Many people choose to include ‘superfoods’ in their diets to boost their nutritional intake for a healthier lifestyle.
Superfoods generally refer to whole food items or ingredients that contain an abundance of nutrients like vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Certain superfoods also deliver this nutritional density with fewer calories per serving than modern processed, convenience or fast foods.
These foodstuffs are mostly plant-based items. As such, this popular dietary trend has driven demand for traditional superfoods such as fruits like blueberries, nuts and seeds, leafy greens and certain grains, among others. Many superfood lists often also include animal products like yoghurt and some fish options.
However, some superfoods aren’t widely available in the whole form at retail stores or even greengrocers.
Health-conscious cooks and smoothie aficionados also value the convenience factor that modern supplements add to our on-the-go lifestyles. That’s why numerous health brands now make concentrated superfood powders.
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These products are made from the roots, leaves and flowers of certain fruits and vegetables, which are dehydrated and finely ground into powders.
These potent powdered superfoods offer health-conscious consumers nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich products that support our overall diet.
Use them to simply and conveniently boost the nutritional content of smoothies, breakfast bowls, baking and other recipes, or even post-workout protein shakes!
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Adding these finely ground powders into a variety of recipes will provide many of the same benefits that you’d get from steeping leaves or blending together bulky whole foods, but with servings as small as a teaspoon. Now that’s concentrated power!
Integrating these nutrient-dense super powders into your diet may boost your energy levels, help you manage various forms of stress, improve the condition of your skin, hair and nails, and strengthen your immune system.
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Ultimately, any healthful eating plan should focus as much on micronutrients to benefit our overall health and longevity, as it does on macronutrients to manage our weight and energy levels.
Lifestyle Food Superfood range
And the new Lifestyle Food Superfood range from Dis-Chem is a great place to get these potent ingredients!
The range includes numerous raw superfoods in concentrated powder form, namely spirulina, moringa, maca, barley grass, hemp seed, cacao and wheatgrass powder.
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