When it comes to superfoods, you may quickly think of things like hemp seed, wheatgrass and acai powder. In other words, the ‘more unusual products’ that you don’t buy on every street corner. But you will also find plenty of superfoods in the regular supermarket: products that promote health due to a large number of vitamins and high nutritional value.
This green powerhouse is packed with Vitamin C. When you eat you already have more than your daily needs. Vitamin C, as you undoubtedly know, is good for your resistance. The kiwi also aids digestion and the fruit is rich in potassium. The kiwi is also very good for your mood. Kiwis can be scooped in half or cut into cubes in a fruit salad.
A fruit with high-fat content, but it is healthy unsaturated fat (beneficial for cholesterol). The avocado also contains many minerals such as potassium and magnesium and it scores high on the content of vitamins C and E. Avocado is delicious through a salad, served on bread in combination with hut cask or, of course, processed into guacamole
Of all the fruit, blueberries score highest on the number of antioxidants. Antioxidants are anti-inflammatory and protect against various diseases. Blueberries also contain anthocyanin, a purple-red dye that prevents the build-up of lime and cholesterol in the heart and blood vessels. Blueberry is also said to help prevent cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, and signs of aging. Blueberries can be used in desserts, pastries, or oatmeal porridge.
This green vegetable, and especially the sprouts of broccoli, contains sulforaphane. This is an antioxidant with cancer-fighting properties. In addition, sulforaphane works against bacteria that appear to cause stomach ulcers. In addition, broccoli is also rich in folic acid and polyphenols, which, like antioxidants, have anti-inflammatory properties. You can boil or steam broccoli and the stump is also edible if you peel it first. You can also use these in green smoothies.
In addition to a lot of vitamins and minerals, the tomato contains the dye lycopene. And it helps against certain types of cancer, high blood pressure, and arteriosclerosis.
When cooking tomatoes is lycopene more freely than if you eat them raw. Every reason to process them into sauce or soup, but also raw through a salad or with a fried egg, tomatoes remain super healthy.
Spinach contains vegetable omega 3 fats and folic acid, but also a lot of vitamins A and K. And a whole row of minerals such as manganese, magnesium, and iron. You can eat spinach raw or use it in a smoothie (which turns a nice green color). You can also cook or stir-fry spinach briefly. Did you know that frozen spinach has a similar nutritional value to fresh?
Kale beats spinach on the vitamin K content. This vitamin has an anti-inflammatory effect and is good for bone building. Kale also scores high on vitamin C and minerals. Everyone knows the kale stew, but you can also stir-fry the leaves or – very trendy – process them into ‘bare chips’. You then bake the cut leaves in the oven with oil and herbs to make a crispy snack.