Trends spread and die quickly in our day and age. In the past few years alone hundreds have come and gone. However, one trend seemingly here to stay are ‘superfoods’. Superfoods have taken over the health market by storm and, although they are not categorised by any set criteria, their nutritional value is undebatable. Superfoods are, for the most part, identified by an exceptionally high density of beneficial vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. These nutrients can often help us live longer and healthier lives by warding off diseases such as cancers, heart disease, and diabetes.
Making changes to your diet is never an easy task. Nonetheless, incorporating more superfoods into your daily routine doesn’t have to be a difficult endeavor. Especially considering the vast variety of foods there is to choose from. Avocado, a popular superfood, could be spread on your toast instead of butter in the mornings for breakfast. Avocados are very high in healthy fats and contain
Surely you have seen them before. They look like tiny pebbles, black or white, and health addicts love to sprinkle them on top of every meal. Sweet, savoury, breakfast, lunch, or dinner! While chia seeds might be small, they carry all kinds of nutrients. They’re rich in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, calcium, and magnesium, so they’re good for your stomach, heart, and mind. They’re also a smart addition to your diet if you’re vegan or vegetarian.
Their healthy super powers have been known for ages. The first records of chia seeds date back to 3500 BC and it is believed that the Mayan and Aztec warriors used to eat them before battles for a quick dose of energy. (Fun fact: chia means strength in the Mayan language!) The seeds had their place in all aspects of the ancient life, from medicine to religious rituals. Unfortunately, because of their religious significance, chia seeds were banned by the Spanish conquerors in the 16th century and their future seemed uncertain.