Need more energy? Try herbal Superfoods!

Feeling stressed and fatigued, constantly needing more energy?

This might be a sign that you need more nutrition. Nature has given us a whole category of herbs that will supplement us with bioavailable nutrients, easy for our body to absorb. 

There are so many herbs in this category, but today I will be focusing on the so-called superfoods. They have this name because they are packed with dense nutrition, rich in vitamins, minerals, fibers, and antioxidants. They all deeply assist us with many other numerous health benefits as well.

In my practice, I often provide my clients with a “Nutritive Powder”, which is a mix of the superfoods most suited to their needs, to add to their smoothies or juices in the morning. I use one myself and it takes so little after taking it to feel a complete shift in my energy levels! It is also ideal to be taken before a workout.

Here’s a list of some of the superfoods I use the most

  • Wheatgrass

Especially high in vitamins A, C and E, as well as iron, magnesium, calcium, amino acids, and chlorophyll.

Reduces cholesterol, alkalizes the body, helps to regulate blood sugar levels, alleviates inflammation, aids weight loss.

  • Maca

The Maca root, also known as the Peruvian ginseng, contains more than 50 phyto-chemicals including many vitamins such as B1, B2, B12, Vitamin C, and zinc. It also contains calcium, phosphorous, protein and fiber.

It boosts energy, regulates hormones (helping treat infertility, menopausal symptoms, low libido, etc.), and improves mood. 

  • Alfalfa

Usually consumed as a herbal supplement or in the form of sprouts, Alfalfa is loaded with the vitamins your body needs to generate new cells and boost your immune system. It is a great source of Vitamin K and C, copper, manganese, and folate.

It also improves metabolic health, lowers cholesterol, and helps with menopausal symptoms.

  • Bladderwrack (often referred to as Kelp)

This is the superfood of the sea, supplementing calcium, iodine, magnesium, potassium, sodium, zinc, and vitamins A and C.

It is a great herb for hypothyroidism, cardiovascular issues, obesity, immune system function, joint health, iodine deficiency, and gastritis.

  • Spirulina

Spirulina contains significant amounts of calcium, copper, potassium, magnesium, B vitamins, E and C vitamins, and iron. It also has essential amino acids. 

It has antioxidant, pain-relief, anti-inflammatory, and brain-protective properties. Helps to keep the arteries clear, relieves allergies and congestion, boosts the production of white blood cells and antibodies, and helps maintain eye and oral health.

  • Cacao

This delicious superfood is high in iron, magnesium (one of the highest sources in nature), calcium, potassium, zinc, fiber, and flavonoids, which are unique antioxidants that benefit cardiovascular and cognitive health by lowering blood pressure, improving blood flow to the brain and heart, and aiding in preventing blood clots. 

  • Rosehips

Rosehips were used as a common “multivitamin” in the past because of their high content of vitamin C, A, B and K. They are also rich in calcium and magnesium, carotenoids, including beta-carotene, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants.

They boost the immune system (preventing or treating colds and flu), soothe inflammation, improve skin condition, increase iron absorption, treat allergy symptoms, and support heart health.

 

Feel free to contact me for more information or to book consultations. 

 

With love x

Jess