You’ve likely heard the term superfoods thrown around by wellness experts and influencers, but what exactly are they? Mostly plant-based, superfoods are nutritionally dense foods that are beneficial for your health.1 While most healthy food has medicinal qualities and can be used for healing, superfoods offer exceptional health benefits.2 These compound-rich natural foods are a great addition to your diet because they boost the immune system and help prevent disease. An easy way to incorporate them into your every day? By drinking SYNERGY Raw Kombucha, which is filled with living probiotics and is transformatively delicious.
With SYNERGY Raw Kombucha at its center, GT’s Living Foods has been creating offerings made with functional nutrition for over 25 years in order to promote a living foods diet. It does this by packing its foods with raw, organic ingredients and healthy probiotics, prebiotics, and postbiotics that are good for the gut. GT’s believes that organic food should be your medicine, which is why it uses nutrition science and evidence-based ingredients that improve health, like superfoods, when developing its recipes.
To better understand superfoods, we’ve tapped the experts at GT’s Living Foods, leaders in the health and wellness space, to walk us through some of the most frequently used, most beneficial plant-based ingredients in GT’s signature product, SYNERGY Raw Kombucha. Each fermented batch is brewed with tea and kiwi juice, before being flavored with the highest quality fruit and superfoods for added nutrition and taste. Read on to learn more about how these superstar ingredients can help support a healthier and happier life from within.
The Immunity-Boosting Superfoods You Need to Know About
Ginger might be one of the most well-know superfoods. This potent root is full of antioxidants and nutrients that benefit both your brain and your body.3 It helps with nausea and speeds up digestion, allowing gasses to move faster to your small intestine, which relieves bloating and constipation.4 Ginger root also contains powerful immunity-boosting medicinal properties, which can help reduce the risk of infections, like the common cold and flu, among others. You can find this magical root in the following SYNERGY Raw Kombucha beverages: Trilogy, Gingerade, Gingerberry, and Sacred Life.
You may know turmeric as the magic ingredient that turns your tofu scramble yellow, but it also has a long list of health benefits. It is known to improve memory, and has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and reduce arthritis pain and chronic inflammation.5 Its anti-inflammatory components, along with its antioxidants, can be good for bringing out your skin’s natural glow, as well.6 Turmeric root, which can be found in GT’s SYNERGY Raw Carrot Turmeric Kombucha, and the seasonal Living In Gratitude flavor, has been show to aid in cancer prevention7.
This moderately spicy chili pepper is rich in nutrients like vitamin C and vitamin A, crucial to immune health.8 Drinking it can help with digestion and improve your gut microbiome, which is essential to a healthy immune system. Since it’s so helpful in combating ailments, it’s an especially great superfood to consume during flu and cold season. Cayenne, a key ingredient in SYNERGY Raw Sublime Lime Kombucha, can improve circulation and help lower blood pressure, as well.
High in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, these tiny seeds that expand in liquid can help lower blood pressure and decrease your risk of developing heart disease.9 Because they’re so high in fiber, they can improve your digestive health, too. They help support bone health, as they’re calcium-rich, which also makes them a great addition to a vegan diet (plus they’re filling, which helps when you’re only eating plant-based protein).10 You can find these nutritious seeds in GT’s SYNERGY Raw Raspberry Chia and Grape Chia Kombuchas.
An edible algae found in both seawater and freshwater, blue spirulina is full of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins key to boosting immunity.11 It can help lower cholesterol, enhance exercise performance, and has also shown promise with diabetes management.12 This superfood can help bring blood pressure levels down, and can aid with treating hypertension, too. One delicious way to consume spirulina is by drinking SYNERGY Raw Sacred Life and Multi-Green Kombuchas.
Yet another algae with plenty of minerals and vitamins, chlorella is a great source of iron, zinc, and vitamin B12 (one of only a few from plants), all essential in immunity support. It has notably high folate levels, too, which are key in healthy cell growth and red blood cell creation.13 Chlorella, which you can find in SYNERGY Raw Multi-Green Kombucha, is a good source of iron, which can improve anemia, particularly in those who are pregnant. It’s also known to aid in eye health and reduce inflammation.14
You may already reach for elderberry when you start to feel sick as it’s a well-known immunity booster.15 Taking it can shorten and improve cold symptoms, like muscle aches and congestion, and it’s also high in antioxidants, which helps reduce chronic disease risk. It’s high in fiber, too, so it can help improve your gut health and lower your cholesterol. Plus, it’s been said to aid with anxiety and depression.16 One of our favorite ways to consume this popular berry is by drinking SYNERGY Raw Lavender Love Kombucha and SYNERGY Elderberry Juniper.
Not all healthy superfoods are the same, but since its inception, GT’s Living Foods has prioritized helping people live happier, healthier lives through the highest quality functional and raw nutrition. GT’s views organic food as medicine and is dedicated to using the purest and most potent ingredients for better health. Personal growth starts from the inside, which is why support for your immune system and gut health, like the kind you get from drinking SYNERGY Raw Kombucha, is so integral to your mind, body, and soul’s well-being. GT’s believes in transforming people from within through living nutrition and enlightenment.
With 9 billion living probiotics in every bottle, SYNERGY Raw Kombucha supports whole body health and helps to ignite positive self-transformation. Find your favorite superfood-packed SYNERGY Raw Kombucha today.