Should I supplement my diet with superfood powders?
FIND OUT THE TOP 5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BE USING SUPERFOOD POWDERS.
What are superfoods anyways?
Foods that give you super powers, ofcourse!
In all seriousness, they can be fruits, seeds, grasses, seaweeds, roots or algae from around the world, that are extremely nutrient dense. More so than the widely available fruits & veggies at your local supermarket. They are high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes and healthy fats – all essential for your health and well-being.
They have been used for generations in their respective cultures and are used today to supplement diets or take smoothies to the next level. Their growth in popularity in North America stand testament to their many benefits. Find out the top 5 reasons you should consider using superfood powders.
1. MORE FRUITS AND VEGGIES
We've all heard it before "You need to eat your fruits & veggies". Canada's Food Guide recommends 7 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Still, over 50% of Canadians and 90% of Americans fall short of this requirement.
A raw and whole superfood powder is the easiest way to fix that.
2. NUTRITIONAL VARIETY
Don't put all your eggs in one basket!
Another common, but very important theme is a balanced diet. So even if you are eating the healthiest foods, but the same few on a daily basis, you might not be reaping all the benefits. This is because different foods have different nutrients in varying amounts and forms and they each do something different for your body.
Superfood blends are your best (and usually the cheapest) way to fix that as they usually contain a huge variety of produce in a raw and whole form.
3. LESS FOOD WASTE
I'm ashamed to admit I have disposed of my fair share of kale that has gone yellow, spinach that has turned to mush or bananas that had one too many spots on them. According to Canada's Waste Council, wasted food costs the average Canadian household over $1100 a year. They also go on to state that over 60% of food waste is avoidable.
So stop throwing out food that you had good intentions for and grab a superfood powder blend. With a shelf life of atleast 2 years and more, you won't have to worry about your produce turning into compost.
While nothing beats a freshly cooked meal, we get it- life gets busy! You're running late or on the road all day and skipping meals (a big NO!)- grab a pouch of superfoods and a bottle of water. In once easy spoonful, you give your body a wide range of foods and nutrients to keep you going until your next meal.
5. TASTE AND VERSATILITY
Masking the taste of vegetables in smoothies can be quite tricky and often discouraging when the wrong portions or combinations are used. The great thing about superfoods is that they vary in taste and work great in smoothies! There is something out there for every palette. Just make sure that your superfoods powder doesn't have any "natural" flavours, gum, artificial colors or sweeteners.
Superfood powders are just that- powder! Which is what makes them extremely versatile. So this means that they could simply be mixed in with water, juice, milk, yogurt or sprinkled over snacks and meals and even cooked or baked with! The possibilities are almost endless- enjoy!