Glow for it: Your Summer Wellness Guide
Get to know the secret wellness ingredients and food trends that can be found at Old Spitalfields Market helping to keep you in peak health this summer.
All things good for you are blossoming this month and with edible beauty a big buzzword for those in the know, there is no better place to discover them for yourself than at the market. They range from Good Mood Matcha’s speciality matcha bar to a bigger and better store from beauty brand Deciem and new opening High Mood Food’s funky fermentations.
But do you know your kombucha from your kefir? Here’s a rundown of the wellness buzzwords for summer 2018.
Yes, it’s the stuff that makes up celebrities’ favourite fillers, but collagen can also be consumed naturally, in a Matcha Latte at Good Mood. As one of the most dominant proteins in the body, collagen makes skin supple and hair shiny. Good excuse for a latte if ever we heard one.
Humans have known about the power of chia seeds for centuries: Aztec warriors are said to have ate them for energy. But they can also be used in skincare. Deciem brand The Ordinary have launched Chia Seed Oil to soothe and nourish the face. The perfect, naturally-derived relief for summer skin.
If ‘fermented milk drink’ doesn’t sound mouthwatering, put it in the hands of High Mood Food. Their Prebiotic Smoothie – which also includes banana and vanilla bean – is a tasty mix, with kefir a key ingredient. It also – bonus – works from inside to improve the health of your gut.
A tea with a fizz to it, kombucha – which hails from China originally – has been linked to improving the health of your gut. High Mood Food get theirs from Wild Fizz – and the flavours are mouth-watering beyond health benefits: lavender, ginger and jasmine are included.
How to get your boost without another flat white, and its associated calories? Seek our natural caffeine. There in dark chocolate and guarana berries, it’s also found in matcha tea. Try Good Mood’s new cold brew to get your pick-me-up naturally.
Deciem are well-known for distilling beauty products down the ingredients that work. Their summer launch is no exception. Petrowhat is the brand’s lip balm that ditches the often-used petroleum – which can dry skin – and replaces it with a natural formula featuring Baobab Oil. At only £7 a tube, we are issuing a new ‘cult product’ alert.
Ok, most people have heard of the emoji-friendly fruit, and will be tucking into a slice this summer. You’ll be pleased to hear that is a healthy and delicious choice – watermelon is 90% water and also contains vitamins A, B6 and C. Good Mood’s Iced Watermelon Matcha is your choice – at only 30 calories a cup, it’s a guilt-free treat.