They are equipped with a particularly large number of nutrients – whether in a smoothie, a healthy meal, or as chia pudding – superfoods do our bodies a lot of good and bring variety to our diet. We bring you a list of the best superfoods!
What are superfoods?
In general, superfoods include not only exotic ingredients but also local and domestic foods. Various berries (e.g. aronia berries, acai berries, goji berries, blueberries, and their powdered forms), fruits, vegetables (also in powdered form), herbs and spices (e.g. turmeric), nuts and seeds (e.g. hemp seeds, chia seeds, teff) and tea (e.g. matcha tea) as well as cocoa beans, chlorella, spirulina, maca powder or fish such as salmon are among the superfoods.
What belongs to the superfoods?
Although there is no uniform definition for superfoods (yet), they are generally referred to as particularly nutritious foods. For example, superfoods have a particularly large number of phytochemicals (such as flavonoids in blueberries or green tea), vitamins (such as vitamin C and other antioxidants in goji berries or lucuma), minerals (such as calcium, iron, and iodine in maca powder) or valuable fatty acids (like omega-3 fatty acids in chia seeds). The high content of these very different ingredients gives them the appropriate name SUPERfoods.
What do superfoods bring?
Due to the novelty of this term, no clear and scientifically verifiable statements can be made about the effect of superfoods. Of course, the effects of the foods also differ from each other, depending on which nutrients can be found in a superfood. It is clear that unusual superfoods such as maca powder or goji berries bring variety to our recipes and thus ensure that healthy eating is even more fun. For example, try our recipe for chia bread. However, the variety of chia seed recipes is almost endless. The superfood can be used in a variety of ways, for example as an ingredient in a green smoothie or as a healthy alternative to dessert.