What are superfoods?
Superfoods are vibrant, nutritionally dense foods that offer tremendous dietary and health potential. They are powerful sources of clean protein, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, good fats, essential fatty and amino acids, and other nutrients that offer deep levels of nutrition.
Superfoods are foods that pack in the good stuff that we all want rallying for our health on a daily basis. Although there are long lists of foods that contain nutrients that support health, superfoods turbo charge the system - especially when eaten on a regular basis
Superfoods are foods with a high nutrient-density per calorie ratio, which are filled with vitamins, minerals, fibre, antioxidants and other essential nutrients and are generally accepted to be advantageous for your health. They are located in all food groups and range from widely used foods (like asparagus a good source of Vitamin K), to the exotic (like coconut).What to look for
Nutrient density - The measurement of how much of any particular nutrient the food contains in regards to how much is in one serving.
Nutrient diversity - The measurement of how many different nutrients are available in this one food.
Phytonutrient content - The amount of healthy chemical compounds, known and unknown, that exist in plants. There are potentially thousands of phytonutrients in plants and any superfood should be a known source.
Toxin absence - The goal of consuming superfoods is to load the body with as many nutrients as possible. Superfoods should represent clean, hormone-free, chemical and pesticide-free sources of nutrition.
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