We sell a number of superfoods by Foods Alive in our office. We often get questions about what they are and how to use them. So, we decided to elaborate! Enjoy the below and check the link at the bottom for recipes.
As always, we are here for questions and honored to be on your health journey with you.
Superfoods are a special category of foods found in nature. By definition they are calorie sparse and nutrient dense meaning they pack a lot of punch for their weight as far as goodness goes. They are superior sources of anti-oxidants and essential nutrients - nutrients we need but cannot make ourselves.
We all may be adding more salads and vegetables to our diets, but concern over
the quality of foods grown on mineral depleted soils makes Superfoods an
One ounce of Chia seed contains as much omega-3 as 8-ounces
of salmon, as much calcium as a cup of milk, as much fiber as 1/3 cup of bran,
as much iron as 1/3 cup of spinach leaves, as much vitamin C as 2 oranges, and
as much potassium as half a banana.
Chia Protein is crafted by carefully separating the oils from the seeds. This creates a wonderful high protein and high fiber product that can be added to a variety of different foods. Chia Protein is a very nutritious addition to protein shakes, smoothies, cereals, porridge, yogurts and more. It can also be used as a partial substitute for flour. Chia Protein is loaded with an abundance of nutrients such as calcium, protein, anti-oxidants and dietary fiber and also contains all the essential Amino Acids to provide a nutritional punch!
One Tablespoon of chia
protein mixed into three tablespoons of water may serve as a replacement for
one egg in baking by binding the other ingredients together.
Hulled Hemp Seeds
Hulled hemp seeds provide all the nutritional benefits of whole seeds without the crunchy hull. They taste similar to that of a pine nut or sunflower seed and can be eaten as a snack or added to your favorite soups, sauces or dips. Packed with Omega-3 & 6 EFA's Hemp seeds are one of nature's best sources for plant-based protein, containing all of the essential amino acids the body needs.