September 19, 2019 at 04:30AM by CWC
Integrating superfoods into your everyday diet is awesome—but understanding which superfoods address specific areas of your health before adding them to your grocery cart? Even better.
For a refresher, here’s what a superfood actually is: “A superfood is a naturally occurring ingredient that has health-supporting properties in the form of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, highly bioavailable nutrients, or unique structural components,” explains Ali Miller, RD, CDE integrative dietician, and author of The Anti-Anxiety Diet. To put it simply, superfoods are organic methods of reaping wellness-boosting benefits, in just one scoop. (Life. Hack.)
If you’re saying “yes please” to all of the above, same. The next step is figuring out how to actually add them to your diet—and luckily, that task has gotten a lot easier.
Enter Further Food, the women-owned and led brand that dishes up real superfood supplements that you can add into your morning smoothie or go-to caffeinated bev. Developed by leading naturopathic doctors, scientists, and herbalists, the supplements are designed to support specific parts of your wellness—so you can find the exact one to meet your needs, because it’s all about that customized life.
Keep scrolling to see which superfood supplements you should opt for depending on your wellness goals.
It’s not news that the beauty scene has been buzzing about collagen, and for good reason: Studies have shown that the supplement could potentially help boost skin elasticity and hydration, meaning it could be nature’s way of giving you an anti-aging assist. Take it from Elissa Goodman, certified holistic nutritionist: “I can’t recall another supplement that has made my skin look so fresh and revitalized.”
Plus, Further Food Collagen Peptides is grass-fed, pasture-raised, hormone-free, and antibiotic-free—so it checks off all your boxes, including helping to boost joint health and digestion, according to Further Food.
Help prevent inflammation
Whether you’re a never-miss-a-cycling-class kind of person or just want to prevent future inflammation from keeping you out of the gym, Further Food Superfood Turmeric is a tasty choice. “It’s full of turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, and adaptogens—it’s like a giant anti-inflammatory kick in the ass,” adds Megan Kober, RD.
According to studies, turmeric’s antioxidant boost can help minimize exercise-induced soreness. Bonus: Turmeric Tonic also packs seven other anti-inflammatory superfoods like cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom, black pepper, boswellia, and schisandra berry. The answer is yes, you absolutely should whip up a golden milk with this sugar-free formula ASAP.
If your intention is to chill out and refocus, might as well give yourself a head start, right? Your Zen-worthy superfood is Further Food Superfood Matcha.
This matcha concoction contains ashwagandha, which according to research could help improve your resistance to stress, enabling you to better focus more on the positive aspects of your life. Plus, matcha contains both caffeine and L-theanine, which could help improve attention-switching tasks, alertness, and relaxation, according to this study.
Newsflash: There are more ways to boost your immune system other than chugging orange juice—especially during the transitional winter months that are known for bringing on the dreaded cold.
Further Food Chocolate Collagen Peptides Plus Reishi features reishi mushroom, which is touted for its ability to help support your immune system. “Referred to as ‘the mushroom of immortality,’ reishi is thought to promote longevity, memory, and liver health,” says Goodman. Along with reishi mushroom, the blend also packs in collagen for all the potential anti-aging bonus points.
Getting your gut health together
If you’re on a mission to give your gut a fresh start (or even just a tidy-up), Further Food Premium Marine Collagen Peptides are here to give your digestion a supportive hug.
Studies show that amino acids—which are found within the collagen peptides—can help to improve your gut microbiota, which is the beneficial bacteria living in your intestines. On top of looking out for your digestion, this collagen is pescatarian-friendly and packs all the skin-loving goodness you’d expect from a regular collagen supplement. Superfood bestie for life.
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