Superfood supplements come in the form of powders and juices made from exotic tropical fruits, roots and seeds. These specialized food products have an extremely high concentration of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that can be consumed by themselves or used as ingredients in your smoothies and other recipes.
Superfoods are so easy to add to your daily diet because the serving sizes are so small (usually about a tablespoon or two) that you don't have to completely change your eating habits to start enjoying the benefits.
Some of the most popular foods used to formulate these superfood supplements include:
These superfood supplements not only have more antioxidants than ordinary fruits and vegetables, some of them have phytonutrients not found in any other food. And because these superfoods are whole foods, you get a full spectrum of phytonutrients.
The online resource I recommend to find the widest selection of superfood supplements is iHerb.com.
iHerb carries an amazing variety of superfood supplements — hundreds in all! They stock products made by such well-known companies as Navitas Naturals, Nutiva, Genesis Today and Earth's Bounty, among many others.
Having so many choices can be a bit overwhelming, so I'll introduce you to some of my own personal recommendations.
The Navitas Naturals company is an excellent source for a wide variety of organic superfood products, made from all kinds of superfoods:
acai • goji berries • hemp seed • cacao
chia seeds • flax seeds • maca root • coconut oil
and many others
The Navitas Naturals website features hundreds of recipes that include these superfoods, making it easy to find ways to add them to your menus.
Navitas Naturals supports fair-trade policies and sustainable organic agriculture. Their foods are certified organic, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, raw, and certified kosher.
Choose from more than 35 Navitas Naturals products there!
Nutiva has been among the most-advanced makers of natural foods products since 1999. They're best-known for superfoods that feature hemp: hemp oil, hemp seeds, and hemp protein powder, which was awarded the title "Best New Supplement" at the Natural Products Expo Show in 2003.
Nutiva donates one percent of its sales to organizations that promote sustainable agriculture, and supports green energy technology and fair-trade practices around the world.
Organic HempShakes contain superfoods such as hemp, blueberries, pomegranates, açai and goji berries — foods that are rich not only in protein but in minerals, antioxidants, and healthful fatty acids.
Hemp protein is easier to digest than soy — and, whereas most shakes are low in fiber and high in sugar, Nutiva's HempShakes contain two kinds of fiber and as little as only three grams of sugar. Just mix into your favorite milk beverage for an instant superfood shake!
Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein comes in two formulations.
Their original award-winning Hemp Protein + Fiber provides 11 grams of raw organic protein and 14 grams of fiber in each serving.
The regular Hemp Protein is recommended for athletes and smoothie-lovers who want higher protein and superior flavor. They simply sift out more of the fiber to boost the protein content to 50%, yielding a sweet, smooth, and light powder.
One serving of their regular Hemp Protein provides 15 grams of raw organic protein and 6 grams of fiber. Hemp naturally contains all 8 essential amino acids and essential fatty acids.
"Health Ranger" Mike Adams recommends Nutiva hemp protein:
"Nutiva has just raised the standard,
with a new hemp protein product that tastes
far superior to any hemp protein product
I've ever tried."
Nutiva Coconut Oil is about 50 percent lauric acid, a rare medium-chain fatty acid found in mother's milk that supports healthy metabolism and is now being studied for its anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial health-protecting properties.
Some researchers predict that lauric acid will become as well known in health circles as omega 3 is today. Nutiva's virgin coconut oil is cold-pressed within two hours of the coconuts being chopped, the key to its great taste, texture, color, and aroma.
Coconut oil is by far the best oil to use for frying because of its stability under high temperatures. It also makes a great addition to any smoothie recipe, as it adds a rich creaminess to anything it's added to.
Discover much more about Coconut Oil Benefits.
Choose from more than 20 Nutiva products there!
Click on the links below to learn more about the different types of superfood products found on this website.
Green Superfood Powders
chlorella • spirulina • wheat and barley grass • green blends
acai • goji • mangosteen • noni juice
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