The word Superfood has been spoken about so much in recent times, as people have become more and more conscious of all things health.
We just thought it might be helpful for you if we unpack this just a little.
A Superfood according to the Oxford Dictionary is a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being. Superfoods have extra-large doses of essential vitamins and minerals in them which can help us ward off diseases and live a longer, healthier life. They can also be a great source of antioxidants, shielding our bodies from cell damage and helping prevent awful diseases.
As much as there are many particular foods which fall into the Superfood group, there are no set criteria by the FDA and American Heart Association as to what is and what is not a superfood. We do know that certain foods are highly beneficial and these have been labelled as the “SUPERFOODS”.
Although real food is always the optimal option, certain superfoods are nutrient rich and help you reach your mineral and vitamin quota for the day. Studies suggest that they can help you achieve better hormonal health, prevent chronic disease and improve the way you feel and think every day.
There are a number of common foods that we can add to our diets which will provide these much needed nutrients, there is also an array of more exotic and less mainstream superfoods that are definitely worth getting to know!
Here are some common superfoods that you can easily include into your daily diet:
- Dark Leafy Greens
- Green Tea
- Nuts and Seeds
- Kefir (And Yoghurt)
- Broccoli Rabe
- Sweet Potatoes
- Goji Berries
You can also check out our awesome range of Wholesome Food Superfood Bars at our online store. They are created with the purpose of getting those superfoods into our bodies, in a quick and easy, affordable manner, without the harmful toxins and preservatives our bodies can be exposed to in other snacks available on the market.
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