We all know that no single food can single-handedly do it all. But, there are some that are just leaps and bounds healthier than others. We know that choosing a green smoothie over a salted caramel milkshake is the right thing to do.
Even among healthy foods, there are some that stand out from the rest. Some that have exceptional health benefits, over and above what you’d expect when only looking at their nutritional profile. These are known as superfoods. And they are exactly that – quintessentially super-charged, super-healthy foods – that do wonders for our health.
What do Superfoods do?
As this group of foods is not nutritionally recognized as a category of food on its own, there aren’t certain criteria that have to be met. The superfood title is reserved for natural foods that are especially nutrient-dense. They promote our health, from the inside out, and increase the function of our natural immune system and decrease our chance of disease.
Every superfood has their unique super powers, but most share the following:
- Good for heart health
- Help to prevent cancer
- Boost immunity
- Lower cholesterol
- Have anti-inflammatory properties
The Macadamia: The Unsung Superfood Hero
Not all exotic ingredients have the versatility to swing easily between being a healthy snack (on its own), and also as a key ingredient in a sweet or savoury product, while being able to maintain its credibility. Stand aside superfoods, and enter the macadamia nut!
The subtle buttery flavour and creamy texture of this next-level nut not only tastes incredible, it’s packed with so much good stuff – all the essential nutrients, minerals and fibre.
They work magic for your body. They are particularly high in the following:
- Antioxidants: protecting your cells from damage, lowering heart disease and the risk of cancer.
- Minerals: These are essential nutrients and help our body perform at its peak.
- Vitamins: These organic compounds are far better for us when ingested through natural foods, than from supplements.
- Good Fats: Monounsaturated fats to be specific, which are crucial for over-all health and not present in many other superfoods.
Out of the Nutshell
On the whole, when looking at the nut family, there is nothing quite like the macadamia. That’s probably why HOM uses 45% macadamias in our range of bars. There’s more of this superfood in our products than any other ingredient. And what can we say about the rest of the ingredients? Well, there’s nothing artificial about them, including being vegan, keto, paleo and gluten-free. All of these things make up a delicious high-performance snack for those who value their health, without compromising on taste.