With the seasons changing, we all seem to need a little added energy boost. The temperature is getting a little cooler, the sun does not shine as long as it did a month ago and we are all looking to avoid the cold and flu season. The items below gives us excellent opportunity to maintain the energy that we need and will help us through that dreaded cold and flu season. These will give us the kick we need while providing us tons of other healthy benefits!
Camu Camu Berries- Dried Powder
Camu camu is a native bush to the South American rainforest that produces a fruit containing more vitamin C than any other known botanical source- Some estimate that camu camu berries have 30 times as much vitamin C as oranges! Camu camu is a simple powder that is commonly added to juices, smoothies, raw ice creams, raw desserts or even your plain drinking water. People are most often drawn to this powder because of the amount benefits it provides. Camu camu is most often used to support the immune system (flu season isn’t too far away), maintain excellent eyesight, improve respiratory health and helps maintain optimal clarity of mind in times of stress and anxiety (this something we all need!). As stated, this powder has so many health benefits and can be added to things that we consume each and every day! We all drink water or juices, consume desserts and hey, why not treat yourself to a breakfast smoothie every once and a while! Yum.
Red Raspberry Leaf Powder
Red Raspberry Leaf Powder, also known as rubus idaeus, is a raw, organic berry leaf powder that is a good source of calcium, phosphorus and vitamins A, B, C and E. This powder is most commonly attractive to women because it is popular in helping with painful and heavy periods but also is useful when treating acne and improves skin firmness. Red raspberry leaf powder is commonly used for problems such as diarrhea, heart problems, and fevers. Many have found that by consuming this as a plain tea has alleviated cold and flu and can even be used as a mouth rinse to aid a sore throat. This powder can easily be added to beverages such as juices, water, smoothies and infusions. I bet we can all benefit from this in some way or another and we owe it to ourselves to be healthy! If it helps, why not give it a try!
The Açai berry is quickly taking over other fruits as the new superfood of choice. Açai berry is the fruit from a special palm tree that grows in the Amazon River rainforest and tastes like a cross between blueberries and chocolate. Acai is considered to be one of the most powerful and nutritious superfoods on the planet and packs more than 10 times the antioxidant properties of red grapes and twice that of blueberries! Some of the benefits of acai are: improved digestive function, supports weight loss, promotes healthy skin and hair, increased stamina and the list goes on and on! Açai is a superfood that I think we can all agree will give us the boost that we need!
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