Superfood Spotlight: A - Z Of Nutritional Foods - Part 1

Superfoods are all fantastic for optimal wellness. As a health copywriter I am often writing about trending superfoods.

A's Of Superfoods

Almond milk, unlike the dairy versions, has no cholesterol, low carbohydrates, and is relatively small in calories. It also provides plenty of protein, calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin E and a right amount of vitamin A.  I love making almond milk.  Have you tried Kale Almond Milk?

Apricots filled with beta-carotene. They are also an excellent source of vitamin C.

Apples are an excellent source of vitamin C and fibre. The pectin in apples lowers cholesterol.  The phytonutrients in apples may help keep bones healthy, balance blood sugar, combat asthma, and maybe Alzheimer’s.

B's of Superfoods

Bananas are rich in potassium, calcium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, manganese, and fibre. The potassium in bananas helps lower blood pressure and increase calcium absorption.

Barley Grass and Wheatgrass are strong cleansers.  Using the combined power of fibre, enzymes, and chlorophyll to rid the digestive system, blood, and tissues of heavy metals and toxins. They are also rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, calcium, iron, and healthy protein. An exciting Doctor's take on the benefits of wheatgrass.  

Beet Greens are an excellent source of protein, folate, phosphorus, and zinc.  Also an excellent source of dietary fibre, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, B vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese.

Blueberries are rich in antioxidants.  Antioxidants help the body resist damage from free radicals which lead to ageing and disease. Antioxidants also keep cholesterol from oxidising.  Oxidised cholesterol becomes sticky and leads to blood clots, heart disease, and stroke. Blueberries are also rich in fibre, vitamin C, copper, B vitamins, vitamin E, and vitamin A.

Cacao is the seed of a South American tree that is used to make chocolate and cocoa. The cacao seed offers high levels of magnesium, iron, dietary fibre, and antioxidants while engendering the smoothie with a rich chocolaty flavour.  Cacao will also boost your mood.  Yay!

Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin K. It also contains phytonutrients that fight cancer and serve as antioxidants. Bok Choy is an excellent source of vitamin A through beta-carotene. Red cabbage has even more antioxidants.

Cantaloupe is an excellent source of beta-carotene, made evident by its vibrant orange colour. It is also rich in vitamin C, fibre, potassium, and B vitamins. These vitamins promote healthy eyes and lung function.

Superfood Spotlight: A - Z Of Nutritional Foods Part 2.