Nutrient-dense superfoods have absolutely taken the world of health and wellness by storm. Stumble into any branch of your local health food store and you’ll be greeted with row upon row of antioxidant-rich superfoods including Acai berries, Maqui and Maca which all promise to deliver you to optimal health.
But are any of their outlandish claims actually true? And what can they do for you?
Here are most exciting benefits of three of my favorites: Acai berries, Maca and Maqui:
They’re Packed Full Of Nutrients
These superfoods are all packed full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other powerful phytonutrients that will help boost your overall health and give you tons of energy in the process. This includes vitamins A, C and E and plenty of those hormone-friendly Omega 3s. Maqui berry also contains tons of calcium, iron and potassium, and Maca is rich in B vitamins, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and amino acids. What better way to start the day?
They’re Awesome Weapons Against Cancer
Acai, Maqui and Maca boast high levels of a group of antioxidants called anthocyanins which help prevent those harmful free radicals from invading our bodies and can cause cancer and disease. One study carried out at the University of Florida showed that the polyphenolic compounds found in these superfoods can actually kill cancerous cells.
They’ll Keep You Looking Younger
If you’d love to retain your youthful glow, turn to superfoods. They help boost your immune system, aid detoxification, clear your acne, blemishes, eczema and dermatitis and keep your teeth and bones wonderfully healthy.
They’ll Peel Off The Pounds & Balance Your Blood Sugar
Antioxidant superfoods could also help you to lose excess weight, balance your blood sugar and protect against the long-term effects of eating an unhealthy diet. This is due to their ability to keep those hunger pangs at bay, keep you feeling fuller for longer, and positively affecting those hunger hormones ghrelin and leptin.
One study published in the Nutrition Journal (2011) also found that Acai berry can help overcome the effects of a high-fat diet, reduce the associated oxidative stress and actually help boost the immune system.
But the positive evidence doesn’t end there; the anthocynanins that superfoods like Maqui contain has been found to regular blood sugar, improve glucose tolerance and could even help keep type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance at bay.
They’ll Balance Your Hormones (And Keep PMS At Bay)
It’s not much fun when your hormones are having a wild party and you’re not invited. But fear not- both Acai and Maca could be the perfect solution. Maca is renowned for helping rebalance female hormones and control the levels of estrogen in the body. This makes it perfect for helping to ease mood swings, depression, symptoms of PCOS, period pain and even hot flashes.
They’ll Keep You Happy!
No matter how well we care for our bodies, there are times when we just don’t feel our best. But don’t worry- get some Acai berry or Maca and you’ll soon feel sunny again. Thanks to its ability to regulate your stress hormones and lift your mood, acai berry can help alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression and mood swings, making it an excellent way to feel balanced whatever time of the month. Maca also provides the same benefits, and can also help improve your mental energy and focus so you can take on the world with a smile!
Acai, Maca and Maqui aren’t just a load of hype – they really are just as awesome as all of those claims. Not only do they support your entire body to achieve optimal health and happiness, they also taste yummy and look pretty amazing too and make the perfect addition to any smoothie or fresh juice.
So the real question must surely be, how on earth are you going to choose between them? Well guess what? You don’t have to. Your Superfoods Forever Beautiful mix is one of my favourites because it has them all, is made with 100% organic ingredients, and tastes amazing!