11 popular superfoods and how to eat them
We’ve all heard the term “superfood” and most of us have already included some of these delicious delicacies in our diet, but there are still many questions surrounding these foods, the most important of which is:How do I eat it?“. Or the exotic Japanese matchmore familiar avocado, or mysterious camouflage camouflage fruits, there are ways to prepare them that would turn these superfoods into heavenly ambrosia that can be chewed around the clock. Here are 11 popular superfoods and how to eat them.
Mix it with low-fat or non-dairy milk and you’re done! Over the past few years, matcha has been in and out of trends, never leaving the health scene. This amazing green tea is packed with antioxidants and contains more caffeine than coffee itself! You can usually find it as a green powder that can be mixed into anything from healthy drinks to nutrient-dense snacks.
Hemp seeds are a huge the trend now. Reason to be? Not only do they improve your digestion, but they also contain beneficial substances such as amino acids, omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, and more vitamins than we can count. You can add them to your morning toast or oatmeal, mix them into smoothies, or sprinkle them on a salad.
The name of this fruit may seem a bit funny, but its benefits are not serious. From the rainforests of Peru, we present to you camouflage camouflage, a superfood that contains more vitamin C than any other fruit on Earth. It also has flavonoids, amino acids and a lot of potassium, which helps our heart and kidneys work better. The easiest way to eat this delicious fruit is to buy its powder and mix it into your smoothie. Enjoy!
Have you heard about the new dairy-free coconut yogurt? If you haven’t already and want to try something healthy and delicious, then mix some of this deliciousness with berries, muesli and a pinch of cinnamon to make a really mouth-watering breakfast. Keep in mind, however, that non-dairy yogurts don’t contain probiotics, so you’ll have to add them by hand if you’re making your own coconut or almond yogurt.
You’ve probably been eating avocados for years, but did you know that they’re also a superfood? This amazing fruit is rich in vitamins C, K, E, healthy fat and potassium. And the best part? It’s one of the tastiest things on Earth! That means there are hundreds of ways to eat it, but our all-time favorite is a simple recipe for avocado on toast. It’s a great breakfast, lunch or snack and can be garnished with a variety of deliciousness, such as grilled tomatoes, basil, spices or eggs.
How long has it been since you last had sauerkraut or kimchi? We bet for most of you the answer is never. Fermented foods such as kimchi or sauerkraut (sauerkraut) are incredibly beneficial for gut health and the digestive system in general, as they are rich in beneficial bacteria. Try eating some spicy kimchi with a sandwich, pasta, mashed potatoes, and just about anything. This extra flavor will make your food more flavorful and savory.
Ever since eating and eating organic became one of the biggest health trends a few years ago, we’ve seen our fair share of different non-dairy milks. You’re probably familiar with almond milk as it’s the base for most smoothies, along with soy, rice and hemp milks, but 2018 is the year of oat milk! It’s a dream come true for all nutritionists and a true lifesaver for people with gluten sensitivity. You can add it to a smoothie bowl, make cocoa, bake delicious candies and make creamy soups.
If you want to take a break from meat or just add variety to your meals, try adding lentils to your meals. They are rich in nutrients, protein, iron and maintain blood sugar levels. You can make a pasta sauce with lentils or make a hearty warm vegetable salad – rest assured that whatever you make with lentils will be hearty and incredibly delicious!
Turmeric is a true superfood because it’s used in just about everything from DIY face masks to healthy teas and finger-licking curries. What makes turmeric so special? It contains anti-inflammatory substances, keeps your skin healthy by getting rid of acne-causing bacteria, and has antioxidant properties. And this is only the tip of the iceberg! You can use turmeric literally everywhere – with detox drinks, creamy carrot or pumpkin soups, morning eggs or in your barbecue marinade.
If you have a sweet tooth but want to eat less sugar, dates are sure to become your new favorite superfood. Dates not only taste like caramel, but also contain potassium, calcium, vitamins, iron, fiber and all kinds of minerals. Use them with any dessert you can imagine, from cookies to sweet bars to butterscotch brownies.
Did you know that you can not only eat mushrooms, but also drink them? That’s right! They’ve been doing it for hundreds of years in the East, and now it’s time for Westerners to enjoy the incredible benefits of mushroom teas, too. Mushrooms are known to boost the immune system, reduce stress, and even help with weight loss! Look for mushrooms like reishi and indie organic brands like Buddha Tea and Moon Juice at your local health food store. You won’t regret it!