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What are Superfoods? Top 10 FAQ's to improved Wellness

What are Superfoods? Top 10 FAQ's to improved Wellness

With so much information available it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to nutrition and getting the very best out of your body for your particular goals. Whether its fighting fatigue, improving gut-health, managing health issues, or just being the best you that you can be. 

Here's our top tips on how to de-mystify the basics of gut-friendly nutrition for a more Glorious Life!

  1. Q: What are superfoods, and how can they benefit my overall wellness?

    A: Superfoods are nutrient-dense foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Incorporating them into your diet can support optimal health, providing sustained energy, improved focus, and enhanced overall well-being.

  2. Q: How do gluten-free wholefoods contribute to a healthy lifestyle?

    A: Wholefoods include fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and whole grains.
    Wholegrains such as millet, wholegrain brown rice, quinoa, sorghum, millet, Amaranth, teff and legumes are all naturally gluten free.

    Certain foods such as grains and legumes can be more difficult for your gut to breakdown. So if you are having digestive issues, it's always wise to consumer these a little more sparingly, and focus on fresh vegetables, fruits and seeds which are easily digestible and can promote good gut biome.
    A healthy gut is essential for nutrient absorption, boosting energy levels, and supporting mental clarity.

     Did you know up to 95% of Seratonins are made in the gut. That's why the gut is often called the 2nd brain, and why a healthy gut is essential for good mood. Diet is a great place to  start in treating low mood and depression.
    Happy gut, happy you! 

  3. Q: Can superfood powders replace traditional supplements for energy and focus?

    A: Our superfood powders offer a natural and holistic alternative to traditional supplements. Packed with essential nutrients, they can provide sustained energy and focus without relying on synthetic ingredients. 

    Like to know a little more about which common supplements may be synthetically produced? See our informative article here. 


  4. Q: What is GMO, and is it bad for your health??

    A: GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism. It refers to living organisms whose genetic material has been altered through genetic engineering techniques

    While many scientists assert that GMOs currently approved for consumption are safe, some studies and perspectives raise questions about potential negative impacts on health. 
    At Glorious Foods Co, every item we offer is checked to ensure the harvest is non-GMO. 
    Read more about the potential impacts of GMO foods here. 

  5. Q: How can I incorporate ceremonial cacao into my daily routine for better focus and mood enhancement?

    A: Incorporating ceremonial cacao into your routine can be as simple as adding it to your morning smoothie or creating a nourishing hot chocolate. The natural compounds in cacao can promote a positive mood and heightened focus through Theobromine. 
    Cacao is one of the most potent mood boosting foods in Nature. Learn more about Cacao, and it's antioxidant hero powers here.

  6. Q: What are Ancient Grains? 

    A: Ancient grains are grains that have remained largely unchanged for thousands of years, preserving their original genetic structure. 
    These can be a wonderful go-to for your carbohydrate intake, as they are typically less processed and non-GMO. More Natural the better. 
    Here's the top Ancient grains which are also gut-friendly, and naturally gluten free.

    1. Quinoa (GF): Originating from the Andean region, quinoa is a complete protein and gluten-free grain.

    2. Amaranth (GF): A tiny grain with a nutty flavor, amaranth is rich in protein, fiber, and micronutrients. Amaranth is gluten free

    3. Teff (GF): A small, gluten-free grain native to Ethiopia, teff is rich in iron, calcium, and resistant starch.

    4. Sorghum (GF): A gluten-free grain, sorghum is drought-resistant and versatile, used in both sweet and savory dishes.

    5. Millet (GF): A small-grain cereal, millet is gluten-free and high in magnesium, phosphorus, and antioxidants.

    6. Buckwheat (GF): Despite the name, buckwheat is not a wheat and is gluten-free. It's rich in nutrients and commonly used in pancakes and soba noodles. Be sure to check however that your buckwheat has been tested for gluten, as it is prone to cross contamination. 

