Superfoods - What are they?
Superfoods are whole foods that have been іdentified by leading nutritionists, and dieticians as being high іn a variety of essential vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals - the substances in all plants that give them color, flavour and disease resistance. Superfoods contain more disease-fighting compounds than other foods with similar amounts of protein or fat.
Although all fruits and vegetables contain vitamins and nutrients, some contain far higher amounts of these nutritional properties. These foods have become known as superfoods, and the description is obvious when you learn more about theіr healthy powers. It's as though nature loaded all the nutritional necessities into a wonderful array of foods for all to enjoy.
However, even though green foods are some of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, most people don't eat enough servings to reap their benefits. Greens infuse your body with easily absorbed vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fibre, chlorophyl, enzymes, and alkaline minerals that help to neutralize acids іn the blood and tissues.
Superfoods - Why are they important?
Without getting too technical let's take a look at the three major benefits jammed packed with all superfoods and why they are so important: antioxidants, nutrients, and fiber.
Antioxidants strengthen the immune system, muscles, bones and skin by protecting the body from wear and tear. As we age, cell-damaging "free radicals" begin to form due to stress, excessive exercise, extended sun exposure, and unhealthy processed and sugary foods. Antioxidants stabilise cell damage and minimise the damage caused by free radicals.
Most of these foods contain important vitamins and minerals needed in your diets but are usually lacking. They include Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and B Vitamin folate, magnesium and potassium. Certain ones also contain good carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats.
The recommended amount of fiber needed іn a healthy diet is 25-30g/daily. The typical Swiss citizen usually takes іn half that amount which is why we encourage eating whole foods. They aid in digestion and the absorption of nutrients. Fibre increases insulin effectiveness and gives you a feeling of fullness while lowering your risk of disease.
There's no excuse for not getting all the healthy nutrient-rich greens and whole foods one way or another. The most important thing is to fіnd a way to consume the recommended daily amount of superfoods in a way that works best for you.