What is meant by the term 'superfoods'?

This term refers to foods (or drinks) that are naturally higher in nutritional value. They all contain a rich amount of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals but are lower in calories.

 There's many different types of superfoods:

  • Greens: spirulina, wheat grass, barley grass, chlorella, and leafy vegetables such as kale and spinach.
  • Fruit & Nuts: Berries (e.g. blueberries, goji berries, pomegranates) and nuts (e.g. Brazil nuts, almonds and walnuts).
  • Seeds: Chia seeds, flaxseeds and hemp seeds.
  • Herbs: Turmeric, ginger, nettle, etc.

Why are superfoods important?

Many of the 'fast' food that is popular in today's society is not very nutritious. Eating these unhealthy foods over a long period of time has shown to have a negative effect on our physical and mental health.

Why are they important?

Superfoods have shown to improve our mental and physical health. They also help to support our immune system, they are high in Omega-3 and help to protect our heart against diseases because they are rich in antioxidants.

How do I incorporate superfoods into my diet?

Sprinkle chia and flaxseeds into porridges, smoothies, soups and salads. Crush a handful of nuts into salads and into lunches/ dinners. They are very tasty and add a great crunch to your meals! Serve dinners with a side of kale and add spinach in sandwiches.