A major defence against the challenges of these times is to keep ourselves healthy and well. Superfoods – rich in antioxidants, fibres and fatty acids beneficial to health – are obvious additions to our diet. Fermented foods (kombucha, yoghurt, brined cucumbers and kimchi),seeds, nuts (and nut butters and oils), green tea, leafy greens and avocado are so yesterday.
Add these five new superfoods to your list:
Moringa PowderMoringa powder (main image) comes from the drumstick tree, and helps manage blood sugar, stabilise histamine production, and is a natural energy booster. Sprinkle onto smoothies and yoghurt.
Maqui berries brim with antioxidants, boost metabolism, and help regulate gut health and blood sugar. Add the powder to your smoothies.
Kamut (or khorasan wheat or Pharaoh grain) is an ancient grain full of fibre and protein, as well as essential minerals such as magnesium, manganese and selenium. Substitute for wheat flour.
Tiger nuts are a great source of dietary fibre, protein, potassium, magnesium, helping with digestion and
to manage kidney and menstrual health. Use in the form of flour or milk.
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Chaga mushrooms are high in fibre, help regulate gut health, soothe bowel inflammation, and support the immune system. Enjoy as a snack.
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