These days Superfoods are extremely popular and can be bought everywhere. You will have noticed that this new trend is developing more and more. Many people wonder whether these products, offer added value and have positive consequences for health. We at Nature Health went after it and investigated this. The prices of Superfoods are generally higher than the standard products, we also looked at this during our investigation.
What are superfoods?
The name superfoods is a collective term for several edible plants and fruits combined. Protein, minerals, vitamins, enzymes, antioxidants, fatty acids, and amino acids are nutrients that occur in superfoods. When a product has 12 positive properties for your health, it falls under the category: Superfoods.
The nutrients mentioned above are almost no longer in the daily diet. Hence the superfoods are on the rise, this is supplementing the shortages.
Why are Superfoods healthy?
The energy and strength in your body will increase when you start eating Superfood. Purifying the body, improving the immune system and increasing serotonin production are examples of the consequences of eating Superfoods. This means that your general health is enhanced eating these products.
More energy and a better concentration are also consequences of Superfood. Once you eat these products more often the tendency towards unhealthy food will decrease. This way you will reach an ideal weight faster and adopt better eating habits. By eating Superfoods you do not have to follow a strict diet, but part of it goes without saying. Swallowing vitamin pills or other dietary supplements is also outdated.
Top 10 Superfoods
David Wolfe has researched Superfoods and made a top 10 of the best products.
- Goji berries
- Raw Cocoa
- Chia seed
- acai berries
- Coconut products
- Products from bees
- Aloe Vera
- Hemp seed
This top 10 is useful to know but more importantly, how can you use or combine these products. We have also researched this, we will present 3 recipes below with Superfoods.
The first recipe is the well-known Acai bowl. These days this dish is hype and you don’t want to miss this delicious dish. The Acai bowl can be made in many ways with different ingredients. We have chosen a recipe with many Superfood products. It is possible to vary the ingredients yourself, so you don’t always eat the same thing.
An acai bowl consists of the smoothie and the toppings. Below an overview of the products you need.
- Frozen banana
- Frozen mango
- Frozen blackberries/raspberries
- Almond butter
- Goji berries
- Hemp seed
- Cocoa beans
- Coconut flakes
Put all the above products in the blender under the heading “smoothie” and mix it into a whole. Pour the smoothie into a bowl and divide the toppings over it. This way your Acai bowl is ready to be eaten.
Oatmeal porridge with apple and cinnamon
The second recipe is easy and quick to make, this can be eaten as a breakfast or lunch. The ingredients you need are:
- Almond milk
Bring the almond milk to the boil and then stir in the oatmeal and cinnamon. Let this boil for 2 minutes on low heat. Then remove it from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Then you can season it with sugar and honey.
Meanwhile, cut the apple (preferably Elstar apples) into pieces. Then sprinkle the apple on the porridge and garnish with cinnamon.
This dish can be made in 15 minutes. If you don’t like apple, you can replace the apple with a banana with walnuts.
The pizza made from superfoods cannot be forgotten in this list. Everyone is keen on pizza at the right time, especially when it is healthy.
- Pizza Dough
- Olive oil
- Tomato paste
- Spirulina powder
- Fresh cabbage
- Fresh spinach
- Sweet potato
- Red pepper
Preheat the oven. Mix the products for the sauce until you get a creamy sauce.
Then divide the sauce over the pizza dough and spread the pizza with the products of “topping”.