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20 Amazing Facts About Superfoods

The term “superfood” is used to refer to any food with a high density of beneficial nutrients, proven health benefits, and no or relatively few adverse properties.  Here is 20 interesting facts about superfoods you probably didn’t know.


20 Amazing Facts About Superfoods[space_20]

The term “superfood” is used to refer to any food with a high density of beneficial nutrients, proven health benefits, and no or relatively few adverse properties. [space_20]
Though there is no legal or medical definition, superfoods are nutrient generators that pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals.
A lot of people have unrealistic expectations about these foods, thinking they’ll be protected from health problems. [space_20]

In order to really benefit from superfoods we need to keep a balance and a general healthy diet with real whole fresh foods.


A poor diet topped with a few superfoods will get you nowhere. Eating too much of one type of food is also incorrect, we need a wide pallet of nutrients from different sources.


Interesting Facts About Superfoods


From ancient roots, grains and berries, to vitamin packed seeds here is a list of interesting facts about superfoods that will surely entertain you and probably something you didn’t expect: [space_20]
  1. Spirulina once became a key element that NASA would use for their astronauts’ diets in space. The rest of the world would start to catch on to this superfood once people heard that NASA utilized it for its superior nutritional profile. The iron content of spirulina beats raw spinachand is equivalent to red meat. There are over 30 varieties of spirulina, and some are more superior than others. [space_20]
  2.  Raw Cacao contains the chemical, phenylethylamine, which causes a change in blood pressure and blood-sugar levels leading to libido increase, feelings of excitement, alertness. [space_20]
  3. Cinnamon has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, additionally a study [1] found that the smell of cinnamon helped boost brain function. [space_20]
  4. Quinoa is one of the only grains or seeds that provides all nine essential amino acids our bodies can’t produce themselves. [space_20]
  5. Just one cup of strawberries satisfies the daily requirement for vitamin C (74 milligrams per day for women, 90 for men).[space_20]
  6. Beets contain a bioactive agent – betaine, which stimulates the function of liver cells and protects the liver and bile ducts fighting inflammation. Beet greens on the other hand are high in lutein and zeaxanthin, nutrients that have been connected in studies to better eye health. [space_20]
  7. Chia seeds once played an important role in sacrificial offerings to the Aztec gods and were an important currency, considered more precious even than gold. [space_20]
  8. One blueberry has as many anthocyanins (type of flavonoid that gives the color- linked to lower levels of inflammation, better cognition, and reduced risks of cancer) as a whole red apple. [space_20]
  9. Black pepper contains antimicrobial compounds that help keep food fresh also aids the absorption of other nutrients. [space_20]
  10. Papaya contains enzymes  that help digestion – breaking down inactive proteins in dead cells, while the seeds help fight off parasites. [space_20]
  11. According to the Harvard Medical School, the fats in wild salmon prevent inflammation and blood clots due to it’s omega-3 content. On the other hand it’s worth noting that sharks, swordfish and king mackerel, contain higher levels of mercury than smaller fish, like sardines, smelt, and anchovy. [space_20]
  12. Maca is a nutritious Peruvian root vegetable (an adaptogen), packed with beneficial vitamins, minerals, enzymes and all essential amino acids. It has been consumed for thousands of years for its energy-enhancing and mood-stabilizing capabilities. Traditionally, maca has also been used to regulate, support, and balance hormonal systems for both men and women. [space_20]
  13. Heat breaks down vitamin B1, vitamin B5, folate, and vitamin C, so you get more of these when you eat certain foods raw like citrus fruits, bell peppers, broccoli etc. [space_20]
  14. Mangosteens – a fist-size fruit that has a thick purple rind and a soft interior made up of white segments. It contains compounds called xanthones which are  present in this fruit’s skin and are the highest when compared to other fruits. These have a natural ability to attack fungal and viral infections, cure skin diseases and repair the damaged cells.  [space_20]

  15. In order to make the most of turmeric, you must take it with a bit of fat and black pepper. Studies show that it may be effective in treating and preventing chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes [2, 3]. [space_20]
  16. Black cumin seeds were found in the tomb of Tutankhamunt. These seeds  have over one hundred different chemical constituents, including abundant sources of all the essential fatty acids that stimulates the immune system helping alleviate autoimmune diseases. [space_20]
  17. Ginger in the ancient Rome was a very expensive spice, one pound of ginger was equivalent to the price of a whole sheep. [space_20]
  18.  Avocado is a fruit which need another avocado tree close by in order to grow, they also grow in pairs on trees. Avocadoes contain vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, and folate. [space_20]
  19. Aronia Chokeberries have the highest antioxidant capacity among berries and other fruits evaluated to date, one 3.5-ounce serving of fresh chokeberries contains more than 2,000 milligrams of antioxidants. [space_20]
  20. Hemp seeds offer a lot of vitamin E, protein and a wide variety of minerals, as well as essential omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Even if the hemp seeds come from the cannabis plant, they do not contain THC – the primary ingredient in marijuana which can induce euphoria and anxiety.


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Alfonso Spofford

Wednesday 27th of May 2020

and 6x more effective than any diet!