Since I started posting my smoothie recipes on Instagram alot of you wanted to know what I was adding to help fight my symptoms of PCOS & of course kick start my metabolism for the day. Rather than constantly repeating myself on a daily basis I decided that I would just pop a list of my superfoods along with their benefits in one blog post.
Firstly, I have to mention that I purchase all my superfood powders, protein and just good old health foods from Bulkpowders UK. I found this brand through an old colleague, and once I was on the site I couldn’t help but take advantage. Bulkpowders stock absolutely everything you need and often do 30-40% off sales, meaning you can get more for your money without having to shop around.
Anyway, back onto the topic.
Bellow I have listed the superfoods in my cuboard that gets added to my meals on a daily basis. There are a few things such as Chia Seed’s and Linseed that I haven’t mentioned because they tend to be commen knowledge to everyone these days.
Acai Berries are high antioxidant content, thus have many health benefits. They’re loaded with powerful plant compounds that act as antioxidants and have benefits for the brain, heart and overall health. They also deliver healthy fats and fiber, making them perfect for those who suffer from bowel issues.
Bee Pollen is considered one of nature’s most complete foods due to it not only being a complete protein but also rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and anti-oxidants.
Bee pollen is a great brain booster, lifting brain fatigue, improving alertness and helping concentration levels over an extended period of time.
Renowned for enhancing athletic performance, its reputation as a muscle builder is due, in part, to it containing all 22 of the amino acids. Around half of these are free-form, meaning they can be assimilated directly into the body ready for instant utilisation.
Black Sesame Seeds
Sesame seeds rank highest in cholesterol-lowering phytosterols of nearly all nuts, seeds, legumes and grains. Sesame also positively affects sex hormone production and can help balance hormones.
Coconut Water Powder
Packed with electrolytes and nutrients, coconut water is more effective at replacing lost fluids than sports drinks or water. The high potassium content of coconut water powder offers heart-healthy benefits and also provides a good source of lauric acid to improve metabolism and fight bacteria and viruses.
Taking cinnamon as a supplement can have effects on health and disease. Cinnamon can treat problems with the digestive system, diabetes, loss of appetite, MS and a hold bunch of other conditions.
Green Tea Extract
Green Tea Extract Powder is a superior quality form of Green Tea, derived from the Camellia Sinesis plant. Green Tea has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries and is now an extremely popular supplement across health food shops as it works wonders for the metabolism.
Maca is a low glycaemic index (GI) carbohydrate source, meaning it is digested slowly in the body therefore giving you a continuous release of energy throughout the day. It is also a complete protein, containing all of the essential amino acids whilst also being a good source of vitamins and minerals.
Matcha Green Tea
Matcha Green Tea Powder is a potent variant of regular green tea, which has been used for centuries by the Japanese to aid meditation practices.The benefits of using Matcha Green Tea Powder exceed those of regular Green Tea because you are consuming the whole leaf, rather than just the brewed water. In fact, one serving Matcha Green Tea Powder is equivalent to 10 regular cups of green tea.
Medium Chain Triglycerides are a form of easily digestible fat. The ease of digestion provides a rapid source of energy.
This protein Superfood contains a blend of super-healthy greens, lean muscle building protein from brown rice and pea protein, matcha tea, yerba mate and tiger nut powder, amongst a huge list of good-for-you natural nutrition.