The term superfoods is becoming more and more common and it always sounds delicious healthy, but what are they actuallyk?
In short: superfoods are foods that contain a relatively high content of nutrients and bioactive substances. Okay, but this might still sound a little complicated. You can think of minerals, antioxidants and vitamins. When you consume different superfoods every day, it is easier to get your daily required nutrients. These nutrients are contained in the Verum Cacao Energize and therefore make the coffee incredibly healthy! And of course super tasty!
Which superfoods are in Verum Cacao Energize?
- Agaricus Blazei Mushroom
If we look a little more specifically at the superfoods that are in the Verum Energize, we come to the Agaricus Blazei Mushroom, in Dutch also called the leaf heap mushroom. The fungus comes from the family Agaricaceae and is also known as almond mushroom' because of its almond flavour..
In the wild, the Agaricus Blazei Mushroom can be found in California, United States. It is also cultivated in Hawaii, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Israel, Taiwan and Brazil. In the first half of the 20th century, the mushroom was grown and sold in California. Subsequently, the fungus was rediscovered in Brazil in the 1970s. It was mainly grown and traded there because of the medical properties attributed to the Agaricus Blazei Mushroom.
A lot of tricky names, but why is this superfood so good for you
There aremedical properties attributed to this superfood, because it works well against the immune system. More scientific studies are currently being done on the immune system. What is already known is that countries such as China, Japan and Brazil use the drug for certain medical therapies. It is also widely used in Western Europe and the United States in the form of plant and herbal extracts to improve the immune system, also known as phytotherapy. The most active ingredients in the Agaricus Blazei Mushroom are the alpha and beta glucans, which are polysaccharides. These are complex carbohydrates and these substances have the property that they protect the liver against toxic substances. These properties make the body more receptive to the immune system.
The main benefits of the Agaricus Blazei Mushroom:
- The promotion of the immune system
- And protecting the liver from toxins.
Ashwagandha Whole Plant Extract
Ashwagandha is a plant species that can grow up to one and a half meters high in the form of a butt. The plant comes from the Withania and is native to the Mediterranean region, Africa, South Asia and Mauritius.
What the Ashwagandha does is very interesting; it restores the balance between the tension and relaxation of it. It may happen that after ingesting this substance, the accumulated fatigue rises at once. This is very normal and it is therefore very important to listen to it. Being for restoring your bodyB-Vitamins and magnesium essential. This brings the body back to its optimum energy level. Ashwagandha therefore works against stress and fatigue, but studies also show that the herb works against anxiety and has an anti-inflammatory effect.
It is also interesting how exactly the Ashwagandha works. This goes like this: Every cell in our body contains DNA. When a cell starts dividing, it is important that the DNA remains intact. We have so-called telomeres to protect DNA from damage. In young people, these are still very long, because each time a cell divides, these tolomeres shorten. The shorter these become, the slower the cell will divide. Since Ashwagandha is an adoptogenic herb that keeps your thyroid and adrenal glands calm, the telomeres stay long. As a result, it prevents premature aging and is important for the condition of the skin, heart, muscle mass, insulin action, bone density and hormonal balance.
The main benefits of Ashwagandha:
- Works against stress;
- fatigue and anxiety;
- Has anti-inflammatory effect;
- Premature aging is prevented;
- And is important for the condition of the skin, heart, muscle mass, insulin action, bone density and hormonal balance.
Rhodiola Root Extract
Rhodiola rosea is also called the Rozeroot in Dutch and is a plant from the succulent family. The plant is found in the cold regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The plant is found in the Arctic (Arctic), the Rocky Mountains, the mountains of Central Asia, the mountainous parts of Europe such as the Alps, Scandinavia, Iceland, Ireland and Great Britain.
Rhodiola has a hugeversatile operation. This is also an adaptogen, which we talked about in Ashwagandha. This means that it is stimulating for fatigue and calming for restlessness. It is also a powerful and protective antioxidant for our body cells. It keeps the mind clear and helps you focus. In addition, this herb has a beneficial effect on digestion. Rosavin and salidroside are the active ingredients found in Rhodiola and provide the uplifting and soothing effect.
Rhodiola also has the ability to lower the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol is secreted by the adrenal glands during the day or during stressful times. This can lead to a reduced blood sugar response, less energy, reduced memory and an increase in belly fat. Reducing cortisol then brings more balance to the hormonal system and this can lead to an improved memory, more energy and increased resistance.
In short, Rhodiola has a lotpositive effects. It improves mood and thereby relieves depression, it improves both physical and mental performance, it gives more mental energy, it reduces fatigue and it has a calming and relaxing effect. As said, extremely versatile!
The main benefits of Rhodiola:
- Improves mood, physical and mental performance;
- Relieves depression;
- Stimulates focus, energy and mind boost;
- More mental energy;
- Reduces fatigue and stress;
- And has a calming and relaxing effect.
Alpinia Galanga, better known as Laos , is a plant that is common in the tropics. The Laos is related to ginger and is therefore also known as Thai ginger. Alpinia Galanga originates from Indonesia, but is widely grown in Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia. The root of the plant is used as a spice and has a ginger flavor, but with a sharp edge that resembles pepper.
The Alpina Galanga is a good alternative to caffeine, because it gives you a natural energy boost. The Alpinia Galanga has been used in medicine since the Middle Ages. It helps against nausea and suppresses the tendency to vomit. It also helps against stomach and intestinal complaints. Furthermore, the plant is good for combating pain, it gives your memory a boost and improves insulin sensitivity in your body. It is also said to have a stimulating effect on increasing libido. Nowadays it is not used much in medicine, but it is widely used in Asian cuisine.
The main advantages of Alpinia Galanga:
- Gives an energy boost;
- Helps against nausea, pain and stomach and intestinal complaints;
- Gives your memory a boost;
- And improves insulin sensitivity.
Cacao comes from the cocoa tree that grows in the countries around the equator. Cocoa beans grow on this tree and cocoa powder is made from these beans. The Verum coffee is made from this powder!
Cocoa is full of antioxidants. Antioxidants clean up free radicals in your body, stimulate fat burning and also contribute to a healthy heart and healthy blood vessels. But beware: this only applies to the pure cocoa and not from that delicious chocolate bar that you may have in your cupboard. Chocolate contains a lot of added nutrients. In addition to antioxidants, cocoa also contains many minerals, including magnesium. Magnesium has a stress-reducing effect and helps you to relax in case of tension. Magnesium is important for the transmission of stimuli to your brain, so it is nice if this is done in a relaxing way. Together with calcium, magnesium ensures stronger bones, which means that cocoa has an anti-inflammatory effect.
Another importantmineral in cocoa is copper. Copper is important for metabolism and for the transfer of oxygen to your red blood cells. Finally, cocoa contains a lot of iron. Iron is important for the production of red blood cells and, like copper, essential for maintaining oxygen levels in your body. A deficiency of copper or iron causes a weak feeling and little energy. So many important effects in cocoa!
The main benefits of Cocoa:
- Clears up free radicals in the body;
- Contributes to a healthy heart and healthy blood vessels;
- Good for the bones;
- Works anti-inflammatory;
- Maintains the oxygen level in your body;
- And provides a feeling of happiness and energy.