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Why do we eat superfoods? Part 1: Different kinds of superfoods?

  1. Click below to read Part 1: Why do we eat superfoods? Part 1: What are superfoods?

  1. Superfoods have many health benefits in the form of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and healthy fats. These foods are relatively easy to obtain and provide better nutritional value per serving than many alternatives.

  1. While the superfoods we list here provide excellent nutritional value, it is of course important to eat a wide variety of healthy foods to ensure the best results for your health. All of these examples are superfoods that have been proven to be good for our health.

1. Blueberries (blueberries)

  1. It has become known thanks to several studies that blueberries slow the aging process on nerve cells. The oxidative stress on the nerves caused by damaged oxygen molecules was significantly reduced when a person ate blueberries.

  1. Blueberries contain anthocyanin, an important anti-inflammatory agent. The anthocyanin in blueberries is known to relax the arteries and also prevent these arteries from being pinched slightly by stress. Vasoconstriction is caused by stress and this in turn can cause high blood pressure. High blood pressure can lead to cardiovascular disease. That is why it is important to have flexible arteries.

  2. Blueberries contain anthocyanin, an important anti-inflammatory agent. The anthocyanin in blueberries is known to relax the arteries and also prevent these arteries from being slightly pinched by stress. Vasoconstriction is caused by stress and this in turn can cause high blood pressure. High blood pressure can lead to cardiovascular disease. That is why it is important to have flexible arteries.

  1. Blueberries are rich in Vitamin K and Vitamin C, which aid in the absorption of iron and improve the immune system. Blueberries are also rich in fiber. Foods high in fiber help reduce cholesterol levels, which is good for the heart. Fiber also helps improve digestion. Blueberries are also a rich source of manganese. Manganese aids in bone formation and the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates.

  2. Blueberries are rich in Vitamin K and Vitamin C, which aid in the absorption of iron and improve the immune system. Blueberries are also rich in fiber. Foods high in fiber help lower cholesterol levels, which are good for the heart. Fiber also helps improve digestion. Blueberries are also a rich source of manganese. Manganese aids in bone formation and the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates.

  1. The metabolic processes in the human body release free radicals every day. This daily release of free radicals is thought to be responsible for causing many diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's, and cardiovascular diseases.

  2. In the human body, the metabolic processes release free radicals every day. This daily release of free radicals is held responsible for causing many diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's, and cardiovascular diseases.

  1. Blueberries are made up of antioxidants, such as anthocyanin and flavonoids, which reverse the harmful effects of free radicals. In short, blueberries are rich in vitamin C, high in fiber, low in cholesterol and low in calories. Hence, they are good for us.

2. Acai berries

  1. Acai berries are purple and comparable in size to a cranberry or common blueberry. These sweet tasting berries are known for the antioxidant properties they contain and are therefore a common ingredient in a variety of weight loss products. But there are many other health benefits.

  1. Acai berries are rich in potassium, an essential mineral that ensures that organs, tissues and cells function properly. Potassium plays different roles in your body. Potassium keeps the electrical activity in your heart normal and also helps build muscle.

  1. Fiber is another important nutrient found in Acai berries. Dietary fiber offers numerous health benefits, most notably the relief of constipation. Acai berries get a lot of their antioxidant properties from the high amount of Vitamin C.

  1. These antioxidants block damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin C also helps the body make collagen, a protein that helps make new skin, blood vessels, and muscles.

3. Green foods

  1. Green foods such as algae, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and wheat grass are a very important part of a healthy diet. There are plenty of options to choose from and they can easily be incorporated into different meals.

  1. Some popular green foods are spinach, kale, bok choy, cabbage, and broccoli. Since there are so many different options, it is quite simple to take advantage of all these benefits.

  2. Some popular green foods are spinach, kale, bok choy, cabbage, and broccoli. Since there are so many options, it is quite easy to take advantage of all these benefits.

  1. Most green foods, such as spinach and broccoli, are considered superfoods because they are packed with antioxidants. There is a lot of vitamins A, C and E in most green feeds, in addition to other important nutrients such as iron and zinc.

