While ‘superfood’ is a buzzword that you’ll hear thrown around a lot these days, you probably have a vague notion that superfoods work to increase your health.
You might be wondering what a superfood is exactly. Superfoods are nutrient filled, with antioxidants, that can aid in fighting disease, increasing your energy naturally, and boosting your immunity.
These superfoods can be added to your favorite salads, smoothies, and even desserts. If you’re not sold on them just yet, keep reading to learn the kinds of foods that can uniquely benefit your body!
Our first superfood is spirulina, a blue green algae found in freshwater lakes. Spirulina is one of the most complete food sources in the world. This superfood is jam-packed with protein (more than any meat, fish, or poultry!) and contains all 8 essential amino acids. Spirulina is easily digested, creates a healthy environment in your body to prevent disease, and promotes the growth of healthy probiotics. In addition to all of these benefits, spirulina also helps regulate your appetite and can help cleanse your body of toxins.
Some of you may recognize this superfood from your favorite smoothies. Acai is the top Amazonian super berry and is high in antioxidants and dietary fiber. Believe it or not, acai has anti-aging elements and is beneficial to your skin and eyesight. This superfood can even help you regulate cholesterol. What’s not to love?