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9 simple alternatives to superfoods!

  1. If you read our blogs more often, you will know that we at Droospieren.nl are not very enthusiastic about superfoods. What the problem is? They are often unnecessarily emblazoned and there are much easier ways to get the right nutrients.

  1. Then the question is of course: what are those ways? Are you afraid of certain shortages, but would you rather not go for the expensive superfoods? Or would you just like to know why those goji berries are really not so indispensable? We mention 9 simple alternatives to superfoods in today's blog!

Superfoods: sense or nonsense?

  1. First of all, what about those superfoods? Products are often promoted under that label if they contain a lot of extra specific nutrients. For that reason it would be â € ˜essentialâ € ™ to include in a healthy diet.

  2. First of all, what about those superfoods? Products are often promoted under that label if they contain a lot of specific nutrients. For that reason, it would be â € omessentialâ € ™ to include it in a healthy diet.

  1. The problem is that there are a lot of substances not in such a product. Ironically, if you focus too much on superfoods, you run the risk of deficiencies. It is therefore much wiser to keep your diet broadly healthy, rather than with specific foods.

  2. The problem is that there are a lot of substances not in such a product. Ironically, if you focus too much on superfoods, you run the risk of deficiencies. It is therefore much more sensible to keep your diet broadly healthy, rather than with specific foods.

Alternatives to superfoods

  1. But what if you want to use superfoods not a healthy diet, just as an extra? Of course there is nothing wrong with that. You probably spend a lot of money when you stuff your kitchen with organic banana powder and goji berries! All such products cost a relatively large amount of money for the nutritional value they provide.

  2. But what if you want to use superfoods not a healthy diet, just as an extra? There is of course nothing wrong with that. You are probably spending a lot of money when you stuff your kitchen with organic banana powder and goji berries! All such products cost relatively a lot of money for the nutritional value they provide.

  1. Fortunately, there are plenty of alternatives to superfoods. Below we list nine frequently bought products and tell you where you can get those coveted nutrients just as well!

  1. Wheatgrass is touted as a substance that helps make more blood cells. Unfortunately: that story is nonsense! The compounds in wheatgrass may look like hemoglobin, but that's really not enough to take over the function…

  2. Wheatgrass is touted as a substance that helps make more blood cells. Unfortunately: that story is nonsense! The substances in wheatgrass may look like hemoglobin, but that's really not enough to take over the function…

  1. What is left is an ordinary green vegetable, with all the associated benefits. Nice, but you get the same benefits from spinach just as easily. (And that for about a tenth of the price.)

  1. Chia seeds contain healthy fats, fibers, proteins and many vitamins and minerals. Sounds healthy, and it is - but that certainly does not make the product indispensable. For example, the pieces of cheaper linseed already provide largely the same substances.

  1. And it can be even easier. Sesame seeds, for example, contain twice as much iron as chia seeds, more magnesium, zinc and calcium, and just as many vitamins. The amount of healthy fats is slightly lower, but you don't get much of that from a spoonful of chia seeds anyway!

  2. And it can be even easier. Sesame seeds, for example, contain twice as much iron as chia seeds, more magnesium, zinc and calcium, and just as many vitamins. The amount of healthy fats is slightly lower, but you don't get much of that from a spoonful of chia seed anyway!

  1. The most amazing stories are told about goji berries. They prevent cancer, fight heart disease, help you lose weight automatically… Unfortunately, one thing is missing: evidence for all these claims! This makes goji berries no healthier than any other berry.

  1. In fact, blueberries contain more antioxidants than goji berries. Moreover, they deliver less fast sugars and they are a lot cheaper, especially if you buy them frozen. That's a triple win.

  1. Yes, quinoa is healthy. It is packed with protein, fiber and micro-nutrients, making it an excellent basis for a healthy meal. But it also costs 3 euros per bag, and you really don't have to spend that money on it.

  2. Yes, quinoa is healthy. It is packed with protein, fiber and micronutrients, making it an excellent basis for a healthy meal. But it also costs 3 euros per bag, and you really don't have to spend that money on it.

  1. An interesting alternative to quinoa is a portion of lentils! These also provide a lot of protein and fiber. Optionally you can combine the lentils with brown rice, then you also have a good portion of carbohydrates. .

  2. An interesting alternative to quinoa is a portion of lentils! These also provide a lot of protein and fiber. Optionally you can combine the lentils with brown rice, then you also immediately have a good portion of carbohydrates. .

  1. Pomegranates contain polyphenols, a type of antioxidant. This substance is also found in red wine, for example; it is particularly good for the heart and blood vessels. However, red wine has many other drawbacks (such as that alcohol), and pomegranates are relatively expensive and inconvenient.

  2. Pomegranates contain polyphenols, a type of antioxidant. This substance is also found in red wine for example; it is particularly good for the heart and blood vessels. However, red wine has many other drawbacks (such as that alcohol), and pomegranates are relatively expensive and inconvenient.

  1. Good news: you don't need them at all. Simple fruits like strawberries and grapes simply contain large amounts of polyphenols.

  1. Coconut water is here and there touted as if it were a true elixir of life. It is especially popular for athletes. Namely, it contains sugars and electrolytes that help to hydrate your body during a workout.

  1. But… unless you are exercising for more than 90 minutes or so, you don't need those extra substances at all. Water is also fine, and is a lot cheaper. Even for longer workouts, it is enough to add a pinch of salt and some fruit juice to your water!

  1. Omega 3 is a magic word these days, and rightly so. You really need these healthy fatty acids, for example to keep your heart and blood vessels in good condition. But there is no reason to get all those omega 3 fats from fresh salmon steaks per se!

  1. You can just as easily use cheaper canned fish. Mackerel and sardines are a lot cheaper than salmon, and they contain just as much healthy fats.

  1. It's hard to miss the hype surrounding kale. A few years ago it was still a boring stew vegetable, nowadays everyone mixes it through their shakes and smoothies. And it's true that kale is healthy - but is it really healthier than other green vegetables?

  1. We can be brief about that: no! All vegetables provide a large portion of vitamins and minerals to some extent. If you vary a lot with this, then you are only really healthy!

  1. Almonds are healthy - and so almond milk should be too. However? Unfortunately, this is disappointing - there is hardly any almond in this product, and often a lot of sugar is added. Not really an upgrade for your daily serving of oatmeal, so.

  1. Do you drink almond milk for the so-called amount of calcium it contains? Low-fat cow's milk is not really higher in calories and contains more protein and more calcium. Plus, it's cheaper and you can be pretty sure there's no junk through it.



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