One of the biggest challenges we face with so many amazing superfoods available to us is deciding which ones to choose, when to choose them and how to get them all into our daily diets. In response to this, the team of naturopaths and nutritionists at Power Super Foods has developed the perfect blends of certified organic, plant-based ingredients to deliver the ultimate boost of nutrients to support health and wellbeing. Here is the low down on new Power Super Foods Booster Blends, so you know when to incorporate each Booster Blend into your daily routine:

 

 

IMMUNITY

First up we have Power Super Foods Booster Blends Immunity. We took a potent blend of antioxidants and supercharged it with more antioxidants, plus vitamin c and vitamin a to support the immune system.

Free radical production in our cells is a natural part of life – every time we breathe, eat or move, free radicals are produced in our cells.

Our body has natural defenses against free radicals, and on top of the antioxidants produced by our body, a healthy diet that includes a good variety of colourful, plant based foods should provide many of the antioxidants required to quench free radicals.

Many lifestyle factors such as stress, pollution, poor food choices, smoking, alcohol, certain medications and excessive exercise can contribute to excessive production of free radicals.

If our body’s natural defenses are overwhelmed, oxidative stress can occur. Oxidative stress can lead to the oxidation of lipids, proteins and even DNA in our cells, which can limit the proper functioning of our cells, including those of our immune system.

In such circumstances it may be beneficial to increase our intake of antioxidants to stifle free radicals and restore the natural balance in our cells. Many plants contain antioxidants but not all are created equal so we selected four of the most potent free radical scavenging fruit powders and incorporated them in this blend.

 

Baobab fruit powder from Malawi is high in antioxidant polyphenols, and boasts an ORAC (a measure of antioxidant capacity) value of 140,000 umolTE/100g. To put that into perspective, blueberries have an ORAC of around 10,000 umolTE/100g.

 

Acerola berry, a native to Central America, is one of the highest known sources of vitamin c. At a whopping 17 per cent of their total dry weight, these little guys can provide a big immune boost.

 

Maqui berries are a favourite of ours at PSF. They have one of the highest known ORAC values of any fruit at over 500,000umolTE/100g. Maqui also provides vitamin a and carotenoids – important, immune boosting nutrients.

 

Last but not least, we have added a little spice to this blend!

Tasmanian Pepperberry is a native Australian shrub whose tiny berries pack a serious antioxidant punch. They have an amazing piquant flavor and are sustainably wild harvested from pristine Australian forests.

 

 

DIGESTION

Next up, with its creamy caramel flavour, Power Super Foods Booster Blend for Digestion tastes too good to be good for you! But this plant-based blend contains the ultimate combination of insoluble dietary fibre, prebiotic soluble dietary fibres, resistant starch and digestive enzymes to support bowel health and digestion.

It is well known that a healthy gut is the cornerstone of a healthy body. In recent years, scientists have begun to uncover how our gut is intrinsically linked with all the systems in our body – affecting everything from the skin and immune system to cardiovascular health and mental health. We also know that a healthy gut starts with a healthy microbiome – the bacteria that live in our digestive tract.

Many lifestyle factors such as smoking, alcohol, medications, stress and poor sleep can impact on our microbiome and either encourage overgrowth of bad bacteria or stifle the growth in populations of good bacteria. Dietary fibre, prebiotics and certain nutrients can encourage growth and support populations of good bacteria.

 

Carob powder is high in insoluble dietary fibre that acts like a broom, sweeping away waste products and encouraging bowel motility. We have combined carob powder with green banana flour and Peruvian yacon powder: two potent sources of prebiotic fibres.

 

Green bananas are one of the best, readily available sources of resistant starch – complex carbohydrates that, as the name suggests, resists digestion in the small intestines and instead passes through to the large bowel where it is used as food by good bacteria.

 

Peruvian yacon powder is a root vegetable which contains as much as 50 per cent fructooligosaccharide – an important prebiotic soluble dietary fibre.

 

To top-off the mix, we have added digestive-stimulating kiwi powder. Kiwi fruit contains a protein digesting enzyme called actinidin.

 

Some research has also shown that the consumption of kiwi fruit powder can increase populations of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii (F.prau). F.prau is one of the most abundant microorgnaisms in a healthy gut, and low numbers are associated with some inflammatory bowel conditions. Due to the sensitivity of F.prau to oxygen it cannot be taken as a probiotic supplement – so what better way to ensure a healthy population than from delicious Power Super Foods Booster Blends Digestion?

 

 

RECOVERY

Finally we have Power Super Foods Booster Blend Recovery. A potent blend of nitrates, minerals iodine and potassium, antioxidant polyphenols and betaine plus vitamins c, folate and betacarotene.

 

Beetroot is a potent source of nitrates that break down in your body to nitric oxide – a vasodilator, ensuring delivery of nutrients to your cells. Some studies have looked at the ability of beetroot to increase delivery of oxygen to cells during exercise, thereby improving performance.

 

Wakame seaweed is an excellent source of iodine which is essential for the normal production of thyroid hormones, which in turn are vital for maintaining a healthy metabolism and energy production. Wakame, as with all seaweeds, contains other trace minerals and anti-inflammatory fucoidins.

 

Camu camu powder and goji berry powder are both potent superfruits providing antioxidant vitamin c, betacarotene and polyphenols.

 

This well-rounded formula restores valuable trace minerals and electrolyte balance post exercise, supplying valuable antioxidants to restore cellular balance. It also works to replenish your body with nutrients during busy, active or stressful periods to reduce fatigue.

To finish it all off, we scoured the world to find innovative and 100 per cent recyclable packaging – screwtop canisters that ensure contents are protected and kept fresh.

 

Power Super Foods Booster Blends can be added to smoothies, breakfast bowls, yoghurt, used in baking or are delicious on their own (diluted in water or milk). Boosting your wellbeing has never been easier or healthier.