  1. Although green foods contain a small amount of carbohydrates, these are carbohydrates that are important for health. These carbohydrates are complex and therefore filled with much-needed fiber that will keep someone full all day long. These fibers also help remove or absorb pollutants and other unnecessary things from the body.

4. Kefir

  1. Kefir is a dairy product that not only provides a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, but also has a variety of probiotic organisms and powerful healing qualities. The word "kefir" is derived from the Turkish word "Keif", which literally translates as "good feeling".

  1. It has this name because people feel better after drinking kefir. Traditional cultures have attributed healing properties to kefir for centuries, but scientific research has only recently begun to determine its true therapeutic value.

  1. Kefir is a fermented milk product that originated centuries ago in the Caucasus mountains. Many different cultures around the world, especially in Europe and Asia, now make use of it. It can be made from the milk of any ruminant, such as a cow, a goat, or a sheep.

  1. It is slightly acidic and carbonated due to the fermentation activity of the symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast that use the "grains" to nourish the culture in the milk (not real ... granulesâ € ™, but a granular matrix of proteins, lipids, and sugars that feed the microbes). The different types of beneficial microbiota in kefir make it one of the most powerful probiotic foods we can eat.

  1. In addition to those highly beneficial bacteria and yeasts, kefir is a rich source of various vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids that promote healing and repair, and maintain and promote general health. Kefir is high in B12, calcium, folic acid and vitamin K2.

  1. It is a good source of biotin, a B vitamin that helps the body process other B vitamins. The complete proteins in kefir are already partially digested, and therefore easier for the body to absorb. Like many other dairy products, kefir is a great source of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. This allows the body to use carbohydrates, fats, and proteins for cell growth, maintenance, and energy.

5. Yogurt

  1. Yogurt is rich in proteins and minerals, including calcium. It also contains good bacteria known as probiotics. These help maintain healthy levels of good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. Greek yogurt (or cottage cheese) has twice the protein of regular yogurt.

6. Omega 3

  1. Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of polyunsaturated fat that is necessary for important body processes such as blood clotting and the building of cell membranes in the brain. Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential nutrient that we must get through our diet because our body cannot produce Omega-3 itself.

  1. Omega-3 can be found in walnuts, linseed, soybean oil and fish oil, and in cold water fish such as trout, herring and salmon. Research has shown the potential for protection against cardiovascular disease, stroke and rheumatoid arthritis.

  1. Research results show that there was a decrease in triglycerides, or fat in the blood, in people using fish oil. They found that triglycerides decreased between 10 and 33 percent in people who use fish oil. It was also found that the greater the dose of fish oil, the greater the decrease in triglyceride levels.

  1. The body needs a number of nutrients and minerals to prepare the biological processes it needs. Fat in the form of fatty acids is one of the necessary nutrients, and omega-3 fatty acids are the best fatty acids the body can use. A healthy diet means that we get adequate amounts of omega-3 fatty acids to ensure proper growth and development.

7. Dark chocolate

  1. There is good news for chocolate lovers, because US researchers have discovered this treat is a better way to boost health than fruit. That is why dark chocolate is also called the newest â € œsuperfoodâ €. Researchers found that gram-for-gram, chocolate contains more healthy plant compounds and antioxidants than fruit juice and offers much more nutritional value than previously thought

  2. There is good news for chocolate lovers, because US researchers have discovered this treat is a better way to boost health than fruit. That is why dark chocolate is also called the newest “super food”. Researchers found that gram-for-gram, chocolate contains more healthy plant compounds and antioxidants than fruit juice and offers much more nutritional value than previously thought

  1. Scientists at the Hershey Center for Health and Nutrition compared cocoa powder, the raw material of chocolate, with powders made from fruits such as Acai berries, blueberries, cranberries and pomegranates, the super fruits known for their powerful health-promoting properties.

  1. Research showed that dark chocolate, containing about 60 percent cocoa, had more antioxidant activity and many more flavanol chemicals than fruit. Unfortunately, this good news does not apply to hot chocolate. The discovery means that cocoa beans meet the nutritional criteria necessary to label something as a â € superfoodâ € ™.

8. Almonds

  1. Almonds are rich in vitamin E and contain healthy monounsaturated fats that are good for our heart. Healthy fats such as those in almonds help lower LDL cholesterol. Eating a handful of nuts is therefore recommended at least four times a week.

