List of 4 Fascinating Superfood to Amplify Your Nutrients Intake (Part 2)

List of 4 Fascinating Superfood to Amplify Your Nutrients Intake (Part 2)

There is still a lot of nutrient rich superfood to be displayed, so we made a second part of the article about these fascinating superfood. So like the previous article, we will add another 4 common yet amazing food to add to your grocery list. Some of the food here is very common, yet overlooked, or we just didn’t realize how strong they are. So with this article, we would like to continue where we left off, to make sure people don’t sleep on these amazing food. If you missed the previous article, you will find the link we provide as you read.

1. Yogurt

Yogurt as the superfood of dairy products

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Yogurt as the superfood of dairy products
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Yogurt is fermented milk, made by by heating milk and combining it with two live cultures which is Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus. It needs to be warm because it is the perfect environment for the bacteria to grow, thickening the milk to create yogurt. We call these live creatures that dwells in yogurt as probiotics, the “good bacteria” that can protect the body from other, more harmful bacteria. Beside that, it is a great source of calcium and protein, which can be found in Greek yogurt, the dairy superfood.

Greek yogurt made from cow’s or sheep’s milk and contains twice the calcium and protein than regular yogurt. It’s also great for the entire digestive tract and system. So the benefit of improving your gut health, boosts metabolism, helps muscle growth and strengthens your bones. If you were wondering on how to eat yogurt, it is a perfect food for breakfast, just add it onto your cereal or fruit. For afternoon snack, you can try yogurt plus honey and walnuts. Plain yogurt is better, because some fruit flavored yogurts contain a lot of added sugar.

2. Blueberry

Blueberry as the superfood of berries

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Blueberry as the superfood of berries
Photo is taken from: Alodokter

Among the family of berries, blueberry is the superfood that outstood the rest of the berries. Blueberries is high in antioxidants and fiber, which is great for internal health, as antioxidants are substances that can prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals. This fruit is low in calories but high in nutrients, and has the highest antioxidants compared to all common fruits and vegetable. Possible health advantage from consuming blueberries are the prevention of heart disease, and the lowering of blood pressure.

 Antioxidants in blueberry can also improve brain health and development, studies reveal that it affects areas of our brain that are essential for intelligence. This tiny fruit is also good for muscle, it helps the muscle by reducing the damage that muscle might receive after a very heavy exercise, minimizing muscle soreness and fatigue. To consume this superfood of a fruit, you can add it to a bowl of cereal or yogurt that we just explained above, you can add it to your pancakes, blend it into a smoothie, or you can just eat it directly as a snack.

You’re halfway there to the end of the article, so if you missed the first part of this article, you can pause and read: List of 4 Fascinating Superfood to Amplify Your Nutrients Intake

3. Egg

Eggs, versatile, simple, and it's everywhere

Photo is taken from Britannica
Eggs, versatile, simple, and it’s everywhere
Photo is taken from Britannica

A large egg contains 212 mg of cholesterol, which is a lot compared to most other foods, but it’s not something to worry about as the dietary cholesterol in eggs does not adversely affect cholesterol levels in the blood, it does not contribute to heart disease like the myth told you. Just like the previous superfood, eggs is rich in antioxidant, lutein and zeaxanthin in particular. Both of those antioxidants helps to protect eye health, by gathering in the retina of the eye where they protect against harmful sunlight and reduce the risk of eye diseases.

Eggs are fully loaded with high-quality proteins, vitamins, minerals, good fats and various trace nutrients, and don’t forget that some eggs is even enriched with omega 3. For those whose on a diet, eggs is the best superfood choice. Eggs can help you lose weight because it has a high satiety index, which means that eggs are particularly good at making you feel full and eat less calories for the next meal, perfect for breakfast. Eggs is a versatile food in terms of consumption, sunny side up, omelette, scrambled, boiled, and more.

4. Quinoa

Quinoa as the superfood of carbohydrates
Quinoa as the superfood of carbohydrates

Quinoa is a gluten-free, whole-grain carbohydrate, as well as a whole protein (meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids). This superfood came from the Chenopodium quinoa plants, and the seed of that plant is the quinoa that we eat. Quinoa is one of the most nutrient-dense carbs available today, is it better than white rice, well yes it is. Quinoa contains twice more protein and more fiber than white rice, while it also fewer in calories. Fiber in quinoa can help reduce blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, increase fullness and help with weight loss.

Quinoa is a good choice for those who avoid gluten, as it is gluten-free, more that any other carbohydrate sources. Given the amazing amount of nutrients, quinoa is great to improve metabolic health, by reducing blood sugar, insulin and triglyceride levels. Apparently, quinoa is another antioxidant rich superfood on the list, beating all of it’s carbohydrate contender. Eating quinoa might also help you to lose weight as it is high in fiber, protein and has a low glycemic index (Food that stimulates hunger). For a recipe on quinoa, you can click here.

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