While pumpkin season is slowly coming to an end and Christmas ads are about to flood our Instagram feeds, let's fool around for a while and go back to some healthy trivia. Wait, don't roll your eyes yet, it will be fun - The Jar Healthy Vending promises.
Now, what can help to understand the famous, trendy or not so much superfoods better than actually relating to them? How about one of those tests that will tell you which superfood you are according to your character?
Not sure why such things are addictive but a few of us spent a significant amount of time trying to find out which pizza topping or Disney princess we relate to. So, here we go, our own version of a completely ridiculous yet fun test:
Our profiles today:
Now when you know who is your spirit superfood, it's time to look into the actual benefits they bring.
This is an all time favourite. Sometimes it seems like anything containing matcha is automatically x10 times healthier.
Creates an "alert calm" - relaxation without drowsiness
Contains caffeine. A lot of caffeine. Hence, works better than coffee.
Gives anything this sophisticated touch. What you can try: The most balanced bar - PRESS Cacao and Matcha Snack.
Who doesn't like a chia pudding?! From the first glance it is quite boring but yet so versatile and practical. Add pieces of mango to soaked in coconut milk chia seed and you get something delicious and healthy. And, hm, effortlessly? Wow.
Few calories - a lot of nutrients.
Good news for vegans - contains more Omega 3 fatty acids than salmon.
Chia seeds are often used by athletes for carb loading - gives food for thought.
What you can try: Pollen & Grace Mango + Turmeric Chia Pot
This can be either an overrated or a highly underrated superfood. The latest trends claim that when you use it right, you get the body fix far better than just mental.
Hemp seeds are a suitable alternative for people with nut allergies. Still high in amino acids, fibre and protein. High, get it? *grunts*
Hemp milk has less allergy risk than almond milk.
Nature's most perfectly balanced oil is derived from hemp.
Increases libido in both men and women.
Plus men get improved fertility and women - a good pms syndrome relief.
Also, energy, stamina and mood-booster.
What you can try:
Snack for a vegan date -
Another all-time favourite. Also featured in Ingredient Digest Series. Simply too good to be true, but yet it is.
Anti-inflammatory, some say even Panadol alternative.
Increases antioxidant capacity.
Improves brain function. So an alternative to the mysterious nootropic NZT-48 drug everyone who watched Limitless wanted to try.
What you can try:
Some sort of kelp's distant relative, an amazing algae. With it the possibilities of bestowing your meal with superpowers are endless.
It is rich in chlorophyll and gets its energy from the sun.
Has a cool nickname - "most nutrient dense food on the planet".
Helps remove heavy metals and other toxins.
What you can try:
Sadly, we don't yet have spirulina in our menu.
But we do have kelp, which is again, quite similar -
This is the popular kid in school, no doubt. The universal symbol of healthy lifestyle, the logo of all good. Hail to the king of superfoods! Here is you delicious companion who is ready to be by your side at times of cheat days munching (guac and nachos, anyone?).
Fun fact - avocado is a fruit but more technically, it is a berry.
Source of potassium and vitamins, helps with rare Vitamin K deficiency (heard of it? We neither, but it seems cool).
Promotes healthy heart. Of course, all that love for the avocados!
Have a good weekend, and don't forget that every food is a superfood.
And you, our reader, are the special super-fruit to us!