What are powerfoods? The Secret Power of Powerfoods
Powerfoods are natural stimulants that can give the body (but also the mind) a boost. Powerfoods are packed with active ingredients, including vitamins, proteins, minerals and high levels of antioxidants and enzymes. Naturaplaza also guarantees that all our powerfoods consist of pure ingredients. What that means in practice?
The definition of 'power foods'
Powerfoods, also known as 'superfoods', are foods that have a relatively high nutritional value compared to other foods - they are full of substances that the body needs to function optimally. Some powerfoods contain many different nutrients, while others have a very high concentration of one substance. You can build up a healthy lifestyle by consuming all these substances.
Free from additives
Naturaplaza guarantees that all powerfoods consist of one pure ingredient (100% concentrate). That means: no added substances such as flavours, fragrances and colours. Everything comes directly from nature, as mother earth intended.
The nut and berry mixes are pure natural, so are our dried cranberries and organic maca powder. Each of our product pages provides an insight into the unique powers of each product.
Power foods that are libido enhancing?
There are power foods to which libido enhancing properties are attributed. Did you know that Maca has been used for centuries in the San Blas region of Peru?
Maca is a plant that is very similar to a radish. This power food was originally given to horses to release 'secret' powers. Nowadays maca is also used by humans to increase their vitality and provide them with extra strength, including now in powder form.
The importance of amino acids
Amino acids perform many crucial tasks in our bodies. They play a central role in the production of connective tissue and the healing of wounds, the storage and transport of nutrients in the body, energy production plus the production of new cells and the transfer of stimuli.
In short: too many functions. Amino acids, however, are not made by the body itself. That's why Maca (as an Amino Acid Bomb) is such an important super food.
Our nut and berry mix
The nuts and berries mix of Naturaplaza combines the best of both worlds (sweet and savoury) for a delicious and healthy snack, meal or snack. You can use this mix every day as desired, just like the organic almond flour, which is made from blanched almonds. The almond flour is rich in vitamin E, phosphorus and copper and easily digestible.
Instead of flour
Almond flour is ideal to use as a substitute for flour when baking bread, making cakes and pancakes. Almond flour is an important cornerstone for a healthy meal. This super food is the pillar on which a healthy bread and dough meal can rest.
Traditional vs. exotic
Power foods in the twenty-first century can be divided into two categories - the familiar foods (often called "Primal Dutch") and the exotic foods.
Examples of exotic superfoods are quinoa, chia seeds, wheatgrass and goji berries. An ingredient like seaweed has been known in Dutch cuisine for much longer. There are also things like olive oil, broccoli, oily fish and even chocolate that can be counted as power foods.
The use of power foods
The more common power foods are easy to incorporate into daily meals. It is the exotic foods that are more difficult to obtain. Fortunately, Naturaplaza offers many of these exotic gems, that are completely natural and also at a competitive price.
Superfoods can be consumed in various ways: whole, but often also in capsule or supplement form and even as powder. Powder can be used in smoothies, but in hot meals as well.
Continue to vary!
Too much of the same gets boring. Moreover, eating too much of the same products is not good for the body: there is a limit to every substance that the human body can process. Moreover, if you have a lot of one thing, you will be short of another. Therefore, choose a healthy variety of superfoods - the more ingredients, the more joy. Super foods each have their unique superpowers and mostly complement each other seamlessly.