What is a Superfood? & Why are they important?
What is a Superfood?
What is a Superfood? “Superfood” is a relatively new term and is used very broadly to describe foods that when compared to others of similar ilk are either better for your health based on their nutritional profile, or offer medicinal properties.
Why do you need Superfoods?
Modern diets and lifestyles have reached chronic status. Modern aggricultural techniques and supermarket size, look and feel standardisation means that the typical foods you buy, even the healthy ones lack the nutritional punch they should. The desire for organic food is as a result of the food quality becoming worse. You need Superfoods because the chances are your current diet is not optimally supplying your body with all its needs. For example the majority of the western world is deficient in magnesium as a direct consequence of diet.
You may believe you are getting your RDA or 5 a day or other measurement system, but given the quality of the food you could still fall short. Additionally how can the RDA be the same for a short skinny woman as a tall, stocky man? As individuals we may require more of one vitamin other people do and our nutritional needs may change with time, lifestyle and wellness. So instead of asking yourself whether you got your rda or achieved your 5 – a – day, look to see how well do you feel. There are physical and mental signs. If you find yourself sleeping earlier, feeling sluggish, suffering from dry or aging skin, or an incresasing frequency of coughs/colds it could be down to your diet.
The 2 myths you probably believe to be true
There are 2 unproven yet widely believed myths:
- That you can somehow take too many vitamins
- Secondly That vitamin deficiency is not a major factor in both many modern afflictions including cancer and depression. The below video gives a real eye opening example.
So why Superfoods? Why not just any Food?
Now Consider your Lifestyle
If the answer is yes to any of the above then its likely you are depriving your body of essential nutrition. It may demonstrate in different ways: susceptibility to injury, unable to manage stress, getting ill more, brain fog and lack of mental clarity, etc.
In order to do each of these activities the body benefits from different nutrition and different environments.
The Some Good Challenge
We challenge you to examine your current lifestyle and either:
- Add Lingonberry Powder to your morning cereal, drink or shake
- Or Add Moringa Powder to one of your drinks, shakes or teas
- Or try Cacao Powder as a hot drink in the evening
- Or supplement your lower quality meal with our Yellow Split Pea-Protein
After a month you will notice the difference.