“Chia” is the ancient Mayan word for “Strength” and chia seeds were prized in ancient times for their sustainable energy provision. We now know that these tiny seeds are actually a nutritional powerhouse – providing a whopping dose of fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in a tiny seed shell!
A tropical fruit native to South America, the acerola cherry is a potent source of health-boosting antioxidants. When it comes to the Beauty Blend, we chose this fruit for its amazing Vitamin C content, which increases the production of collagen and keratin to support hair, skin and nail growth.
Maqui is an exotic purple berry that grows wild in South America, where it is thought to have been used medicinally for thousands of years. Maqui berries have a high content of anthocyanins, a powerful antioxidant that protects against free radicals which would otherwise damage both our health and our looks!
A favourite in smoothie bowls and healthy recipe creation thanks to its deep purple hue, Acai berries are as good for you as they look! They’re high in anthocyanins, a type of antioxidant that defends skin, hair and nails from cellular damage. They’re also a rich source of fibre, healthy fats and calcium.
The original gangster of superfoods, most people are aware of the health benefits of blueberries! Blueberries are thought to have the highest antioxidant activity of all fruit and veg. This protects your skin, hair and nails from damage and supports their growth and quality from within.
Goji berries have been used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years and are now a common dietary supplement used to boost the immune system, protect against disease and even help to prevent cancer. These small red berries are home to potent antioxidants which protect cells from damage and nourish from within.
Native to North America, cranberries have earned their superfood status thanks to an extremely high antioxidant content. They have been shown to boost the immune system, fight-off infection and lower blood pressure. Cranberries also have powerful anti-inflammatory properties which supports gut health and aids digestion.
One of the most popular berries in modern times, strawberries were once deemed a luxury food only to be enjoyed by royalty! Thankfully, this is no longer the case and we can all harvest the power of strawberries for a delicious dose of Vitamins C & K, as well as minerals and fibre. Strawberries and their leaves have been shown to reduce skin inflammation, whiten teeth and strengthen hair and nails.