Some Superfoods We Need In Our Diet
1. Fermented Foods:
Fermented foods are a great source of live cultures, minerals and healthy enzymes. They are good for your digestion and immune system. Fermented foods provide good bacteria to your guts that help to maintain a healthy and balanced gut microbiota. Add fermented foods, such as Idlis, dosas, yogurt , to your meal plan to reap all of their benefits.
2. Coconut Flour
Coconut is a superfood itself. Many of us use coconut butter and oil, drink coconut water and milk. Nowadays people start using coconut flour too. Coconut flour has a higher fiber content than all-purpose flour and it’s rich in protein as well. Coconut flour is light and fluffy and is perfect for pancakes.
3. Sprouted Foods
Sprouted foods doesn’t look and taste good, but they have wonderful benefits. They are rich in B vitamins, protein and essential minerals such potassium, calcium and iron. You don’t need to eat sprouted grains, though. You can use sprouted flour instead of all-purpose or whole grain flour, and opt for a sprouted grain bread that is healthier than white bread.
4. Hemp Oil
Hemp oil is tastier and healthier than vegetable oil and olive oil. It has a delicate taste and contains more omega-3 fatty acids than olive oil. To reap all its health benefits, it’s best to use hemp oil in salad dressings and dips. Moreover, this type of oil is too delicate to be heated. I use hemp oil in pesto too.
5. Brussel Sprouts
One of the most obvious reasons why Brussels sprouts are considered a superfood is because they help fight cancer. Brussels sprouts are rich in vitamin C and vitamin K. One serving contains around 28 milligrams of calcium, 156 micrograms of vitamin K and 85 milligrams of vitamin C. Brussels sprouts are also high in vitamin B6, fibre, potassium, and iron.
While the above article guides you to eating healthier, there is no substitute for customized professional advice given by a qualified nutritionist. We urge you to speak to your personal dietician or if you need help, contact a nutritionist at Qua Nutrition.
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