5 SUPERFOODS NOW
Health and copy editor KATE MASON seeks out the best superfoods to benefit your diet this month
Superfoods are exceptionally high in vitamins, minerals and overall nutritional value. Add a spoonful of these to your morning smoothie: Produced from the green coconut tree’s blossoms, coconut blossom nectar is high in vitamins and amino acids and makes for a nutritious, low GI, whole sweetener. Camu
camu, a red berry from the Amazon rainforest, is great for immune and nervous health and a rich source of antioxidants, phytochemicals, potassium, iron, calcium and vitamin A. Lucuma, a superfruit from the Andean valleys of Peru, is known as the Gold of the Incas for its delicious avour and nutritional density. It also boosts immune response and oxygenation of the blood.
Wildcrafted chagra is a tonic mushroom collected from wild birch trees in northern Asia and Europe, traditionally made into a rich, dark, coffee-like drink. Mesquite is among the earliest known foods of prehistoric man and integral to Native American culture. Seedpods are ground into a our that’s rich in protein and essential minerals. Superfoods.co.za