Food is essential for human beings to survive, and loving what you eat is the best treat a person can give to oneself. The only thing that is usually the hardest is the selection and inclusion of good food items in our daily lives. With the busy lifestyle and tight-packed schedules, most of us rely on ready-to-eat food items or on the recipes that are ready within a few minutes. There is nothing wrong with eating these food items, but by simply including a few more food items that are rich in proteins, vitamins, fibre and much more body essential nutrients, we all can stay healthy. Today, in this article, we will discuss one such category of food items, i.e., Superfoods.
As the name suggests, superfoods are powerhouses of nutrients and micronutrients like enzymes, antioxidants, and good healthy fat. Walnuts, Goji Berries, blueberry, turmeric, garlic, barley, goji berries, broccoli, chia seeds, quinoa, and avocado are everyday superfoods that knowingly or unknowingly many of us consume. We will delve into superfoods in this blog post in detail.
At present, superfoods are becoming popular among people, nutritionists, dieticians, and there is no reason not to be even, all thanks to their benefits. Interestingly, according to research, the global superfoods market is expected to grow at a CAGR of about 6.2% in the forecast period of 2021 and 2026. Isn't it amazing and shocking at the same time to see the superfood industry growth predictions to be this high? It is and now, let us take a look at the reasons which are major contributing factors in this growth below:
Healthier Immune System
Some superfoods contain a hefty amount of vitamin C, and vitamin C is one of the best vitamins to boost the body's immunity level. Superfoods like broccoli can be very effective in this. Also, the superfood turmeric used as a spice can also help make the immune system strong because of the presence of antioxidants and other nutrients.
Many superfoods are believed to contain nutrients that help to improve and increase endurance. Superfoods like kale are rich in calcium, vitamins A, K, and B6, iron, antioxidants, flavonoids, and many other nutrients to improve overall endurance. Cherries, walnuts, chia seeds, wild salmon are just a few superfoods which when included in the daily diet, can improve endurance.
A Healthier Skin
Many superfoods are rich in vitamin A and C, which give the skin everything that prevents premature aging. Superfoods like Goji Berries, blueberries, olive oil, avocados, broccoli are some of the superfoods rich in antioxidants, vitamins, chlorophyll, vitamin A and C to help the premature aging of the skin.
Many superfoods are power-packed with anti-inflammatory nutrients, which help to reduce any inflammation internally. Superfoods like turmeric, spinach, kale etc., are good for us to reduce the internal inflammation.
Controlled Blood Pressure
Many people have the problem of unstable blood pressure, and interestingly, by including a few superfoods in their daily diet, it can be controlled. Superfoods like beetroots, sweet potatoes, garlic, and leafy green vegetables are fibre and nutrients to lower high blood pressure and maintain the body's overall blood pressure.
These are just a few significant benefits of superfoods among a plethora of benefits. One must try to have a superfood-rich diet to have a healthy body and active lifestyle.
Stay tuned to know more about different ways to include these power-packed superfoods in your daily diet.
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