Whether you’re gearing up to head back to the office or the winter season, check out this list of superfoods that you should have in your kitchen.
As winter settles in and the nation moves into level 3 of the COVID-19 restrictions, you may be preparing yourself to return to the office. This means taking care of you and your family’s physical wellbeing is a priority.
With that said, not all foods are created equal. Some of them are packed extra full of vital nutrients, vitamins and minerals, and also contain things like antioxidants and healthy enzymes. These are superfoods, and we’ve rounded up the ones you want to add to your diet for that extra boost. Get these from select grocery retailers within the RCS Shopping Network with your RCS Store Card and get up to 55 days’ interest-free*
Derived from the Moringa oleifera plant, Moringa powder packs a punch! It is nutritionally rich – containing seven times more vitamin C than oranges, four times more calcium than milk and four times more fibre than oats, amongst its other incredible properties. It is also rich in antioxidants, and is said to have anti-inflammatory effects. You can make a delicious drink out of it by mixing some of the powder with a teaspoon of honey and a squeeze of lemon and mixing with hot water.
Avocado oil, made from the pulp of an avocado, might not be as well-known as olive oil, but it’s just as delicious! It’s rich in heart-healthy oleic acid, and is high in lutein, an antioxidant that is good for your eyes. Pick up a cold-pressed version and drizzle it over a salad, or add a tablespoon to your smoothie.
Cassava flour is made from a root vegetable, sometimes called yuca. It’s gaining momentum as one of the most popular gluten-free, grain-free flour alternatives for its potential as an effective substitute for regular wheat flour recipes. No need to mix a variety of different flours together to make the recipes work, no funny tastes or textures – cassava flour is the real deal!
It’s hard to get your hands on fresh Baobab fruit, but you can get powder that is made from the seeds. The powder is rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, iron and zinc, as well as prebiotics and fibre. You can stir a spoonful into your breakfast cereal or oats, or use it in your pancake batter for a delicious and nutritious treat.
Ginger is a flowering plant, originally from China. The underground part of the stem is the part that is most commonly used and can be eaten fresh, dried, powdered or as an oil or juice. It’s very effective against nausea and is also known for its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. You can add it to your cooking for a fabulous zing, or make yourself some ginger tea by adding a chunk of the root to hot water and sweetening with a little honey.
STOCK UP ON SUPERFOODS WITH RCS
Give your health a boost with RCS. Use your RCS Store Card at a range of grocery retailers within the RCS Shopping Network and get up to 55 days interest-free* on every purchase. Don’t forget to download the RCS App too so you can manage your account from the safety of your home.
You can also pay your RCS Account at any Makro, Game, Shoprite, Checkers or Pick n Pay store. Simply keep your EasyPay number at hand in order to make your payment.
*Service and initiation fees apply.
**Prices were correct at time of publication and are subject to change.