Superfoods are nutrient rich foods that offer us many benefits at the same time so in effect you get more nutrition with lesser amount of food that you eat. Look at your lunch or dinner and you’re probably hard pressed to find even a single superfood in it. Instead it’s probably chuckfull of cholesterol laden junk food that can do wonders to your waistline (increase it) and damage your heart and arteries irrevocably.
Superfoods are actually easily available and it’s only in recent times that they’ve been identified as superfoods with near super powers. Also, since everyone is now into organic food, it’s become easier to find these foods in most places where you wouldn’t have found them even a few years ago.
These superfoods are not only healthy for you, but they taste fantastic. Although not everyone shares the same taste buds, there is enough variety of superfoods to please even the pickiest of eaters. Try to incorporate at least one of these superfoods into your diet each day. Even better, aim for a few. Remember, it doesn’t take an enormous amount of superfood for you to benefit from it: a little often goes a long way.
Whether superfoods are actually ‘super’ is an area of debate, but it’s unlikely. Nevertheless, ‘superfoods’ do have some good nutritional properties. The term ‘superfoods’ may be fairly worthless, but at least it does encourage people to try new foods like pomegranate or goji berries, which in itself is a good thing.
Typically superfoods contain antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, essential fatty acids, polysaccharides, enzymes and glyconutrients to name a few. However, the best part is that these foods are clean and pesticide free, organic sources of these nutrients, so in effect they act faster and work better.