Superfoods That Are Unknown Superstars!

Supsuperfoodserfoods are known to be beneficial to your health, low in calories, high in nutrition or phytochemicals, and an excellent source of antioxidants.  They are healthy real food that does not contain artificial or synthetic ingredients such as food additives or contaminants. Superfoods are superstars that popularity is on the rise!

Superfoods such as the cancer-fighting properties of blueberries and the high levels of omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon are some of the reasons they were among the first foods to rise to superfood status, but there are many other delicious, lesser-known superstars that are filled with a wealth of health that you might not be aware of.

Such as:
  • The pichuberry, also known as a cape gooseberry, can be found in Peru and Colombia. It contains high levels of antioxidants and has been linked to protecting against liver damage.
  • Another wonderful and powerful superfood is Manuka honey (tea tree honey). This sweet treat, native to New Zealand, has traditionally been used to sweeten baked goods or as a sugar substitute in sauces and dressings. Manuka honey is high in flavonoids, which have anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and antimicrobial properties. Studies even suggest that manuka honey can reduce gingivitis, be used as an antibacterial, and promote wound healing.
  • Maca a timesless superfood, that is a root vegetable from Peru, can be added to your morning meal and you will be increasing your levels of B vitamins, calcium, zinc, and iron! Studies on maca, also known as Peruvian ginseng, link the vegetable helping regulate hormonal imbalances, relieve menstrual and menopausal symptoms, and increasing energy levels.

These foods can be added to your diet in so many ways. Try putting them in a breakfast smoothie for a nutritious start to your day!  Check-out Fix’s guide to the newest healthy superfoods in town – you’ll be happy you did and you can reap the many health benefits for years to come.


Source: Fix.com

 

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10 thoughts on “Superfoods That Are Unknown Superstars!”

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  2. Great list we have recently heard some great things about maca and want to buy some. Does it contain all the B vitamins do you know?

    1. Hi Joyce,
      From my research Maca contains these B vitamins maca contains are: riboflavin, niacin (B-2), B6 and B3. Have a health happy weekend. Marla

    1. Hi Kristin,
      I feel honored to be chosen as one of your features. Thank you so much. Thanks for hosting this great party. Have a healthy happy week. Marla

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  5. Wow. So much information packed into “Superfoods that are unknown superstars.” Great job Marla. Saw it at the Real Food Friday Link Up #64. I know you’ve seen mine (from another link up,). This time I put the original title of “Take Action with Your Food Shopping Dollars” on it. Thanks for being one of the hosts of a great link up!
    Nancy Andres, Health & Lifestyle Writer and Author of Colors of Joy: A Woman’s Guide for Self-Discovery, Balance, and Bliss.

  6. Smoothies are an easy way to try some new foods, get some great nutrition, but not really have to taste the stuff. LOL I had not heard of most of these. Thank you for sharing!

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