Superfood Trends for 2016

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White mulberries

White mulberries have long been recognized and used in traditional Chinese medicine, so why are we only hearing about them now?  Rich in antioxidant flavonoids (which can seek out and destroy free radicals), a source of protein and fiber it sounds lie there isn’t anything a mulberry cant do!

Kohlrabi

Also known as the German turnip, kohlrabi is a vegetable which belongs in the same family as broccoli, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower and kale.  Kohlrabi is definitely the super food to look out for in 2016 with benefits that include; building your immune system, assisting weight loss, managing blood pressure, improves digestion and even plays a protective role against cancer.

Maple water

Maple water is pure, refreshing water collected from maple trees during spring.  Similar to coconut water it is naturally hydrating and rich in potassium and sodium.  It is very new to the market, so the research is limited however if its anything like maple syrup we welcome maple water lovingly

Teff

This wonderful Ethiopian seed is a fantastic gluten free alternative to flour that is low GI and packed with iron, calcium and fibre.  Teff can be used to make porridge and also be substituted in baking as a healthy alternative to flour!  Rich in resistant starch, teff is great to regulate blood sugar levels, assist with weight control and help maintain optimal gastrointestinal health.

Lucuma

This super healthy super food comes from Peru.  On the outside the lucuma looks similar to an avocado but the inside contains a beautiful vibrant yellow flesh.  The lucuma is a rich source of beta carotene, iron, zinc, vitamin B3, calcium and protein.  It is very difficult to come across in its fruit form however powdered lucuma is becoming widely available with its increase in popularity and can be added to smoothies, used as sweeteners or even added to ice cream… yum.

 

Our Tea blends contain the latest superfoods, which as you know not only taste great but are so good for you! 

 

 

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