Superfoods are foods that have exceptional properties for health and the body. They have positive effects on the body, mind and spirit.
Superfoods can include fruits, algae, seeds and roots, etc. They all contain high nutritional values, especially with respect to micronutrients such as vitamins, amino acids, minerals and antioxidants, etc.
Improving your health with superfoods
Superfoods can help maintain good health and even improve it. Overall, our diets have gotten worse, and this is why today, it’s important to think about integrating superfoods into your diet in order to compensate for nutritional deficiencies. However, on their own, they aren’t as effective as they are when added to a balanced and varied diet.
To check how balanced your diet is, I invite you to use the Nutri Coach app. There, you’ll find all the recommended nutritional quantities based on your needs and personal goals in addition to recipe ideas that are perfect for you!
A list of the main superfoods
Spirulina, the ultimate superfood
Rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids (proteins), spirulina excels in terms of immunity, muscle recovery and the battle against cholesterol!
To learn how to consume it, you can read our previous blog post here.
Goji berries are small red fruits rich in amino acids, vitamins, essential fatty acids, minerals and trace elements. In short, Goji berries are perfect for strengthening the body’s natural immunity and giving it a boost for winter.
Extremely rich in antioxidants, noni is a fruit that’s recognized for its incredible protective properties against many diseases. It’s often consumed as juice.
A powerful antioxidant, this spice treats and prevents inflammatory diseases. It protects the liver, stomach and kidneys through its main active ingredient, curcumin. When taken on a daily basis, turmeric combats the harmful effects of oxidative stress.
This plant is part of the adaptogen family. It helps the body resist and adapt to stress and its negative effects. Maca root raises libido, fights against the symptoms of menopause and strengthens the body (ideal for athletes).
An adaptogen plant, its root contains powerful active ingredients for fighting against stress, anxiety and free radicals. It’s also a natural anti-inflammatory. Korean ginseng is known for helping to relieve the symptoms of diabetes.
Ginger has numerous antioxidant and antiemetic properties. This means that it helps relieve nausea. It aids digestion and also eases inflammation and pain, as it’s an anti-inflammatory.
Rich in fatty acids, vitamins and trace elements, royal jelly preserves the general health of the body and its resistance to stress. This superfood is known for beautifying the skin.
Honey is a natural antioxidant and sore throat remedy. A natural sweetener, it’s an excellent alternative to white sugar (three tips for cutting back on sugar). Consuming it regularly helps combat insomnia and improves the quality of sleep.
Garlic is an antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-cholesterol, anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory and aphrodisiac. And not only that! Garlic is great for thinning the blood, reducing cholesterol and lowering blood pressure. When consumed regularly, garlic promotes digestion and helps prevent various types of cancer (stomach, colon and rectal).
Naturally rich in antioxidants, cinnamon fights against aging on a cellular level and its consequences. It’s also effective against diabetes and cholesterol, and it supports the digestive system.
This fruit fights against cell degeneration, inflammation, cancer and autoimmune diseases. Cocoa also has calming properties and is particularly recommended for stress, anxiety, fatigue and overexertion. It is great for athletes, as it allows for quick recovery after a high intensity workout.
Acerola is a fruit that’s extremely high in vitamin C. It also contains large amounts of vitamins A and B (B1, B2, B5 and B6), trace elements, minerals and antioxidants to help strengthen the immune system and fight against aging. Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antifungal, acerola is used as a natural remedy against infections and fungal infections.
Lemon the most alkaline element for the body. As such, it combats acidification of the body and helps restore the body’s acid-base balance. Lemon is an antioxidant, detoxifier, diuretic and antioxidant.