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Superfood Powders: What You Need To Know

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Good nutrition is the fundamental building block for a healthy body. The foods you eat have the potential to nourish every cell in your body and is your nutritional insurance policy to live longer, feel energised and perform at your optimum best.

Superfoods are the five star foods because of their special ability to support good health. They give us whopping doses of antioxidants and fibre to boost the immune system and help fight illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, insulin sensitivity and obesity, as well as keeping us feeling great and looking good! The aim is to incorporate a variety of these foods into our diet and combine this with regular exercise and quality sleep, so you’ll be looking super fantastic and feeling great for many years to come.

WHAT ARE SUPERFOOD POWDERS?

Drinking superfood powder can be a powerful way to get in a nutritious, balanced meal on your way out the door. Superfood powders are a powdered food blend that consist of veggies and fruit, that overall create a nutrient dense, high antioxidant rich food product that aims to support optimum health.

ORGANIC SUPERFOOD VS CONVENTIONAL SUPERFOOD POWDER

Many conventional superfood powders are not gluten free and still contain additives and fillers. Many of the powders are also fortified with synthetic ingredients as well as being spray dried that involves a heating process which will ultimately reduce the nutrient content.

Organic Superfood uses certified organic ingredients – organic produce that is more nutritious than conventional - plus there are no toxins or pesticides. Organic Superfood is made from freeze-dried and cold pressed wholefood ingredients, just like you get in a juice bar, that ultimately preserves the integrity of the ingredients so a pure and un-denatured product is created.

Organic Superfood is nutritionally superior than conventional superfood powder as it is packed with ten organic veggies and lush berry fruits that are loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds to protect against illness. It also works as a powerful prebiotic for healthy digestion and nutrient absorption. Healthy Chef Organic Superfood is perfect for the whole family. High in antioxidants to support healthy skin and better sports performance. Superfood is perfect when parred with Healthy Chef Protein.

INGREDIENTS THAT SHOULD NEVER BE IN YOUR SUPERFOOD POWDER

Artificial sweeteners

Common artificial sweeteners used are sucralose, saccharin (954) or xylitol. Several negative side effects can come from ingesting these ingredients, including headaches, migraines, gastric distress such as bloating and acid reflux.

Artificial flavours

Food sensitivities to artificial flavours can cause a range of health problems including skin conditions, mood swings, and headaches.

Dextrins + Fillers

These ingredients can raise glycemic load, which may contribute to digestive disturbances. Most are processed with GMO corn and they can also cause gastrointestinal distress in some people. They are mostly added to superfood powders and protein to bulk it out and save money for the manufacturer.

Gluten

Food sensitivities to gluten can elevate inflammation in some people and cause a range of health problems including hormonal imbalances, skin conditions, fatigue, mood swings, and headaches.

BENEFITS OF SUPERFOOD POWDERS 

1. Superfoods helps with weight loss

Organic Superfood is the perfect wholefood supplement that provides 30 % of your daily intake of fruits and vegetables to help nourish your body.  Combined with protein it can work effectively to regulate the appetite, increase satiety and encourage weight loss. For a meal replacement drink, blend 1 serve of Healthy Chef Protein with 1 tablespoon Healthy Chef Organic Superfood, frozen berries and coconut water.

2. Superfoods strengthen immune function 

Organic Superfood provides a boost of antioxidants from pure wholefoods that is quickly absorbed by the body – especially good when your immune system is compromised. A deficiency in high-quality nutrients can result in depletion of immune cells, inability of the body to make antibodies, and other immune-related problems.

3. Superfoods energises the body

Superfood provides a delicious nutrient rich energy boost before and after your workout. It will also enhance mental alertness and the ability to concentrate both during and after your training session. 

4.  Superfood supports digestive health 

Rich in prebiotics, Organic Superfood helps promote a balanced gut flora and healthy bowel function. Make sure to combine with Healthy Chef Protein as studies also show that in human Crohn’s disease patients, a quality protein supplement such as WPI reduces leaky gut as well as gut inflammation. It also helps to restore and build a healthy gut barrier.

5. Superfood is anti-ageing

Good skin starts from within and every meal is an opportunity to nourish your skin. Healthy Chef Organic superfood is rich in antioxidants that gives strength and structure to your skin and is vital for elasticity and firmness and helping improve skin’s hydration and elasticity.

The Healthy Chef Organic Superfood is available from The Healthy Chef eStore HERE.

 

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