With 2016 on our doorstep, We are particularly excited about the new wave of superfoods we will see over the coming months and what that means for our wellness and food choices.
Here is a list of our top superfoods for 2016!
Kakadu Plum (Australian bush superfood): We don’t have to look to the Amazon as we have so many superfoods on our doorstep – many will be widely used in smoothies, desserts and cooking in general in 2016. The Kakadu Plum is considered a gift of the Dreamtime and has been an important source of bush food, antiseptic and a healing remedy for northern Australian Indigenous people for millennia. High in folate, iron and Vitamin E and containing many more antioxidants than the blueberry, the magnificent Kakadu Plum has the highest recorded levels of Vitamin C in the world, measuring up to 100 times the Vitamin C content found in an orange.
Baobab powder: Bursting with antioxidants and high bioavailability. An excellent source of Vitamin C, Baobab contains antioxidants to help fight inflammation. High bioavailability means the antioxidants in baobab are absorbed by your body, maximizing their efficacy, instead of just passing through. A fibre powerhouse, baobab is 50% fibre, which is key to a healthy digestive system and a happy gut that supports your immune system. Gram for gram, baobab has more potassium than bananas so your muscles work more efficiently and recover faster after exercise.
Cactus powder and cactus water: Prickly pears (also know at the cactus pear) are a low-calorie, saturated fat-free and cholesterol-free, source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, calcium and antioxidant compounds. They are high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories supporting the immune system. Watch out coconut water there is a new competitor in hydration coming in 2016! Cactus Water has a great berry flavour, anti-ageing properties, and is intensely hydrating – all the benefits of coconut water and tastes amazing.
Mushrooms: The healing power of mushrooms will be at the forefront of everyone’s cooking. We will see mushroom powder used in teas and smoothies everywhere!
Wishing everyone a healthy & happy new year!
Vladia Cobrdova, About Life Wellness Ambassador