Plant based superfoods are considered to be nutrient powerhouses that provide large quantities of antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals. The high vitamin and mineral content found in superfoods can help your body ward off diseases and keep you healthier. When incorporated into a well-balanced diet, these foods can promote heart health, weight loss, improve energy levels, brain function and even reduce the effects of ageing.
Antioxidants found in many superfoods such as cocoa and berries help keep our bodies clean by sweeping up free radicals that can cause damage. Antioxidants clean up damage that is happening to your organs and body and give it a wipe and shine to keep it functioning optimally. They prevent things in your body getting damaged and clogged up. Where do these damaging free radicals come from? Everyday things like breathing and living, air pollution, cigarettes, alcohol, gut infections, stress, not enough antioxidants dusting up your body. That is why making sure you are getting enough antioxidants is an important part of healthy ageing and staying young and healthy for a very long time.
SO PERF cold pressed bars and juices contain numerous superfood ingredients packed with antioxidants.
Punicalagins are extremely potent antioxidants found in pomegranate juice and peel. They are a great source of antioxidants and polyphenols that help feed the good microbes in our gut and can also help clean up the damage caused by problematic bacteria. This can help heal a “leaky gut” and will have an anti-inflammatory effect.
Almonds + Cashews are high in antioxidants, protein and fibre and have even been shown to reduce obesity over time, making them a healthy part of a balanced diet.
Grapefruits are superfoods rich in antioxidants.
Blueberries and berries found in SO PERF Wild Berries bars are superfoods that have some of the highest antioxidant levels of all foods. They have been shown to improve memory in older adults. Studies show that when consuming blueberries daily, people see an improvement in cognition.
Raw Cacao found in SO PERF Peruvian Cacao bars contains powerhouse substances which include antioxidants and plant chemicals (flavonoids). These compounds have a very positive impact on brain health. The polyphenols contained within cacao can actually improve brain function and blood flow. One study showed an increase of 8% in blood flow to the brain after consuming cacao for a week, and a 10% increase after consuming cacao for 2 weeks. Another study showed how cacao can improve mental performance in individuals without any cognitive issues. Cacao can also improve mood and support calmness. There are definite benefits to reaching for that chocolate bar, just make sure it’s at least 70% cacao (dark chocolate) or opt for one of our bars that contain not only cacao, but other brain boosting nutrients too.