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what are superfoods

February 19, 2015

Superfoods are those foods that naturally contain a large amount of antioxidants and phytonutrients - chemical substances present in plants - even when consumed in small amounts. Products from the land such as broccoli, garlic, and berries, or from the water such as sprirulina, help eliminate toxins, help reduce the risk of heart disease or cancer, and fight aging.
The main superfoods are of plant origin - with exceptions such as fish fat whose Omega 3 prevents coronary diseases - they are never processed, and it is better to consume them raw or barely cooked in water to avoid losing nutrients. Unlike vitamins or food supplements taken in isolation, superfoods provide a series of nutrients that balance each other and prevent the typical imbalances that usually occur when we take vitamins separately. spirulina Spirulina is a unicellular algae, loaded with nutrients that strengthen the immune system. It is one of the natural sources with more protein and helps fight and prevent cholesterol and take care of blood pressure. It was declared by UNESCO as the food of the millennium. Broccoli It contains iron, potassium, phosphorus and vitamins A and C. It is one of the vegetables with the highest presence of glucosalinates, a phytonutrient that prevents the growth of precancerous cells. It improves the activity of the liver and purifies the blood of toxins. Kale It is a type of cabbage, cousin to broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower. A cup of castle it has only 33 calories, is rich in calcium, vitamins A, C and K, among others, not counting its high content of minerals, antioxidants and fiber. Maca Maca is a root native to Peru. It contains minerals and vitamins such as B, enzymes and amino acids that provide energy, which is why it is used by athletes. It is also used to correct hormonal imbalances in stages such as menopause or premenstrual syndrome. Quinoa Salad It is a seed of the spinach and beet family that grows in the Andes, although it is compared to cereals. It is one of the largest vegetable sources of protein and contains B vitamins, as well as phosphorus, iron, magnesium and calcium. Does not contain gluten or cholesterol. NASA considers including it in space travel. Blueberries 50 g of blueberries contain three times as much vitamin C as an orange. Its antioxidants - flavonoids - fight infectious diseases and prevent tissue deterioration due to age. Açai The Açai is one of the fruits with the most antioxidant power, it grows in the north of South America. Its consumption regulates cholesterol levels, helps to lose weight, and improves general health. Today you can find superfoods in most organic stores, including the Woki Organic Market from the Grácia neighborhood, where we have our store yoga.

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