Superfoods

The term "Superfoods" refers to foods that have un-commonly high nutrient density. But not all "Superfoods" are the same - our Superfoods range aims to give you REAL Superfoods that you know are great for you, without all the nasties.
Superfoods

Which Superfoods are right for me?

Select three of the below benefits to discover superfoods that can help your health goals.

  • Exercise Support
  • Healthier Skin
  • Increased Energy
  • Weight Loss
  • Healthy Heart
  • Anti Ageing
  • Joint Health
  • Digestion Support
  • Increase Libido
  • Cleansing & Detox
  • Boosted Immunity
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Did you know that not all superfoods are the same?
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Did you know that not all superfoods are the same?

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The Superfoods Way with Miann Scanlan
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The Superfoods Way with Miann Scanlan

 Share your blogging journey with us. When did it began and why did you decide to start?

I started blogging back in 2009 back when there were only a small hand full of Australian fashion blogs. I've always been a wordsmith at heart, and growing up reading Vogue instead of children's books instilled in me the keen desire to share with my peers the magic and fantasy I found within the fashion industry.

Outside of creating beautiful content for your followers, what are you most passionate about in life?

I'm passionate about being happy. Living to fulfil my desire to feel deep peace. My life now revolves around the world outside my window and the ocean below my balcony where before it revolved around work and impressing my colleagues with the number of hours I could clock at my desk in a week.

What is your daily health, wellness and/or fitness routine?

Travelling so much it's hard for me to truly find a routine, but I try and manage a few non-negotiables wherever I am in the world. First it starts with a fast walk in the morning, bonus if it's timed with the sunrise! I also start the mornings with a hot herbal tea, or honey lemon & ginger if I'm at home. The last non-negotiable is having 2-3 litres of water a day. I believe when you're properly hydrated, it's much easier to make healthy choices.

What's your favourite way to utilise Super Foods to help you get through a busy day?

 I love throwing them in the blender with coconut water and bananas - it couldn't be easier! For more info on Miann Scanlan - click here.
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Why You Need Fibre In Your Diet

Increasing your fibre intake may - at first - seem like a bit of a contradiction. On the one hand, fibre not typically absorbed very well by the body. Why eat more of something that your body can't absorb? On the other hand, if your diet lacks fibre, you will definitely know about it. Let's take a closer look at why you need fibre.  

Why You Need Fibre

The benefits of fibre can best be studied by looking at what diets lacking in fibre can cause versus the benefits that diets rich in fibre offer. Diets low in fibre can lead to a number of health conditions, ranging from constipation and weight gain to fatigue and blood sugar fluctuations. Diets high in fibre generally lead to  much better overall health, weight management, more regular bowel movements, better digestion and a reduced risk of a range of serious diseases.  

The 2 types of fibre

There are two types of dietary fibre that are both subtly different, yet both are important for overall health.  

1. Soluble Fibre

Soluble fibre can be digested by your body, but usually very slowly compared to other carbohydrates. As a result, when you eat a diet rich in soluble fibre, the soluble fibre is digested slowly and can lead to more sustained energy and constant blood sugar levels after eating. High fibre diets can also help with weight loss, as the slow digestion of soluble fibre leads to longer feeling of fullness that may prevent snacking and a more prolonged energy release.  

Why You Need Soluble Fibre

Soluble fibre may help with:
  • cholesterol management
  • controlling blood sugar levels
  • inflammatory bowel conditions

Good Sources of Soluble Fibre

  • Oats
  • nuts
  • seeds
  • peas
  • Vegetables
 

2. Insoluble Fibre

We have established that soluble fibre can be digested, albeit slowly. Insoluble fibre, on the other hand, remains largely undigested as it passes through your digestive tract. Just because it is not digested does not mean it doesn't play a critical role in digestion and overall health. During digestion, insoluble fibre passes through to the intestine, bringing water with it. This increases bulk and hydration of waste products. In short, this helps you go to the bathroom more regularly and the additional water in your waste helps you avoid constipation. Insoluble fibre can also help promote a feeling of fullness for those looking to lose weight / reduce snacking.  

Why You Need Insoluble Fibre

Insoluble Fibre may help with:
  • maintaining regular bowel movement
  • weight management
 

Good sources of Insoluble fibre

  • leafy green vegetables
  • root vegetables
  • carrots
  • raisins
 

Superfoods For Fibre

Super Chia Seeds not only contains double the amount of fibre than oats, they also contain both soluble and insoluble fibre, so are a great way to top up your dietary fibre levels. Try them if you are actively looking for an easy way to increase your fibre intake.

