Food Trends for Summer

Predicted Food Trends for Summer and how to incorporate them into your diet
Madeleine ShawMadeleine Shaw, nutritional health coach, is working with 100% natural, 100% tasty cold-pressed smoothie brand Savse to spread the word that it’s easier than ever to ‘Health Yourself’, through simple nutritional, diet and health tips. For more information head to savsesmoothies.com. Here, she gives her predictions for summer food trends and tips on how to protect your skin.

 

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Seaweed
Seaweed is the most exciting new superfood on the market. It is amazing at purifying the blood, it’s loaded with calcium and is extremely alkalizing for the body. They are great chelaters helping protect the body from toxins, heavy metals and radiation. They are packed full of antioxidants and are rich in chlorophyll, which is a powerful detoxifier. You can get seaweed in powder form and it’s a great addition to a Savse Super Green smoothie or to add to a delicious Japanese salad.

Fab Fermented foods
The new foods round town; fermented foods come in the form of sauerkraut (ferreted cabbage), Kefir (fermented yogurt/milk) and Kombucha (fermented tea). These fermented teas are full of digestive enzymes, help detox, soothe digestion and up your energy. How to get them in: add some sauerkraut to your salads, they go well with grated carrots, cabbage and a ginger dressing. Use kefir yogurt over your morning breakfast and hit up a kombucha tea instead of your diet coke for an afternoon pick me up.

Wild Game
Wild game might not be something you’d usually go for, but it’s a great alternative to a more traditional chicken dish. It’s fresh, packed full of omega 3 and free from hormones and it’s free range. Why not give venison or buffalo a go if you’re feeling brave! How to use it: Slow roast venison in a tomato stew or roast up some buffalo steaks.

Maple Water
This drink comes from the sap of the maple tree and tastes delicious. It is naturally full of 46 nutrients that include vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, prebiotics, electrolytes, amino acids and antioxidants. It contains natural electrolytes with no added sugar or preservatives and it’s – gluten-free. dairy-free. Vegan and non-GMO. How to use it: sip it back or us it to soak your oats in.

Beauty Bone Broth:
Sometimes it isn’t always the new superfoods that get you to glow… actually it’s the classic oldies that are the goodies. Bone broth…Yes, boiled bones. Bone broth is full of minerals that nourish your skin cells and reduce inflammation. Full of magnesium, potassium, calcium, amino acids and collagen, it helps heal the gut and digestive system so you absorb all your nutrients better! You can use it as a stock for soups or stews!

Foods That Fight Sunburn
Food is quite magical…
Many fabulous foods contain nutrients that can also help to boost our skin’s antioxidant levels and protect us against sun damage! So when you are off on holiday make sure you are filling your body with some of these goodies to help combat and protect your skin from future burns.

Nourishing Nutrients to Protect your Skin:
Raw Cacao – this wondrous food contains a good dose of antioxidants that protect our skin from sunburn. So it’s obviously essential to have some raw chocolate brownies!

Green leafy veg – rich in oxygenated carotenoid compounds known as xanthophylls. Carotenes are unoxygenated carotenoid compounds which provide pigment to fruits and vegetables. This pigment is used by plants as sunscreen and can activate melanin. Other fab foods containing high concentrations of carotenes are: apricots, papaya, mango, carrots, sweet potatoes and beetroot.

Pomegranates – these gorgeous seeds contain powerful polyphenol compounds such as catechins and anthocyanins which help strengthen the skin making it stronger.

Vitamin C rich foods – Red peppers, cherries, kiwis, berries and citrus food, the perfect summer foods and with added goodness.

Omega 3 fatty rich foods – these yummy foods can help reduce inflammation and protect your skin from sunburn and melanoma.

Get some salmon, sardines, mackerel and chia seeds in ya!

Article Written by: Madeleine Shaw