Eating healthy isn't always a priority in college when you're busy with class, essays, and exams. Your late night study sessions make a quick run to the vending machine all too tempting. It's easy to opt for whatever is convenient, but it's going to leave you feeling groggy and fatigued if you don't choose wisely. Make your snacks work double time by choosing foods that are good for your body and your mind. Stay healthy throughout your college term with our list of superfoods every student should include in their diet.
Starting your day with oatmeal, toast, cereal, granola or other carb-heavy breakfasts doesn't do anyone any good. Start your morning off right by brewing a pot of Matcha instead. Matcha doesn't just taste good; this unique blend of Matcha includes essential nutrients like manganese, potassium, and B vitamins. Matcha has loads of antioxidants which will help keep you going throughout the day. Make your Matcha with a combination of coffee and cacao and enjoy!
There are many healthy berries you can add to your diet. The acai berry is one of the finest and healthiest berries you will ever find. Acai is an indigenous berry found in the rainforests of the Amazon. Similar to red wine, research shows that acai berries are extremely high in anthocyanins, a type of antioxidant. They may have more antioxidant content than other commonly eaten berries, such as cranberries, blueberries, and strawberries. Known by nutritionists as a superfood, these berries can also be consumed as an acai berry extract powder. Just add one teaspoon of the acai berry powder to water, teas, tonics, smoothies, fruit or vegetable juices, etc.
Cacao Beans, Cacao Nibs, Cacao Buttons
Cacao Beans and Nibs provide a variety of antioxidants and other essential nutrients and are a very versatile snack. The chocolate flavor from Cacao nibs and Cacao beans blends well with lots of baked goods and breakfast foods. Mix in cacao nibs with yogurt, stir a few spoonfuls into oatmeal, sprinkle on cereal, or bake into muffins. Get creative and look up some fun recipes that go well with this superfood. Our Cacao Butter Buttons are excellent for blending into coffee with butter and coconut oil and ground cacao nibs or cacao beans.
Cacao nibs and Cacao beans can be ground in a coffee grinder or a pestle and mortar and then added to coffee grounds and/or matcha for brewing. The aero press coffee press is a great tool for this.
What are you going to add to your diet after reading this helpful article? Are there any other superfoods that you're interested in trying? Find hemp seeds, acai berries, Bulletproof coffee and more for your healthy eating habits at Superfoods Australia!