Skin that glows, hair that gleams, an iron-clad immune system and toned physique -- wouldn't it be great if you could just take a pill and be instantly healthier? (Yes, obviously.) While supplements can help enhance your nutrition, most doctors agree that the best, most "bio-available" way to consumer your antioxidants and other essential micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) is through real food.
That's one of the reasons we created Eat Sunny, to deliver the nutrients that we know can help us stay healthy, age well and feel our best, in the form mother nature intended.
Besides that, if you are like us, you buy the supplements and then you forget to take them half the time. Our solution? To add the powders to our recipes, so everything is already baked right in -- one less step, one less thing to think about.
Here's a little more info about our the layer of superfood powders we think about as our "beautifying extras."
Sorry, not sorry, but we think being a little extra is a good thing!
Cayenne pepper: Contains capsaicin, which has been shown to elevate body temp (and metabolism, slightly); may reduce cholesterol and triglycerides.
Collagen powder: Helps maintain the integrity of the gut lining, reducing the risk of chronic inflammatory conditions; also promotes elasticity in skin and proper joint function.
Pearl powder: Loaded with calcium, amino acids and a compound called conchiolin to support supple, hydrated skin.
Goji berries: Full of polyphenols, which help fight free-radicals and inflammation.
Maca powder: An adaptogenic powder that helps reduce cortisol in the body, a byproduct of stress.
Biotin powder: Supports keratin, a protein that makes up hair, skin and nails.
Amla berry powder: Ultra-high in Vitamin C, which helps skin heal and enhances immunity; comes from an Indian fruit.
Spirulina: High in Vitamins A and K, which have been linked to increased immunity.
Seeds (hemp, pumpkin and sesame): Contain arginine, an amino acid linked to better blood flow, a strong immune system and healing.
Turmeric: Full of curcumin, an anti-inflammatory polyphenol that may help ease post-workout muscle soreness and conditions related to metabolic syndrome.