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Thursday, February 26, 2015

11 Rainbow Superfood Boosters


Want to add even more color and botanical diversity to your diet? You can play around with these exotic superfood powders, many of which are powdered versions of foods that are among the most antioxidant-rich plants found on the planet. They are purely optional—but they do add vibrant colors and interesting new flavors to both juices and smoothies. Add 1 to 3 teaspoons per serving. (Be sure to check in with your doctor or pharmacist before adding new supplements and powders to your diet.)
 Pulp or Powder
Pronounced ah-sigh-ee, açaí is an Amazon forest superfruit that is super high in antioxidants, polyphenols, and flavonoids, substances that have been studied for their anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and antiaging activity. Açaí has a dark, chocolate-like berry taste.
Alfalfa Juice Powder
Alfalfa powder, cultivated from a plant in the pea family, is used to aid digestion and detoxification and is high in phytoestrogens. Alfalfa powder has an earthy aroma and is slightly bitter, with a subtle, grassy flavor.
Camu Powder
Camu is an Amazon forest superfruit that's high in antioxidants and carotenoids, with a tart berry taste.
Goji Berries and Powder
Also known as wolfberries, goji berries are Asian superfruits that have been studied for their immune-enhancing effects. They are high in antioxidant carotenoids, vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron. Gojis have a tart berry flavor. 
Goldenberries and Goldenberry Powder
Goldenberries are a Colombian superfruit, high in antioxidants, carotenoids, bioflavonoids, and vitamin A, with a tart berry taste.
Lucuma Powder
Lucuma is a Peruvian superfruit high in antioxidants and carotenoids, with a sweet, aromatic, almost maple-like taste.
Mangosteen Powder
Mangosteen is a tropical superfruit high in antioxidant xanthones. The rind is a deep purple, and the flesh is white. The powder is typically made up of both ground rind and flesh and contains antioxidant catechins, anthocyanins, tannins, and polyphenols. Mangosteen has been studied for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity.
Maqui Powder
Maqui berries are a tart Chilean superfruit that's rich in antioxidants, flavonoid anthocyanins, and polyphenols.
Mulberry Powder
A superfruit berry native to Turkey, mulberries contain iron, vitamin C, fiber, and resveratrol and offer a rich fig-like taste.
Pomegranate Powder
Tart pomegranate is high in vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, antioxidant polyphenols, and phytoestrogens. Pomegranate has been studied for its anti-inflammatory and anticancer activity. 
Spirulina Powder
Spirulina is a marine algae superfood. It contains proteins, essential fatty acids, amino acids, and B vitamins. It's used for immunity, digestion, and energy. Spirulina has a slightly bitter and strong mossy flavor.

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