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What Makes a Superfood ‘Super’?

by Shauna Reiter December 17, 2018 2 min read

What Makes a Superfood ‘Super’?

For many years now, superfoods have been big on the health food scene. You’ll see them in powders and pre-made drinks, and evidence shows that when it comes to nutrition, these superfoods earn their name. Superfoods can pack a lot of nutrition in a small package, with benefits from added energy to purifying the blood. (1)

Instead of having to load up your cart with leafy greens, you can reap the nutrition in one dose of a range of superfoods: green vegetables, spirulina, barley greens, wheatgrass, bilberry, licorice root, milk thistle, and more. If the convenience is not enough to have you looking in the direction of superfood drinks, however, then maybe the following benefits might.

Portable

If you are going to the office, or you’re on the road all day, you can’t stop on the side of the road, unload your box of fresh vegetables and added nutrients, then plug in a juicer. Making your own superfood juice is just not practical. Pre-made green superfood juice in powder form, however, makes getting all your key nutrients easy and practical. You can take a scoop, mix it with milk, yogurt, or water, then head to work.

Beneficial Vegetables

Everyone knows that broccoli is beneficial for your body, but how enthused are you about eating it for breakfast? Consuming superfood in liquid form enables you to get all those nutritious vegetables at the start of your day without having to munch on a cup of raw spinach or a plate of green beans at first light.

Less Hungry

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to eat an entire package of cookies or potato chips? Too easy, but those calories don’t last. When you eat nutritious meals, your body absorbs the carbohydrates more slowly and burns them as energy as opposed to storing fat. You feel fuller for longer, and your body gets the protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates you need to fuel you for the day. Green superfoods can supply the healthy carbohydrates and some proteins to keep your metabolism up and your body lean.

Antioxidant-Rich

Many superfoods are rich in antioxidants, which helps neutralize free radicals that wreak havoc in your cells and can lead to cancer, premature aging, and heart disease.

Some of the more prominent antioxidants found within superfood drinks, in particular, are wheat grass, barley, spinach, and broccoli powder, as well as green tea extract and spirulina.

Boost of Energy

Coffee and caffeine-loaded energy drinks offer a quick, sugar-loaded hit of energy, but then slam you back to earth in a sugar crash. A superfood drink is a better way to get your energy boost with more benefits and fewer caffeine withdrawal headaches. Replace your caffeine high with a steady stream of nutrients that offer more than a temporary fix.

Superfoods are loaded with the goodies your body needs to make it through the day. They’re tasty, nutritious, and can even replace your mid-day treats without leaving you feeling like you’re missing out. Fuel your body with superfoods to keep your metabolism up and your day running smoothly.

Alaya Naturals Blog and its materials are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. All material on the Alaya Naturals Blog is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified healthcare provider for any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise or other health related program.