Superfoods Spotlight: A – Z Of Nutritional Foods – Part 4
Superfoods list continues. They are all foods fantastic for optimal wellness, help to keep my brain firing as a freelance English copywriter and for keeping immunity firing.
K’s Of Superfoods
Kale provides the body with compounds that help lower cholesterol, detoxify, and improve digestion. Kale is also a rich source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, fibre, and copper.
Kiwifruit is a rich source of vitamin C and a good source of potassium and fibre. Anyone else eats the skin as well as the juicy flesh? I love it.
L’s Of Superfoods
Lemon is also rich in vitamin C and a very low-calorie fruit. The tart flavour mellows out some of the sweetness of other fruits in a smoothie. Lemons act as a diuretic, helping to cleanse the body of toxins. Great for glowing skin.
Lettuce is rich in antioxidants, fibre, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, folate, and iron. The darker the colour of the leaf the higher the nutritional content.
Lucuma is a sub-tropical fruit that adds sweetness, with a caramel-like flavour similar to maple syrup mixed with pumpkin. Lucuma has anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in antioxidants, fibre, and trace minerals. Add one tablespoon to your smoothie for a natural sweetness or sprinkle over your favourite toasted muesli!
M’s Of Superfoods
Maca is a taproot native to Bolivia and Peru. A dense nutrient wholefood, known for its energising and nourishing properties. Maca is rich in amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and trace elements. A dessertspoon added to my smoothie gives it a delicious nutty flavour. Great for improving concentration and alertness. Mix into smoothies, yoghurt, muesli, or use in baking.
Mango is full of enzymes and fibre. Great for digestion and heart conditions. Mango contains vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, copper, iron, and powerful antioxidants.
Mesquite Powder is high in protein, lysine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, fibre, and zinc. It has a sweet, nutty, caramel flavour. Sprinkle into a homemade muesli mixture.
Mint is an excellent source of vitamin A, iron, copper, and manganese. It has beneficial effects on the digestive system, helping relieve nausea and even hiccups. I love mint as a breath freshener.
Mustard greens are also bitter with a slight peppery flavour that spices up a smoothie. They have a strong phytonutrients content. They are an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, manganese, fibre, and calcium.
Part 5 of my superfood list is my next post up.