What is the point of spending money on superfoods? Is it necessary and are the health benefits really all that great?

Yes, it sometimes feels crazy buying powdered food to add to our fresh food. It’s understandable to ask ‘Why Superfoods?’ and wonder whether the promised health benefits are really having an effect.

I have a fairly healthy diet already, with some fruit and veg. Do I really need Superfoods?

Consider these two thoughts:

  1. Bad health takes time. Cancer, obesity, liver disorders… they don’t happen overnight. It happens quietly over years. And the same goes for good health. Nutrient-dense food gives our bodies the tools it needs to combat the wear and tear our environment, lifestyle and not-so-good food can have on us.
  2. If you can grow your own organic food and totally bypass pesticides, hormones, colourants, processed foods, nutrient deficiency due to lack of soil care, (the list goes on), and drink water straight from an uncontaminated spring, you can probably do okay without powdered nutrient-dense food, or ‘superfoods’

But for many of us just growing mint (and they said it couldn’t be killed; ha) is hard, never mind all the rest. Enter Organic Superfoods, cape flapping heroically in the mystical breeze. These foods boost the nutrient profile of what we eat and help our bodies deal with the yucky stuff we sometimes can’t get away from putting in it.

For a list of superfoods (which are not all powders) to help you easily nourish your family, go to milasmeals.co.za and bookmark this awesome post: 𝗡𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗘𝗻𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗿𝘀: 𝗺𝘆 𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗳𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗮𝗱𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 Or (and!) pre-order the second edition of ‘Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & The Basics’ to guide you in health forever. This book is not just for babies.

A snippet from the post about nutrient enhancers:

Hemp seeds are an excellent source of healthy fats, protein, fibre, carbohydrates, iron, zinc, copper, calcium, magnesium, potassium, carotene, vitamins B1, B2, B6 and E. They improve the functioning of the immune system, support brain health, regulate blood sugar, and soothe eczema and psoriasis.
Maca is a complete protein and has over 20 amino acids. It an excellent source of vitamins B, C, and E, calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur, copper, selenium and fatty acids.

Right. I hope that’s given you (super) food for thought. Haha.

*flicks through Mila’s Meals for the hundredth time; learns yet another useful gem; heads for the kitchen*


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