Say goodbye to winter weather, and hello to superfoods that will make you feel great during the sunny months. Whether you want to lose weight, feel more energized, or just start eating better, our superfoods (chia seeds, almond flour, spirulina, and goji berries) can help you jump-start the healthy changes in your life.
Overcome winter weight gain with chia seeds: tiny and versatile appetite-suppressing superfoods. Chia seeds absorb 10 times their weight in water, which reduces food cravings and keeps you feeling full longer. They also regulate blood sugar levels by slowing down the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. As the richest plant source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids, chia seeds can help reduce excessive inflammation in the body. Another advantage of chia seeds is that they act as a gel that slowly releases water to keep you hydrated throughout all your favorite spring and summertime activities!
If you’re counting carbs, and looking for a low-glycemic baking alternative to white flour, our almond flour is just the thing! Our almond flour is certified gluten-free and nutrient-dense, making it a top choice for low-carb, paleo, and gluten-free diets. Loaded with dietary fiber, protein, and monounsaturated fat (aka “the good fat”), almond flour is a healthy addition to any diet. It’s also incredibly easy to bake with because almond flour can be used as a direct one-to-one substitution for regular flour, so you can easily use it in your favorite baked good recipes. As a low-glycemic food, almond flour won’t cause the spikes in blood sugar associated with white flours.
Smoothies and juices are refreshing and delicious in warm weather, and adding a few teaspoons of spirulina can really kick up the nutrient levels. Spirulina is a great complement to your workouts because it’s a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids. Its protein content is over 80 percent digestible, which is greater than that of red meat or soy. Beyond being a protein powerhouse, spirulina is extremely plentiful in vitamins and minerals. It’s an excellent source of vitamins A through E, iron, potassium and calcium. Spirulina contains even more antioxidants than blueberries: four times as much! Its natural seaweed flavor blends seamlessly into beverages, soups, salad dressings, guacamole, and more.
Considered the world’s most powerful anti-aging food, goji berries are loaded with antioxidants to protect cells against the damaging effects of free radicals. Excessive exposure to the sun and other environmental toxins exacerbate the build-up of free radicals during the spring and summer months. This makes it an especially important time to get enough antioxidants, and goji berries are the perfect superfood for the job. One ounce of goji berries packs a daily serving of vitamin A, and even more vitamin C than oranges. These sweet and crunchy berries can be added to yogurt and cereal, or enjoyed as a chewy treat in tea or soup.
What are your favorite superfoods for healthy eating?