Defined simply Superfoods are Nutrient Dense foods. These are fruits, vegetables and grains that have more absorbable nutrients per serving than other foods. For example, an acai berry has ten times more antioxidants than grapes. Plus it has added omegas for brain health.
The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale measures the antioxidant levels in foods. Foods higher on the ORAC scale are considered superfoods. Acai berries, for example, have the highest ORAC reading of any other food.
Listed below are the top 5 superfoods that are easy to access in an organic whole food form from most markets.
Easy to find in most health foods stores and some supermarkets, choose certified organic when possible. This superfood is grown in space stations for its tremendous amount of nutrients per serving. High in protein with a number of essential vitamins and minerals, it is a highly recommended nutrient for everyone's diet.
Spinach is high in a number of vitamins and minerals. When added with a bit of vitamin C the iron content is highly absorbable. Childhood development studies show the benefits of spinach to brain function, memory and mental clarity.
High in vitamin K and C, blueberries are similar to Acai berries in that they are high in antioxidants specifically resveratrol which has been shown to have numerous health benefits.
The poster child for superfoods, Kale like spinach has a number of essential vitamins and minerals in highly absorbable form. Specifically high in Vitamins K, A and C it also has amazing phytonutrients that are showing to aid in the slowing cancerous cells.
High in protein, omega 3’s and amino acids; chia seeds are a great addition to all diets. Easy to add to a smoothie or soak for a chia pudding. Both filling, nutritious and an excellent source of dietary fibre.
Easy to source and add to a smoothie, choose any of these foods, certified organic when possible, and you are on your way to optimal energy-packed immune-boosting health.
Comments will be approved before showing up.