Superfoods are usually rich in nutrients and are good for your health, they are full of minerals, vitamins and fibre. Foods such as kale, walnuts and quinoa are all considered superfoods due to their positive effects on the body including better skin, teeth, hair and even the potential to reduce the risk of serious illness. The first food to ever be considered a superfood was actually a very well known fruit; the banana.
Eating a variety of whole foods will ensure that you are getting the full range of supplements that your body needs.
Whether there is a brand new recipe trending or a dish is making a come back with health-conscious people, the food industry is constantly changing and is always moving up a level to the next big superfood. With the backing from a celebrity chef, brand, influencer or food blogger anything nowadays can become a trend. These trends can become popular due to health reasons or simply because they are scrumptious. We have put together a list of the foods that we believe are the best superfoods of 2019, ready for you to try out today.
Non-dairy milk has become ever popular especially with veganism on the rise too. People around the globe are now replacing their dairy milk for oat, almond, coconut and many other plant-based milks on the market.
For example, almond milk contains several healthy nutrients, especially vitamin E. It is a very low-calorie beverage which means you can drink loads of it without the worry of gaining weight, it is also unsweetened which means it will not raise your blood sugar. On top of all of this, it can also reduce the risk of heart disease, vitamin E is believed to be responsible for the health benefits of almond and protect you from heart disease.
You can use non-dairy milk in cereal, in tea or coffee, in smoothies or even in ice creams the opportunities are endless.
Yoghurt is the perfect example of fermented foods, fermented foods are perfect for maintaining a healthy stomach and gut as the balance out the PH in your body which will reduce inflammation and also detox your body naturally.
Another example of healthy fermented food is the Japanese seasoning Miso, it is made by fermenting soybeans with salt and a type of fungus called koji. The seasoning has been known to lower blood pressure and protect heart health. Recent studies have also proved that it can lower the risk of having a stroke and can normalise blood pressure.
Trout is an extremely versatile fish which is full of flavour and contains plenty of healthy vitamins and nutrients such as tons of Omega 3 and Vitamin D. You can pan fry the fish to cook all of the fish perfectly to eat. Omega 3 is best known for helping the heart by creating healthy blood pressure. Vitamin D and protein are also in the trout which supports healthy brain and eye function too.
People will usually say if you want to lose weight then it’s better to stay off the nuts, but health gurus and dietitians have figured out that monounsaturated fats which are available in fatty nuts can actually lower your bad cholesterol and raise your good cholesterol, which in moderation makes them a healthy snack. These particular nuts also provide Selenium, Vitamin E, Copper and Manganese.
Spinach has always been known for having benefits which could impact your whole body and actually contains dozens of vitamins and nutrients which can help to fight cancer and the overall inflammation of the body. It is also known to protect your eyes from disease, strengthen bones, boost brain power and can also boost the immune system.
Turmeric has become commonly known by most medical experts as a wonder spice. It is known as the wonder spice due to its anti-inflammatory benefits and help in fixing gastrointestinal issues. Turmeric contains an active compound called curcumin which can help with inflammation, heart health and can support your overall immune system. Turmeric also contains minerals, vitamins, fibre and antioxidants which help promote overall health in the body.
Seaweed is rich in vitamin A and C as well goodness such as calcium, magnesium, zinc and iodine. Seaweed makes the perfect healthy snack and is a smart option for regulating your moods and energy levels throughout the day as well as keeping your thyroid functioning correctly. Seaweed tastes best in popcorn, on top of vegetables or even in soups.
Not only is salmon delicious it is also a great source of protein for your body, which is perfect for helping your body recover after injury, maintain bone health and muscle mass. Salmon also contains high values of Vitamin B which can reduce inflammation and heart disease. Not only that but Salmon can also protect your brain’s health. Salmon has been found to reduce symptoms of depression, decrease anxiety, and lower the risk of dementia.
Dark chocolate is packed with nutrients which can impact your body in a positive way. Dark chocolate is known to improve your overall health and lower the risk of heart disease. Dark chocolate has the capability to improve blood flow, lower blood pressure and even protect your skin from the sun. By no means does this mean that you should consume high quantities of chocolate but a few squares after dinner is the perfect amount.
Throughout history, garlic was actually used for its health and medicinal properties. Garlic is very nutritious and has very low calories, they are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and manganese. Garlic can boost your immune system, reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol and even reduce the risk of serious illness’ such as Alzheimers and dementia.
If you have taken the time to buy these brand new superfoods, you will want them to last which is why you will have to store the food properly once you return home. Temperature conditions can easily affect food quality, which is why it is important to store foods properly to keep them well preserved, which will ultimately reduce the waste and keep the natural value higher for eating your superfoods.
Liebherr offers outstanding fridge freezers with many useful features which will help you lead a healthy lifestyle. Liebherr’s refrigerators provide fantastic quality food storage and will secure long-lasting freshness and preserve all nutrients. You are also able to opt for BioFresh or NoFrost Technology which will enhance your refrigeration needs even further.