Superfood trends seem to come and go and keeping up on them can mean giving yourself health benefits you wouldn’t otherwise get. Superfoods are typically picked by a survey of nutritionists, so don’t worry, it’s not some John Doe in his basement picking something at random. This year is no exception.
Picked by a few thousand nutritionists, the superfoods of today will do so many good things for your health. Plus, they are pretty delicious. So fitting these into your diet should be easy.
While avocado oil was on the list in past years, avocado itself is at the top of the list this year. It’s easy to see why. They include 20 different vitamins and minerals including Vitamin C, B5, E and potassium. In fact, they have more potassium that a banana. Plus, they are low in saturated fat and don’t contain any sodium or cholesterol. Win, win, win.
Blueberries are delicious and have a ton of health benefits so it’s no wonder they are on the list of superfoods this year. Blueberries are high in vitamins C & K a well as Manganese and Fiber.
Did you know that blueberries are about 85% water? An entire cup is only 84 calories. Plus, you can eat them so many ways.
3. Non-Dairy Milk
Non-Dairy milks have been gaining in popularity for a while now. You’ve probably heard or maybe even tried soy milk and almond milk, but what about oat milk?
Oat milk has become a big thing, so much so that last year there was a shortage of the stuff. It’s really no surprise why people are flocking to this oat product. It’s rich in iron, calcium, potassium and fiber as well as vitamin D. Unlike cow’s milk which doesn’t have any fiber at all.
Plus, you can even make oat milk at home. Here’s how.
If you’re not a fan of coconut, you may want to think about ways of working it into your diet. Believe it or not, coconut has a ton of benefits. Not only does it support immune system health, but it improves insulin secretion and other diabetes symptoms. Plus it improves good cholesterol and thyroid function. Oh, and it totally promotes weight loss.
5. Ancient Grains
Ancient grains are seven types of grains that all have some pretty nice benefits. The first is Millet. Millet contains a ton of magnesium and is great for lowering blood pressure and other heart benefits.
Then you have Sorghum, a serving of this ancient grain is almost have of your daily fiber for the day. Hello digestive health in this superfood.
Then there’s Kamut. It’s richer in fatty acids and polyphenols than regular wheat and has antioxidant benefits too.
Amaranth is up next and it’s rich in fiber, potassium, iron, calcium and protein.
Freekeh also is rich in iron, calcium and protein but also includes zinc. This ancient grain is great for helping you feel fuller, longer.
Farro is full of dietary fiber and protein and is a popular ingredient in mediterranean dishes.
Finally we have Teff which is full of iron, calcium and fiber.
No matter which ancient grain you pick, you’ll be getting some great benefits.
So there you have the 5 top superfoods, what do you think? Will you be working these into your diet this year?