Let’s be real - we all get tempted by a good monthly horoscope reading. As an astrology junkie myself, I thought it would be fun to take a look at the zodiac from a whole new perspective - from the lens of SUPERFOODS.
What are superfoods exactly? Superfoods are typically plant-based foods and herbs coined “super” as a result of being rich in specific nutrients, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that are good for your health. I love to enjoy my superfoods in a variety of ways: superfood smoothies, superfood salads, and my new personal favorite: B.T.R. Bars, the ultimate superfood bar.
So which nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich foods made our superfood list? Read on to find out your zodiac superfood.
Capricorn | December 22nd - January 19th
Capricorns are strong, independent, and tenacious! As an Earth sign, Capricorns tend to be hard-working in both their personal and professional lives embodying a “no excuses mindset.” As a result of their determination to succeed, Capricorns tend to be perfectionists and have a strong sense of responsibility. Due to their unwavering commitment to their goals, Capricorns may tend to put themselves and their health last. As the Earth sign that rules the skeletal structure, Capricorns should focus on their bone & joint health.
Turmeric root is the perfect superfood for Capricorns. Curcumin, the active component, in turmeric is the ultimate anti-inflammatory compound. This golden spice (pun intended!) helps to support bones, joints, and even digestive health. But did you know that turmeric is quite difficult for the body to absorb? Remember to add a dash of black pepper to enhance the bioavailability of turmeric root.
Aquarius | January 20th - February 18th
Aquarians are imaginative, creative, and love to connect with others. As an Air sign, Aquarians are all about “going with the flow” and making the world a better place one person at a time. Aquarians have a warm energy about them so it’s easy for them to make friends wherever they go. But as a result of their interconnectedness, Aquarians may tend to feel drained physically.
Hemp hearts & seeds, packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, are the perfect superfood to help boost heart health, improve circulation, and lower blood pressure. Ideal for the Aquarius on the move and with a mission to make the world a better place (something we could all use right now!) Looking to incorporate more hemp protein into your daily routine? Try our Cinnamon Cookie Dough ENERGY Bars with hemp protein.
Pisces | February 19th - March 20th
Pisces are sensitive, empathetic, and SO tuned into the needs of others. As a Water sign, Pisces feel very deeply and can often intuitively make decisions because of their strong mind-body connection. Pisces love to spend time exploring, creating, and expressing their emotions through different forms of art and travel. As a result, Pisces may tend to feel run down and need an immune boost.
Look no further than elderberry! If you want to add a little pep to your immune system, elderberry is the ultimate superfood. It’s packed with specific antioxidants and vitamins to give your immune system the TLC that all Pisces love & need!
Aries | March 21 - April 19th
Aries are considered the trailblazers of the zodiac! A fire sign, represented by the battering ram, Aries are strong, passionate, and fiery! Aries are eager, competitive, and super multi-taskers. They tend to always have multiple projects on their mind, and they won’t be satisfied until their professional and personal lives align with their vision. As a result, Aries tend to have trouble slowing down.
Reishi is the perfect superfood mushroom for Aries to chill out. Reishi mushroom has been used for centuries to help reduce stress, improve sleep, lessen fatigue, and boost immunity & mood. Relax with reishi! Get your daily boost of reishi mushroom with our Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip BLISS Bar.
Taurus | April 20- May 20
Taureans value honesty in their relationships above all. They tend to be intentional, peaceful, and relaxed, while being passionate and seeking out pleasure and comfort in all areas of their lives. As an Earth sign, Taureans are resilient and grounded. They like to stay organized and on top of all their things in order to stay comfortable and happy.
Maca is the superfood of superfoods. It may boost mood, improve performance & energy, and keep you going without the jitters you might get from caffeine. Maca is perfect for anyone looking for a natural energy boost or pick-me-up to keep them feeling happy and in their zone. Feeling like it's time to recharge? Check out our Cinnamon Cookie Dough and Dark Chocolate Brownie bars boosted with yours truly, maca!
Gemini | May 21st - June 20th
Gemini are adventurous, exciting, and engaging. Gemini tends to be the life of the party, but they can also foster super strong individual relationships. This sign is known for duality, so Gemini can be an unstoppable force of energy that can motivate, inspire, and enchant others. Who needs caffeine when you have off-the-charts energy? As an Air sign, always on the move, Gemini may benefit from superfoods that may improve sleep and help their muscles relax.
Tart cherries for the win! Long-distance runners and athletes tend to drink tart cherry juice after a long run to aid in muscle recovery and to help their bodies relax. Tart cherries are not only high in antioxidants, but they’re packed with tryptophan and anthocyanins which help the body create melatonin to promote more restful sleep. After all, everyone needs their moment of ZEN!
