Hello beautiful people. I’m really excited to introduce to you the new Superfoods series. You might be wondering what a Superfood is, or what I’m meaning by this term? The word Superfood has been thrown around a lot in recent years, however there are some foods that really deserve this title, and I’ll be introducing them to you one by one over the next few months. These packages of goodness have the power to really change your life for the better, and through this series I’ll explain what they are and how you can incorporate them into your daily routines.
vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and nutrients in a highly bioavailable form. This means the human body can absorb and use much of the available nutrients to create more energy, better immunity, healthy digestion and skin etc. Who doesn’t want more of these things right?
Many of these foods are also super delicious, and all of them are nutritious and delivered in a perfect package that nature intended. They pack very powerful nutritional punches, and help to protect the human body against free radical damage, degenerative disease, stress, low immunity, inflammation and the list goes on and on. In our modern world our diets are severely lacking in nutrients due to heavy consumption of processed foods. Adding a superfood to your daily diet is one way to help bridge the gap and ensure you get adequate vitamins and minerals.
Introducing our first Superfood
Spirulina is my first superfood love. I remember clearly when this love affair
began. When I was first in uni my health was not the best, and I would get sick regularly and pick up every cold going around. My nails were brittle, I had someacne and very low energy. Enter Spirulina. Once I began eating this nutrient dense food every day, my health, energy, skin and overall wellbeing skyrocketed. I was able to watch other people get sick and not get the bug myself! Amazing, plus I had more energy to do the things I loved. So here is the low down on this immune boosting energy giving green love:
in any food on earth. It has a large amount of chlorophyll, which naturally
cleanses the body from the inside out. It is also one of the only plant sources
of complete protein, and has a rich complexity of B vitamins and iron, hence its
energy giving properties. The dense amount of antioxidants, carotenoids, vitamin C and iron in Spirulina mean that it has amazing immune boosting properties.
Basically what I’m telling you in a nutshell is that Spirulina is Natures very
own multi vitamin in vegetable form, and because it’s a vegetable your body
knows how to break it down and use the nutrients. Love!
Spirulina comes in tablet, capsule and powder form. The tablets are small and easy to swallow, and depending on what brand you get there are no fillers or unatural substances. If you'd like to know which brands you can trust please inbox me and I'll give you the low down and a few good links.
The powdered form of Spirulina can be easily mixed into smoothies or juices. If you've never had it before, I'd recommend starting with the tablets and slowly introducing the powder into your smoothies as you get use to it. You can also use the powder in home made muesli bars and bliss balls :) Recipes coming!
Yours in love and light
Alysia Chick xxoo