From spirulina to matcha and chia seeds, these are the most nutrient-rich, detoxifying and energising ingredients to add to your diet.
Originally a Japanese green tea ground into powder, Matcha was historically used during tea ceremonies. Furthermore, it is an age-old remedy for the Emperor and his elite before defeating China, matcha is a negotiation drink amongst Samurais.
Benefits: “Matcha is very high in antioxidants. It’s the ideal alternative to coffee as is high in thine, which gives you lots of energy!”
Turmeric or Indian saffron ( – is a plant originally from South Asia. Its ‘rhizome’ after drying and crushing (the underground part of the plant) into a powder, giving way to a miracle spice popular in numerous classical Asian cuisines.
Benefits: “Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory and it’s also a great natural antiseptic for the skin, as well as supporting digestion.”
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Maca, also called Peruvian Ginseng, is a Peruvian plant sacred by the Incas and used to promote and virility and fertility.
Benefits: “Very good for boosting the immune system, conditioning the body and fighting stress. It also holds unique aphrodisiac potentials for a healthy way to raise the libido.”
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Origin: Chaga, which grows in birch forests, is one of the most nutrient-dense mushrooms in the world.
Benefits: “It’s the mushroom of immortality. Full of antioxidants, it’s a great anti-aging tool, diminishing inflammation and giving the immune system a healthy boost.”
Origin: Chia is a plant from Mexico and Guatemala. Its seeds were an important foodstuff for the Aztecs, allowing them to perform better than their enemies, both intellectually and physically.
Benefits: “Literal translation is ‘strength’ in Mayan, the chia seed is a vital source of plant-based protein with an exceptional level of Omega 3 to boot. Its great advantage is its adaptability, blending in easily in smoothies, salads, juices or even desserts.”
Origin: Spirulina is an algae beginning back over 3 million years. Part of the cyanobacterium and blue-green micro-algae family. Nowadays we grow it all over the world.
Significant Benefits: “With its high level of plant-based protein, this detox superfood is an excellent source of iron and beta-carotene. There’s nothing like it for promoting the immune system.”
Translated by Isabelle Johnson and Mini Smith.