Superfoods: what?s the deal?
Superfoods tend to be certain foods that the media start promoting as a ?superfood? and suddenly items that were never before heard of (by the majority) become a normal part of your vocabulary and a staple on your supermarket shelves. Think of the likes of kale, acai berries and chia seeds and you get the gist.
But the media promoting these superfoods are doing us a favour, as they contain a whole host of nutrients that your body will thank you for. Here?s a closer look at just a few superfoods to help you through winter and beyond.
Loaded with antioxidants, kale also contains a phytonutrient that has been suggested to help prevent a number of different cancers.
A powerhouse of minerals, nutrients and good fats, the humble avocado is said to be great for heart health, vision, cancer prevention and improved digestion and detoxification, among many more health benefits.
Loaded with fibre, calcium and omega 3 fatty acids, chia seeds help to raise the good cholesterol in your body which helps prevent heart attack and stroke, and also has been said to help with weight loss.
Containing an abundance of iron and folate, beetroot is a good source of antioxidants and has been claimed to help lower blood pressure.
A centuries-old traditional Chinese medicine, green tea has been reported to have a multitude of health benefits thanks to its rich source of magnesium, B vitamins and potassium among many more nutrients.