in EAT | 19 Oct 2016

Look younger and boost your sex drive. Everything you want in a superfood.

 

What a superfood that makes you more beautiful? And which superfood will give vitality and an increased sex drive? These are two superfoods you will want to try! Like everyday.

Sea Buckthorn


Sea Buckthorn is better known as the beauty berry. This super fruit has long been the secret to beauty and youth. Known as the holy fruit of the Himalayas, it hails from the China, Russia and Mongolia.

Sea Buckthorn has nature's highest content of the rare Omega 7. This fatty acid is essential for collagen production which keeps us looking young. Paired with Omega 3, 6 and 9, vitamin C and E, carotene and antioxidants make it excellent for skin hydration, healing, elasticity and luminosity. All this slows down the ageing process and of course wrinkles.

Traditionally it was used by the Greeks for race horses, which explains where it gets its botanical name Hippophae - shiny horse. No surprise then it encourages a healthy scalp, shiny hair and strong nails. Sea Buckthorn really is the full package. No wonder it's called the beauty berry.

However its benefits far extend vanity. Sea Buckthorn is also good for balancing your hormones, mood and digestive health. It assists with weight loss, blood circulation, respiration and cleanses the liver and pancreas. For a daily dosage of this beauty wonder grab a Supernova smoothie or ask for this beauty berry to be added to your favourite smoothie.

Ashwagandha


Ashwagandha, also known as Chinese Ginseng, is an Ayurvedic herb - one of the world's oldest holistic health philosophies in India dating back thousands of years. 

Ashwagandha too has a horse analogy - translating to "smell of horse" as the person who took it was believed to gain horse like strength and vitality. Hopefully that's all.

But what makes this herb so special is its profound regenerative abilities. Ashwagandha is unique in its ability to both energise and calm, having a positive impact on mental and emotional health. 


One of the biggest causes of ageing is stress - both metabolic through our bodies processes, and of course emotional. The bodies stress hormone cortisol leads to wrinkles, memory loss and degeneration of our body. Ashwagandha appears to reduce cortisol in the body, thus helping combat stress.

It has a powerhouse of antioxidants which fight the free radicals that cause ageing.  Less stress, a balanced mood, and more energy makes us look and feel younger.


Ashwagandha also stabilises blood sugar, stimulates libido, treats adrenal fatigue, and supports the thyroid and nervous system helping to reduce anxiety and depression.

You'll find both these superfoods in our smoothie the Supernova. You could also try add them to any of our other smoothies, or put a teaspoon in with your daily power shot. We'll cheers to looking younger and feeling sexier.