10 Superfood Powders Benefits and Uses

Updated on May 30, 2019
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I worked alongside top natural health professionals and experience as a fitness instructor educated me on health tips I am proud to share.

Superfood Powder List

Making sure you and your family are healthy is overwhelming. It's best to take supplements like superfood powders because they are easy to consume. They provide an added jolt of energy and stamina to our routines. The potent properties support the body whenever and wherever it yearns for it. Here are some of my choices to use throughout the day.

1. Lucuma Powder - Sweet Superfood

Lucuma is a Peruvian fruit. The low-glycemic sweeter of the powder holds a delicate sweetness. Some of the benefits of taking this powder are the abundance of healthy nutrients. They are calcium, potassium, vital vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, dietary fiber, and healthy carbs. I take lucuma powder after a hard game of racquetball. The superfruit powder replenishes nutrients for the body. I mix it with my tea or add it to a smoothie. I use organic powder from Navitas because it is non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegan.

2. Maca Powder - Restore Balance and Energy

Maca is considered a vegetable root where for over 3,000 years it is cultivated in central Peru within Andes Mountains at the high plateaus. The cousin of the radish has a light buttery, scotch flavor. The powder helps balance and support the energy of the body. I tried the powder but found it not as good as the others. There are organic brands including non-GMO, gluten-free and vegan.

3. MCT Powder - Regain Energy

MCT produced from organic coconut oil of young coconuts. MCT includes digestible fatty acids that supply sustained energy. The powdered oil is high in fiber and is easy to digest. The prebiotic acacia fiber in the powder improves and maintains gut health. People use the powder before their work out for a boost of energy. The powder is organic, non-GMO, keto certified, vegan, and gluten-free.

4. Mushroom Powder - Nerve Support

Mushroom Powder blend reportedly improves your thought process. It helps with focus and nerve health. The powder blend includes prebiotics, enzymes, and amino acids. Om Lion’s Mane Organic Mushroom Powder is organic and is recommend for smoothies if you need an extra creative boost. The powder is gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, and fermented.

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5. Turmeric Powder - Anti-Inflammatory

Turmeric Powder is the most effective nutritional complement. I add the powder to my morning oatmeal and add it to my dinners when the recipe calls for curry. All curry seasonings contain turmeric. Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory because it contains bioactive compounds (promote good health in the body) such as curcumin. There are several products on the market that are organic blends that include turmeric. I prefer using the powder by itself.

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6. Beetroot Powder - Improve Blood Circulation

Beetroot Powder is a superfood because it supports the body in so many ways. Most importantly, the powder contains nitrates, which cause vasodilation. Vasodilation is the widening of blood vessels. Blood circulation is improved for healthier blood pressure and improves erectile dysfunction. The blood flowing better, it stimulates female sexual experience.

The powder enhances athletic performance because it boosts the body’s stamina and blood flow through muscle and recovery. Beetroot powder is a powerful antioxidant and a tremendous supply of fiber, folic acid (B9), magnesium, potassium, zinc, and iron.

I take the powder every morning with my oatmeal or granola. Sweet tasting is my first thought as a substitute for sugar or honey.

7. Superfood Blend Powders - Normalize Body Functions

Superfood blend powders are rich in nutrition and benefit the health and well-being of the body. There are a variety of brands of superfood blends. Read the labels, try some sample packs, and pick your favorite. I tend to switch brands and go for the ones on sale. They boost your intake of greens and plant-based protein, which is ideal for vegans. Superfood blend powders contain adaptogens (normalize body functions) from monk fruit, camu camu, and goji. The powders may also contain antioxidants, probiotics, enzymes, and minerals.

8. True Cinnamon or Ceylon Cinnamon - Ancient Medicinal Plant

Even though Ceylon Cinnamon or true cinnamon is an herb, I consider it a superfood powder because I take it in powder form. My massage therapist turned me onto the virtues of taking this ancient medicinal plant. Milder than the cinnamon people use in recipes, true cinnamon is good for the heart. The powder controls blood sugar while helping to thin the blood. It works as an anti-bacterial method of keeping infections at bay. I take it in the morning with my oatmeal because true cinnamon is an anti-inflammatory.

