Powerful Five: SUPERFOODS OF 2017

  • 8 April 2017
  • Elisha Chauhan

Maqui berries

Chilean berries rich in vitamin C and antioxidant anthocyanins, the purple pigment in certain foods that is associated with anti-ageing, they taste a little bitter but come with nutritional punch.

Watermelon seeds

Move over, pumpkin and chia, watermelon seeds will be everywhere in 2017.

Chaga Mushrooms

Bitter and pungent, chaga is said to be the king of medicinal mushrooms, boosting the immune system with antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.

Nut Oils

They’re pungent and strong tasting, so you only need a little and experts recommends using them sparingly, raw, as cooking could damage the fat. Look out, too, for avocado oil, which is best used the same way.

Algae fats

Until recently, vegetarians and vegans who wanted to supp­lement with essential omega-3 fats had few options more than flaxseeds. But these didn’t provide omega-3 fats known as EPA and DHA, found only in oily fish and not made by the body, hence their name: essential fatty acids. Algae, on the other hand, is rich in these substances, making it a great omega‑3 source for those who avoid animal products.

Elisha Chauhan

Engineer. Hairstylist. Businesswoman

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