New Year, New You – better health is often top of the list on everyone’s New Year’s Resolutions plan, probably more than ever in 2021. Eating well is fundamental to staying healthy as a various diet provides nutrients, which are essential for good function of all body systems. The good news is that healthy eating can be both convenient and accessible. For that, we recommend swapping a few of your regular grocery items with superfoods to enrich your diet. Read the article below to learn how a few simple changes to your diet can go a long way.
1.Turn your regular coffee into a Superfood coffee.
Mushroom-infused coffee is one of the most flavourful, ideal ways to boost your intake of Vitamin D and Beta-Glucans. Mushrooms are the only natural, vegan source of Vitamin D, which is linked to Calcium absorption, bones and teeth health, optimal muscle function and immunity. They are also rich in Beta-Glucans, which are known to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
2. Have a super breakfast!
Eating breakfast doesn’t have to feel like a chore. Adding dried fruit, nuts, seeds and cacao nibs to cereal or porridge can lift your spirits, improve the texture and micronutrient content of your meals. Berries are known to have a low glycaemic index, which helps minimise spikes in blood sugar levels. Nuts and seeds are nutrient-dense, high in protein and good fats. You can find a combination of seeds, nibs and dried fruit in our delicious range of Superfood Breakfast Boosters.
If you love chocolate, why not swap sugary chocolate spreads with superfood infused, high in polyunsaturated fat nut spreads.
3. Snack with purpose!
Many people are likely to compromise on their healthy eating goals between meals. Instead of avoiding snacks altogether, try swapping crisps and biscuits with vibrant foods such as dried mulberries, goji berries, and cacao nibs. These are nutrient-rich and filling so that you can beat food cravings and feel energised between meals.
4. How to turn baking into Super baking.
Toss some hemp seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, or Seed Crunch into your favourite baking mix to enrich its texture and boost its nutrient content. Mix maca, lucuma, cacao nibs, chia seeds or organic Functional Blends into the batter to add health benefits, unique flavours and sweetness.
5. Turn your regular Juice into an immunity juice with superfoods.
Drinking shakes and smoothies is one of the simplest ways to boost your intake of nutrient-rich foods. Use spirulina, chlorella, wheatgrass, or barley grass to make a green, nutrient-rich smoothie. Greens are high in B Vitamins, protein and fibre. Alternatively, add chia seeds to lemon water to create a hydrating, refreshing lemonade.
6. Try a warming golden milk or latte drink.
Despite its fancy name and look, this drink can become a healthy staple drink to make at home. Simply add a teaspoon of organic Turmeric blend into your favourite milk and sweeten to taste. Turmeric supports your immunity and digestion.
7. Take your savoury meals to the next level with superfoods.
While you may be more inclined to add superfoods to sweet snacks or smoothies, there are a thousand ways you can incorporate them into savoury recipes. You can, for example, add a teaspoon of spirulina or chlorella to homemade pesto to enrich it with B vitamins. Alternatively, mix organic Turmeric blend, beetroot powder or chlorella into hummus to make it a colourful, fun experience for the whole family. Last but not least, why not boost your soup with Hemp Protein powder and seeds for a creamier and crunchier consistency?