8 Super Foods That Are Set to Rule in 2018
1 || Chaga Mushroom
This is the king of the medicinal mushroom family, with the ability to boost out immune systems with the highest strength antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Consumed as a tea, this bitter and pungent infusion isn’t for everyone. You could always try and buy it as a powder and add to your smoothies.
2 || Nut Oils
Move over nut butters, these cold pressed nut and avocado oils can be consumed both raw or cooked (although raw is recommended). Whether its almond or cashew oil, these ingredients are strong and so use sparingly on salads and pastas etc.
3 || Moringa
When consumed this small tree species looks like a super greens powder.Heavily used in the Ayurvedic tradition, this plant, known as the miracle tree heals more than 300 ailments. It is primarily valued for its rejuvenating effects on skin, nails, hair and weight loss.
It has more 24% more iron than spinach, 21% more calcium than milk, is rich in vitamins A, E, K, B1, B3, B6, B12, and minerals calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and zinc. Need we say more ?
4 || Tiger Nuts
Ok they are not actually nuts but look like a nut and are called a nut. In fact they are small, tuberous rhizomes… So let’s just stick with nuts. They look like a cross between a date and a raisin, they have been consumed by civilizations for about 1000 years. They are very high in fiber, which will keep our bodies regular. They are also quite competitively high in magnesium, potassium and plant protein. Consumed as a nut, a milk or a flour this superfood is here to stay.
5 || Algae Fats
Vegetarians and vegans may have just found themselves another source of essential omega-3 fats, other than flaxseed. These fats are only found in oily fish, and cannot be produced by the body. Flaxseed was lacking some as well, as it didn’t provide EPA and DHA omega-3 fats. Well algae fats are a rich source of the ingredients making a great new option for people looking to avoid animal products.
6 || Bone Broth
Your grandmother was right all along, bone broth is touted as the next superfood. Made just like your grandmother taught you, add bones to some water, add vegetables for flavor and allow to boil than simmer. Bone broth today is the ‘hottest’ new drink, think coffee but savory. It is known to strengthen your bones, improve your joints, great for your gut and of course contains collagen which may improve your skin, reducing fine lines.What’s not to love…
7 || Maqui Berries
If chaga is king of the mushroom then maqui is king of the berries. A native of Chile, a place where it grows abundantly enough not to need cultivation. This purple berries benefits outweigh all other berries. Things acai, blackberries and blueberries on steroids, packed with vitamin c and antioxidant anthocyanins (that are associated with the purple color of the skin).
8 || Baobab
A tree native to the tropical African Savannah, everything of the tree is beneficial, fruits/leaves/seeds.With three times the vitamin C of gig berries, six times the potassium of bananas and twice as much calcium as milk this superfood is a force to be reckoned with. Consumed as either a powder or juice, it also helps regulate the balance of the body’s base acids to fight fatigue. It also helps to block free radicals and strengthen bones.
9 || And one for the road || Sick of Chicken ?Well You Can Always Try Crickets
Crickets rival chicken in their protein content, 100gms of crickets contain 214 percent more protein than 100gms of chicken breast meat. The good news is that you don’t need to consume them whole. They are often sold as a powder or even a flour.