Berries are superfoods because they are an excellent source of flavonoids, especially anthocyanidins. These antioxidant compounds are responsible for the blue, purple and red pigments.
Pumpkin seeds are healthy because they supply minerals such as phosphorous, magnesium, iron, manganese, zinc, and copper. In addition, pumpkin seeds are good source of vitamin A, vitamins B1, B2, and B3, protein, monounsaturated fats, and phytosterols, particularly beta-sitosterol.
Nuts and seeds provide excellent human nutrition, being especially good sources of essential fatty acids, vitamin E, protein, and minerals. Nuts have been reported to support heart and brain health and are generally terrific for us.
Do you know about the health benefits of collagen? Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, making up roughly 30% of the total protein content. It is the major protein in the connective tissues of the body and plays a key role in maintaining the structure of many tissues and organs. Collagen ensures the integrity, elasticity and strength of skin, cartilage and bones, maintaining their form and function.
Are your smoothies healthy? A fruit-only smoothie can give you a sugar rush and a green-only vegetable smoothie can drop your blood sugar so it’s important to balance your smoothies with carbohydrates, protein, fibre and good fats.