Final Tips For Increasing Fibre

  • Adults need to get 25 to 30g of fibre each day. Most Australians do not get this much fibre. If you are struggling to get enough fibre in your diet, a fibre supplement like our Adult Fibre VitaGummies  may offer some benefit.
  • Sudden increases in dietary fibre may cause abdominal pain or flatulence. If you currently have a low fibre diet and are trying to increase your fibre levels, do so gradually over the course of several weeks.
  • Finally, increasing your fibre intake may require an increase in the amount of water you need to drink in a day. Since you pass more water as waste in a high fibre diet, increasing fibre intake may bring increased risk  of dehydration. Dry mouth, increased thirst, headache or dark coloured urine are all signs you may be dehydrated and need to drink more water.
------ This article was provided by our online health partner Health365. If you would like to learn more about why you need fibre (among other things), visit www.health365.com.au.
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3 Superfoods For Men's Health
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3 Superfoods For Men's Health

You may scoff at the term 'superfoods', but believe us when we say there are a small handful of real  'superfoods' that do exist. These are foods that contain a wide range of key nutrients, and contain them at levels far above those found in 'normal' food. This means these superfoods make it easier to get the nutritional support you need to get through your day. Some of these superfoods - when taken over time - may help support a range of benefits for men's health issues, from supporting libido and sperm count to prostate and heart health. Read on for our top 3 list of Superfoods for men's health.  

 3 Superfoods For Men's Health

 

1. Maca

Known as the "Peruvian ginseng", Maca has been traditionally used for thousands of years in Peru and across South America to support energy and - famously - to boost libido and fertility. Preliminary studies out of Peru suggest it may increase sperm count and sperm motility, although it should be noted that further research is required to consolidate these early findings. Fellas, try our recipe for Maca Guacamole, which contains Maca and other key nutrients for supporting men's energy and libido.  

2. Chia Seeds and/or Salmon

Whilst the two foods are very different, both chia seeds and salmon contain large concentrations of one very important nutrient for men's health: Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids have a variety of benefits, not the least of which is increased protection against heart disease, high blood pressure, cholesterol and stroke. Heart disease is the leading killer of men in Australia, and men are much more likely to develop heart disease than women. As such, men should be considering adjusting their diet to avoid these preventable diseases. Both salmon and chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can help support a healthy heart. Furthermore, chia seeds are very high in dietary fibre, which can help with weight management and managing blood sugar levels. Guys, try our Chia-Crusted Salmon recipe. It combines both chia seeds and salmon for a super-sized serve of omega-3s to help protect your heart.  

3. Acai

Preliminary studies suggest that one way of increasing your sperm count is to decrease the number of free radicals in your body by increasing your antioxidant intake. Free radicals are unstable molecules that exist in our body that damage cells and can lead to inflammation, disease and reduced efficiency. Increasing your intake of antioxidants fights these molecules and increases overall health and - perhaps - sperm quality. Whilst most fruit and vegetables have some antioxidant content, Acai is one of the richest known sources of antioxidants on the planet. Gents, try our Acai Berry Breakfast Bowl recipe. It's packed with acai and other nutrients to protect your heart, brain, overall health and your little swimmers. ------ This article was brought to you by our online health partner Health365. To buy superfoods online, visit www.health365.com.au.
The SuperFoods Way with Mumafit
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The SuperFoods Way with Mumafit

Share your blogging journey with us. When did it begin and why did you decide to start? 

I started my Mumafit blog about 2 years ago. I was pregnant with my third baby and my husband and I had decided to develop a pre and post natal fitness app (The Mumafit App). We both had degrees in fitness and had lots of experience either training pregnant women, or for me, having mastered the art of pre and post natal exercise through personal experience. I decided to blog to create greater exposure for the app initially, but then I realised how thirsty women were for quality information on wellbeing during and post pregnancy, and this spurred me on and eventually lead to my niche life and wellness coaching.  

Outside of creating beautiful content for your followers, what are you most passionate about in life?

  I am truly driven to live a life that is rich in experience, explores the depths of our souls, our connections with others and allows us each to live with our own style of emotional and physical freedom. As my children grow, my focus remains firmly on raising them in this manner. We love to get away as often as we can in our full size old bus converted into a motorhome so that we can leave the city behind us, connect with the ocean and spend more quality time as a family. What is your daily health, wellness and/or fitness routine Since having 3 children in 4 years, time is hard to find, so I only exercise formally 2 or 3 times a week with yoga and strength training. My life is full of incidental activity though as we love to get outside and walk the beach or the streets with the kids. I try hard to remember to hydrate properly every day and eat as healthily as we can. Food has become such an integral part of our wellbeing, keeping us from falling ill and providing us the energy to live a vital life with our kids. We are not saints though and enjoy indulging ourselves every now and then. When it comes to food and exercise, I don’t believe in extremes or allowing an obsession with wellbeing become just another stress in your life – so keeping things moderate and simple is key.

What’s your favourite way to utilise Super Foods to help you get through a busy day?

Mmm tough question as I’ve learnt to sneak them in at any opportunity. My breakfast is always loaded with superfoods, so that if the day gets away from me, I’ve already had a good start. Then it’s a toss up between smoothies and bliss balls. I’ll take either! For more info or to follow Muma Fit - click here. See her amazing SuperFood Bliss Balls Recipe:   Recipe for Bliss Balls via Mumafit