Everyone tends to think of oranges as the best source of vitamin C, but a single kiwi fruit packs twice the vitamin C as an average orange.
In addition to their vitamin C, kiwis contain a rare, fat free form of vitamin E. They are also rich in vitamin A, K, B, copper, folate, magnesium and fiber. Kiwis are also high in potassium, with two average sized kiwi fruits providing as much potassium as a banana.
For those of us who need some help waking up in the morning, kiwis are high in serotonin, which promotes alertness. Serotonin also boosts learning, memory, and mood, therefore setting you up for success throughout the day!
Pronounced as KEEN-wah, quinoa truly is a ‘superfood’. They are edible seeds originally from South America that are naturally gluten-free and often grown organically.
Quinoa is considered a complete protein and contains all nine essential amino acids. Quinoa also contains manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, folate, copper, iron, zinc, and potassium. There are also thousands of other trace nutrients in quinoa including the flavonoids quercetin and kaempferol.
As a bonus, quinoa is also easy to cook. Rinse your quinoa before cooking and use a 2 to 1 ratio water to quinoa. Bring to boil, then cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Enjoy this amazing superfood packed with nutrients!!