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Superfoods and “superseeds” raise in the food market

I’m quite curious about the Superfood concept. If people are paying £20 for a bag with powder seeds I would like to know “why”. I’ve loved the Wikipedia definition of “Superfood is a marketing term used to describe foods with supposed health benefits”

As one day BIO denomination was controlled by EU legislation, now it’s the turn of the Superfood term. The new legislation has banned the use term superfood unless it is accompanied by a specific authorised health claim that explains to consumers why the product is good for their health.

Some say superfoods can protect against cancer and heart disease, but others say there is no evidence for this.

Anyway if we check ACNielsen data we can understand that it’s a very prosperous business. Blueberries, Spinach, Salmon, Green tea or Soy are some of the “superfood” products that they have doubled the sales in the past year.

But I’m really interested on the benefits of the seeds. Companies such as Linwood are growing thanks to the superfood products.

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There is only one way to derive nutrition from seeds and that is to eat them raw because when they are exposed to heat, they produce toxic substances. Following you can find a TOP 10 seeds:

1) CHIA SEEDS

2) HEMP SEEDS: aminoacids and high protein percentage

3) POMEGRANATE SEEDS: antioxidants

4) FLAX SEEDS: suppresse rises in blood levels of lipids after a meal and modulate appetite and reduces cholesterol.

5) PUMPKIN SEEDS: rich in proteins

6) APRICOT SEEDS: contain vitamin B17 that attacks cancer cells

7) SESAME SEEDS:  source of manganese and copper

8) SUNFLOWER SEEDS: contain Vitamin E

9) CUMIN SEEDS: are useful for digestive disorders and even as an antiseptic

10) GRAPE SEEDS: have a great concentration of vitamin E, flavonoids, linoleic acid and  polyphenols

But I will focus in the most trendy and expensive: CHIA SEED

The best of the best, consumption of chia seeds could help reduce joint pain, aid in weight loss, deliver an energy boost and protect against serious ailments such as diabetes and heart disease.

Facts about Chia seeds: 
– 2.5 times more protein than kidney beans
– 3 times the antioxidant strength of blueberries
– 3 times more iron than spinach
– 6 times more calcium than milk
– 7 times more vitamin C than oranges
– 8 times more omega-3 than salmon
– 10 times more fibre than rice
– 15 times more magnesium than broccoli

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For sure with these facts in front of me I cannot say I’m not going to try it… Unfortunately it will be difficult to check the miracle results.

However Mr Chia seed… you win! I will include you in my diet

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Dietox: new trendy diet

Healthy is THE new trend, it’s a fact. The brands know about it perfectly, from H&M with the new workout collection to the new Chanel trainers couture.

And in health stuff, DETOX is the new “must”. I have a weakness with detox diet, I have to be honest and I’m not the only one.  Because the “dietox” is based in juice and soups that can help us to have an alkaline balance in our bodies. I am a veggie lover, so how can I say no to a superfood colourful green smoothie full of vitamins and benefits?

And this is the reason that we have in front of us a business with a huge development. From the Blenders, mixers and food processors to the “Detox Package”. I went to Waitrose in Canary Wharf last Saturday and they had organized a “performance” with a £499 food processors to incentive the sales.

However I’m really surprised about how the “delivery detox diet” are proliferating in the market. Below I show you my TOP 5. They provide really cool tips and some of them the recipes of their products. For sure January is the peak of the year for them.

1.- DIETOX reset your body , Spanish company 🙂

Dietox is a food therapy that is based on an ancient practice beneficial to health: the fast Dietox consists in stopping eating solid foods and taking only liquids with a total energy intake lower than 1000 calories a day.

2.- Purearth

Purearth deliver raw, organic, cold-pressed + ultra fresh juice cleanse programmes to your door. Our detox cleanses get you healthy and happy harmoniously

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3.- Plenish Pantry makeovers. They provide “healthy personal shopping trainings”

“For us, cleansing is primarily about Health Gain, while Weight Loss, glowing skin and bright eyes are certainly nice side effects.”

The founder is the famous Kara Rosen, over  a decade she’s worked in Condé Nast in New York for magazines such as Condé Nast Traveler, Men’s VOGUE, and celeb obsessed PEOPLE. One of the reasons this company is one of the most famous. Full of publicity around the world when you have the right contacts and a great idea!!

4.- Honestly healthy really real food

“Freshly prepared Alkaline food delivered to your door: Our menu is made up of local, seasonal produce and is organic wherever possible. Have a look here for what is on the menu next week”

You define your goals and they bring the menu to you desk, home, canteen!!

5.- Purifyne  juice cleanse to your door

London based, Purifyne Cleanse is the leading provider of certified organic cold-pressed juices, juice cleanse plans, smoothies and boosters. Providing the largest variety of certified organic, cold-pressed juices in the U.K, our Juice Cleanse Plans are designed to detoxify and cleanse the body.

Enjoy and LOOK AND FEEL GOOD