When you hear “superfoods’, you may think of something usually grows in the Amazon forest with a name which is hard to pronounce ☺
Maybe you are right! Some foods whose we are not very familiar also called superfoods but however, some foods we always eat in our diet such as almonds, cabbage, cinnamon and dates are also some examples of super foods!
The term “superfood” is a fairly new term referring to foods that offer maximum nutritional benefits for minimal calories. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Today, I decided to introduce you some super foods that you may not have heard or used before. And i also try to add some others which are becoming so popular day by day.
Ok! If you’re ready, let’s get started!
ARONIA (CHOKEBERRY): Aronia berries are small, dark berries, which has been used by Indians for centuries. They are boosting the immune system with antioxidants, has an anthocyanin and vitamin C-B-E. Aronia has low calorie amount and high fiber content and supports brain health.
ACAI: This Amazonian fruit also named nature`s purple gold. This fruit looks like a blueberry with a dark purple color, has a high antioxidant capacity and effective in strengthening the immune system.
ACEROLA (Barbados Cherry): Acerola contains many minerals and vitamins including beta-carotene, vitamin C and A, lutein, boost immune system with high amount of antioxidant. This fruit also supports skin health and frequently used in different cosmetic products with anti-aging effect. It also supports kidney health with its diuretic feature.
BAOBAB: Baobab fruit, which contains antioxidants, vitamin C and fiber, is used to regulate the digestive system and treat heart diseases.
WHEATGRASS: Helping to clear toxins from the blood with its high chlorophyll content, wheatgrass powder contains 19 different amino acids, high levels of vitamin A, calcium, iron and potassium.
CAMU CAMU: This fruit, obtained from the Camu Camu tree, has a high amount of vitamin C and is very effective for the immune system and skin health. It has a sour taste.
CHLORELLA: Chlorella is a superfood which obtains from algae. It contains high levels of carotenoids. It supports the heavy metal detox and rich in Vitamin B12. It might be more easy to take as a tablet to avoid taste and smell.
FLAXSEED: Flaxseed has rich Omega 3 content, supports the nutrition of the cell membrane, the immune system and the hormonal balance of women from heart diseases. It should be consumed ground form for better absorption,
MACA: It is obtained from the root of maca plant. It helps regulate hormones, provide the energy you need during the day and also helps to lower blood pressure. It has been shown to increase fertility in some studies. The taste of maca is malty and slightly sweet.
MORINGA: Moringa powder obtained from the moringa tree contains numerous antioxidants. It helps to lower cholesterol and regulate blood sugar. It has a slightly nutty flavor
TURMERIC: Turmeric is a common spice that comes from the root of Curcuma longa. It contains a chemical called curcumin, which might reduce swelling. Known for anti-inflammatory properties, and It is preferred for treatment purposes in reducing stress, digestive problems, edema and pain.
SPIRULINA: Spiriluna, a blue-green algea is the most widely used superfood in the world. It has rich vitamin and mineral content, contains iron-calcium-magnesium-B12-Omega fatty acids and protein. Spiriluna has numerous benefits, from fighting cancer cells to lowering blood pressure and cholesterol.
If you`ve never used these superfoods, by asking your medical supervision you can start adding 1 to 3 grams in your smoothies, cold-pressed juices or sprinkle on your meals to see your body`s ability to absorb them. If you experience any side effects include allergic reactions, or dierrha make sure to share with your health specialist.