We're all trying to eat healthier in 2018, so what better way to get started than with easy superfood blends? Fushi are here to share their expertise on why we should be eating them and which ones are right for us.
Superfood blends are an amazing way to kick-start your health and provide your body with energy to support the immune system. These blends are packed full of essential vitamins and minerals and a rich source of nutrients. High in plant-based protein and fibre, they are a healthy addition to any diet, especially for people who struggle to consume nutrients from their regular food intake – essentially fruit and vegetables. These blends are a great way to make sure that you are supplying your body with the nutrition it needs.
The superfoods in these blends are freeze dried which helps retain the nutrients of the foods. By freeze-drying the food it concentrates the antioxidants it contains, which means a bigger impact on your health. Antioxidants are compounds found in most plant foods, and they work by fighting free radical damage in your body that comes from the environment and unhealthy foods.
In Fushi’s Green blend we have included a mixture of minerals and vitamins which work together to help detoxify and cleanse the system. The formulation of this superfood blend is to specifically give your body an inner cleanse. The blend contains 17 superfood powders along with Vitamin C, Zinc and B12! B12 is a vitamin very low in plant-based foods, therefore vegans need to supplement. This green blend is the perfect source of nutrients for a vegan, as it contains the important vitamins as well as being high in fibre and protein.
It was important to include the Algae superfoods in this blend as they contain a massive amount of plant-based protein, along with important vitamins and minerals. The blend contains Blue Green Algae, Spirulina and Chlorella which are all algae superfoods that have detoxifying and cleansing properties. Spirulina is high in protein and vitamin B12 making it the perfect supplement to help provide energy and immune support. Spirulina is high in digestible plant-based protein. Chlorella is known for its detoxifying properties and its benefits are also said to include the strengthening of the immune system, the stimulation of growth and tissue repair and the enhancing of digestive and bowel functions.
This blend also includes Wheat Grass which is high in beta-carotene, amino acids, iron, calcium and Barley Grass which is rich in antioxidants. Other greens in this blend include spinach, vitamin K and Apple powder to relieve bloating and calm the digestive system. This blend is beneficial for alkalinity in the body and promotes balance within. Hemp has been added in to provide EFA’s, iron and vitamin E. Hemp is a great source of vegan Omega’s and protein. The blend also contains Alfalfa and Chia seeds which are both high in dietary fibre and B vitamins. Fibre is extremely important for our digestive health. Kelp and Bilberry are included to help with cellular metabolism and decrease cravings.
Turmeric has been added for its anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties while the high quality South African Aloe helps to soothe the gut. Turmeric is well known for its health benefits and is a great addition to this blend. Lastly Quinoa, this ancient Incan superfood seals the deal with its high protein profile and plentiful amino acids making it the perfect choice for vegetarians and vegans. This blend is a phytonutrient powerhouse which will kick-start your health and help to promote alkalinity in your system!
Fushi also has a superfood blend that is extremely high in antioxidants - The Best Superfood Berry Blend. This superfood blend has been specially formulated with a component called - OxigrapeX-100. This is an intense blend of powerful antioxidants derived from Grapeseed, Grape skin and resveratrol to fight ageing and promote cellular protection.
The Superfood Berry Blend is extremely high in essential antioxidants which are needed to fight free radicals and keep you healthy from the inside out. They will inhibit oxidation and help to counteract damaging external forces. The blend provides an abundance of powerful antioxidants, polyphenols, naturally occurring enzymes and amino acids which will help combat free radicals that can accelerate the ageing process. These include the Power Packed Goji Berry, Acai Berry, Pomegranate, Mangosteen, Montmorency Cherry, Maqui Berry, Raspberry leaf, Cranberry Extract and Prune fruit extract. Goji berries are known to have antiageing and immune boosting properties. Acai Berry, which is native to South America and is one of the most nutritious native fruits of the Amazon, is also rich in protein and phytonutrients. Our Acai Berry powder is freeze-dried using a high-tech process to ensure the product retains its natural freshness, taste and colour.The Best Superfood Berry blend is an amazing health supplement which you can include in an antiageing regime, and also to maintain good health.
Both superfood blends can be used mixed with water, juice, a smoothie, oats, or just sprinkled onto your cereal. These powders are ideal for recipes such as smoothie bowls, where you can pack a large number of nutrients in. You can blend these powders with frozen fruit and any small amount of liquid of your choice.