6 Superfoods to Lift Your Spirits
Have you found yourself in a bit of a Springtime Slump? Right now, most people across the country are feeling some level of the blues during this time of seasonal rebirth. Be it because of cold, flu, weather, allergies or other life situations, we’ve listed a few of our favorite superfoods that are known to lift spirits and promote your well-being.
Goji Berries: known for centuries in ancient Chinese Medicine practices, these tart little gems are loaded with Phytochemicals that support your immune system, vision, liver function, and well-being. They also help with anxiety, depression and sleep cycles. The key to maximizing these little berries’ full potential is to consume them on a regular basis.
One ¼ cup serving also provides a snack power boost with 9 g of protein, 6 g of fiber and a host of daily vitamins. We recommend adding them to your daily smoothie, oatmeal, breakfast bowl, trail mix, or just popping a few in your mouth when you just need a little somethin’ somethin’ to snack on. Pick some up today here.
You know you’ve been telling yourself for years that a little piece of dark chocolate is good for you. And it’s true, to a certain extent. But did you know that unprocessed cacao, before it becomes chocolate or cocoa, is loaded with mood boosting and wholesome little nutrients? Unprocessed cacao is fiber-rich, antioxidant-loaded, calcium intense and packed with mood-boosting chemicals: Serotonin, Tryptophan, Tyrosine & Phenylethylamine. That’s a lot to think about, so just know if they say it’s good, it’s good 😊.
Natierra Organic Cacao is made from the Amazonian Criollo bean and has a richer, smoother cacao flavor. Get some here and use in all your favorite recipes instead of processed cocoa. Add a few nibs too for a delightful, nutritious crunch. Happy baking y’all!
It’s no lie that carbs make us happy 😊. Bananas are full of Tryptophan which is known to help boost confidence and aid relaxation. Vitamin B6 helps relieve depression, and carbohydrates release serotonin making you feel better overall. Now that’s bananas!
Berries are loaded with anthocyanins and antioxidants, which as we mentioned before have mood boosting qualities. Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries are packed with them, and other powerful nutrients too like Vitamin C and Fiber. Freeze-dried berries, like Natierra’s, maintain up to 90% more of these natural nutrients compared to other fruit dried with traditional methods. They're so lightweight and crunchy, it makes them easy to grab as your go-to snack option when the mood strikes. Grab a bag, or three here and snack on!
Maca is an apoptogenic super root, loaded with Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium and Vitamin C. This powerhouse root works in conjunction with your body to boost your well-being. Here at Natierra, we combined two rock-star superfoods into one with our Organic Cacao Powder with Maca. Maca is virtually tasteless so it blends well into any recipe using cacao. Get a bag today and power on!
Chia seeds are considered a complete protein because they make up all the essential amino acids your body needs. These tiny little seeds pack a mood-boosting power punch. High in fiber, omegas, vitamins and minerals, who knew these seeds were everything we needed in our diet?! There isn’t much difference between a white or black chia seed, other than personal usage. If you are grinding them into a flour to use in baked goods and you don’t want to see little flecks, we recommend the white seeds. Natierra packs them into convenient little shakers that are perfect for pouring and measuring, or sprinkling over your breakfast bowl with ease.
Did you also know that with each bag of these we sell, we also donate to our Feed a Soul program that provides meals to children in need in Haiti? That’s right, we rock the BOFO with pride! You can read more about that program here, and see our meals tracker that shows how your purchases make a true difference. Now you know why we like to call ourselves “Superfoods with Soul”. Hope you join the journey to a better, happier you too!