The term Super Food has become common in the modern dieting world, referring to key ingredients that offer enormous health benefits.
The only real trick is finding these foods, given that they are normally not common in everyday diets. These are some of the Super Foods that are making waves right now, and can probably be found with a little searching.
Antioxidants are key to good health, and found in a few key foods, including green tea. Up until recently Kale was known as an excellent source, but it turns out that there is a spice that is stealing the show. This spice is common in the Middle East, but less so in other parts of the world. It goes excellent with pasta and rice dishes, and happens to have as much as 176 times the antioxidant properties of Kale. Not much more need be said than that.
Hemp is quickly becoming one of the most diverse plants in the world. It has more uses than can be listed here, but happens to also be excellent for your body. The ‘heart’ of the hemp plant has fantastic omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acid content, as well helping with bone and muscle development. There is also a considerate protein and fibre benefit. Hemp hearts can simply be served with salads, or put into other vegetable based dishes.
Many are predicting that ocean based plants are the way of the future, given that they far exceed land based foods in many ways. High in vitamin C and A, as well as other essentials including iodine, zinc and calcium there is so much benefit to seaweed it’s a wonder it hasn’t caught on more quickly. Sit back after a long day, enjoy a soup enriched with seaweed, hit up some real money slots casino in Pakistan, and let your body recover.
It isn’t a secret any longer that professional athletes have long used chia seeds to replenish during workouts. Now that the world knows, these little seeds are quickly becoming the stuff of legend. They have more omega 3 than salmon, and can contain 27 times their weight in water, which explains why they are so popular with athletes. But even if you aren’t an athlete, grinding some up and adding them to a morning beverage is a great idea.
For obvious reasons, seeds are often the best source of concentrated amounts of beneficial nutrients. Pumpkin seeds, sunflowers seeds and watermelon seeds are all excellent sources of essentials, such as fibre, healthy fats, vitamin E, magnesium, and iron. But watermelon seeds are getting the spotlight lately, given that they are far more easily sourced in some regions.
Last we have an unexpected addition to the list, which is making the rounds lately. Sauerkraut has become a hot topic not only because it is delicious, but also because it contains considerable antioxidant value. Not as much as our top of the list, Sumac, but certainly enough that it should be on your list.