Superfoods are known to be beneficial to your health, low in calories, high in nutrition or phytochemicals, and an excellent source of antioxidants. They are real food that does not contain artificial or synthetic ingredients such as food additives or contaminants. Superfoods are superstars that popularity is on the rise!
Superfoods such as the cancer-fighting properties of blueberries and the high levels of omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon are some of the reasons they were among the first foods to rise to superfood status, but there are many other delicious, lesser-known superstars that are filled with a wealth of health that you might not be aware of.
- The pichuberry, also known as a cape gooseberry, can be found in Peru and Colombia. It contains high levels of antioxidants and has been linked to protecting against liver damage.
- Another wonderful and powerful superfood is Manuka honey (tea tree honey). This sweet treat, native to New Zealand, has traditionally been used to sweeten baked goods or as a sugar substitute in sauces and dressings. Manuka honey is high in flavonoids, which have anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and antimicrobial properties. Studies even suggest that manuka honey can reduce gingivitis, be used as an antibacterial, and promote wound healing.
- Maca a timesless superfood, that is a root vegetable from Peru, can be added to your morning meal and you will be increasing your levels of B vitamins, calcium, zinc, and iron! Studies on maca, also known as Peruvian ginseng, link the vegetable helping regulate hormonal imbalances, relieve menstrual and menopausal symptoms, and increasing energy levels.
These foods can be added to your diet in so many ways. Try putting them in a breakfast smoothie for a nutritious start to your day! Check-out Fix’s guide to the newest superfoods in town – you’ll be happy you did and you can reap the many health benefits for years to come.
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