We may be well over 300 years behind civilisations like the ancient Incas, but finally foods made from or containing superfoods are booming in the modern market place. Whilst there is no official definition of a ‘superfood’ they are generally thought to be natural plant based foods that contain a significantly high quantity and variety of nutrients. Where superfood products of the past may have suffered in terms of both taste and texture, recent advancements in processing technology means that not only do today’s superfood products look, feel and taste great, but they’re also better designed for everyday life, packing in more nutrients than ever before. We take a quick strole down the superfoods isle.
Pukka Wheatgrass Juice Powder naturally supports the body’s ability to cleanse itself due to its high chlorophyll content. It is one of the most nourishing foods in the world containing an easy to digest broad spectrum of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, proteins and antioxidants. Only concentrated fresh cold dried organic wheat grass juice is used to ensure optimum potency. Pukka Wheatgrass Juice Powder can be purchased direct online via Pukka Herbs.
Bounce Natural Energy Spirulina & Ginseng: Defense Ball may have an unusual appearance but tastes great. The the immune system boost comes from Spirulina, a blue-green freshwater algae that is also rich in protein. Combining vitamins and antioxidants from the superfoods spirulina and ginseng, together with complex carbohydrates, this Ball is easily digestible and provides slower-releasing energy. Click image for video review
Steens raw, cold processed 100% pure New Zealand Manuka Honey helps to boost the immune system, digestive health, wound healing, skin ailments, energy boosting and much more. The minimal processing of the honey also means that these health benefits are enhanced, with the bee pollen, enzymes, flavours and aromas all retained in the honey.
Good4U Super Shoots are a mix of broccoli, alfalfa, clover and radish that offer a piquant flavour, crunchy texture as well as an abundance of your essential nutrients. Super Shoots help to combat heart disease and diabetes and with concentrated amounts of Sulforaphane – a natural chemo-protective plant compound innate in Super Shoots – they act as a long-lasting antioxidant that detoxifies carcinogens in the body and are increasingly being recognised as one of the most potent food base anti-carcinogens available.
Irish producers Chia Bia who are launching a range of Chia products including Whole or Milled Chia Seed which can be added to salads, cereals, drinks or pretty much anything, and a range of Chia Nutrient Bars.
Lowfat Coconut Chia Kefir by Lifeway foods blends the distinctive taste of coconut with the groundbreaking health benefits of chia seeds. It provides all of the probiotic benefits of kefirs with the added bonus of omega-3’s.
Chia Star is a chia seed-based beverage produced by hydrating highly nutritious chia seeds in lightly sweetened fruit baths with flavors including blackberry lime refresh and peach green tea fusion.
DrinkChia! is an organic chia seed drink available in the USA that is low in sugar, low in calories as well as rich in chia and omega 3’s.
Enerjive Quinoa Skinny Crackers are developed with the goodness of quinoa to deliver gluten-free snacks that are low in sugar and sodium and are made with wholesome, natural ingredients. The unique formulations are designed to maintain hormonal and energy balance throughout the day which helps to keep you feeling fuller longer: helping you to get lean whilst simultaneously boosting energy.
Alice & Oscar’s organic Quinola is a new brand of high-quality South American quinoa. The man behind the brand, James Livingstone-Wallace, set up a Fairtrade partnership with the Cabaña Farming Co-operative just north of Lake Titicaca.
GOOD Shelled Hemp Seed contains all 20 amino acids with the perfect balance of Omega 3 to 6. Available in a range of 4 different flavours can be eaten as a snack or sprinkle on soups, pastas and salads.