What is a super food? We hear about it everywhere but what is it? It is simply a food that contains more vitamins, antioxidants and minerals than others. Here is an overview of our top 10 superfoods.
Acerola is a tree native to the West Indies and South America, whose fruit looks like a small cherry. Acerola is known for its high vitamin C content (20 to 30 times more than orange). It also has a high concentration of vitamin B, calcium, iron, magnesium and beta-carotene. Acerola also has an interest in interacting with other products, for example this superfruit can increase the antioxidant effect of alfalfa and soy.
Long known for these many virtues, garlic is multifunction: antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anticholesterol, anticancer.
It may seem like a lot but you should eat a pod a day minimum! It is sure that raw, it will give you the best of its qualities, but cooked, you will come to consume more easily.
In the family of revitalizing algae, spirulina is mainly put forward for athletes and also for these benefits slimming. Spirulina belongs to the family of blue-green microalgae. According to rumors, it would be the richest food in the world. Renowned for providing excellent quality protein, it also has a very high carotenoid content, especially beta-carotene.
A tip for this 1st of our top 10 superfoods, to avoid any digestive disorder, prefer progressive cures. Moreover spirulina is not the only seaweed particularly interesting, there is also klamath with its anti-stress effect or chlorella which eliminates heavy metals.
Himalayan Goji, Acai of Brazil, Physalis of Peru, Cranberry of North America … We could almost make a top 10 berries in our top 10 superfoods. The berries are full of quality antioxidants. As for cranberry juice, it is known to be a natural cure for cystitis.
The acai berries grown in the Amazon for several centuries, contain a lot of omega 9 and omega 6 (ideal for lowering bad cholesterol), antioxidants and many vitamins including B1, B2, C and E.
Goji is a small fruit from Tibet, slightly sweet. They contain 18 amino acids, 21 trace elements (including calcium, phosphorus, zinc), vitamins (B1, B2, B6, C and E) and fatty acids.
But let’s not forget that the berries of our country (blackcurrant, blueberry, currant) have so many virtues to discover or rediscover. Blueberry is a small fruit of the bilberry family and is an excellent source of fiber, antioxidants, vitamin C and iron.
It is certain that many of us will be delighted to see that cocoa is in the top 10 superfoods !! The cocoa tree is a tree native to South America, it produces pods that contain beans, which is extracted cocoa. The beneficial effects are very numerous because cocoa beans act against depression, with also a strong antioxidant, not to mention the vitamins A1, B1, C, magnesium and iron. These different nutrients are beneficial for eyesight, bone formation, nervous balance and fertility.
Turmeric is present in the composition of many spice blends, such as curry and ras-el-hanout. Originally native to India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, it is a perennial plant with many rhizomes, which when reduced to powder gives the spice of the same name. The benefits are due to the pigment that gives turmeric its yellow color. This pigment is a very powerful antioxidant, has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
Incorporating it into your diet is very easy by adding a pinch to your salad at least once a day.
Pet plates, legumes, grains, vegetables or oilseeds are true energy concentrates, rich in vitamins and enzymes, so it’s no wonder that it’s in our top 10 superfoods. The interest of germination is to make these seeds much more digestible.
There are a lot of seeds sprouted and here are 3 for the example.
Sprouts of alfafa: these seeds are rich in proteins, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, vitamins A, B1, B2, B12, C, D and E.
Sprouted leek seeds: they are diuretic, rich in calcium, iron, but they also contain iodine, zinc, copper and vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B9, C, E.
Sprouted seeds of radish: ideal to detoxify the liver, drain the kidneys and unclog the airways.
In any case, whether you buy them or do them home, just rinse them before use.
Known since antiquity for its many beneficial effects, it is the natural product richest in B5 vitamins. Royal jelly is normally the sole food of bee larvae and their queen. This unparalleled product has little competitor to help you resist overwork and give you a boost.
In internal use, royal jelly is a real general stimulant of the body, especially for the immune system. It helps in convalescent states, helps combat fatigue for example while protecting against external aggression by filling the deficiencies of the body, regulating metabolic problems and revitalizing physiological functions.
External use is also very appreciated for its action against the aging of the skin, against eczema and dry skin. The jelly also strengthens the nails and hair.
Even if it remains an expensive product, it stays with the pollen and the propolis (other products of the hive) a real ally for your health.
To finish this top 10 supercities, here is the grenade! Originally from the Mediterranean basin, pomegranate is a fruit rich in antioxidants and minerals. The most of this refreshing fruit is that it is also low in calories, so you can benefit from its virtues while preserving your figure.
Its juice is the most antioxidant of drinks, more than tea and red wine and far ahead of other fruit juices. Anti-inflammatory and circulatory, it also prevents some cancers at a rate of one drink per day and calms diarrhea. You can consume the fruit as is or in juice, which is found more and more easily in supermarkets (however, beware of added sugars and preservatives).
Here is a little exotic for our top 10 superfoods. It is a fruit native to the Pacific Islands, Asia and Australia. In Tahiti, it is very popular for its fermented juice, nicknamed the “aspirin of the ancients”. Small Fruit Genius contains more than ten different alkaloids and has been identified by no less than seventy-four medical uses including anti-cancer, arthritis, heart disease and depression, reduced high blood pressure and cholesterol , strengthen the immune and nervous system, strengthen the cell structure, help control diabetes and lose weight, help treat addictions such as alcohol and tobacco or stimulate memory.
It is certainly rather expensive and its taste is not easy, but it is formidable efficiency.
Bon appetit dear Fuzzy!