Whether you are trying to lose weight, get better muscle tone, or just feel healthier we can help. We research and try hundreds of different health products to find the best ones to send you every month. Whether it's tasty roasted kale which is high in vitamins which are thought to prevent cancer or yummy dried blueberries that encourage heart, memory and urinary-tract health we look for unique and interesting foods and drinks that are delicious and help you reach your health goals.
Here are a few recent discoveries we've made and included in Better Health Boxes.
Maca, also known as Peruvian ginseng, is a root plant. It has been used as a medicine and a food product in its native country for centuries. It resembles a purple or cream color turnip when harvested. Maca contains a number of important vitamins and minerals including B vitamins, iron, copper, calcium, magnesium and selenium. Maca is used commonly for lethargy, infertility, and symptoms of cancer.
Cacao is used to make cocoa, and is a dried, fatty seed from a South American evergreen tree. Cacao contains more than 300 beneficial compounds like calcium and zinc. It is said to be good for bone health, strong nails and hair, and promoting a feeling of relaxation. The food contains a number of what are known as “bliss” agents, compounds which promote a sense of alertness and excitement. It is also known as one of the leading antioxidant foods on the market.
Also known as carambola, star fruit gains its name from its star shape once sliced. It is a fruit native to Sri Lanka though it no longer grows in the wild. Star fruit is said to be a unique flavor combination of pineapple, lemons and plums. The benefits of eating star fruit are much like those of other fruits on the market. Traditionally, it has been used for medicinal purposes related to headaches, hangovers, irritated eyes and chicken pox lesions. It is used both orally and topically in many different home remedies.
Goji berries, also known as wolfberries, are bright orange berries native to China. The superfood is popular in Asia and has been eaten for centuries as a part of the search for longer life. Like other berries, goji berries are full of many antioxidants and vitamin A. The benefits of goji berries are said to be many, and they include all the benefits associated with a diet high in antioxidants. Including goji berries in a diet may help boost immune system health, combat chronic disease issues, prevent cancer and may help protect vision.
Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae. It has been found to have high amounts of nutrients and antioxidants. Spirulina also is full of vitamin B complex, selenium, vitamin E, zinc, copper and iron. Spirulina has been shown to boost immune system health, provide a good source of protein, protect against allergic reactions, promote the growth of good bacteria within the intestinal tract, stave off infection, and help prevent against liver damage and oral cancers.
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