Superfoods is such a common word used within the health and food industry, but what exactly are they and are they superior for our health? Find out why you should add these foods to your diet.

What are Superfoods?

There is no set definition of a superfood, but for a food to qualify as one, it must have high levels of nutrients that are beneficial to a person’s health. For example, dark leafy greens such as kale and spinach are superfoods as they contain high levels of iron and fibre, which are beneficial for your help.

Other foods such as berries are high in antioxidants which are the best line of defence for your body by reducing the free radicals production in hair, nails, skin and even your joints.

At the same time, salmon is an excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, and nuts like almonds and walnuts offer a plant-based alternative to protein and contain monounsaturated fats.

Superfoods are usually beneficial in their raw state or when they are slightly processed to help enhance their nutrients. superfoods can also be consumed into powders or capsules that make a great nutritional boost into your meals.

There are plenty of superfoods out there, but here are some of our favourites which you can add to your diet with a balanced meal plan.


Part of the legume family, chickpeas are such a versatile superfood as they are packed with vitamins, minerals, fibre and protein. Because of this, they are a great meat alternative for those on a plant-based diet. Chickpeas are an excellent snack to keep you fuller for longer and are perfect for digestion because they are jam packed with fibre, this makes them a great and affordable staple to add into your diet.

Are you looking for a recipe idea? Try our Organic Australian chickpeas in Chickpea and Quinoa balls, a great plant-based dish.


As one of the most popular superfoods out there, spirulina is one worthy of the title. It is a  type of blue-green algae that can be grown in both freshwater and saltwater. It has nutrients like vitamins A, C, E and B, magnesium, calcium and zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids. It is a powerful antioxidant and has many anti-inflammatory properties, and is known to affect blood glucose levels positively.

Add in our Organic Spirulina Powder to your next smoothie or breakfast bowl for an added boost.

Goji Berries

Also known as wolfberries are native to Asia and played a significant role in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. It contains Vitamin A and C as well as includes all eight essential amino acids.  It supports your immune system, aids in gut health and is suitable for your skin.

Our Organic Goji Berries are perfect as a snack on their own or soak in hot water for aromatic tea.

Psyllium Husk

Great for digestive health, this superfood is a form of fibre made from the husks of the Plantago ovata plant seeds. Not only is it good for digestive health, but it is also beneficial for people with diabetes because of its ability to help regulate your insulin and blood sugar levels.

Why not add our Organic Psyllium Husk Powder into your next cake or muffin recipe.


One of the oldest gluten-free alternatives to grains, Quinoa is actually in the same family as beets and spinach. It is rich in fibre, minerals, antioxidants and nine essential amino acids to help support a healthy and nutritious diet. Not to mention, it is super versatile, delicious and easy to prepare.

Want a way to include Quinoa into your day? Try our Organic Rolled Flaked Quinoa in this Quinoa Flake Porridge.


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About the Author:

Latasha Trenaman is a Sydney based writer who is passionate about healthy eating. Latasha’s partner was diagnosed with diabetes in 2018. She has made it her life mission to share her and her partners’ experiences living with diabetes by promoting healthy food, especially sugar-free options. She believes in the power of writing and how it can inspire others in their journey to becoming healthier. When she is not writing, she is walking her dog or baking sugar-free treats.