10 Vegan Superfoods
Undeniably, one of the biggest concerns regarding diets of any sort are the nutrients that can be obtained from them. Lucky for all of us, a wealth of the superfoods available to us are, in fact, vegan. We have compiled a list of 10 incredible superfoods that you can incorporate in your vegan lifestyle.
Besides being delicious and versatile grains which hold prominence in South Asian cuisine, lentils are also rich in fibre, potassium, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, and zinc. You can cook up your very own vegan curries at home with some organic lentils.
2. Split peas
You may have come across split pea soup one way or another. Split peas are a legume and actually only split when they are dried. As they are high in fibre and protein while being low in fats, they are useful in lowering cholesterol levels, reducing cancer risks, regulating blood sugar, and improving heart health. Browse our shop for your very own organic yellow split peas.
Of course quinoa made the list! Its popularity is definitely not unwarranted, as it is gluten free and also brags high levels of protein, nine essential amino acids, and basic nutrients including fibre, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin E. You can easily toss up a salad or substitute your rice with this incredible superfood.
Moringa powder is from the drumstick tree, which Malaysians may be familiar with. It contains a wealth of vitamins and nutrients which can be beneficial for your skin, hair, liver, and bones. Add a scoop of this powerful superfood to your vegan smoothie for added health benefits.
5. Acai berry
Native to the Amazon region, acai berries have become increasingly popular as a health food. This is because of their claimed abilities of lowering cholesterol and preventing cancer, which can be attributed to their incredible levels of antioxidants. Acai berry powder is also easy to incorporate into your diet, and you can do so by adding it into smoothies, ice cream, and yoghurt.
Whether fresh or powdered, beetroot is a nutritious vegetable of a wonderful red colour. In addition to its anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer properties, beetroot makes a great juice even on its own. Feel free add our organic beetroot powder to your morning smoothie!
Spirulina has been one of the most popular superfoods for years, and definitely for good reason. As a supplement that is high in nutrients and antioxidants, it can help improve heart health, regulate cholesterol and blood pressure, reduce cancer risk, and fight anaemia amongst a barrage of other benefits. Find your very own organic spirulina here.
8. Black cumin seed oil
This unique oil is extracted from the seeds of the Nigella sativa plant. They have been in use since the ancient times as a miracle cure. Black seed oil contains a strong antioxidant called thymoquinone, among other nutrients which make it worthy of its superfood status. Its benefits include improving digestion, promoting healthy skin and hair, and may even help with managing joint pain.
9. Apple cider vinegar
Due to fermentation, apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid, proteins, enzymes, and good bacteria that can help with lowering blood sugar, reducing cholesterol, and managing diabetes. It works incredibly well as a salad dressing! Get your own apple cider vinegar here.
10. Green tea
We’ve saved the best for last. Surely, no one is a stranger to green tea, a staple across Asian cultures. Green tea is rich in antioxidants which are rumoured to prevent cancer. It can also help reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, and reduce risk of stroke. Discover our selection of green tea if you fancy a cuppa!
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