These 6 fall superfoods will help to decrease inflammation, boost your immune system and provide natural energy.
Turmeric contains bioactive compounds rich in powerful medicinal properties. The most famous one might be curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Compared to other herbs, who often times are used for specific reasons, turmeric offers a wide range of benefits when ingested regularly; reduction of cancerous tumors, lower the risk of heart disease, improved liver function, Arthritis aid.
Maca is an ancient root native to the Peruvian Andes. Commonly known for its adaptogenic abilities, Maca or ‘Peruvian Ginseng’, is mostly known for its positive effects on libido, fertility, energy, and stress management. Although frequently sold with its powder pre-filled in vegetable capsules, it is worth sharing it has a sweet and nutty flavor that can easily go into your breakfast/lunch smoothie.
Western society have been using cacao in baking for centuries but it was only recently presented as the superfood supplement it really is. For starters cacao is impressively rich in both vitamins and minerals such as iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, vitamin C, and calcium. Secondly, it also provides 40 times more antioxidants than blueberries, packs enough serotonin to aid in the awful fight against depression. It doesn’t hurt that it is indeed a very delicious powder that can easily be incorporated raw in yoghurts, smoothies, and dairy free milk.
Spirulina is a plant-based high quality protein rich in essential amino acids and a mighty long list of necessary vitamins; A, B1, B2, B3, B9, D, E and K. This blue-green algae is definitely a good choice for any vegan looking for trace minerals such as calcium, chromium, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, sodium, zinc and iron. It is many times forgotten that Spirulina has a very high amount of the detoxifying green pigment chlorophyll, an excellent blood purifying immune booster.
5. Coconut Oil
This versatile oil, extracted from the coconut kernel, is a phenomenal option for hair, skin, cholesterol, weight loss, teeth and much more. Majority of benefits can be attributed to the presence of the saturated fatty acid lauric acid, which holds antimicrobial, anti-fungal, and antibacterial properties.
6. Matcha (Green Tea)
Matcha is a fine ground powder tea with origins from China. This tea is one of the chosen few powerhouses when it comes richness and quality of antioxidants. You often read about Goji berries, blueberries, and pomegranates being the go-to source for antioxidants but when comparing with Matcha, they’re far from the top. Even among green teas, Matcha is the better alternative with 10 times the antioxidant levels. Aside from antioxidants it is good to know that matcha can also enhance mood, lower cholesterol, detoxify the body, boost metabolism and lower blood sugar.