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So, what’s so super about superfoods?

Text: Danica van der Veen; Photography: People Images

November 21, 2016

So, what's so super about superfoods?In today’s health-conscious age, the term superfoods gets thrown around on the regular, but do you know what they actually are? We sat down with Beryn and Peter Daniel, authors of SA’s first gourmet raw food recipe book Rawlicious and founders of Soaring Free Superfoods, to find out more.

What are superfoods?

Simply put, superfoods are raw, whole foods with a high mineral and nutrient composition. They were revered by ancient cultures around the world for thousands of years as foods that provide the most nutrients and energy to the body. They were also recognised by ancient medicinal systems as having incredible healing abilities. Superfoods have the ability to satiate hunger at a deep level, finally giving your body what it has been searching for. What’s even better is that most of them taste good, too!

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What are the benefits of a superfood-rich diet?

Increased health, vitality and energy; natural weight loss as the body rebalances to a state of true health; and deep nourishment that satisfies hunger, while still being tasty and fun.

So, what's so super about superfoods?How can we incorporate superfoods into our diets?

Soaring Free Superfoods recognises that people want nutrition delivered in an easy-to-use and delicious form. With our background as chefs, we’ve made it simple by creating nine superfood mixes that can be used in teas, shakes and cereals. Our newly launched raw chocolate bars have 20 superfoods and tonic herbs ground into the chocolate, making them an easy and guilt-free way to get your servings.

What is the best superfood for weight loss?

Spirulina is an excellent fat burner and a great protein source which helps to reduce your appetite. This can be found in our green shakes which work to alkalise the body and restore balance. When your body is brought back into a state of alkaline health, excess weight falls away. Chia seeds are another great option. They’re known as a ‘dieter’s dream food’ because their nutrients bulk up meals without altering flavours, making you feel fuller for longer and keeping your blood sugar stable.

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And for immune boosting?

Camu camu berries are one of the highest sources of vitamin C, making them good for the immune system, as well as being a natural antidepressant and stress buster. Goji berries are an adaptogen, meaning they invigorate and strengthen the body and help it deal with stress by fortifying the immune system. Chaga powder – a key ingredient in our raw chocolate bars – is known as the ‘king of the medicinal mushrooms’. It’s high in antioxidants and helps build a strong, supercharged immune system.

Most importantly: does raw chocolate actually taste good?

Absolutely! It’s the best.

Ready to try them out for yourself? Shop the superfood range here

Want more tips for healthy living? Here’s why you need to stock up on buchu and why you need magnesium in your diet.

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