Superfood

What Is A Superfood?

Selection of healthy foods including kiwi, strawberry, banana and grapes
Acai berries in bowl

Açai Berries

We have to admit – part of the reason we love this little berry so much is because it tastes fantastic in smoothies and breakfast bowls.

As a bonus, it is also high in antioxidants which are linked to improved heart health, fighting free radicals and reducing swelling and inflammation in the skin.

Add some to a juice, smoothie or breakfast bowl and reap the benefits.

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Avocados

Avocados are great to eat, and even greater for skin.

High in poly- and monounsaturated fatty acids, they keep skin looking firm, help regenerate damaged skin cells, and reduce redness and irritation.

The fatty acids keep your uppermost layer of skin moisturised, which gives you noticeably hydrated and healthy-looking skin.

Avocados are also full of antioxidant carotenoids that not only fight free radicals, which are one of the major culprits of damaged skin and aging, but also help your skin maintain water content and elasticity.

In addition, this superfood has vitamins E and D, which can help keep inflammatory reactions in sensitive skin to a minimum. Vitamin E is also thought to protect the skin from harmful UV rays.

The ideal superfood for healthy skin – good to eat, and so good for the skin.

Blueberries

Antioxidants are one of the most important elements for maintaining healthy skin, and eating blueberries is one of the easiest (and yummiest) ways to get them.

Antioxidants help fight and neutralise free radicals – one of skin’s worst enemies – which are known to damage skin cells and collagen, causing wrinkles, dry skin, and a range of other skin-ageing factors.

Blueberries are also full of vitamin A, which helps balance oil levels in your skin, and is very helpful in naturally clearing up acne-prone skin.

In addition, blueberries are rich sources of vitamin C, which is crucial for the formation of collagen, thereby giving skin its structure and elasticity.

Other superfood berries for healthy skin include raspberries and blackcurrants. Add some to plain yoghurt, with some chopped nuts.

Beetroots and beetroot juice

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Lemon

Lemon one of our favourite superfoods for healthy skin.

It packed with vitamin C, which helps neutralise nasty free radicals and helps us make collagen and elastin, giving us firm, younger-looking skin. It also is one of the most alkalising foods available.

Although lemons taste incredibly acidic, once metabolised, the minerals in them help alkalise the blood and balance our bodies’ pH (which in most of us is too acidic due to over consumption of coffee, alcohol, and processed foods).

When our bodies’ pH levels are out of whack, our skin becomes super sensitive, dry and irritation-prone, so maintaining a good balance is crucial.

We like squeezing half a lemon into a glass of water every morning to kick start our day.

Salmon steak and rosemary and pepper

Salmon

Oily fish in general, and salmon in particular, is packed full of omega 3’s, a good fat that does wonders for your skin.

These polyunsaturated fatty acids protect the skin from sun exposure, help repair already damaged skin, and keep cell membranes healthy and hydrated, keeping toxins out and your skin looking supple and soft. Other fatty fish include sardines, mackerel and trout.

Adding a healthy dose of these delicious ingredients to your diet could mean the difference between average-looking skin and a glowing radiant complexion.

We find that these superfoods do wonders for keeping skin healthy – with the bonus of adding variety, colour and deliciousness to our diet.

Orange Superfoods

Vegetables such as carrots, squash, pumpkin and sweet potatoes contain particularly high levels of beta carotene, and other carotenoids, which give them their orange colour.

Beta carotene converts to vitamin A in our body, which is one of the most important nutrients for keeping skin firm and helping it to heal quickly.

The oil in pumpkin seeds is also high in zinc, which is important in collagen synthesis.

These orange vegetables are delicious in stews and soups in the winter, or roasted with other vegetables such as peppers, red onions and beetroot.

Cacao Bean (Raw Chocolate)

This seed/nut comes from a fruit from the Amazonian tree. Cacao is the highest antioxidant top super foods on the planet today. This is the number 1 source of antioxidants, magnesium, and iron. The raw chocolate helps improve strong bones and cardiovascular health as well as elevating your mood and energy levels.

Cacao can come in different forms such as a powder form which you can make as a hot drink or add it to your smoothie or drinks. Perfect for all you chocolate lovers. Love chocolate? You also might like our “Chocolate, No Calories” Massage Package.

Flax Seeds And Flax Seed Oils

Packed with essential fatty acids for healthy brain function, flax seeds and flax seed oils are another one of our top superfoods.

They are perfect for cleansing and maintaining a healthy immune system, healthy skin and are rich in anti- oxidants, B vitamins and dietary fibre. This seed comes from the flax plant can be used as a whole or ground into a power to add to your favourite foods.

Garlic

Garlic is a great versatile ingredient to add to your other top foods in your diet, not only does it taste good it is also helping to cleanse your whole body of nasty bacteria and illnesses.

Garlic helps to cleanse the blood naturally and aids in lowering levels of blood pressure. Fresh Garlic is used with the common cold to help cleanse the respiratory tract and help fight mucus build up in the sinuses.

Kale

Kale is a green leafy vegetable rich in powerful antioxidants and anti-cancer substances. This high fibre superfood is great at aiding digestion cleansing the body and bowls of toxins and harmful bacteria.

For those who aren’t a big fan of leafy greens kale is brilliant as it has a very mild taste. Try juicing kale with other fruits and vegetables to get the full benefits your body deserves.

Beetroot

Raw beetroot is a favourite one of our top superfoods. Cleansing the blood also aiding in relaxing your blood cells which improves blood flow, circulation and lowers blood pressure.

Beetroot being high in valuable nutrients and fibre is also a great pre workout drink as it creates more oxygen flow within the body and give you that extra boost of energy we love. A perfect way to consume beets is juicing or boiling adding to a salad or as a tasty snack. Fantastic to have after a detox massage package.

Spirulina

Spirulina is incredibly good for you and adding this powerful organism to your daily food intake in either tablet or powder form is a perfect way of getting all those top superfoods into your body.

Spirulina is loaded with nutrients that have a super positive effect on your health, body and brain function. This miracle green powder is the world’s highest source of complete protein (65%) and is filled with anti- oxidants and anti – inflammatory properties that are essential for a healthy body.

Lemons

Lemons are a great superfood to help detox the body, high in Vitamin C they are a super liver detoxifier. Lemons contain high amounts of anti – oxidants and high amounts of vitamin C which are important in fighting of effects of pollution and body cell damage.

This rich citrus fruit will enhance your beauty with its nutrients by rejuvenating skin from within creating that natural glow back to your completion.

Blueberries as a super food

Blueberries

Low in calories and high in nutrients this healthy little snack is packed with goodness. Perfect as a snack to take to the beach these little powerhouses are full of free radical fighting ingredients as well as being packed with Vitamin C.

They can help in maintaining healthy brain function and can improve your memory. Blueberries also act as an antibiotic blocking bacteria and helping to prevent infections.

Charcoal

This is a ancient way to cleanse your system and is the most absorbent material in the world. This potent coal can reduce the absorption of harmful chemicals in the body by up to 60%.

Banana Flour

Almond flour was all the rage in 2014, but this light gluten free flour is quickly becoming a top favourite. This flour is made from raw bananas that have been peeled, chopped, dried then ground and has high amounts of resistant starch which helps fight colon cancer, diabetes and obesity.

Perfect to use as a replacement in your baking and cooking as this flour is has a lovely texture and being gluten free is even better for you that regular white or whole wheat flour.

 

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