2020 is not only a new year but a new decade. It is time to take your health seriously and prepare for the next 10 years so that you can experience a vibrant life full of vitality. The following is a list of the top 6 superfoods that will help you reach your health goals this year!
Chlorella is found in fresh water and falls under the category of algaes. It is exceptionally healthy for you and very nutritious, containing all 9 protein amino acids and is rich in vitamin B12 (which helps the nervous system). It is also full of antioxidants.
Chlorella can be taken in pill or powder form. You just need to make sure that you get it from a brand that destroys the outer shell (as the body can’t digest this). It can be used in a number of ways, such as mixing it into salad dressings, sauces, as well as soups. You can even add it to your breakfast smoothie for an added boost of vitality for the day.
Nervines are a set of herbs like passionflower, oatstraw, chamomile and lemon balm that immediately calms our nerves. It is perfect for our stressful lives where the first thing we are faced with in the morning is heavy traffic, followed by stressors in the office.
The amazing thing about these herbs is the fact that they have immediate effect, so you can relax and calm down straight away. Holistic health practitioner and herbalist Rachelle Robinett created nerve-less HRBLS, which are gummies on the go when you just don’t have the time to drink a cup of tea. Lemon balm extract (drops) also help.
People have been talking about the benefits of fiber for decades. Healthy fiber helps your body in a number of ways. It helps balance blood sugar, keeps you regular, and benefits gut health as well.
Good fiber is found in vegetables and fruit, as well as legumes and nuts. Quinoa is also a great source of fiber. Acacia fiber is insoluble and completely tasteless, but very good for you. It is a welcome addition to any smoothie.
4. Raw Cacao
Chocolate is a way of life for most women, who dig into this treat after a long, hard day of work. The great news is that it is perfectly healthy – you just need to know which chocolate is good for you. Very dark chocolate (such as those with a percentage of 75% and higher) are a fantastic choice.
Inside dark chocolate are antioxidants packed with polyphenols and flavonoids. It has protein, fiber, is rich with magnesium as well as iron – and have you noticed how happy you feel after swallowing your favorite piece of dark chocolate? Raw cacao puts you in a really good mood too!
Gut health is essential to feeling your best. In the past decade, probiotics have been very popular, as people were eager to have a healthier gut. Probiotics have been, and are still being taken as supplements, and even have been added to liquids and snacks.
Prebiotics, however, are plant fibers that are indigestible and are necessary as probiotics feed off them. Food that is rich in prebiotics are chicory, oats, garlic, and asparagus for example. You can also find prebiotics as powders and sodas.
6. Digestive Bitters
There is a certain pet hate that most women agree on – and that’s excessive gas and bloating. There’s nothing worse than walking around with a stomach that is protruding due to the aforementioned.
The answer to prevent this (often embarrassing) bloating, is to optimize digestion through consuming digestive bitters. These stimulate the body’s digestive enzymes and break down food correctly. You can ingest them through spray or liquid form, or can drink bitter herbal teas such as burdock, dandelion root and chamomile.