Food trends change as quickly as fashion. One of the most important food trends to look for is the ‘superfood’ infatuation. Being packed with vitamins and nutrients to nourish your body, fight inflammation, and keep you feeling full and satisfied, superfoods are known for their exotic nature. Below is a list of 5 superfoods that will help keep you healthy and feeling great from the inside out!
Turmeric, the bright yellow spice often used in curries, mustards and golden milk lattes, has been linked to several health benefits because of the presence of Curcumin – the active ingredient/compound in it. Turmeric might be beneficial for heart disease, cancer, osteoarthritis, infections, and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Multiple Sclerosis.
Apart from its creamy melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness, when it comes to health, the benefits of dark chocolate are all about the polyphenols, specifically the flavanols. Flavanols in chocolate are responsible for the ability to maintain healthy blood pressure, promote blood flow, and promote heart health.
From cookies to stir-fries, ginger is used in a huge range of delicious dishes. But this superfood doesn’t just taste good – it offers loads of health benefits too. As well as being spasmolytic, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral, it’s loaded with essentials vitamins and nutrients that can help keep you feeling your best.
The often-over-looked avocado is a delicious, creamy superfood that’s simply too health-boosting to skip. The myriad of healthy fats and nutrients found in avocados – oleic acid, lutein, folate, vitamin E, monounsaturated fats and glutathione among them – can help protect your body from heart disease, cancer, degenerative eye and brain diseases.
Love them or hate them, beets are earning a second look. Besides providing several vitamins and minerals, beets have many other compounds that have unique health benefits. From lowering blood pressure, dilating blood vessels to fight off cancer cells, beets can do it all.