We’re halfway through January and finally back into the office swing of things, but the dark mornings and short days still bringing you down? We feel ya! So here are our Top 5 Superfoods to beat the Winter chill!
1. Lemons & Limes
You’ve heard your mum say it for years, but honestly vitamin C is the best thing for boosting immune health!. Lemons and limes contain polyphenols (micronutrients that we get through certain plant-based foods. They're packed with antioxidants and potential health benefits. It's thought that polyphenols can improve or help treat digestion issues, weight management difficulties, diabetes, neurodegenerative disease, and cardiovascular diseases.which make them even more useful? Add slices to your drinking water or squeeze over vegetables or salads.
Not just for warding off vampires, garlic delicious and super nutritious! Amazing for giving your body’s immune system a helping hand, with natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, helping you fight off illness and recover quicker. Raw garlic can increase the number of t-cells in your blood, which in turn fights viruses. Crush or slice garlic cloves and add to salad dressings. Garlic’s health powers are best when it’s raw.
- Moringa Powder
You’ve probably never heard of this superfood, but Moringa Powder is made from naturally-dried moringa leaves and tastes like matcha (green tea). Made from plant protein, it includes all 9 essential amino acids (what makes up our cells, muscle and tissues), fibre, rich in iron, vitamin K & E, source of vitamin A & calcium and high in antioxidants. Because it’s natural as well, makes it really easy for our bodies to absorb than by taking synthetic supplements (you know, the 10 letter words on the pack of the package you can’t read!!)
No not the character in the Little Rascals (although isn’t he great?!). We’re talking about alfalfa sprouts, filled with many of the great benefits found in seeds and actually healthier because the process of sprouting brings out many enzymes. They also carry more protein, vitamins and minerals, as well as a lower proportion of starch, than unsprouted seeds. The starches are turned to simple sugars and are thus easier to digest.So grab these from your local grocer and add alfalfa sprouts to your sandwiches + salads for a long healthy life!
The cacao tree is the most popular on the planet, where those delicious hot chocolate cocoa powder is derived from. However, normal cocoa powder and chocolate have been chemically processed and roasted, which destroys a large amount of the antioxidants and flavanols (the things that keep you young, glowy and healthy). Raw, organic cacao on the other hand is a MEGA superfood! Here are 5 quick facts on their benefits:
- Has 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries. Yes 40 times!
- Highest Plant-Based Source of Iron
- Full of Magnesium for a Healthy Heart & Brain
- More Calcium Than Cow's Milk
- A Natural Mood Elevator and Anti-Depressant
For exciting recipes with cacao read here https://begoodorganics.com/blogs/subscriber-only-recipes/7991527-cacao-5-little-known-benefits-of-this-amazonian-superfood