      Non-gluten free ancient grains include: Barley, Rye, Spartan Barley, Spelt, Farro, Einkorn, Emmer, Kamut, Freekah. 

  7. Q. Are all Ancient grains Superfoods? 

    A: While many ancient grains are considered nutrient-dense and provide various health benefits, not all of them fall under the category of "superfoods." The term "superfood" is often used to describe foods that are exceptionally rich in nutrients and believed to offer significant health benefits. Some ancient grains do meet these criteria, while others may be more commonly classified as wholesome, whole foods.

    Examples of ancient grains often considered superfoods due to their nutritional density include:

    1. Quinoa: A complete protein source with essential amino acids, high fiber, and various vitamins and minerals.

    2. Amaranth: Packed with protein, fiber, and micronutrients, amaranth is considered highly nutritious.

    3. Teff: Rich in iron, calcium, and resistant starch, teff is a nutrient powerhouse.

    4. Chia Seeds: Although not a grain, chia seeds are often included in discussions about ancient superfoods due to their omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants.

    5. Buckwheat: Gluten-free and rich in nutrients, buckwheat is a psuedo grain from the rhubarb family, and is for most a good healthy option to include in your diet. 

    While these ancient grains showcase exceptional nutritional profiles, the designation of "superfood" can be subjective and varies based on individual perspectives and health requirement.
    Additionally, other factors, such as the overall balance and diversity of one's diet, contribute to achieving optimal health. It's essential to include a variety of nutrient-dense foods for a well-rounded and wholesome approach to nutrition. 

  8. Q : Are all Ancient Grains gluten-free?

    A: While many ancient grains are naturally gluten-free, it's essential to distinguish between them.
    Quinoa, amaranth, sorghum and millet are examples of ancient grains that do not contain gluten, making them suitable choices for those with gluten sensitivities.

    However, some ancient grains though they have much more nutrient integrity, like spelt and kamut, do contain gluten and should be avoided by individuals with gluten intolerance or celiac disease.
    It's crucial to read labels and choose grains consciously, ensuring they align with dietary preferences and restrictions. Including a variety of gluten-free ancient grains in your diet can offer diverse nutritional benefits and contribute to a well-rounded, gut-friendly, wholesome eating plan.

  9. Q. Which fresh foods are Super-nutrient?

    A: Foods with the highest nutrient density include dark leafy greens like kale and spinach, which are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Berries, particularly blueberries and strawberries, are packed with vitamins and phytochemicals. Fatty fish, such as salmon and mackerel, provide omega-3 fatty acids and essential nutrients. Nuts and seeds, like almonds and chia seeds, offer a nutrient-dense mix of healthy fats, protein, and minerals. Lastly, cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and Brussels sprouts are nutrient powerhouses.

    Incorporating these nutrient-dense foods into your diet supports overall health and ensures you get a broad spectrum of essential nutrients.

  10.  Q:  How Do I incorporate this into a healthy Routine?

    A: Improving your wellbeing is a joyful journey, and here are some simple, happy-making tips to get you started.


  1. First, embrace daily walks or any form of movement that brings you joy.
  2. Be mindful when you're shopping and preparing your food. Be sure to fill your plate with colorful, nutrient-packed foods, with a combination of wholefoods including fresh vegetables and fruit, savoring each delicious bite. Try to incorporate at least 1 superfood per day. 
  3. Prioritize quality sleep - it's like a nightly reset button for your body and mind.
  4. Connect with loved ones regularly; laughter truly is medicine for the soul.
  5. Practice gratitude, jotting down a few happy moments each day.
  6. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate – your body will thank you with extra energy.
  7. Unplug from screens and immerse yourself in a good book or a favorite hobby.
  8. Breathe deeply and find moments of mindfulness throughout your day.
  9. Set achievable goals, celebrating small victories along the way.
  10. Finally, be kind to yourself – self-love is the ultimate wellbeing booster. Cheers to a happier, healthier more Glorious you!


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