Photo: Chia Seeds

As women, our bodies go through many changes and nutritional needs. It’s important to become aware of these individual needs and give ourselves the best support possible. A great way to do this is by eating “superfoods.” Superfoods are nutrient-rich foods which can help to balance our hormones, increase our vitality, and strengthen our immune system. Following are some delicious foods that women should consider adding into their diet.

  1. Bee Pollen: Bee Pollen contains almost all nutrients that the body needs. Bee pollen is reported to be a good energy enhancer, skin soother, allergy antidote, and immune booster. I love putting bee pollen on my acai bowls or on top of my fruit for an extra sweet crunch.
  2. Seaweed: Seaweed is one of the best sources of minerals. It may help reduce body fat, as well as the risk of breast cancer and cardiovascular disease. I love eating seaweed chips. They are super crunchy and delicious! I also love putting furikake on my popcorn for some extra flavor!
  3. Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are one of the top sources of plant-based calcium, magnesium, potassium, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber,  and protein. They are great in water and help make you feel full, so it’s a perfect drink when on the go. You can also put your chia seeds in any drink or even cook/bake with them.
  4. Coconut Oil: Where do I even start on coconut oil? There are so many different ways you can use this oil, it’s amazing. Here are some ways that I love to use coconut oil (and there are many more!):
    • Cooking
    • Makeup remover
    • Lotion
    • A drop in my dog’s water for a shiny coat and good breath!
    • Just a little on the ends of my hair to help keep it shiny and beautiful!
    • Massage on sore muscles
    • Sunburn soother
    • Tooth whitener
  5. Kombucha: Kombucha is fermented tea. Many believe that kombucha improves digestion, supports weight loss, increases energy, provides immune support, reduces joint pain, prevents cancer, and aids cleansing and detoxification. When I first tried kombucha I wasn’t a fan at all. The more I drank it however, the more I loved it! I especially love SKY Kombucha which Down to Earth carries on tap at all of Oahu locations. Down to Earth Maui also carries a phenemonal kombucha on tap from Big Wave Kombucha. I prefer to have it on tap so I can really taste the freshness. Some of my preferred flavors are lilikoi, mango, and strawberry. One of my favorite things to do is mix them, since I usually have a hard time deciding on one flavor.

There are many more superfoods out there. Comment below and tell us what some of your favorite superfoods are!