Just like any trend from fashion to interior design, food also follows trends, and the zeitgeist of the most nutritional and beneficial foods evolves too. The term superfood is often associated with these incredibly healthy foods that provide our body with lots of nutrition, vitamins, minerals, and positive health effects. These superfoods fall in and out of popularity over time, so let’s have a look at some of these superfoods that are massive and in favor right now around the world.
Turmeric is one of those superfoods that have lasted the test of time. It’s a spice that is readily available from your local supermarket or health food store and is incredibly versatile. It can be sprinkled on just about anything and goes particularly well in scrambled eggs or added to soup. Try mixing some into yoghurt even for that added nutrition.
It contains curcumin, which is what gives turmeric its powers as a superfood, having positive effects on inflammation and even improving your memory and fighting the fight against the free radicals that cause aging.
Perhaps the superfood making the biggest splash right now is the fermented foods. We’re talking about foods like kimchi and miso, but also about drinks like kombucha. These fermented foods add that umami flavor to cooking and dishes or the best kombucha provides a refreshing drink with a helping of good nutrition too.
From fermented foods, expect improved gut health and even reduced inflammation because these superfoods contain probiotics and good bacteria that will have an overall positive effect on your digestive system.
Opening a pomegranate can leave you feeling a bit unsure about how to use the fruit, but if you can find creative uses for these little wonder seeds, you can harness their positive health effects. Add them to salad or smoothies or even make them part of your morning bowl of oats to add a touch of flavor and a punch of nutrition.
Pomegranate seeds are high in fiber and contain high levels of vitamins like vitamin C and vitamin K, which can only be good for your health.
Ancient grains might conjure up mental images of mystical, long forgotten grains from another time, but actually you’re likely already eating them – or have ready access to them. Here we’re talking about farro and quinoa, amongst others that can also be found in your supermarket. They’re dense in nutrients for your body, but also have a low environment impact, so you can rest easy knowing you’re making a positive contribution to the earth by switching some of your foods out with ancient grains. Quinoa, for example, makes an excellent fluffy, nutty, and flavorfulsubstitution for rice for your next curry dish and it’s easy to cook and prepare!
Consuming superfoods is, in many ways, like taking a vitamin supplement. They’re the most nutritionally dense and good-for-you foods we know about or have benefits that can give food medicinal properties. Try and add some of these foods into your diet to improve your overall nutrition!