Easy Ways to Use Superfoods in Your Daily Diet
Resolutions...what are those again? If that just about sums how your success so far with your 2021 resolutions, firstly, know that you’re not alone. Many of us plan for big, sweeping changes that will significantly upgrade the way we approach our lives, and while that’s not a bad thing, the secret to making resolutions that stick lies in a more incremental approach.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions involve eating better, we’re here with some good news. It really doesn’t need to take any extra effort to include nutrient-rich, antioxidant foods into your daily routine.
Ayurveda is a framework of health and nutrition that dates back centuries and is rooted in Hindu tradition. A central tenet of this lifestyle relates to the idea that the right diet can help prevent illness and malaise. It’s a very intriguing concept, especially given the increased interest in natural health and wellness over the past few years and as we cope with the current pandemic. After all, who among us couldn’t use an extra dose of overall well-being these days?
While an Ayurvedic practitioner can provide specific suggestions geared towards your needs, many of the ingredients used in traditional Ayurvedic nutrition and cooking are considered “superfoods” today.
What are superfoods and their health benefits? They’re foods that are particularly concentrated in vitamins and minerals, filled with trace nutrients not readily available elsewhere, or full of antioxidants to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress.
Increase the servings of superfoods in your diet and build immunity with Rootalive. These superfoods and blends are easy to combine into your food and drinks for a seamless addition to your busy routine. For example, we like smoothies as a quick way to add more Ayurvedic superfoods to our meals. They’re a convenient source of nutrition and a great way to mix in a little extra kick of Ayurvedic goodness.
Many of our products blend beautifully into drinks to give your body the extra boost it needs. For example, both amla and ceylon cinnamon powders are useful for fending off colds and improving your immunity. It mixes well with fruit and honey but can also be taken with water. For a more warming option, turmeric and ashwagandha powders have antioxidant properties and are great added to tea and heated milk, perfect for cold days.
Raw, organic cacao powder is a close cousin to the cocoa kind you might be more familiar with, but with a heart-healthy twist. It’s an excellent source of plant-based iron, calcium, and magnesium. It can be used in place of cocoa powder in recipes and also to make a rich, warming hot chocolate without all the sugar.