Top 6: Raw Superfoods and Their Health Benefits

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chia seeds on a spoonWe’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day yet many of us are either not hungry immediately in the morning or don’t have the time to make a well-balanced, nutritious meal before heading off to work. In the same amount of time as it takes to make your morning coffee, you could whip up a delicious smoothie that will not only energize you, it will help you feel full longer so you’re not starving by lunch time. Give your day the kick start it needs by enhancing your morning smoothie or oatmeal with these 6 powerful raw superfoods.

Goji Berries

  • Good source of vitamin C and beta-carotene
  • Low in calories, fat-free and loaded with fiber
  • Good source of protein and iron

Chia Seeds

  • Loaded with antioxidants
  • Good source of fiber
  • Supports weight loss by helping you feel full
  • Rich with heart health omega-3 fatty acids

Cacao Nibs

  • High in antioxidants
  • Good source of fiber, magnesium, potassium and flavonoids
  • Improves moods by boosting the “feel good” neurotransmitters

Hemp Seeds

  • Significant source of protein
  • Easily digestible compared to meat and other high protein foods
  • Rich in vitamin E
  • Delivers a continuous source of energy

Maca Powder

  • Rich in vitamins B and C
  • Good source of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids
  • Known to increase energy and stamina
  • Female hormone balancer

Flax Seeds

  • Provides a higher ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids
  • Great source of fiber
  • Supports brain function
  • Contains lignans, which have antioxidant properties