Nowadays, everywhere we go we hear about superfoods. Whether you are watching TV, reading the newspaper or walking down the street. Commercials about superfoods are everywhere. It is becoming a huge hype and in every diet or healthy lifestyle you get the options to add superfoods to your daily life. But what are superfoods exactly? And are they really that healthy? I have made a list of 3 superfoods and what these superfoods exactly do to your body.
What Are Superfoods?
Superfoods are edible products that excel in their high nutritional value. The high nutritional value in the product is extremely high in some species because of a specific ingredient or it is a combination of the ingredients in that product. But you can also call a product a superfood when it contains a lot of good nutrients. So actually it is just a collective term for a product with a large amount of ingredients with a high nutritional value.
Below you can find the list of products that are full of healthy nutrients. You could add these products to your daily diet or vary them. The 3 superfoods:
The cranberry is a red fruit that is full of vitamins. That is why it is also called a superfood. They are rich in vitamins C, E, B1, B2, B5, B6, B11 and vitamin K. All of these ensure growth, recovery and better resistance. Besides the vitamins, cranberries also contain many minerals.
Wheatgrass contains vitamins A, C, E, K and B, the minerals iron, magnesium and calcium and no less than 17 amino acids that your body cannot produce itself. Wheatgrass is rich in antioxidants. Put simply, antioxidants protect against cell damage and keep your body clean. Wheatgrass can also help you lose weight by reducing your appetite.
You will think, chocolate is healthy? Yes, it really is: dark chocolate is a true superfood. Raw cacao is rich in antioxidants. It can improve your cholesterol levels because the antioxidants make more HDL cholesterol and less LDL cholesterol. The flavonoids in raw cacao can also protect you against type 2 diabetes. In addition, it seems that cocoa can reduce stress, which has a favourable effect on losing weight. In addition, raw cacao has an antibacterial effect. It can counteract bacteria that can spoil your teeth and cause cavities.