Here at Natural Balance Foods, we love things that are nourishing and natural – fruits, vegetables and wholegrains are awesome, but did you know that there are certain foods which can be called ‘super’ due to their composition and nutrition?
So what makes a food so super anyway? Well, put simply they are totally jam-packed with everything our bodies need to feel great and are crammed with antioxidants, Omega 3 fatty acids, Beta Carotene and Vitamins A, C and E. Want to try some for yourself? Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Goji berries have been a part of Chinese medicine for more than 6,000 years and are grown from an evergreen shrub deep within Mongolian and the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet. They contain an exceptional amount of unique nutrients and anti-oxidants, 18 amino acids, super doses of vitamins and whole load of iron. The perfect addition to your oatmeal, Goji berries help boost the immune system and increase brain power.
Eating superfoods doesn’t need to be expensive – kale is very affordable and really good for you too! One of the healthiest vegetables on the planet, kale has the perfect balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to keep you strong, as well as lots of iron which is great for the liver. It’s low calorie and high fibre content makes it a great choice for those going green, and has more calcium than milk per calorie.
This green version of your daily brew is full of wonderful antioxidants. It’s the Sylvester Stallone green punch against cancer, helps repairs liver damage from alcohol, and reduces the risk of osteoporosis. As if all that wasn’t enough, it can also help you look gorgeous, as it’s a popular ingredient for skincare products. With minimal calories and a variety of flavours, there’s no excuse to not have a try and make your friends green with tea envy.
So there are just a few ideas. Other superfoods also include blueberries, bananas, brazil nuts and natural yoghurt. You are what you eat, so go ahead and eat super!
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