Les Bienfaits des Superfoods

Superfoods have been around for centuries, but they have become very popular today in a society where more and more people want to take care of their health. This are seeds, berries, nuts, fruits or even algae that have high levels of nutrients beneficial to health.

In this article you will find our favorite superfoods and their benefits!

MACA

The maca is a medicinal plant that grows mainly in the mountains of Peru, in difficult conditions. Maca root powder is high in carbohydrates and nutrients, including vitamin C, copper, and iron. It also contains many bioactive plant compounds.

  •  Maca can improve your mental well-being and mood by reducing depression and anxiety.
  • Maca supplementation can improve exercise performance, especially during endurance events.
  •  It can be taken as a supplement or added to smoothies, oatmeal, baked goods, energy bars, etc.

SPIRULINA

The spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that grows in both salt and fresh water. It is perhaps one of the most nutrient dense foods on earth.

  • Phycocyanin is the main active compound in spirulina. It has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Studies indicate that spirulina can lower triglycerides and "bad" cholesterol and can simultaneously increase "good" cholesterol.
  • Spirulina may benefit people with type 2 diabetes by significantly reducing fasting blood sugar levels.

AÇAÏ

Berriesacai grow on acai palms in the Amazon rainforest. They are transformed into pulp before being consumed.

  • Acai berries contain healthy fats and low amounts of sugar, as well as many trace elements and plant compounds, including anthocyanins.
  • It is incredibly rich in antioxidants, at three times the amount of blueberries.
  • It can help lower blood cholesterol levels.
  • It can fight the harmful effects of inflammation and oxidation in the brain and help boost its cognitive function.

COCONUT

The coconut palm is a plant belonging to the palm family found in all humid tropical areas. It is at the origin of several feasts for the taste buds: coconut oil, coconut sugar, grated coconut, coconut shavings, there is something for everyone!

The benefits of coconut are numerous:

  • Promotes digestive comfort
  • Contributes to weight loss
  • Anticholesterol
  • Antioxidant
  • Naturally rich in fiber

GOJI BERRIES

The Goji Berry comes from the wolfberry, a shrub native to Asia of the Solanaceae family. This fruit is dried in the shade and then in the sun, to obtain dried berries on the outside while preserving the smoothness of the pulp.

They have various benefits:

  • Prevention of eye disorders
  • Antioxidant
  • Energizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Naturally rich in protein and fiber

GUARANA

the guarana is a Brazilian plant native to the Amazon basin. He contains caffeine, theobromine, tannins, saponins, catechins and other compounds that have antioxidant properties.

  • Guarana is rich in caffeine, which can reduce fatigue and improve concentration. Caffeine blocks the effects of adenosine, a compound that causes drowsiness and helps the brain relax.
  • It can contribute to heart health. It can also decrease the oxidation of "bad" LDL cholesterol.
  • It contains compounds that can inhibit or kill harmful bacteria.

COCOA BEANS

The cocoa comes from the cocoa tree native to Central America. The species Theobroma cocoa, is known to produce beans from which the chocolate is obtained after drying and roasting. It takes around 300 to 600 cocoa beans to get a kilo of chocolate!

 The benefits of cocoa bean are various:

  • Contributes to mental well-being
  • Anti-aging
  • Antioxidant
  • Naturally rich in magnesium

HEMP

The richness in protein of plant origin hemp is a very popular choice among athletes, or those following a vegan or vegetarian diet.

 This product contributes:

  • the proper functioning of the nervous system (nicine and vitamin B3),
  • the protection of cells against unwanted oxidation (vitamin E),
  • the regulation of the energy-producing metabolism (phosphorus),
  • the normalization of the formation of red blood cells and hemoglobin (iron),
  • good psychological function (magnesium),
  • handling blood pressure (potassium),
  • to the growth of muscle mass (protein).

MATCHA

the Matcha is cultivated on the hillsides in Japan. It has been used since ancient times by Zen Buddhist monks during their meditation practices. 

  • Matcha powder has anti-inflammatory properties, is anti-bacterial, it is detoxifying, immunostimulating and alkalizing.
  • The chlorophyll present in Matcha regenerates cells, oxygenates them and promotes the balance of the intestinal flora. It also relaxes muscles and is a powerful anti-aging agent, because it promotes the elimination of lira radicals and toxins.
  • Matcha is thus a good ally for the purification and detoxification of the body.

CHIA

The chia seed comes from chia, a plant native to Central America and Mexico. A staple in the diet of many people in Mexico, chia seeds are one of the nutrient dense foods.

  • These seeds promote digestive comfort, and contribute to weight loss.
  • They are an excellent energizer and an anti-cholesterol.
  • Chia seed is naturally rich in fiber, protein, omega 3 and 6.

TURMERIC

the turmeric is a herbaceous plant well known for its spice of the same name. It originates from southern Asia and nowadays India is the world's leading producer country.

The benefits of Turmeric powder are numerous:

  • Antioxidant
  • Promotes digestive comfort
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Protection of the osteo-articular system
  • Protection of the cardiovascular system
  • Anti-aging
  • Hair growth, improves skin
  • Antidiabetic
  • Naturally rich in fiber

KLAMATH

With more than 115 nutrients with high bioavailability, the seaweed Klamath has one of the most complete and balanced nutrient profiles on the planet. Its exceptional virtues would play an essential role in many diseases.

It has many benefits:

  • Cell regeneration
  • Intellectual performance
  • Mood regulator
  • Detoxifying
  • Strengthening the immune system

CASHEW NUT

The cashew nut is the fruit of the cashew tree. It is a tree native to tropical America whose cultivation has spread to Africa and Asia.

Cashew nut has various benefits:

  • Anticholesterol
  • Protection of the cardiovascular system
  • Antidiabetic
  • Antioxidant
  • Promotes digestive comfort
  • Antianemic
  • Naturally rich in fiber and protein

BRAZIL NUT

The Brazilian walnut is one of the largest trees in the Amazon rainforest. It is found in the heart of tropical forests in South America.

The benefits of Brazil nut are the following:

  • Antioxidant
  • Contributes to weight loss
  • Anticholesterol
  • Protection of the cardiovascular system
  • Promotes digestive comfort
  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Participates in hormonal balance (thyroid)
  • Naturally rich in fiber

You can find all these superfoods on our eshop so don't hesitate to test them according to your current needs!