The superfood revolution has brought with it several easy options that stock up on nutrition, taste and convenience. Superfood powders are top of the list and for good reason. Let’s take a look at why you should be eating some of them.
Maca powder is derived from the root of the South American Maca plant, and is considered a great source of good carbs, is high in fibre, protein, C vitamins, copper and iron. It boosts the mood, the immune system, and energy levels. It is also said to be beneficial for women’s fertility and menstrual health. Take 1-2 tsp of loose maca powder every day with breakfast, for optimum health benefits.
Chia powder is greatly beneficial to those who want the benefits of chia seeds, without eating them whole. Chia itself means strength, and these seeds are an energy booster and one of the most natural sources of Omega 3 fatty acids. They are rich in calcium and protein and aid bone health. Chia powder, unlike seeds, can be added to almost any dish while cooking or even mixed with a glass of water and consumed.
This age-old Indian remedy is the world’s new superfood! Turmeric powder has powerful medicinal properties, with bioactive compounds that fight inflammation and disease. It helps digestive ailments and is a great source of manganese, iron and fibre. The curcumin present in turmeric is a natural antioxidant, keeping cancer at bay. It is also good for brain and heart health and works as a natural antiseptic. Include it in almost every Indian dish while cooking, drink up with a glass of warm milk, or simply stir in water and have it.
While the drumstick stem has been used in Indian cooking with numerous health benefits, let’s not forget the leaf – which when dried and powdered is a boon to one’s dietary needs. It is anti-oxidant rich, with quercetin and chlorogenic acid being among its key nutrients. It purifies the blood, increases memory and mental wellness, as well as being vitamin-rich! Adding moringa powder to food also helps increase the shelf-life, since it is a natural preservative.
5) RAW CACAO
We are thrilled with this one! Raw cacao powder (only the cacao, without milk or sugar, added) turns out to be a real surprise for health buffs. It contains 40 times the antioxidant properties of blueberries (thanks to its flavonoids), it is the highest plant-based source of iron, has more calcium content than cow’s milk and elevates the mood. What’s more – it’s tasty and versatile, so it’s the ideal guilt-free indulgence when included in your beverages or desserts.