Superfoods Simplified

Superfoods Simplified

Superfoods Simplified

You gotta eat super to be super! Remember when Spiderman said:

 

We 100% agree. So take five minutes to read this simplification of superfoods. And yes, it’s much cooler than just green vegetables :)

 

  • What is it?
    • Foods that are rich in compounds, like fibre, antioxidants, or fatty acids
    • There’s not really a definition to define what is superfood, it’s not a group of foods
    • It’s only foods that are considered beneficial to a person’s health, with desirable nutrients

  • Why is it good for us? 
    • High nutritional density 
    • Provide a substantial amount of nutrients and very few calories

  • It’s not a medication 
    • Superfoods cannot cure anything, it should only be taken when on a healthy, balanced diet

  • Some examples: blueberries, salmon, kale, and acai
     
  • An interesting aspect of the label of “Superfood” 
    • Some scientists say that “superfood” is merely a marketing tool
    • Which has certain degrees of truth because manufacturers rely heavily on marketing ploys to shape the public’s perception of their products  

 

Superfoods with a purpose! Here are some more awesome branches of superfoods that will cater to your unique requirements. 

 

Adaptogens: Your personal stress management team!


Adaptogens are non-toxic plants that help your body resist stressors of all kinds, whether physical, chemical or biological. They stimulate your body's stress-protection response and help its systems return to a balanced state called "homeostasis." These herbs have also been used for centuries in Asian traditional healing and wellness traditions. 

For example Ashwagandha is an adaptogen that both calms and energizes the body.Ginseng, Maca, Astragalus, Reishi, Chaga Mushroom, Tulsi, Ashwagandha, Moringa and Rhodiola are some more adaptogens.

source: https://edit.sundayriley.com/adaptogens/ 

Antioxidants: “The free-radical scavengers”

“Antioxidants are substances that can prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals, unstable molecules that the body produces as a reaction to environmental and other pressures.”- Medical News Today

Source: http://www.elixirbotanicawellness.com/how-does-network-antioxidants-work 

Antioxidants are essential for the survival of all living things.

 

Your body generates its own antioxidants, such as the cellular antioxidant glutathione. Adequate antioxidant intake is important. In fact, your life depends on the intake of certain antioxidants — namely, vitamins C and E. The health benefits associated with a diet rich in plants is at least partially due to the variety of antioxidants they provide. Berries, green tea, coffee, and dark chocolate are renowned for being good sources of antioxidants.



All these foods are super indeed. But finding a stress relieving herb and adding it to your diet could get stressful indeed! Keep reading our blog for easy tips to consume these foods, or better still try SYPING some!




Resources
https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/what-makes-superfood-so-super 

https://superfoods.co.za/2020/01/30/the-healing-power-of-adaptogens/ 

https://edit.sundayriley.com/adaptogens/ 

https://www.gratefulearthcoffee.com/blog/what-are-adaptogens-and-what-do-they-do 

https://www.stellapharm.com/antioxidants-explained-in-simple-terms/

 

 


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