If getting healthy is one of your 2019 resolutions, check out this list of superfoods that you should have in your kitchen.
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 this year. They’re all available within the RCS Shopping Network – so use your RCS Card to get your health on track. With up to 55 days’ interest-free credit on every purchase as well as access to cash, it’s the easiest way to stock your cupboards.
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.
GET IT: Bio-Sil Moringa Powder 150g, R93.99, Clicks
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.
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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!
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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.
GET IT: Bio-Sil Baobab powder 150g, R102, Clicks
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.
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