Cancer | June 21st - July 22nd
Those born in Cancer are sentimental, compassionate, and empathetic. Cancers are known for their intuition and emotional intelligence. As a result, Cancers tend to be excellent listeners, develop strong friendships, and are extremely family-oriented. Cancers can read the room easily, and they intuitively know how to trust their gut. As a result, Cancers should consider keeping their gut health in check.
Ginger root is one of the most nutritious superfoods on the planet. But it’s specifically known for its incredible ability to aid in digestion and fight nausea. Gingerol, the powerful bioactive compound found in ginger has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Leo | July 23rd - August 22nd
Leos are vivacious, energetic, and passionate! Leo is represented by the lion, the natural leader and lover of the spotlight. Leos are known for their stability & loyalty. They put their heart into every interpersonal relationship and every task they take on. Quite fitting, Leo is governed by the heart. As a result, Leos need to keep their hearts healthy and protected.
What better than cinnamon, the delicious spice known for its heart health and circulatory benefits, to get it done! Cinnamon should be coined the “queen of the antioxidant world” due to its extremely high antioxidant activity. In a comprehensive antioxidant capacity study, cinnamon outranked other powerful superfoods, such as garlic and oregano. Cinnamon for the win for every sign in the Zodiac! If you're as obsessed with cinnamon as we are, you'll want to try our Cinnamon Cookie Dough ENERGY bars.
Virgo | August 23rd - September 22nd
Virgos are perfectionists at heart - they’re logical, practical, and systematic. If there’s a task that needs to be done, Virgos will make it happen. Virgos are super disciplined and consistent in order to achieve their goals. Virgos crave the details. They’re meticulous, detail-oriented, and data-driven. As a result, Virgos tend to be overthinkers (cough...cough...ME!) For all my overanalyzers and perfectionists out there, it’s essential to keep our gut health aligned.
Foods rich in magnesium, such as pumpkin seeds, help promote gut health and may improve mood & even sleep! All things a Virgo, like myself, would love more of. Gotta catch those zzz’s! In addition, pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of other essential nutrients such as manganese, iron, zinc, and copper. Pumpkin seeds are rich in antioxidants and one of the best sources of plant-based omega 3-fatty acids. Pumpkin seeds are the masters of multi-tasking, just like Virgos! Looking to try a new plant-based protein? You can find pumpkin seed protein in our Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip BLISS and Cherry Chocolate Chip ZEN bars.
Libra | September 23rd - October 22nd
Libras are all about balance and harmony. They can navigate any social situation and resolve any conflict. In the zodiac, Libra is represented by a scale. Therefore, Libras are all about maintaining harmony and ensuring others are happy, safe, and comfortable. As a result, Libras may notice that they should take care of themselves to keep their own bodies in balance.
Our kidneys are the organs that keep the body in balance. Pomegranates and pomegranate juice contains higher levels of antioxidants than other juices and 3x the amount of antioxidants in red wine and green tea! Antioxidants prevent free radical damage and protect the body from cellular damage. Did you know that pomegranates have more than 100 phytochemicals! Clearly, this is the perfect fruit to keep things in balance.
Scorpio | November 22nd - December 21st
Scorpios are passionate, resourceful, and courageous. Scorpios aren’t afraid of conflict, and they’re excited to blaze their own path no matter what others think. Although most people think Scorpios are a Fire sign due to their fiery, passionate nature, they’re actually a Water sign. As a Water sign, Scorpios are very in tune with their emotions and may find themselves caught up in their own feelings, both positive AND negative.
Cue: cacao! Not only is cacao delicious, it’s a natural mood-booster. Cacao contains both serotonin and tryptophan, which is why chocolate gets its name as the “good mood food.” I think we all could use some more “good mood foods” in our lives, right? No wonder, cacao is one of the main ingredients in our Peanut Butter BLISS and Dark Chocolate Brownie RECHARGE bars!
Sagittarius | November 22nd - December 21st
Sagittarius is known for being a natural born leader, not afraid to stray away from the pack and wander along the beaten path. Sagittarius loves to travel, explore the world, and open their mind to new and imaginative ideas. Sagittarius has a big heart and is super generous. It’s ruled by Jupiter, which is the planet that craves freedom, flexibility, and exploration. Jupiter also rules the hips, thighs, and liver, so it is essential for Sagittarius to keep detoxification top of mind in order to feel their best.
Speaking of detox. Dandelion root along with other roots, such as chicory root, have been shown to support gut health. Dandelion root has long been used as a ‘liver tonic’ in eastern medicine. More and more research demonstrates that the polysaccharides in dandelion root may help improve liver function. Therefore, things like dandelion root tea, may help detoxify the body to help Sagittarius and all signs of the zodiac feel their best!
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