Adding superfoods into your diet can see your energy levels soar, your overall nutrient intake hugely increase, and they will help you to live as the best possible version of YOU every single day. Superfoods have this name for a reason; because they have a superior nutrient make-up that is particularly beneficial to your overall health and wellbeing.
Here at I AM Co. we love to kickstart each morning with our fave superfoods to set us up for the best day ahead. Blackmores make it easy to do this with their Superfood + Nature Boost range. Every Blackmores Superfood Powder has been fortified with Nature Boost: concentrated nutrients, extracted from real foods and natural sources to further enhance the superfoods existing nutritional content. Yes please! Below are some of our favourite superfoods and the health benefits they provide plus each of the Blackmores + Nature Boost products that include these superfoods…
Not only does cacao make any breakie option taste chocolatey and delicious, it will also give you those feel-good warm fuzzies… The perfect way to start your day! This is because cacao is high in certain amino acids that act as precursors to dopamine aka your happy hormone. It is also rich in magnesium, great for muscle recovery and relaxation, and antioxidants that will give you great energy and a strong immune system. Helpful Hint: Always opt for cacao that has been cold pressed as this process preserves the vital nutrients by using cacao beans when they are raw rather than after they have been roasted.
Mmm one of our fave greenie powders that provides that pick-me-up of focus and mental clarity we sometimes need. Matcha is a finely ground powder made from the Japanese green leaf that has been traditionally used to boost metabolism, relieve stress and leave you feeling zen with a calm yet focussed energy. It has 10 times the antioxidant power of normal green tea and will also provide important amounts of fibre and chlorophyll. Matcha has the added bonus of a relatively high caffeine content. Due to the presence of L-theanine, it does not create the same ‘buzz’ you might experience from coffee but will give you a similar mental alertness. This makes it a wonderful, nourishing alternative to coffee, black tea or traditional green tea.
Traditionally, the Aztecs cherished nature’s super seed, chia, for its ability to support energy and vitality and as a healthy, clean source of plant-based omega-3s. Chia is a no-brainer in our daily intake and because of its versatility, can be incorporated so easily and in so many forms. It packs an amazing nutritional punch of fibre, protein, omega-3s, calcium AND antioxidants. Does it get any better?!
The humble blueberry qualifies for superfood status due to its super rich antioxidant properties. In fact, it has been ranked number 1 for its antioxidant activity among 40 different fruits and vegetables. Other than providing large amounts of antioxidants, blueberries are also a great source of vitamins C, E and K, as well as manganese. They make a wonderful all-round superfood that will help keep your immune system in check and fight any looming signs of ageing.
Green, green, green… Always! Green foods have a high concentration of chlorophyll, the phytochemical that gives them their green colour. Dietary chlorophyll has been found to have a positive impact on heart health, immunity and inhibiting certain disease bacteria. It can be consumed as is or in dark green leafy vegetables, spirulina or chlorella, giving you a significant health kick like no other.
Coconuts are another one of nature’s wonder foods, rich in healthy fats and the super hydrating liquid inside, coconut water. Coconut water provides a great alternative to normal water, with real food nutrition for natural hydration and replenishment. It is rich in antioxidants, electrolytes and magnesium making it a tasty, nourishing addition to your daily intake. Not to mention, its distinctive sweet flavour is just SO delish!
To learn more about the Blackmores Superfood + Nature Boost range, you can find out here. We’d love to know what your favourite superfoods are! Let us know in the comments below xo