Acai Superfood powder online now https://www.la-kult.com.au/products/organic-acai-powder?variant=22784347905.
Camu Camu contains 60 times the vitamin C of oranges as well as high levels of vitamin E. From the Amazon region, it is renowned for its health-giving nutrients and is great for improving skin condition, detox through increasing the amount of oxygen to cells and anti-ageing. Buy Organic Camu Camu Superfood powder online now https://www.la-kult.com.au/products/organic-camu-camu-powder?variant=22784451777.
Spirulina is the most nutrient dense food on the planet and is 60% protein. It is also high in vitamin B12 and is used by NASA as a dietary supplement for astronauts. Buy Organic Spirulina Superfood powder online now https://www.la-kult.com.au/products/organic-spirulina-powder?variant=22784558017.
Maca was highly prized by the Incans and was often taken before going in to battle due to its energy and strength giving properties. It is also known for improving sexual function and is a source of multiple vitamins, nutrients and amino acids. High in vitamins B, C and E great for improving concentration, general well-being and mood. Buy Organic Maca Superfood powder online now https://www.la-kult.com.au/products/organic-maca-powder?variant=22784519809.
Carrots are high in vitamin A and antioxidants and are great for improving eyesight and protecting skin against sun damage. They are also high in fibre and potassium. Often overlooked, a couple of raw carrots a day will give your body a great vitamin and nutrient boost.
Kale is the most nutrient dense green leaf vegetable available, even more so than spinach. It is full of antioxidants as well as vitamin C and A and is believed to have strong anti-cancer effects. It has been shown to help with skin condition as well as assisting with urinary health.
Dark Chocolate / Cacao
Cacao and dark chocolate is very high in fibre, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese as well as antioxidants. It’s known to lower LDL cholesterol, aid in brain function and improve cardio vascular health. Look at Cacao as your guilt free chocolate. Buy Organic Cacao Superfood powder online now https://www.la-kult.com.au/products/organic-cacao-powder.
Loaded with omega-3 fats, protein, fibre, high in calcium and antioxidants, chia seeds are a great addition to your diet. Chia will help you feel fuller for longer meaning it may be used as aiding in weight control. It has been suggested that it may help improve heart health as well as lowering cholesterol.
High in protein, vitamins, minerals, fibre, essential fatty acids, antioxidants and amino acids, hemp seeds could be the one Superfood that isn’t on everyone’s radar yet. Great for your skin, reduces inflammation and shown to balance your hormones hemp is certainly something we should be using. Although it’s a similar plant to marijuana it won’t cause false positive readings in drug tests for cannabis and you definitely can’t smoke it!
Quinoa contains nine essential amino acids that our bodies cannot produce and contains more protein than any other grain, with approximately 8 grams per cup. It also contains a lot of iron and potassium, is also gluten free and could be the perfect replacement to rice or couscous in your diet.
There are some great options out there currently for high nutrient, high vitamin foods that can help you improve your health and your lifestyle. From exotic Superfoods to more traditional foods that are available at your local supermarket healthy food has never been more readily available.
For that extra healthy boost and to make sure you are buying sustainable and ethical products always demand Australian Certified Organic products.