Superfoods, a word that we hear very often these days, it is all over the internet and media. But what exactly are superfoods? Superfood is defined as a food item that is extremely rich in quality nutrients and is beneficial for health and well being. What makes a food item a superfood is its nutrient profile and therapeutic properties.
But we generally assume superfoods to be expensive and inaccessible. This is not true, most of the superfoods can be found in our kitchen and easily incorporated in our daily diet, we just need to identify them.
Here are few of the superfoods which will bring a hike in your nutrient intake:
- Quinoa: Quinoa is a pseudocereal meaning it is a seed that can be prepared and eaten as a grain. It is gluten-free, rich in protein, flavonoids, fibre and has a low glycemic index. One cup of quinoa contains 8.1 gm of good quality protein. It also contains quercetin in abundance which is a flavonoid and has a benefit of being anti-inflammatory and anti-cancerous, it is also good for management of heart diseases. One can easily consume it in the form of salad, dosa, upma, dalia etc. You can easily order Quinoa and Quinoa Atta from our site.
- Moringa: Moringa is dried drumstick leaves and very famous in the south Indian kitchen. It is a rich source of calcium, vitamin A, iron, potassium and antioxidants thus helping to improve bone health, eyesight, haemoglobin level and lowering blood pressure due to the abundance of the respective nutrients. You can order Moringa powder and Moringa capsules from our site.
- Wheatgrass: Wheatgrass is sprouted leaves of the wheat plant. It is known to aid weight loss. It is rich in Vitamin C, E and A making it beneficial for the skin along with aiding iron absorption. Wheatgrass contains antioxidants that increase satiety and suppresses hunger. Order wheatgrass powder from here.
- Chia Seeds: These are edible seeds, and the best part about them is that they provide a massive amount of nutrients but are not calorie dense. They are high in fibre and rich in vitamins and minerals like vitamin B1, B2, B3, Zinc etc. These are also rich in good quality protein which eventually increases the metabolism and on the other hand chia seeds expand in the stomach by absorbing water thus helps in bowel movement and aids weight loss. As they are also high in antioxidant content so they also help in improving heart health, maintaining blood sugar levels and also maintains blood pressure. It is very easy to include chia seeds in your diet as they do not have their own taste they are bland, so you can add them in your porridge, yoghurt, smoothies, milk, shakes or simply in water.
- Amla (Gooseberry): Indian gooseberry is the most ancient and popular herb/fruit present in Asian regions. Amla has many health benefits. It helps in rejuvenation of the body cells and slows down the ageing process. It also maintains the health of the liver, heart, hair, skin etc. Now, what is so unique about amla? Amla is the only herb whose vitamin C content is not destroyed by heat or even drying the amla will not affect the vitamin C potency, which means you can easily incorporate amla in many of your food preparations. It also improves the immune system, prevents plaque formation in arteries and makes body alkaline, which prevents and helps managing acidity, ulcers, liver problems etc. you can have it in the form of amla chutney, amla juice, amla candy and in food preparations like daal, porridge etc. You can get amla capsules from here.
So add these superfoods to your daily diet and watch your health shine!!