Superfoods are rich in particular nutrients and provide multiple disease-fighting benefits. You can enjoy plenty of superfoods without excess calories, and they are easy to include in everyday meals and smoothies. A superfood could be a …
Antioxidant: A Cancer blocker
Healthy fat: Prevents heart disease
Fiber: Prevents diabetes and digestive problems
Phytochemicals: the chemicals in plants responsible for deep colors and smells, which can have numerous healthful benefits.
The superfoods mentioned here are a great way to supplement your dietary intake and maximize the health benefits of the amazing foods below.
Spirulina is is a natural “algae” (cyanbacteria) powder that is incredibly high in protein and nutrients. It is largely made up of protein and essential amino acids and has a high natural iron and B-12 content.
Spirulina is extremely high in Chlorophyll, which helps remove toxins from the blood and boosts the immune system. It is also high in calcium with over 26 times the calcium in milk and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Hemp is considered a complete protein because it contains all eight essential amino acids in sufficient quantities to meet the body’s needs.Hemp protein is easy to digest, is low in saturated fat, and production of hemp protein is sustainable.
Reduces risks for heart attack, cardiovascular problems, atherosclerosis and certain types of cancer. Consuming unsaturated fats is also associated with a reduced risk for memory impairment and dementia.
These small seeds are very high in fiber which makes them good for weight loss and weight maintenance. They are also high in healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, have a significant amount of protein, are cholesterol free, and include several important minerals.
Controls blood sugar levels, prevent blood clots, reduces high blood pressure, reduces inflammation, improves digestion, and gives you energy.
Raw cacao is unprocessed (processed cacao is cocoa) and filled with flavonoids, a type of antioxidant that boost your immune system.
Increases blood flow, lowers bad cholesterol levels while raising levels of the good type, lowers blood pressure, regulates blood sugar, and improves brain function, vision, and mood.
Acai contains more antioxidants than any other food we know, including red wine, blueberries, and dark chocolate. Acai is loaded with antioxidants, proteins, trace minerals, and monosaturated fats. Acai has few calories and along with their protein and fiber content will make you feel full which can support weight loss.
Preventing atherosclerosis, lowering cholesterol, and killing cancer cells.
Quinoa is an ancient grain that is high in protein, fiber, zinc, Vitamin E, selenium, and is a naturally good source of iron.
May help control your weight and lower your risk for heart disease and diabetes.
Pomegranates are a good source of fiber and contain vitamins A, C and E, iron and other antioxidants (notably tannins).
Pomegranates have been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years and are claimed to be effective against heart disease, high blood pressure, inflammation, and some cancers, including prostate cancer.
A 150ml glass of pomegranate juice counts as one of your 5 A Day. The national “5 A Day for Better Health Program” was developed in 1991 by the National Cancer Institute and the Produce for Better Health Foundation. The program suggests eating 5–9 servings of fruits and vegetables every day.
Here is my favorite Pomegranate juice that is organic and has no added sugar. You can also add pomegranate seeds to cold dishes and salads!