Avocado, chia seeds, quinoa, kale – the world is crazy about exotic foods, also called superfoods.
Here are the ten most popular among them .
The Acai palm grows in South America. It is said that its fruit, resembling blueberries, supports metabolism, ie. leads to weight loss. It also contains many antioxidants that slow down the aging process and smooth out wrinkles. Acai berry also improves the body’s energy balance and endurance.
Avocado is one of the richest fruits in the world, but they do not make us fat. It contains unsaturated fatty acids, which reduce cholesterol levels in the body and improve cardiovascular function. The pear-shaped green fruit also contains many vitamins that are good for the skin, hair, immune and nervous systems.
These small seeds, rich in protein and Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, are said to have magical properties. As far back as 5,000 years ago, the ancient Maya and Aztecs valued their properties and used them as medicine. As a matter of fact, chia seeds have almost no taste.
Goji berry is considered one of the most useful fruits in the world. It strengthens the immune system and heart, stabilizes blood pressure, gives energy, slows aging. This fruit is very useful for the eyes and skin.
This super product is sneaking into the menu of more and more people. In the United States, kale has long been a hit: it is available as a smoothie, salad and in many other variations. Kale is a real vitamin bomb: 100 grams of it is enough to cover our daily needs for vitamin C. In addition, kale is rich in vitamin A and contains minerals such as iron and calcium.
In gastrointestinal diseases, ginger is an indispensable helper – it improves the blood supply to the intestines. Stops inflammatory processes and helps restore the intestinal mucosa. Ginger reveals its healing properties best dried. When fresh, it is spicy in taste, but strengthens the body’s resistance.
The Indian spice turmeric has been known to people for millennia. It is one of the ingredients of curry. The ginger-like plant is considered sacred. Turmeric improves digestion, lowers cholesterol, acts as an antioxidant, and has an anti-inflammatory effect.
Anyone who wants to do something for their health should eat a few almonds a day. In addition to dulling hunger, almonds help a lot with heart function and reduce the risk of diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Almonds contain “good” fats – such as avocados.
The small grains of Kyoto are called by many names: “the grain of the Incas”, “the barley of the Andes”, “Peruvian rice”. They are considered one of the best sources of plant proteins. They do not contain gluten, contain all nine essential amino acids, have antioxidant action and are extremely rich in minerals.