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“A food that is considered to be very good for your health and that may even help some medical conditions.”
A real superfood…
…should provide a very large amount of a certain or several nutrients, active substances or vital substances and significantly more than the usual foods.
…should be as natural as possible and comes from organic production or wild game.
…should be a full and integral food. A single vitamin or a single extracted plant substance can also have a great effect, but it is not a superfood, but rather a food supplement.
…does not have to taste delicious to be a superfood.
…does not have to be easy to snack, and it does not have to be expensive, as is often assumed by a superfood.
…could, but does not have to, come from distant tropical or arctic regions. Superfoods also grow directly in front of the Central European front door, such as the oregano, the parsley, the nettle, the dandelion, the self-grown broccoli sprouts, raw sauerkraut, barley grass and many more.
Unfortunately, the term Superfood is also a very clever and simple marketing term. There is no legal or medical definition in order to call a food “super”-food. It is simply a good way to make money.
There is also a lot of criticism around the term because it can mislead people to go to extreme in their conviction and consume large quantities of specific superfoods ending up with an “impaired, one-sided diet”
Many sources even state that it is impractical for consumers to have a diet based on a lot presumed superfoods when enough nutrients being already provided from a diet using diverse foods, especially different fruits and vegetables.
In the end, we are talking about good nutritious food. Healthy and naturally grown, which we used to eat before we started to implement processed foods into our lives.
We simply re-introducing good food sources back into our lives while learning about superfoods.
Of course, there are also a lot of exotic options of Superfood out there, and many of them are real nutritious powerhouses.
They are rich in compounds (such as antioxidants, fiber or healthy fats) considered beneficial to a person’s health. They can increase energy and vitality, regulate cholesterol and blood pressure and may help to prevent or fight even cancer and other diseases.
But so are the ones right in our front garden.
Some researches show that an ideal diet is largely plant-based with a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. The so-called Superfoods can be a good entry into healthy eating, in becoming more aware of what is good for our body. Understanding and feeling the nutritional value of the food you eat can also be very enlightening and it will definitely change your life. It changed mine a lot.
I feel more connected with my body, more vital, lighter and in general much more alive than It used to.
So, there are many very healthy foods out in the world to explore and some of them are definitely super. Nutritious powerhouses that hold a large amount of goodness in them.