Annique Forever Healthy SuperfoodsKathy Carr
Did you know Rooibos is a superfood? Time Magazine names Rooibos as one of the top 50 superfoods in the world! Rooibos is indigenous to South Africa and has now been awarded Protected Designation of Origin status from the European Union. Other products that also have this status include Champagne, Port and Parma ham. Rooibos is the first African food to be awarded this status and it means that Rooibos is protected and appreciated for its uniqueness.
All our Superfood supplements contain Rooibos for its anti-ageing, antioxidant and amazing health-promoting benefits including that it fights heart disease, diabetes, cancer and stress.
Let’s pause for a moment and talk about antioxidants. We hear this term often and we know they are good for us, but people seldom know what they are and what they do. In simple terms, antioxidants are molecules that fight free radicals in our bodies. Now, what on earth are free radicals? Free radicals are compounds that can cause harm if their levels become too high. This leads to many diseases including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, etc.
The balance between antioxidants and free radicals is critical. When free radicals exceed antioxidants, this is called oxidative stress and being in this state for too long leads to DNA damage and even cell death.
Think of it like this: every cell in your body is made up of millions of molecules that communicate and mingle with each other, and each molecule is made up of electrons. When a molecule loses an electron, the molecule is unbalanced and becomes a free radical trying to steal electrons from other modules to restore itself. Imagine that each molecule is a sports team made up of a certain amount of electron players. During the game, one of the players can be injured or sent off the field resulting in an unbalanced team. An unbalanced team becomes a free radical obsessed by replacing that player, sometimes even trying to steal another player, creating chaos on the field. Antioxidants are like the reserve team and they will gladly donate one of their players to the free-radical team to restore balance.
Now, as you know, we at Annique are passionate about making a difference in people’s lives. And improving someone’s health is the ideal way to do this.
To this end, Annique has made it easy and convenient to get the best of what nature has to offer in the form of Superfood Supplements! Good health is something we need to nurture daily, and nutrients from nature are the perfect way to keep your health in check! But eating a diet packed with colourful plant-based foods isn’t always that easy, practical or accessible. We must also understand that we don’t need to have ailments to take superfoods. Much of the benefits of these supplements are for preventative care. Good health doesn’t magically happen after eating one healthy meal or one stint in the gym. It is something that we need to constantly work at and invest in, and taking supplements to prevent disease later in life is part of this approach. And this is where Superfood Supplements shine.
But first, what are Superfoods…and what do they do?
All Annique’s superfoods are packed with antioxidants – the body’s reserve team to help balance out a lost team member and restore the team to function as it should. There are thousands of types of antioxidants and the more variety you get, the better!
Red superfoods protect your body from cell damage and are therefore anti-ageing. Are you interested in a natural anti-ageing supplement that can even help prevent frequent bladder infections? Look no further than the Superfood Red capsules!
Chronic inflammation is a silent killer and leads to many secondary conditions, like heart disease, diabetes and many more. The root cause to all diseases can be ascribed to inflammation. Superfood Yellow contains natural anti-inflammatory ingredients, like ginger and curcumin that act like firefighters in your body to fight inflammation.
Buy the Superfood Green with green ingredients like the well-known superfoods spirulina and kale. If you are not getting enough green veggies in your diet – at least 10 portions a day this is the supplement for you! And it is ideal to fight cholesterol, a problem that many South Africans are facing and a lead contributor to heart conditions.
Berries are some of the best foods you can get! But they are only freshly available for a few months every year and, boy, are they expensive! Berries provide a myriad of health-promoting antioxidants! If you want to naturally lower blood pressure, then Superfood Purple, with 10 ingredients, mostly dark purple berries, is the ideal supplement for you!
We all need an immune builder. Nothing beats nature’s antibiotic – garlic! And it can even sort out your sinuses. Buy Superfood White with garlic and Green Rooibos and prevent those sniffles naturally!
Superfood Brown contains 6 adaptogen mushrooms that are excellent for stress and boosting energy. Adaptogen is like a thermostat, it adjusts or adapts (hence the name) up or down according to your body’s needs. It helps boost energy and manage chronic stress. It is also an unbelievable supplement for sport enthusiasts as it helps with recovery.