Super-fy Your Diet With These Health Heroes

Move over, kale. Here are the new stars of the nutrition field

Vitamins and minerals: Acai berry
25 Dec 2015

Vitamins and minerals: Acai berry

This fruit slows ageing, promotes healing and lowers cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Fresh ones are hard to come by, but you can easily find them in the form of juices and supplements.

Overall wellness: Chia seeds
25 Dec 2015

Overall wellness: Chia seeds

It gives you fibre and loads of omega 3, which is great for your skin and nails. You can add a handful to your salad for some texture or explore these other ways of eating them. 

Energy-boosting: Maca
25 Dec 2015

Energy-boosting: Maca

A root that belongs to the radish family, it gives you a natural energy boost and can regulate hormones in the body naturally. Here are five ways to use maca powder in your meals. 

Weight loss: White quinoa
25 Dec 2015

Weight loss: White quinoa

An excellent substitute for carbs like rice — a small amount fills you up quickly. White quinoa cooks quicker than the red or black varieties and tends to have a fluffier texture. 

Anti-ageing: Cacao
25 Dec 2015

Anti-ageing: Cacao

Good, cold-pressed cacao powder is full of antioxidants that can help fight free radicals in the body. Use it for a healthy hot chocolate or in puddings and desserts.

What’s in for 2016 in the world of health food? The Super Team from Singapore-based superfoods e-business, Superlife Co, clues us in and tells us why they should be included in our meals.

Why has it become more important to eat healthily?

People are always looking for shortcuts to health issues; they pop diet pills to lose weight, or consume energy drinks to stay alert. With our hectic lifestyles, it only makes sense to seek sustainable ways of eating and living healthily.

We know we need to eat better - what's stopping us?

People think to “eat clean”, you need to spend a lot of time and money preparing meals that end up unsatisfying and bland. Many don’t realise how easy it is to strike a balance between better nutrition and comfort food. For instance, carry packets of chia seeds you can add to water or drinks to boost your daily fibre intake.  


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