The term ‘superfood’ has become a buzzword in the world of nutrition, and there is good reason for the rising popularity of these unbelievably healthy foods. There is an extensive list of superfoods that you might start incorporating into your diet so they can provide benefits like those listed below. All superfoods are whole, unprocessed foods, and they are best prepared raw or with lean cooking methods like braising, sautéing or roasting rather than frying.
Disease preventing qualities
Superfoods are those that are naturally high in vitamins, antioxidants, oils, or fiber. These powerful nutrients offer a range of health benefits—Including cancer prevention, improvement in joint function and a lower risk of heart disease.
Exceptionally low in bad fats
Many superfoods boast the effect of lowering cholesterol and reducing inflammation, and they offer these benefits because they are incredibly low in bad fats. Still, superfoods like walnuts and salmon can satisfy a craving for fatty foods, because they contain omega-3 fatty acids. Fats of this variety actually work to raise levels of good HDL cholesterol, which keeps bad LDL cholesterol in check.
Assistance in weight loss
Perhaps one of the greatest superpowers of common superfoods is their ability to keep the body full and satisfied. High fiber or high protein content in foods like soy, fish, nuts, beans and fresh vegetables will sustain you for longer so that you do not overeat throughout the day.
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