These 5 superfoods should not be missing in your diet! Do the grains, seeds and fruits really have superpowers?
Superfoods contain one or more nutrients in exceptionally large quantities. This is how they differ from conventional foods. Superfoods are considered to be wholesome natural products and are also used in many cultures to cure diseases. My personal top 5:
- Chia seeds
They are the Mayan miracle cure. Chia seeds score highly in the categories of protein, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids. Vegans love the little wonder grains because they contain more protein than cereals and even a lot more calcium than dairy products. They consist almost 18% omega-3 fatty acids. Thus, they are an absolute superfood that has a positive effect on health.
Chia seeds are also a great addition if you want to lose some weight. They can absorb a lot of fluids and keep you full for a long time.
- Flea seeds
Fleas are grown in India and Pakistan. The husks of the flea seeds in particular are a proven remedy for problems with the gastrointestinal tract. With the ability to bind 50 times as much in water, they can help you lose weight. Another plus point is its satiating effect due to the swelling. They fill the stomach, keep you full for a long time and have only a few calories. With their super high proportion of 72g fiber per 100g, they convince even the last superfood skeptics.
Not only is cinnamon delicious, it’s also loaded with antioxidants, helps cut down inflammation, and helps improve sensitivity to insulin. Here’s the catch: The cheap cinnamon you find most often in the supermarket isn’t the best. You’ll want to find Ceylon Cinnamon, which of course is more expensive, and then get used to sprinkling it in your everyday cooking.
Next up in our “delicious and nutritious” list are blueberries, the antioxidant-packed superfood that features phytochemicals and vitamins C, K, and manganese. They taste amazing on cereal, in baked goods, or frozen. Top them on kefir for a filling and healthy snack.
Oh, avocados. What did we put on toast before we met you? Avocados are a bit pricy in most states, but worth it—after all, they’re packed with healthy fats, folate, vitamin C, and vitamin K. Turn avocados into guacamole, put them on toast, or just put some Himalayan pink salt on them and eat them whole.