Here at Indie and Harper we try our best to be productive and keep those brain juices flowing but unfortunately our bodies can get run down!
Diet plays a huge part in our physical and mental wellbeing, but with a few simple ingredients, changing your diet by adding some extra goodness can be easy! Here’s five superfoods that will bring huge benefits and are so simply to incorporate into your everyday meals!
Raw Cacao Powder
You might be thinking... how is chocolate a superfood?!
Well in its natural, raw cacao form it has many hidden benefits!
Cacao itself is great for your health and is nature's number-one weight loss and high energy food Chocolate is rich in antioxidants, magnesium, iron, chromium, manganese, zinc, copper, vit-C, phosphorus and more!
Adding cacao into your diet is easy by adding it into yummy smoothies or desserts to get that gorgeous chocolate flavour we all love!
Chia seeds are a protein that is rich in fibre, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus. They are very rich in antioxidants and absorb lots of water, if you soak chia seeds the liquid they absorb will help clean your digestive and immune systems by moving all the toxins and impurities through your body.
With one tablespoon of chia seeds containing five grams of fibre, this superfood is easy to add to your daily breakfast - in your smoothie or on top of your yoghurt/cereal!
Coconut in all its forms (oil, butter, flesh and milk) has amazing benefits! With the water inside containing electrolytes it can be used to help with rehydration.
The flesh, oil and butter are all considered a healthy saturated fat. This fat helps support our immune systems and thyroids, promoting digestion.
Coconut oil can be used for cooking but also your skin! Coconut oil in its pure form is beautiful for your skin, preventing ageing and keeping it youthful.
Spirulina is a blue/green algae, which forms in alkaline lakes.
It contains over 65% of complete protein, is high in iron (more than spinach!), antioxidants and essential fatty acid Omega 3.
You can choose to use the powder form which is the most powerful way as it directly absorbs into your body, it can be added to your juices or smoothies!
If you don't juice or blend everyday there is a tablet form as an option!
Goji berries are found in Asia and some parts of America but are dried before being exported around the world.
They are super high in protein, antioxidants and amino acids as well as many minerals, they are considered one of the most nutritious berries/fruits on earth! They can be simply added into your diet in many ways such as smoothies, breakfast toppings, salads or additives to a dessert - they are a very versatile ingredient that will add a little punch to any meal!