Rina gave you a little glimpse of our weekly conversations about Wellness Wednesday last week and it was hilarious because that’s so true. We are having so much fun creating, managing, and running Wellness Wednesday. Yes, we are both mothers so we juggle many things already and sometimes we take turns in having mini heart attacks that goes something like this:
Me: “Omg, I still haven’t schedule my post and I’m still stuck in traffic…”
Rina: “No worries, you still have times.”
Me: “My blog is down!!! Can you please check it from your end?”
Rina: After checking it “Yes, it’s down. Don’t worry maybe just a server glitch.”
Me having a mini heart attack: “OMG I hope so!”
We are blown away by how Wellness Wednesday has turn into big inspirations for everyone participating. So, thank you awesome people for making this fun.
Alrighty, onward to our prompt this week.
5 Superfoods You Should Try Now!
- Chia Seeds
I absolutely LOVE chia seeds. They are so healthy, so filling, so versatile that you can’t mess it up. My favorite recipe? Overnight chia seeds in almond milk topped with fruits for a healthy breakfast option. What makes chia seeds a super food?
- They are loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients.
- They are high in antioxidants.
- They are high in quality protein, much higher than most plant foods. Protein is the most weight loss friendly macronutrient and can drastically reduce appetite and cravings.
- They are high in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and protein. All of these nutrients are essential for bone health.
- Virgin Coconut Oil
This is one of my favorite. I use coconut oil for just about everything. Head to toe, inside out! You get the drill. I use them on my skin and they are amazing – I’ve been meaning to try them on my hair. I’ll let you know how that goes later. I used to drink 2 table spoon of organic coconut oil every day (mental note: get back to this!). They are also my oil of choice when it comes to cooking. Why are they considered superfood?
- Coconut oil is high in lauric acid which protects your heart and increase good cholesterol.
- Coconut oil’s saturated fat is of the medium-chain fatty acid variety, which are digested more easily and utilized differently by the body than other saturated fats (such as butter, meat and eggs).
- Coconut oil is high heat resistance unlike other cooking oil.
- The fatty acids and breakdown products in coconut oil can kill harmful pathogens, potentially helping to prevent infections.
- Flax Seeds
I used to add flax seeds to my smoothie but I haven’t done so since I am cutting down on fruits. Flax Seeds are amazing because:
- They are extremely high in soluble and insoluble fibers.
- They maintain the health of your colon, digestive, and gastrointestinal system.
- They are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids linked to good heart health.
- They are also rich in antioxidants, high in calcium and iron.
- They are great source of essential oils that aids in healthy hair, eyes, and skin.
This is one of my favorite must have. If you are in Indonesia and need to get a great reliable Wheatgrass do contact Verdure Bali. I take them first thing in the morning and they are superfoods because:
- They include 9 essential amino acids, loaded with chlorophyll, vitamins, and minerals.
- They are an excellent source of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc.
- Wheatgrass is a complete food and an excellent source of vitamin C, E, K and B complex (including B12).
Yes, but not the milk chocolate! It’s raw cacao. Hmmm yummy cacao! Before we talk about why cacao is considered superfoods, please take a look at this comparison.
Cacao is not the same as cocoa. Cacao is the best option because cocoa has been processed so their benefits are far lower than the raw cacao. You can easily purchase raw cacao powder now and make your own healthy cacao drink instead of chocolate drinks. Use the sweet cacao nibs too as sprinkle. Yum! Why raw cacao rocks?
- They are full of flavonoids, which act as natural antioxidants. Raw cacao contains up to four times the antioxidants of traditional cacao powder.
- They are also rich in magnesium, an energy mineral and vital electrolyte.
- They are a good source of sulfur. Sulfur is associated with strong nails, shiny hair and a healthy liver and pancreas.
- They actually enhance weight loss.
There you go, 5 superfoods you should try now. What’s your favorite? Tell me in the comment box below or better yet, join us for this week’s Wellness Wednesday Linky Party.
Come join us this week and pick the prompts below.
WELLNESS WEDNESDAY PROMPTS FOR 18 FEBRUARY 2015:
- How do you feel about going green?
- Share your ideas to spread healthy living awareness
- Books that change your life for the better
- Yoga, yay or nay?
- Superfoods, what is your favorite?
WELLNESS WEDNESDAY PROMPTS FOR 25 FEBRUARY 2015:
- Describe a day of your normal meals
- What tips for healthy eating would you give to someone interested in changing his or her diet?
- My top exercises for __________.
- 10 things to be thankful for this week
- Outdoor or indoor exercise? Why?
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1. Pick one prompt that we will post every Wednesday, blog about it and link up with us. Be creative. Vlogs are more than welcomed!
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