The Latest Super Foods

Are blueberries, Greek yogurts and flax seeds already behind us? We’ve sought out the newest of the super foods and if you haven’t already heard about these you must read about them here!

Aloe Vera

Spotted forms of Aloe vera are sometimes known...Externally Aloe Vera has been used throughout history to help ease the discomfort of sunburns, minor wounds, cuts, scrapes and rashes. Many researchers believe that aloe can enhance the body’s ability to heal by stimulating the activity of collagen and elastin, two compounds responsible for healthy tissue integrity. Aloe juice alkalizes the digestive tract preventing over-acidity, a common cause of indigestion, acid reflux, heartburn and ulcers. A Must try for those suffering from ulcers or heartburn.  Buy here.

Goji Berries

These red berries are a rich source of vitamin C, having 500 times more vitamin C per ounce than oranges and actually more than any other fruit. They also contain vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E and

Goji berries Svenska: Gojibär

contain a full complement of protein with 18 amino acids and 21 trace minerals. Most of all they are an excellent antioxidant making it an ideal natural whole food for reversing aging and protecting against diseases. Purchase here on Amazon. 

Skyr 

This Icelandic yogurt is really a soft cheese, but its texture and

nutrients are similar to Greek yogurt, and it includes the same basic ingredients – skim milk and live active cultures. Skyr is made using a centuries-old straining processes that removes the whey (liquid), which makes it creamy and thick without providing any fat! A single 6 oz container of plain, nonfat contains 16 g of protein compared to about 14 g in Greek and 8 g in traditional yogurt. It’s time to try this!

Skyr
Skyr (Photo credit: roboppy)

Chia Seeds

This little whole grain is an ancient health food that was used by the Aztecs and Mayans as a main energy source. These seeds pack more heart and brain saving omega-3 fatty acids than flax seeds and have been shown in research to lower blood pressure and inflammation. These are a great addition to a smoothie for an added boost of fiber, protein, calcium, antioxidants, and omega-3s.  More info here.

Swiss chard

Swiss chard is rich in lutein, a carotenoid that helps protect against age-related macular degeneration. Swiss chard, with its plentiful nutrients, antioxidants, phytochemicals, and more helps prevent digestive tract and colon cancers and can also protect the kidneys of those with diabetes.

Swiss Chard. Taken during Tatton Park Flower S...
Swiss Chard. Taken during Tatton Park Flower Show 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s good for bone health, lung health, heart health, vision, immune systems, and mental clarity. The list goes on and on. It’s time to learn how to cook this. Recipe here. 

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2 thoughts on “The Latest Super Foods

  1. s each of us gets older, the faculty that most notably deteriorates is our vision. One optical problem receiving increasing attention today is “macular degeneration,” an eye disease affecting the central part of the retina. Recent research suggests that carotenoids, particularly Lutein and Zeaxanthin, seem to reduce the risk of developing macular degeneration..

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