I’m sure you’ve heard of the saying, “You are what you eat”. As stay-at-home mom, my number one priority is ensuring that my family have healthy, nutritious and well-balanced meals. One of the ways to achieve that is by eliminating processed ‘fast foods’ products and use only fresh food products in my cooking.
Recently REA Superfoods sent me their full range of superfoods products to try. Thank you REA Superfoods!
About REA Superfoods:
“REA Superfoods is Asia’s leading online superfoods store. REA Superfoods’ mission is to provide organic and all natural products made of real ingredients without the use of any synthetic chemicals and genetically modified ingredients. We are committed to offering superfoods with premium quality, free from harmful ingredients and at an affordable price.”
I received the full range of REA Superfoods products for my review. I’ll be sharing on how I incorporate these superfoods into my family’s daily diet and how the superfoods made a difference on both our nutrition levels and health.
1) REA Organic Camu Camu Powder – 120gm (RM79)
Camu camu is a superfood which has more vitamin C than oranges. Vitamin C helps boost the immune system, improve liver health, fight against gun diseases, reduce inflammation, detoxify the body and slow the aging process.
I tried mixing some camu powder with water and find that it has a tangy and sour taste. I’m ok with it as I’ve always liked sour things 🙂
The Husband can’t really take the sour taste of camu on its own, hence I decided to sprinkle some camu powder on his cereals. I couldn’t see his reaction as I was away when he ate his cereal but I suppose the camu camu powder blends well with his cereals coz he finished the whole bowl of cereal 🙂
You can also try experiment using the camu camu powder for DIY mask as vitamin C is known for its brightening effect and also promotes collagen formation.
2) REA Organic Chia Seed – 450gm (RM59)
Chia seed is known to be the best source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids for Vegans. It has about 5 times more calcium than milk and is the ideal superfood for heart health, better digestive system, regulate blood sugar level.
It’s easy for me to incorporate chia seeds into my daily diet as it can be easily added to many foods and drinks. One of my favorite ways to consume chia seeds is by adding them into my glass of water and let them sit in for a while before drinking.
Sometimes I’ll just sprinkle the chia seeds on top of my rice adding crunch and extra omega-3s to my rice 🙂
3) REA Organic Ginger Powder – 120gm (RM59)
Ginger is known as the wonder food for stomach health. It’s very effective in reducing stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Ginger can also be used as pain relief for arthritis, menstrual pain, headache, cough.
Ginger is one of the main ingredients for Chinese confinement and REA Organic Ginger Powder come in handy for my confinement 🙂
Instead of using just fresh ginger slices for my confinement dish, I also added in ginger powder and other seasonings like sesame oil and salt to my cooking. Taste wise, the dish seem to taste spicier and has a more pungent flavor compared to when I’m using only fresh ginger slices. But I’m loving it coz it’s really warming and I’ve always loved the taste of ginger 🙂
As the ginger comes in powder form, it’s also very convenient for me to prepare ginger water which helps to warm and dispel the “wind” in my body.
4) REA Organic Wheatgrass Powder – 120gm (RM79)
Wheatgrass is a great alkaline superfood and contains an abundance amount of chlorophyll (green blood for plant), which helps in blood production and circulation in human body.
Wheatgrass is best taken as a shot but since both The Husband and I don’t really like the flavor of wheatgrass, I decided to mix the wheatgrass powder with lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey to get rid of the strong and bitter wheatgrass taste. And recently The Husband tried mixing wheatgrass powder with apple juice which tasted quite good! 🙂
5) REA Superfoods Beetroot Powder – 120gm (RM79)
Beetroot is the superfood for heart health. It has low Glycemic Index (GI) and high in soluble fiber which helps to reduce risk of high blood pressure and stroke.
Beetroots are a great source of iron, folic acid and fiber which is good for pregnant women. When I was preggie with baby two, I incorporate beetroot powder into my daily diet by adding into my oat milk for breakfast 🙂 It looks slightly pinkish and taste wise, it has a slightly sweet and earthly flavor. After consuming it for a week, I find that it sort of helps with my constipation problem, a common problem faced by pregnant women).
6) REA Superfoods Matcha Powder – 120gm (RM99)
Matcha or Green Tea is full of health benefits as it can help lower the risk of cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
This Matcha beverage in a delightful shade of green is a must-order whenever we eat at Japanese restaurant. I added in some Matcha powder in The Husband’s latte turning his coffee to ‘Matcha Latte’. The Husband took a sip and told me it taste good 🙂
7) REA Superfoods Organic Moringa Leaf Powder – 120gm (RM79)
Moringa leaves is a superfood which is loaded with vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids, antioxidants and more.
It’s my very first time trying moringa leaf powder and I actually don’t really know how to incorporate it in my daily diet. And so, I googled for recipes using moringa leaf powder and decided to make a juice by mixing half a teaspoon with honey and lemon. I tried it and found that it has a distinctive and strong “green” flavor.
8) REA Superfoods Organic Turmeric Powder – 120gm (RM59)
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory superfood. It is rich in dietary fiber and iron.
I added in a dash of turmeric powder when I cook rice. The turmeric powder brings color and mild flavor to the plain rice. I haven’t try using it for my cooking but I’m gonna try it soon when cooking vegetables 🙂
Overall, I’m happy that we didn’t really need change our eating habits dramatically to enjoy the health benefits from the superfoods. My favorites are the ginger powder, wheatgrass powder, chia seeds and camu camu powder.
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