Superfoods from Aduna The Perfect Way to Boost Your Smoothie

We are huge smoothie fans here at VV TV and making our smoothies even more super foodicious are the lovely guys at Aduna who says their mission statement is;

“To bring you the natural vitality of Africa’s ancient ingredients, while creating sustainable livelihoods for small-scale producers. Welcome to The Aduna Feel Good Tribe!” 

We love each of the 3 superfood powders we tried and each bring their own flavour to the smoothies we added them to. Packed with great health benefits you can also check out their website for other fab recipes

Aduna Baobab Superfruit Powder is a rich source of vitamin C contributes to normal;
Immune function
Energy release
Skin health

Unlike other fruits, baobab dries on the branch; it is simply harvested, the seeds removed and then sieved to create a 100% pure and natural powder that is free from additives, preservatives and added sugar. It is naturally sweet and citrussy, Baobab is ideal for super-charging smoothies, juices or water and sprinkling over yoghurts, porridge, cereal of fruit.

Moringa boasts a wide range of health & vitality elevating properties with almost 25% protein (including all 9 essential amino acids), 31% fibre and 6 essential vitamins and minerals at ‘source’ or ‘rich source’ levels. To qualify as a ‘source’ or ‘rich source’ of a nutrient, a food must contain 15% or 30% respectively Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) per serving¹. Moringa contains the following nutrients at source or rich source levels, contributing to normal.

Iron (46.8%) – Energy release, reduction of tiredness & fatigue, immune function
Vitamin A (32.5%) – Skin, vision & immune function
Calcium (29.8%) – Teeth and bones
Protein (23%) – Muscle growth, bones
Magnesium (19.1%) – Energy release
Vitamin E (16.9%) – Protection of cells from oxidative stress
Vitamin K (213.3%) – Normal blood clotting
Fibre (31%) – Digestive health

Moringa also has exceptionally high antioxidant content. It has six times the antioxidant content of goji berries and more antioxidants than green tea, blueberries, acai and pomegranates. Antioxidants include vitamins and phytochemicals (plant chemicals) which help protect our cells from damage caused by free radicals.

Dubbed ‘The Happy Heart Bean’, 2 teaspoons (5g) of Aduna Super-Cacao contains 200mg of cacao flavanols, which has been scientifically proven and verified by EFSA to help maintain the elasticity of blood vessels, contributing to normal: cardiovascular health, elasticity of arteries and blood circulation (great for those with cold hands and feet). Consuming 200mg of cacao flavanols for 7 days improves Flow Mediated Dilation (FMD) by 1-2% with improvements taking effect in just 2 hours¹. FMD is the dilation that occurs in blood vessels when blood flow increases.

In addition to its heart health benefits, Aduna Super-Cacao is bursting with skin-friendly antioxidants: with an ORAC value of 147,000 Umol TE per 100g, it has 2.5x the antioxidant content of regular cocoa powder, 6x the antioxidants of goji berries and 100x the antioxidants of blueberries. Antioxidants help neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals on the skin, boost the production of collagen, increase cellular healing and counteract the visible signs of ageing.

In an independent study of the high-flavanol powder in Aduna Super-Cacao, skin hydration was shown to improve by 21% after a 6-week period of consuming the powder every day.

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