Maca Powder is derived from the root of the maca plant, which is from native to the central Peruvian Andes in South America. Inhabitants of the Andes are rumoured to have used this plant for its supposed fertility-enhancing properties for generations. Some say it has the ability to increase energy and mental clarity, restore hormone imbalances and enhance sex drive. Add to smoothies, juices or a glass of water for a hormone balancing hit.
Raw Cacao Nibs have been linked to having cardiovascular health benefits and is a great source of antioxidants and magnesium. Mix with nuts and goji berries for a trail mix, add to baking, top of smoothies or just pick a few to eat.
Pumpkin Seeds (pepitas) are great for urinary issues. They help the kidneys and are an all round nutrient rich seed. The easiest way to boost you and your children’s iron intake is to sprinkle more pumpkin seeds into a stir-fry or onto salads.
Kale is a delicious green leafy vegetable that is so versatile. It’s known for it’s fibre, 45 different flavonoids that combines antioxidants and anti-inflammatory powers to assist the body in detoxification. Massage leaves with a nutrient rich oil and use in salad, dehydrate or bake for chips or shred and add to soups, stir fries and every dish you can.
Choose between this and spinach in a green smoothie a few times a week.
Ginger is a great additive into any asian dish for its flavour alone. The benefits of ginger include digestive issues, nausea, inflammation and to help fight virus. Turmeric is a powerhouse of anti-inflammatory goodness. It helps relieve tooth aches, urinary problems, arthritis, stomach aches causing flatulence. It is also high in manganese and iron. These two herbs combined with cinnamon make the best cleansing and anti-inflammatory tea. Check my Instagram post for recipe.
Use some of these in your meals this week to add more nutrients and take another step forward to improving your families health