Unless you have been living under a rock, you must have come across chia seeds, quinoa, kale and goji berries on the aisles, doing your grocery shopping. These days, as everyone strives to eat and live healthy, each year we find new products added to the superfoods list. So move over green tea and kale smoothie, here are the superfoods you should be having in 2018.
This food is going to take over spinach, kale, spirulina and green tea powder, as it is 25% protein and comes with nine essential amino acids. It is a good source of Vitamins A, C and E, contains antioxidants like flavonoids, polyphenols, and ascorbic acid, prevents inflammation, controls blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes and enhances the brain and nervous system.
Elderflower, brewed in a herbal tea, can relieve sinusitis, colds, flu, and fever symptoms. They improve the functioning of the immune system and reduce the occurrence of allergies and infections. They also contain triterpenoids, like β-amyrin, erythrodiol, and oleanolic acid which have anti-cancer, antioxidant and analgesic properties.
No, these seeds do not grow into watermelon plants inside your stomach, like you believed in your childhood. Instead, they come loaded with nutrients. They are rich in proteins, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and omega-6 fatty acids, and minerals like phosphorous, magnesium, iron, potassium, selenium, sodium, copper, manganese and zinc.
Wild, purple berries found in South America, these are rich in antioxidants called anthocyanins. These act against free radicals in the body and reduce signs of ageing. They boost metabolism in the body and help regulate the level of glucose in the blood. The anti-inflammatory property of this fruit helps in relieving arthritis, enhancing the immune system and averting kidney-related diseases.