Beetroots are a prehistoric food with a naturally sweet taste, which earned them the name “sugar beets”.
This delicious, healthy root vegetable is a powerhouse of nutrients that offers some remarkable health benefits.
Beetroot’s high nitrate content works to reduce high blood pressure by dilating blood vessels to improve your blood flow. Increased blood flow also means more oxygen in your system, which means your energy levels are boosted.
Beetroot contains betaines which fight inflammation.
Beetroot is also packed with vitamin C, potassium, manganese, and the B vitamin. Last but not least beetroot is high in fibre which promotes good health in your gut.
Turmeric contains bioactive compounds called curcuminoids, which are known for their health-giving properties.
Curcumin boosts Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), a growth hormone that causes your brain tissue to grow and regenerate. The result is improved brain function overall. This is believed to assist in prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.
Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory and contains powerful antioxidants, which means that it not only helps to protect your body from cancer, it also helps with controlling your blood pressure and hypertension.
Needless to say, it’s also good for your gut and digestive system.
The wonder supplement from algae!
Spirulina has the highest concentration of protein of any known food!
It’s about 65-70 % percent protein. It’s also a complete protein, and contains 18 essential amino acids, of which 8 are essential for human health.
Spirulina is naturally packed with minerals and vitamins, and boasts vitamin B1, B2, B3, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese, vitamin A, and smaller amounts of just about every other vitamin we need.
Our cacao is unrefined, cold pressed, and free of all harmful chemicals.
Cacao has rich, chocolatey flavour with bitter undertones.
Health benefits of cacao:
Cacao is rich in antioxidants and magnesium. This means it helps prevent degenerative diseases, and helps protect against cancer, retina decay and cardiovascular diseases. Cacao helps to regulate your blood pressure and improves nerve function.
Sesame seeds are blessed with high levels of phytosterols. These phytonutrients have cholesterol-lowering properties that make sesame seeds an essential part of any healthy diet, especially if you have cholesterol problems.
The specific phytosterol in sesame seeds improves prostate health and improves atrial function, which means it lowers your blood pressure. Doctors agree that it is a strong anti-hypertensive thanks to its ability to normalise blood pressure levels.
Sesame seeds also help to balance your hormones.
Sesame seeds are packed with antioxidants, which means they help to prevent cancer by fighting free radicals.
This superfood is recommended for everyone at all ages.
This much-loved citrus in known for its high levels of vitamin C – the antioxidant which helps your body fight everything from the common cold to cancer.
Another way that lemons help to prevent cancer is by restoring your body’s natural PH balance. It has an alkalizing effect on the body which makes it more difficult for cancerous cells to thrive.
Lemon cleanses your bowels and stimulates your liver. Because it dissolves uric acid and liquefies bile, it is a great liver detoxifier.
Lemons contain citric acid, B Complex vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and last of all, fibre.
This gluten-free seed is packed with highly digestible protein and is essential for vegetarians and vegans.
Buckwheat is high in fibre, making it easy on your intestine, and it can help to prevent diabetes and digestive disorders. Buckwheat also supports heart health and is high in antioxidants which help to prevent cancer.
Some other nutrients you’ll find in buckwheat include: manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, niacin, zinc, iron, vitamin B6, folate, and pantothenic acid.
This delicious seed, which we think of as a nut, is often found in trail mixes, and for good reason.
They are nutrient dense and high in “good” plant fats, making them an energy booster that will satisfy your hunger and curb food cravings.
Cashews are a great source of protein, calcium, copper, zinc, magnesium, vitamin K, iron, phosphorus, manganese, folate, fibre and antioxidants.
They also contain phytosterols and phenolic compounds which boost your metabolism and reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes. They also help to reduce inflammation in the body which we all know is the cause of many other ailments.
Good for your brain, your gut and your body as a whole, cashews should definitely be part of your regular diet.
This superfood is recommended for everyone, at all ages.
Known for giving sustainable energy, this member of the mint family is a true superfood.
Chia seeds are packed with nutrients that benefit not only your body, but also your brain.
Chia seeds are 40% fibre, making them excellent for the good health of your gut.
A single ounce of chia seeds provides you with 11g of fibre, 4g of protein, 5g of Omega 3 fatty acids, and the following recommended daily intakes of: calcium 18%, manganese 30%, magnesium 30%, phosphorus 27%. It also contains decent quantities of potassium, zinc, and vitamins B1, B2 and B3. In just one ounce!
Most importantly, chia seeds are packed with antioxidants that can protect your body from free radicals which cause cancer and retina decay which leads to blindness.
This nutritional powerhouse is packed with phytosterols, antioxidants, manganese, copper, protein, and zinc.
Pepitas are good for your heart, liver and immune system and help to reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes. Pepitas are a great plant source of Omega 3 fatty acids which are essential for healthy brain function and balanced hormone levels.
They are even known to relieve the symptoms of menopause thanks to the natural phytoestrogens they contain. Pepitas are also recommended for good prostate health due to their high zinc content.
Last but not least, they are high in fibre and gluten free, to promote a really healthy gut.
They are so delicious - that should be enough reason to put them in our food. But sunflower seeds are also highly nutritious, full of healthful vitamins and minerals, and they don’t contain any gluten or allergens.
The most notable thing about sunflower seeds is their high vitamin E content. One ounce of sunflower seeds provides your body with almost 80% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin E!
This antioxidant is known for protecting your cells from free radical damage and promoting regeneration in damaged cells.
Sunflower seeds are also packed with selenium, and are a source of “good” fats, protein, folate, zinc, iron, copper and fibre.
They contain pantothenic acid which helps synergise fat, regulate hormones and maintain healthy brain function.
Coconut is the health hero of the past few years, and for good reason.
This delicious treat is packed with healthy medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) which are incredibly good for you.
MCFAs are a high energy source, which is NOT easily stored as fat.
It’s also known for assisting in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
Best of all, coconut has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties in its raw form, it helps to cure and protect your body from infections from the inside out.
Coconut is also known for assisting in the prevention of heart disease, lowering the inflammation which causes arthritis , improving your immune system, and improving your memory, digestion and brain function.
Wow! That’s a lot of super powers for one plant!
People have been eating flax seeds for the last 6000 years!
Known for its ability to improve digestion and promote clear, healthy skin, flax seed will also curb your sugar cravings, balance your hormones, lower your cholesterol levels and promote weight loss.
High in antioxidants, flaxseed is essential in the prevention of cancer and inflammation-based diseases.
Flaxseed is also the richest plant based source of Omega 3 fatty acids in the world!
Packed with too many nutrients to name, flax seeds are one of the most powerful superfoods you can eat, and they assist with weight loss!
One of the remarkable things about almonds is that they make it easier for your body to absorb many other vitamins and nutrients.
They a nutrient-dense edible seed, which like cashews is commonly thought of as a nut.
Almonds boast an impressive nutrient profile, including: fibre, protein, “good” fat, vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, vitamin B12, copper, and phosphorus.
Loaded with antioxidants, almonds will help to prevent oxidative stress which causes heart conditions and contributes to aging. This coupled with their high vitamin E content makes almonds an important part of cellular health, promoting healthy skin and overall wellbeing.
They are, of course, also good for your intestinal health, which is the primary reason that Bliss Fit Foods has included them in our superfood selection.