Superfoods are becoming more and more popular as people from around the world post pictures of their vitamin-packed breakfasts, snacks and meals which all include various superfoods. Before we get too much into the subject, what exactly are superfoods? Do they give you some type of super powers? Kind of. Will they make you feel like you can take on the world? On some level. Will they transform you into a superhero with a cool costume? Unfortunately, no. But they do make you feel like a superhero inside though as the superfoods work their way into your immune system, cardiovascular system, and metabolism. Eating superfoods daily will increase your energy levels, boost your metabolism for increased fat loss, clear your skin and detox your body naturally. The best thing about these superfoods is that you can buy them anywhere, you don’t even have to get out of your pyjamas to do so! Just log in to EzDealio and choose all the superfoods you need to make your days that much healthier.
Here are a few of our favorite superfoods:
This vegetable with green (or sometimes purple) leaves is one of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world. Really. It’s extremely high in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, and super rich in calcium. It also contains a lot of antioxidants, which help your skin shine and your metabolism to work faster, in turn decreasing bloating. Add kale into your salads or smoothies and you’ll be good to go!
(Pronounced assa-e) Small, round, dark purple little drupe of about an inch in size. Eating acai berries are actually a good aid to weight loss, sexual drive, and metabolism boost. You can buy bulk acai powder at EzDealio to add to your smoothie and make some delicious acai smoothie bowls. They will give you the boost you need in the morning, guaranteed!
We do have to warn you first that the spirulina powder isn’t the most delicious superfood, but it’s definitely one that you need to add into your daily diet. The spirulina powder comes from a blue-green algae and can be added to smoothies for an energy boost and quick, natural detox. Not only is it extremely high in protein, the highest protein you can get from a plant actually, but ingesting it daily can help reinforce your immune system, control your blood pressure and cholesterol, and keep an overall healthy functionality in the body. Talk about a whole-in-one!
This root vegetable is a great superfood to add to your meals. Eating it daily can give your metabolism, immune system AND sexual drive a good boost. Not too bad for a root vegetable! We find that it’s most delicious when mixed with chocolate, as the cacao cuts the strong taste from the macs powder, which is tough to ingest at times. Therefore, we suggest you add maca powder to your chocolate smoothies, chocolate desserts, or any other cacao-based foods.
Small but powerful, these goji berries are the perfect superfood to add to your morning oatmeal, yogurt parfait, or even ice cream (because we all need ice cream every now and then). They are known as “healthy candies” since their texture is very candy-like, just like jelly beans. Originally from China, they were first eaten in the hope of living longer, but are now ingested to help decrease diabetes symptoms, high blood pressure, fever and age-related eye problems. You can order them in their dried form online, at EzDealio, and store them in a dry area for as long as you want! You won’t want to stop eating them when you start though!
If you’re looking to add some healthy omega-3 fats and fiber in your diet, go with Chia Seeds. Originally from Mexico and Guatemala, these fuzzy seeds can aid in your weight loss journey by giving you all the nutrients you need to stay healthy, have energy, and have health bowel movements. You can sprinkle these on your yogurt parfait, oatmeal or even salads to give your meal a good superfood boost. If you want to make some healthy desserts, mix one part chia seeds with water and let it rest for 2-3 hours, or until the chia seeds have absorbed all the water. This will create a yummy pudding-like dessert that you can then add fruits and yogurt to. You can mix chia seeds with any liquid for the same results.
Flax seeds were first cultivated in Babylon thousands of years ago, and it’s actually one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet due to its high fiber content. Eating it daily can reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes as its high in protein, fiber, minerals and healthy fats. You can sprinkle some flax seeds directly on your breakfast oatmeal, salads or yogurt to superfood your meal, or you can add flax seed meal to your recipes. As long as you eat it daily, you’re good to go!
(Pronounced kee-no-a) Known as the super grain of the future, Quinoa needs to be eaten cooked in order to digest all of its benefits. We love it mostly because of its high protein, fiber, iron, lysine (for tissue regeneration), magnesium, and manganese content. All these nutrients and minerals mixed together create the perfect superfood mix for a healthy mind and body. You can eat it as a breakfast meal by mixing in some almond milk or you can eat instead of pasta or rice, for post-workout carbohydrates.