You may have been hearing the word superfood being thrown around quite a lot lately, well, the superfood hype is real and we are going to explain to you exactly what these superfoods are! These foods are rich in nutrients and are not only there to target your vitamin and mineral consumption but they can also help you live a healthy lifestyle, and even lose some weight. These food have been proven to aid in the prevention of some diseases, chronic illnesses as well as slow-down the aging process. We have listed a few of these foods and their benefits so you can understand just how much of a difference these foods can play in your life. We can all use little extra vitamins, minerals and hey, the anti-aging aspect is just a plus.
Wheatgrass is at the top of our list and should be at the top of yours too! The plant is jam-packed with vitamins and minerals. It is preferable to juice it and drink it on the spot in order for it to be filled with its natural potency. Wheatgrass includes vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, and magnesium. The plant also adds chlorophyll which has its own benefits and is not often found in foods that are in our daily diet. WHeatgrass can be eaten as is, juiced and drunk in a shot form or added to juices and smoothies. If you are looking to get your kids in on the trend we highly recommend mixing it with apple juice.
We too were amongst those who believed that cinnamon was simply for flavor and an additive flavor and to add some depth. Well, we have been wrong the whole time. Cinnamon is high in antioxidants and has been proven to lower and stabilize blood sugar, cholesterol levels as well as assist in nausea. The spice can also decrease one’s PMS symptoms and inflammation throughout the body. Add cinnamon t your coffee, yogurt, smoothies, and oats for some added flavor and the benefits it possesses.
They say dynamite comes in small packages and in this case, it truly does! Blueberries are overflowing with antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamin K, vitamin C, and manganese too. Blueberries are also known as one of the best foods to help you lose weight, they can be added to smoothies, oats, salads, and desserts. These are one of the more simple superfoods- blueberries are even nice just as a snack on their own. These little disease-fighting soldiers are a great addition to your diet.
Green tea uses the same leaves like many other teas, however, it does not undergo much processing. Due to the little processing, it means that the amount of antioxidants and polyphenols are at their peak. Green tea boosts metabolism, improves oral hygiene, prevents against heart disease, and also assists in your insulin sensitivity levels. Having a couple cups of green tea daily is an easy addition to anyone’s diet, however, try to ensure you drink the eta earlier on in the day.