9. Hemp seed

  1. Hemp seed is a complete protein. Hemp seed contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that are healthy for the heart and brain. Raw hemp seeds contain antioxidant vitamins B-1, B-2, B-6, vitamin D and vitamin E. Hemp seeds contain minerals such as calcium, magnesium, sulfur, copper, potassium and phosphorus.

  1. The most unique ingredient is gamma-linolenic acid, which helps lower blood cholesterol. Eating hemp seed helps lower blood pressure, strengthens the immune system and gives a person more energy.

  2. The most unique ingredient is gamma linolenic acid, which helps lower blood cholesterol. Eating hemp seed helps lower blood pressure, strengthens the immune system and gives a person more energy.

10. Raw honey

  1. Raw honey is one of the best natural sugar substitutes and a clear superfood. Raw honey has over 80 different health benefits. Raw honey is one of the healthiest foods in the world. It contains all B-complex vitamins, protein-building amino acids and vitamins C, D and E. Raw honey also contains ample amounts of vegetable pigments, proteins and healthy acids such as citric acid.

  1. In addition to simple sugars such as glucose that are directly absorbed into the blood, raw honey also has beneficial enzymes to aid digestion and the absorption of vitamins and minerals in the cells of the body. The combination of vitamins and enzymes in raw honey soothes the digestive system, is quickly absorbed, and keeps bad bacteria out of the body.

  2. In addition to simple sugars such as glucose that are directly absorbed into the blood, raw honey also has beneficial enzymes to aid digestion and the absorption of vitamins and minerals in the cells of the body. The combination of vitamins and enzymes in raw honey soothes the digestive system, is absorbed quickly, and keeps bad bacteria out of the body.

11. Whole grain foods

  1. Whole grains are foods such as whole grain cereal products, whole grain bread, brown rice and whole grain pasta. As the name suggests, whole grain products contain "whole" grains, including the nutrient-rich germ and low-fiber bran.

  2. Whole grains are foods such as whole grain cereal products, whole grain bread, brown rice and whole grain pasta. As the name suggests, whole grain products contain "whole" grains, including the nutrient-rich germ and the fiber-rich bran layer.

  1. When grains are refined, for example to make white flour, rice or bread, the outer layer of bran and germ is removed so that the grain loses much of its fiber and many of the nutrients. By opting for whole grains - instead of processed products - you get a complete package of fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and complex carbohydrates.

  1. It is this unique combination of nutrients that give whole grain foods their many health benefits. Studies show that people who eat more whole-grain foods are less likely to gain weight.

12. Avocados

  1. A buttery green fruit that you can spread on a sandwich, use in a salad, or make a delicious dip? - avocados can do it all. If avocados were just tasty and versatile, they would be worth serving more often.

  1. Recent research has shown that avocados offer a number of surprising and powerful health benefits. Clearly a superfood, avocados are rich in fiber and have more folic acid, potassium, vitamin E and magnesium than other fruits.

  1. The delicious, healthy unsaturated fatty acids in the avocado are one of the main reasons it is so healthy. The only other fruit with a comparable amount of monounsaturated fat is the olive. The unsaturated fatty acid in avocados is oleic acid, which can lower cholesterol.

13. Dried fruit

  1. Dried fruit can be a great source of health-promoting nutrients because the healthy benefits of fruit are not removed, but concentrated with dried fruit (except for vitamin C, which is low in vitamin C dried fruit).

  1. It is getting easier to find various dried fruits such as raisins, dates and plums in the nearest supermarket. Blueberries, cranberries, cherries, apricots and figs are more available than ever before. Something to consider when buying dried fruit are pesticides. It is true that many fruits have been heavily sprayed with chemicals to prevent vermin and fungi.

  1. Of course, not only the good aspects of fruits are concentrated when the fruits are dried. Blueberries and cranberries are not often sprayed, but strawberries and grapes (and therefore raisins too) often get the full brunt of pesticides.

  1. [!Pullquote] It is always important to buy organic when possible. [!/ pullquote]

  1. Click below to read Part 3: Why do we eat superfoods? Part 3: Recipes with superfoods



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