9. HealthForce SuperFoods Powders

I discovered HealthForce SuperFood powders while shopping at Whole Foods looking for a green powder to sustain me through racquetball, working, and being a mom.

The gentleman helping me pick my green powder strongly encouraged me to use the HealthForce Superfood VitaMineral Greens. Now, I use the VitaMineral Greens or the Greener Grasses Alkalizer. It depends on which one is on sale.

HealthForce SuperFoods is a leader in creating wholesome superfood powders. Their product begins with integrity making sure ultra-levels of purity and effectiveness. All their powders consist of vegan, gluten-free, organic, and kosher.

Vitamineral Green includes unique plants such as nettles, moringa leaf, and horsetail. The superfoods in the powder are not green such as amla berry, yacon, shilajit, and ginger root. All the ingredients help maintain the body in general.

Greener Grasses Alkaline is fertile with chlorophyll that helps the immune system, blood, and detox. The superfood powder rich in nutrition with complex vitamins and phytonutrients, an antioxidant and immune booster.

10. Ground Flaxseed

I categorize ground flaxseed or flaxseed meal as a superfood powder because of all the health benefits. I baked with flaxseed meal as an egg substitute and still do. I ran out of the seeds and went to the natural food store to replenish my supply. To my bewilderment, I located the ground flaxseed in the health and vitamin section, not the baking section.

I researched and discovered that flaxseed as a good source of Omega 3 oils. Vegans and vegetarians, or those who don’t benefit from oily fish, have an alternative. Omega 3 maintains cognitive functions like nerves and brain cells, healthy heart, and helps prevent diabetes. As a meal or powder, flaxseed is high in fiber, so it helps the digestive system without all the carbohydrates like other fibers.

Studies show the seeds prevent breast cancer because of lignans. These nutrients prevent the advancement of breast cancer. The studies report the fact that lignans support fertility and maintain menstrual regularity and ovulation. Other reports state women who consume ground flaxseed complain less about hormone levels relating to hot flashes, headaches, mood swings, and sleeplessness.

Another benefit is healthy bones and density. Flaxseed contains trace vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. The brand I use and swear by is Barlean’s Organic Forti-Flax. It’s raw, cold-milled, and vegan with no GMOs.

Take Them On the Go

During the day you never know when you might need a quick pick-me. Bring anyone of the superfood powders with you while you are on the go. Several manufacturers of the superfood powders offer small packs of powder blends. Amazing Grass Green Superfood Organic Plant Based Powder packs are easy to use. They come in ten varieties of powder. I keep the packs in my purse and even stash one in my workout bag. Others place them in their glove compartment. I tear a pack open and pour the half of the powder into a juice. I drink it down and get my boost. The packs are easy to fold down and seal for later use.

Add Powders to Juices or Smoothies

You can mix the powders if you don’t have one of the superfood blend powders. Try mixing the turmeric powder with one of the other powders like the maca powder. Whatever powders you decide to take, the next time you make a smoothie or drink a juice, add one of the above superfood powders and give your body a boost.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

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      • Kenna McHugh profile imageAUTHOR

        Kenna McHugh 

        5 weeks ago from Northern California

        Tam, Good point. I have plans to include nutritional yeast. I don't know why I didn't think of it since I take it every day.

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        Tam 

        5 weeks ago

        I use flaxseed and some of there green powders. You should include nutritional yeast.

      • Kenna McHugh profile imageAUTHOR

        Kenna McHugh 

        5 months ago from Northern California

        Mohan, Beetroot is sweet but not sugary sweet. If you are going to try the other powders, it's best to try each one by itself to understand and determine the powders' unique benefits.

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        Mohan Babu 

        5 months ago from Chennai, India

        It was very informative. Barring turmeric powder and cinnamon, i have not tried the other six. Beetroot powder is interesting as a substitute for sugar, besides its other benefits.

      • Kenna McHugh profile imageAUTHOR

        Kenna McHugh 

        6 months ago from Northern California

        Liz, Thank you for visiting. There are even more superfood powders and I plan on adding a couple of more in the near future - True Cinnamon and Beet Powder. Both of these I take, too.

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        Liz Westwood 

        6 months ago from UK

        This is a very useful and interesting guide. I have come across turmeric powder, but not the others.

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