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Superfoods – from smoothies to main dishes and desserts

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What is a superfood and what foods you apart from the rest?

The term superfoods refers to those foods which because of its rich nutritional composition and the high proportion of active substances (antioxidants, phytochemicals) have beneficial effects on our health.

What foods to extract as superfoods and why?

Foods that are often given as a superfood as chokeberry, cranberry, acai, goji, chia seeds, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, cacao, maca powder, spirulina, chlorella, coconut, flax seed oil, hemp oil, and garlic, cabbage, broccoli, dark green leafy vegetables.

These types of foods are interesting because of the high content of active ingredients such as chlorophyll, polyphenols, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, etc. that protect and maintain our body healthy and ready for everyday activities.

Can we get some of these foods found on the market?

If you walk to the market, certainly you can find super foods such as cabbage, broccoli, dark green leafy vegetables, carrots, onions, garlic, radishes, beets, herbs, berries, cherries, cherry, apple, strawberry, peach, apricot .. .

It is important to keep in mind and make sure that fruits and vegetables come from organic farming.

How to prepare a superfood?

Preparing superfood is super simple! Such foods are coming processed in powder form, as a juice or dried berries and as another composition, and they can be found in its original form. Some of the super foods can be added to smoothies, green smoothie, drinks, cereal porridge for breakfast super, soups, desserts. Possibilities and combinations are numerous.

What foods would be in the summer should be an indispensable part of our menu?

Summer nutrition should be as easy and simple. We need to pay attention to the smaller amount of food intake and eat smaller meals more often. In your diet should include light soup of grains or vegetables, whole grains like brown rice, millet, quinoa, amaranth, wholemeal pasta, corn and legumes such as peas, lentils, chickpeas, green beans. Also essential to the plate and lettuce that will refresh us, and combined with sesame, flax seeds or pumpkin and sunflower seeds will get the necessary minerals and unsaturated fatty acids.

Quality chilled water and teas are best drink in the summer.

Fresh seasonal and local fruit that refreshes us in the summer we can eat as a snack, and vegetables can be prepared so that it briefly boil, braise or pair off and mate and prepared raw in a salad.

Heavy meat dishes, spicy, greasy, fried food should be avoided, as well as cold, sweet and carbonated soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.

Summer is the season that brings an abundance of fruits and vegetables, and it certainly should be used and enjoyed.

 

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