What makes the Absolute Organic superfoods range so special? They are all certified organic and are of the highest quality, having been sourced from around the world. They each have their own amazing health benefits and properties that can assist in giving an extra boost to your health and wellbeing.
Incorporating one or more of these in your daily diet may not only enhance the flavour of your food but might also make a difference in how you feel. Let’s take a closer look at some of them.
Turmeric – Has always been used in dishes for centuries but in recent times, its popularity seems to have increased. The main active ingredient in Turmeric is Curcumin. One of its beneficial properties is being a powerful anti-inflammatory, thereby assisting in the relief of health issues such as arthritis. It also has strong antioxidant properties. Other possible benefits of Turmeric are – antibacterial, antifungal, a natural antiseptic and assisting the immune system. It can be used internally and topically. It is used in eastern cultures as part of their skin care regime.
When using Turmeric in cooking or internally, add a sprinkle of Absolute Organic Black Pepper at the same time, to assist in the absorption of the Curcumin; giving you maximum benefit of this useful spice.
Maca – It comes from the same family as turnips, radishes and broccoli. The root is the part that is used. It is grown in the mountains of Peru and has been called the “Peruvian Ginseng”. With that as one of its names, it can be shown that it helps with increasing energy and stamina – both physical and mental. It is rich in Vitamins B, C, E, minerals, protein, carbohydrate and fibre. It can assist in balancing hormones and moods and be of benefit with fertility. It is also known to help with supplying iron and assisting in restoring red blood cells. It contains many fatty acids and amino acids which are essential to cell function.
It is a great addition to smoothies, drinks, raw treats and puddings.
Cinnamon – Studies have shown that cinnamon can assist in lowering blood sugar levels, which is great for diabetics. It has high amounts of calcium, fibre, manganese. It has antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiviral and antioxidant properties. Making it a great all rounder!
Absolute Organic Cinnamon powder has the added benefit of cloves. Making it superior in quality and taste.
Cinnamon can be used in any sweet or savoury dish. Making it a very versatile spice.
Chia Seeds – A quick and easy to use source of protein – which is double that of other seeds and grains. It is full of dietary fibre, healthy fats (omega 3), antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It has 5 times more calcium than milk and double the potassium of bananas. For such a small seed, it certainly has some power.
It can be used to thicken dishes, sauces and even as an egg substitute. It can be mixed with liquid and turned into a gel or pudding – making it a fantastic option for breakfast or dessert.
Goji Berries – A well loved food in China. They have been enjoying the benefits of this tiny fruit for many years. It is high in protein with plenty of vitamins and minerals. It is also another food full of antioxidants. It assists with energy and stamina levels and can also assist in our moods.
Delicious as a snack, brewed as a tea, added to breakfast dishes, desserts, baked goods and even salads.
Ashwagandha – Do you suffer from any of these – stress, fatigue, lack of energy, difficulty concentrating? This could be the herb for you. Ashwagandha comes from the same family as tomatoes. It has been used in the ancient Indian system, Ayurveda, for centuries. While all of the plant has valuable therapeutic properties, the most commonly used part of the plant is the root. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) has also been known as “Indian Ginseng” for its rejuvenating benefits.
There have been many studies over the years for this amazing herb. Here are some of the discoveries and benefits that have been found. It can assist in strengthening the immune system, especially after an illness. It’s a great tonic for boosting energy, stamina and improving overall health and longevity. It has a calming effect, thereby relieving stress, anxiety and depression and assisting with better sleep. It helps to balance and regulate the hormones i.e. support the thyroid. It’s antibacterial and an antioxidant. It has anti-inflammatory properties thereby assisting in the relief of health problems such as arthritis and rheumatism. Some of the other benefits are – improving mental health, stabilising blood sugar, lowering cholesterol and strengthening the heart.
Due to Ashwagandha’s powerful properties, avoid intake during pregnancy and avoid over consumption.
Mix Absolute Organic Ashwagandha powder into smoothies, drinks, yoghurt and kefir. It’s commonly mixed in warm milk before bed to help with sleep.