The last few years has seen a consistent rise in superfoods and products containing the word “superfood” and in 2015 alone there was a 36% increase in such food and drink products. Personally I have been using superfoods for a good 7 or 8 years now and “new trending” products have been my superfood pantry staples for just as for just as long, however the commercial markets are just catching on and cashing in on this new health trend! As I have said in many of my previous blogs, these foods have been around for thousands of years, they are all natural foods or herbs and used to treat a variety of health issues for just as long.
So hot off the press here are the trending superfoods for 2017:
Goji Berries, Pea Protein, Maca (Daily Mail 10.1.17)
Maqui – (Telegraph 2.1.17)
All of the above can be found our blends which were formulated long before any trending superfood reports or predictions were seen as our aim to provide the best quality ingredients, here is why we chose superfood mooring which can be found our I AM Beautiful and I AM Lean.
This superfood comes from the leaf of the moringa tree otherwise known as the “Miracle Tree” due to all the amazing health and healing benefits it offers.
The moringa tree is native to African and Asian countries and the superfood powder comes from the leaves which are picked before dawn, washed and shade dried at a consistent temperature which increases the nutritional value by up to 10 times!
The leaves are not the only valuable part of the tree and for hundreds of years the bark, seeds, roots and flowers are also used for their natural medicinal properties, it’s easy to see how it claims the title of “Miracle Tree!”
Key Benefits of moringa include:
- High plant protein – containing 23% and all nine essential amino acids.
- 13 essential vitamins and minerals – including vitamin A, E, K, B12, B6, B3, B1, B3, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, since and magnesium.
- Rich source of bio-available iron.
- High in antioxidants – (6 times more than goji berries in fact!)
- A “beauty skin food” for the healing properties.
- Promotes smart ageing, healthy hair, nails and skin health.
- Increased energy, healthy strong bones and teeth.
- Helps weight loss
- Helps glucose tolerance and insulin signalling
Moringa, unlike other green superfoods doesn’t have a strong over powering taste and is much milder and “green” From a nutritional point of view it is also more nutrient dense and superior to other greens such as spirulina having nearly double the amount of essential vitamins and minerals!
It’s easy to see how this “new” superfood is set to rock 2017 and our blends contain the perfect amount to benefit your health and wellness.