May 18th, 2010
I first took note of Navitas superfoods while perusing the aisles of Wholefoods. I never really understood what that term actually meant and was eager to learn. I try to include a nice variety of healthy foods into my families diet, and Navitas packages of dried “superfood” seemed like a very easy snack for us.
Navitas is the Latin word for energy and zest, and also the name of this California based company committed to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. They receive the majority of their food directly from their partnership with farming communities around the world all while creating economic growth for indigenous people in developing countries. They carry an assortment of dried super foods such as acai, camu powder, goldenberries, mesquite powder, and more. My personal favorites are their goji berries and goldenberries.
The Goji Berry is known for being one of the most nutrient-rich super foods. It is a great source of protein, antioxidants, essential amino acids, and over 20 vitamins and minerals — including vitamin A, C, and iron! I like to eat them either raw or mix them into smoothies that my son can enjoy as well.
I absolutely love the goldenberries and am happy to know that they have a high amount of carotene and bioflavonoid (vitamin P). These vitamins supposedly produce anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. They also have a good amount of vitamin A and C. I love to just snack on these from the bag throughout the day but also add them to our smoothies for my sons benefit.
Navitas has helped bring specific nutrients into our family life that we wouldn’t have done otherwise. It’s great to have items in your home that are quick and easy to add for a healthy boost to your diet. Be sure to check out their recipe page for different ways to use their products.
This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above. Navitas provided the products, and I provided my honest opinion. No other type compensation was received for this review.