Each year it seems there are always some new and noteworthy “superfoods.” Some are entirely new, while others circle back and regain popularity. Here are a few of the proven most beneficial oils and powders that are worth incorporating – or keeping – in your diet this year!
Camu camu is a cherry-like berry that contain the highest known source of vitamin C on the planet. It strengthens the immune system and reduces inflammation. It is also anti-bacterial and antimutagenic, which has been shown to help with cancer tumor reduction. Camu camu also has your daily dose of manganese which supports bone health and fights diabetes. It helps to improve circulation throughout the body and act as an anti-depressant by balancing mood.
Chia seeds provide powerful antioxidants to protect your cells from free radicals that damage cells and trigger aging. Antioxidants can slow down or prevent that damage. They also strengthen bones as they provide some of your recommended daily allowance of calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous in every serving! Chia seeds in your daily diet is an easy way to get important omega-3 fatty acids to support brain health. Beyond the health benefits, chia seeds are incredibly versatile, from salads to soups to smoothies to puddings, but they can be beneficial to skin health as well. Make a homemade facial mask for a powerful tool that soothes inflammation and keeps skin radiant.
Moringa is the new green taking over! This plant is high in antioxidants, as well as anti-aging properties. Moringa contains more iron than spinach, more vitamin C than oranges, more potassium than bananas, more calcium than milk, and more vitamin A than carrots. It also has all nine essential amino acids, providing the body with protein as well. It helps to improve digestion, balance hormones and slow the effects of aging. Moringa can be found in powder or capsule, as well as oil or tea. Powder and capsule have the highest concentration. Sunwarrior’s Moringa powder is clean and high quality.
Reishi Mushroom is a powerful apoptogenic herb. It has been shown to strengthen the immune system, regulate hormones, and lower bad cholesterol. It also is known for its balancing properties for both the body and mind while promoting sleep and lowering cortisol levels. Reishi is anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial. Reishi powder is most popular, but there are also teas, as well as beverages and protein powders like Lean Superfood Shake. Sunwarrior’s Be Well Organic Mushroom Blend is a great way to add reishi to your diet if you are not sure where to start!
Baobab comes from an African superfruit known to naturally boost energy throughout the body. It is high in calcium, magnesium, potassium, fatty acids, and fiber. Some studies have shown that baobab lowers glycemic response in the body by assisting digestion and keeping blood sugar steady. This is another superfood great for the skin as it improves complexion, elasticity, and naturally prevents aging. Baobab is most commonly sold as a powder, and can be ingested as well as used directly on skin. It’s also found in digestive aids such as Shape Core Cleanser.
This adaptogenic herb is very popular in Ayurvedic medicine and can be found in India. It is proven to increase stamina, relieve pain, aid in weight loss, reduce stress and anxiety, improve thyroid and adrenal function, and boost immunity. It has been known to treat adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism. Ashwagandha helps to lower and regulate cortisol, and it also aids in improving sleep, which in turn helps to combat insomnia.
Spice up your supplementation with Sunwarrior Organic Turmeric: an ancient spice used in ayurvedic medicine. Turmeric is perfect for anyone looking to harness the high potency antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. This potent 95% curcuminoid formula is an antioxidant powerhouse that strengthens the body from free radical attacks, boosts joint health & optimizes absorption. With black pepper to increase absorbability, Turmeric promotes cellular repair, fights free radicals, improves brain function, and boosts immunity.
Goji berries are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, potassium, and selenium and contain 18 amino acids. They are known to improve blood circulation, reduce depression, boost energy, and boost the immune system. You can add Goji Berries to smoothies, baking, and sprinkle anywhere life needs a little sweetening.
This list, of course, includes just a few herbs and oils making an impact in the wellness world. Don’t stop using your coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, cacao, maca, and flax. Life and health are all about balance. Take note of the nutrition and benefits of each product listed, and see what your body needs most, or what you’d like to achieve in the coming year. Try experimenting with each to see what works for you; everybody truly is different, so there are varying needs for each person. These oils and powders can be incorporated into your daily diet in many ways, some of which include teas, smoothies, bars, or chocolates, as well as straight supplementation with oil or capsules. Be sure to check the dosage and get a trustworthy and well-sourced brand like Sunwarrior. Here is to a healthy and happy 2023!
Maca Peanut Butter Smoothie
What makes a great smoothie? Like any other recipe, it is the right combination of protein, fats, carbohydrates and the perfect combination of sour, sweet, bitter, and salty. This smoothie is a perfect combination of all macro and micro ingredients and of course it is absolutely healthy and delicious.
- 1 tablespoon Maca powder
- 2 tablespoons Harvest Goji Berry powder
- 1 tablespoon Harvest Peanut Butter powder
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 banana, frozen
- 2–3 dates, pitted
- 1 scoop Sunwarrior Lean Superfood Shake vanilla
Using a high-speed blender, blend all ingredients until smooth. Top with chia seeds, raisins, or whatever your favorite smoothie toppings might be.