7 Asian Superfoods To Help You Achieve Your Health And Wellness Goals
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7 Asian Superfoods To Help You Achieve Your Health And Wellness Goals

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29 September 2021

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Incorporating superfoods into your everyday diet is great, but understanding which superfoods address specific areas of your health while supporting you to achieve your wellness goals before adding them to your cart? Even better.

Ready to give them a try?

Here are the best superfood to eat based on the health and wellness goals you're aiming for.

 

Turmeric

Support Anti-inflammation, Hearth Health & More

Turmeric Powder

Whether you're a never-miss-a-spinning-class kind of person or just want to prevent future inflammation in keeping your joints healthy, turmeric is an Asian super spice as its antioxidant properties can help minimize exercise-induced soreness.

Thanks to its most active compound, curcumin — it has many scientifically proven health benefits, such as the potential to improve heart health and prevent Alzheimer’s and cancer.

 

Matcha

Boost brain function, prevent diseases,
support weight loss and peace of mind

Matcha

If your intention is to unwind and refocus, your Zen-worthy superfood is Matcha, the powdered version of green tea. Just with up to up to 137 times more antioxidants. While it has been used over generations, it has hit the mainstream market over the past decade as more people are becoming aware of its benefits. Sip on a cup of Matcha tea, or add it to your food. It's a great way to level up your almond mylk recipes, just to mention one example.

While it does provide caffeine, matcha also contains an amino acid called L-theanine, which produces a calming effect. The combination of caffeine and L-theanine may help improve attention-switching tasks, alertness, and relaxation.

 

Mushroom

Boost your immunity, relief respiratory problems, and more

Tiger Milk Mushroom

There are more ways to boost your immune system other than chugging orange juice. Especially during the transitional winter months that are known for bringing on the dreaded cold. Mushrooms contain beta-glucans and other polysaccharides, which are bioactive compounds that stimulate the immune system.

Some species of mushrooms contain more beta-glucans than others. Oyster and enoki contain relatively high amounts, while white button and maitake contain much less. Tiger Milk Mushroom has been proven to boost immune cells, which strengthens the body’s ability to fight infection and remove toxins. Moreover, studies also show that it helps to relieve respiratory symptoms such as sinusitis, asthma, allergic rhinitis, and coughing

What else? Mushrooms of all types are low in calories, very low in fat and sodium, and cholesterol-free.

 

Coconuts

Helps you stay hydrated, support digestive health, and may promote weight loss

Coconut Water

Coconuts are no strangers in Polynesia and Asia. This iconic fruit is adored worldwide for its refreshing water and slightly nutty-flavored, fat-rich flesh, along with a bevy of products made from these. The water of young, green coconuts is high in potassium and other electrolytes that help the body replenish those lost during exercise and heat.

Coconut meat (flesh), is rich in saturated fat and insoluble fiber, which helps promotes regularity. The flesh provides minerals including manganese and potassium, too. Coconut milk, cream, oil, and butter are all made from the flesh. The many possible benefits range from boosting heart health, weight loss and digestion, to improving brain health, blood sugar levels, and immunity.

>> More about the benefits of coconuts

 

Flaxseeds

Improves your gut health, immunity, and more

Flax Seeds

Flaxseed has been used medicinally for thousands of years in Ayurveda (traditional Indian medicine). Today you can buy whole flaxseeds, flax meal, and flaxseed oil in supermarkets, health food stores, and online.

Just one tablespoon of whole flax seeds contains 3 grams of fiber, which is 8–12% of the daily recommended intake for men and women, respectively. With so much fiber packed in each tiny seed, adding flax seeds to your diet promotes regular bowel movements and can improve your digestive health. Flaxseeds and oil are high in protein, heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), and antioxidants (lignans), to promote healthy triglyceride levels and blood pressure.

 

Pegaga

Promotes gut health, brain power, immunity, anti-aging & more

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Pegaga (Gotu Kola) has many extraordinary health benefits. While boosting brain function is one of the most well-known, it can also help combat digestive system issues like indigestion, stomach ulcers, diarrhea, and tummy aches; and detoxify at the same time.

According to Ayurvedic medicine, 80% of all diseases stem from digestive imbalances, which in turn can be caused by stress and poor lymphatic circulation.

Moreover, Pegaga also strengthens immunity, promotes skin repair, anti-aging, enhances memory, and more.

 

Moringa

Build muscles, boost immunity, mood, brain power and improves sleep

Moringa Leaves And Moringa Pow

A great source of vitamins and minerals! Did you know that Moringa has 7 times more vitamin C than oranges and 15 times more potassium than bananas? It also comes with calcium, protein, iron, and amino acids, which help you heal and build muscles.

It's packed with antioxidants, substances that can protect cells from damage and may boost your immune system. There's evidence that some of these antioxidants can also lower blood pressure, reduce fat in the blood and body, and help you use your brain's full potential.

 

A day’s eating plan based on tried and tested superfoods

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It’s not hard incorporating these superfoods into your everyday diet. Here’s one day’s menu to get you started:


Breakfast

  • An apple

  • A bowl of oats topped with a tiny sprinkle of Tumeric 

  • Cup of matcha tea

  • And/or Pegaga by PurelyB, a 100% natural, plant-based, traditional Asian Superfood blend that combines nature’s most powerful herbs and fruits: Pegaga (Gotu Kola), turmeric leaf, papaya leaf, and green apples and dates
Lunch
  • Salmon, mushroom, and baby spinach salad with a vinaigrette dressing made with flaxseed seed oil, garlic, and lemon juice

  • A slice of whole-wheat toast
Dinner
  • Grilled chicken breast with creamy mushroom sauce with broccoli, carrots, and basils

  • A cup of cooked pasta

  • A cup of matcha tea
Snacks 

In summary, the great amount of vitamins and minerals in superfoods can help prevent diseases and keep you healthier. When added into a well-balanced diet, these Asian Superfoods can promote brain and heart health, weight loss, boost your energy and much more - all naturally!

More content like this? You might also like 10 Asian Superfoods To Try in 2021 and How to improve your gut health this spring.

 

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