What are superfoods?
Becoming a buzzword recently, superfoods has been brought to the forefront, but the concept of superfoods can be traced back to the start of the 20th century.
The concept of “superfoods” can be traced back to the start of the 20th century.
With becoming a buzzword recently, it has been brought to the forefront. As with many of these more natural treatments, not a lot of medical journal studies exist.
However, Webster defines it as “food that is rich in compounds considered beneficial to a person’s health.” Today, more and more studies continue to emerge, evaluating the powerful effects that food can have on health and confirming the extensive benefits that superfoods have to offer.
Superfoods may do more than just help you meet your vitamin and mineral needs. They may have anti-aging effects, aid in shedding a few extra pounds when it comes time for swimsuit season. Importantly, these foods may help achieve better health, prevent chronic disease, and improve the way you feel in your everyday life!
Superfoods to add to your diet:
- 1. Wheatgrass : fights free radicals (cancers, inflammation) supply tons of vitamins and minerals, including iron, calcium and magnesium. It also gives you some added chlorophyll, a plant pigment that’s loaded with health benefits. One of my personal favorites
- Broccoli Rabe (Rapini) - loaded with bone-building vitamin K, antioxidant-rich vitamins A and C,folate, calcium and manganese. May help reduce inflammation, keep your skeletal structure strong, protect against eye disease, improve heart heath and growth of some cancer cells.
- Spirulina - a blue-green algae considered one of the most nutritious ultimate superfoods on the planet. Gram for gram, it’s higher in protein than red meat, contains all of the essential fatty acids your body needs, and also provides tons of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. May help plaque buildup in the arteries, lower blood pressure and act as cancer-fighting food.