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Superfoods

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Superfoods are your answer!

Superfood are foods rich in energy content and revitalising tendencies. They help provide quick boost to the body’s nutrition deficit. A food can be genuinely termed ‘Superfood’ when it has unusually high content of antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients. So say Bye, bye to coconut oil, avocado and dark chocolate and bring in black rice, seaweeds, soups and much more.

However, by adding just one or two of these superfoods in your diet doesn’t make it a balanced diet neither does it balance out or negate the effects of your bad eating.

Here are some superfoods you could include in your diet that are listed according to availability!

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Lentils, beans, pulses, peanuts are the in thing for 2016 for providing protein in the diet. They are cheap, easily available options to keep the protein content at a high.

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Sprouts are whole grains that are alkaline, have high nutritive value, rich in proteins, enzymatic activity that helps in digestion and reduces inflammation and high fiber content. They are one of the cheapest superfoods that one can consume every day.

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While 2015 saw the trend of drinking juices, 2016 is for consumption of soup. Juices made out of fruits have high sugar content, but Soups are made from vegetables and are high in fiber content. Make your soups rich in protein and nutrients by adding the ingredients you want.

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They are none other than your very own drumstick leaves! These have long been used for medicinal and nutritional benefits. The leaves have a whole lot of nutrients such as calcium, Vitamin C, B vitamins, iron and also protein. This plant that you can find easily, can be included in your daily diet to get the super nutrients!

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Bone broth is as simple as making a vegetable soup, but this has bones added to it. The soup is simmered for six to twelve hours to get all the nutrients out of the bones. Bone broth is protein rich, has calcium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, that is good for the digestive system and immunity. It is said to give shine to the hair, make skin supple and nails stronger.

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Mushrooms are easily found in market and said to be a superfood because of their high nutrition content. They provide very less calories but contain wide range of nutrients like riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, copper, selenium and chromium. Mushrooms grown in sunlight also provide Vitamin D. So go all in for Mushroom soups, starters and curries!

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You will find black rice being sold in all the major supermarkets and online. It contains iron, phytonutrients and fiber in huge amounts and is therefore chosen as a superfood.

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Nori, kelp, wakame, kombu and many more are a few of the seaweeds that you should consume to take advantage of for their high nutritional value. Seaweeds are a treasure trove of various nutrients and have got a wide range of benefits for the body. They are abundant source of minerals, antioxidants and calcium. They help in detoxification of your body, alkalize your blood, chelate harmful environmental toxins and also boosts weight loss.

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