It's a jungle out there. How are we supposed to know what Super Food powders to choose? Some of them do indeed stem from the real jungle, but what are the health benefits?
Super Food powders are a great way of adding an extra boost to your diet and provide you with benefits that are very hard to find from any other nutritional source. Just a teaspoon is often enough to ensure you get your dose of goodness. There are so many alternatives out there, so this week, we've listed 5 of the most popular on the market. All the powders we've here can be mixed into smoothies, juices, water, porridge, yoghurt, soups - even when baking!
Make sure you get 100% certified organic products when shopping for these. It's important to know that they have been responsibly sourced in order to make sure the product will give you all the benefits you're after. Stores like Holland & Barrett and Whole Foods have a wide selection, and you can also shop the products online.
We at Absolute Studio's believe that one of the best ways to refuel after a hard core class is with a smoothie, juice or shake containing one (or more!) of these healthy ingredients. So, which one is your favorite? Have you noticed any positive changes in your diet since starting with these supplements? We would love to hear your thoughts and recommendations!
Acai : These berries are sourced in the Amazon and are high in Vitamin A, monosaturated fats, calcium, fiber and iron. What makes this super food unique is that it contains so many healthy compounds found in no other plant, fruit or berry on the planet - plus it contains massive amounts of protein! The purple color is instantly recognizable, and the juices that are made from the acai is also very popular. Why not add a teaspoon to your daily juice or smoothie? There's a reason they call it the 'Beauty Berry' in Brazil... Just saying...
Wheatgrass: Fuel up with Vitamin E, Zinc, Copper and Chlorophyll - 70%!- with this highly detoxifying medicinal herb. Due to the high level of chlorophyll, it cleanses your blood and organs. It's iron levels are super high and taken as a daily supplement, it can help improve digestion and suppress hunger because of the high fiber content.
Maca: Add this to your morning juice or smoothie to get an instant energy boost! Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron and Zinc are major player in the Maca powder. It can help balance everything from your mood to problems in your skin - it is known for helping with fatigue, balancing hormones and boosting the immune system. It stems from a root and adds a warm, sweet touch to your food or drink.
Spirulina: Get ready for a B12 bomb! This incredibly popular super food contains over 6800% of your daily reference intake of B12. This will help you boost your muscle growth and maintenance, increase fat burning, and alkalize your body. This algae has been used for thousands of years as a nutritional supplement and it is probably the supplement on this list that ranks highest in terms of power.
Lucuma: Your bones, teeth, hair and nails will love this super food due to the high level of zinc here. Lucuma is also great for beating fatigue, leveling blood pressure and contains a lot of potassium. This is a Peruvian powder has a sweet and creamy taste, great for baking and for mixing into smoothies, instead of adding a sweetener.