One of the best ways to start eating healthily is to fill your fridge with Superfoods. Today we are talking about 4 healthy foods that could be considered essential to nourish your body inside and out.
Quinoa is more than a seed; its unique characteristics mean it can be consumed as a cereal, and so it is classed as a pseudocereal.
In terms of its properties, it contains fibre, which helps to regulate digestion, minerals such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, zinc and phosphorus, as well as B and E vitamins. Quinoa also has much higher levels of protein and omega-3 fatty acids than cereals. In addition, it does not contain gluten, so is a useful ingredient for coeliacs
It can be a very valuable food in the diet of vegetarians, on account of its high proportion of proteins and because it is an iron-rich plant food. It can be very beneficial to athletes, just like oats, given the presence of good minerals, complex carbohydrates and proteins, as mentioned previously.
As you can see, quinoa can be used in all types of diets. It is extremely useful and can offer substantial health benefits for the body.
Our Be Plus Relaxing Smoothie contains quinoa as a superfood that provides a whole host of benefits. What are you waiting for? Give it a try!
Cherries are one of the best natural sources of vitamin C. They are very high in antioxidants and are also a source of carotenoids (beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin and lutein), which help keep our eyes healthy.
Their antioxidant properties help the immune system to fight cellular oxidation, which is responsible for accelerated ageing and the appearance of some diseases.
Thanks to their high content in vitamin C, they promote the formation of collagen, improving bones, teeth and skin.
Finding cherries out of season can be difficult and expensive, which is why we recommend you try our Be Plus Antioxidant Smoothie with red berries, so you can be bursting with life the whole year round.
Since days of old, ginseng root has been attributed a whole host of benefits and properties, some of which have been recognised and studied by medical researchers, while others are the product of popular tradition.
The benefits attributed to ginseng include the following: it is an antioxidant, boosts energy, physical endurance, mental performance and prevents premature ageing. This is why it has been used for thousands of years to improve overall health.
On account of its energising properties, we have used this ingredient in our Be Plus Energising Smoothie, a healthy option to help you deal with fatigue and poor concentration, helping to stabilise your energy metabolism.
If you are looking for a totally natural supplement that boosts energy levels, supports weight loss and helps to detoxify the body of heavy metals such as lead and mercury, you need look no further than a freshwater seaweed called Chlorella.
Growing in the waters around Taiwan and Japan, this superfood is rich in phytonutrients, including amino acids, chlorophyll, beta-carotenes, potassium, phosphorus, biotin, Magnesium and B complex vitamins.
Chlorella seaweed benefits the entire body, supporting healthy hormone function, promoting cardiovascular health, as well as helping to detoxify our bodies.
Of course, this is one of the great superfoods out there today, and we will undoubtedly continue to discover further benefits.
We wanted to include this seaweed in our Be Plus Detox Smoothie, designed to detoxify the body and inject energy into your life.