What are superfoods and why are they good for you?
Chia seeds, kale, blueberries, salmon... Just to name a few of them.
I'm sure you’ve heard in the last few years very often about the nutritional benefits of these everyday ingredients, commonly labeled as “SUPERFOODS.”
Superfoods are foods with features that make them very different from conventional foods.
A superfood is only a really effective superfood, when it's regularly integrated with fairly large quantities into the menu.
It is also generally accepted that superfoods contains high levels of much-needed vitamins and minerals and they can be a source of antioxidants, substances that shield our bodies from cell damage and help prevent diseases.
Just try these little food wonders, that will help keep you healthy and feeling great from the inside out!
This week I'd like to introduce you 5 of the SUPERFOODS.
Blueberries are an antioxidant superfood!
Packed with antioxidants and lot of vitamin C, which can help you to fight stress, they're also super low in calories and packed with good nutrients.
Another nice effect, eating enough berries is also good for your hair and skin.
I just love them!
A real powerfood!
They grows natively in South America and are considered as one of the healthiest foods in the world!
Chia Seeds deliver a enormous amount of nutrients with very few calories.
Due to the high fiber and protein content, Chia won‘t make you gain weight very easily and it can also reduce cravings.
This tropical superfood is loaded with many powerful fatty acids that give it a unique taste and an abundance of health enhancing benefits.
The coconut is high in fat but is a healthy fat.
It‘s been proven that not eating enough fat can make you fat!
For example coconut flour is gluten and wheat free and can be added to your baked goods as a substitute for other flours.
Kale is our antioxidant superstar!
It is full of vitamin C, beta-carotene, kaempferol and quercetin.
kale is one of the vegetables with the highest ORAC rating.
Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity.
It is a rich source of minerals like copper, calcium, iron, and manganese.
This superfood has also impressive anti-cancer effects!
The goji berries come from a shrub that's native to China. In Asia, these berries have been eaten for generations in the hope of living longer.
They are a great supplier of antioxidants such as polyphenols, flavonoids, carotenoids and vitamins A, C and E. This little power berry contains approximately 400-500 times more vitamin C per weight than an orange and considerably more beta-carotene than carrots!!