We’re more than halfway through the year. If you haven’t stuck to your commitment of eating healthy, don’t worry! Here’s a list of superfoods known to be nutritionally dense to help you catch up on your health goals.
There’s a better way to get caffeine and that’s with matcha green tea. Hailing from Japan, matcha green tea is less processed than regular green tea but has 10 times the nutrition! Matcha contains a high amount of chlorophyll, an essential green pigment found in plants that fights cancer and improves liver detoxification. You can enjoy matcha by steeping it like regular tea, or buying it in powder form and blending it into a smoothie.
You can satisfy your sweets craving without the guilt with cacao, which is chocolate in its raw form. It may be less sweet that processed chocolate, but raw cacao has a higher level of antioxidants and can even promote weight loss! *Mind blown*
3. Coconut Oil
We are lucky to live in a tropical country with an abundance of coconuts. Coconut Oil is considered a superfood due to its medicinal properties. From beauty woes like stretch marks and frizzy hair to health issues such as controlling blood sugar levels, coconut oil deserves all the hype it’s getting.
Our parents used to be so afraid of exposing us to bacteria when in fact, we do need it, but that is the good kind of bacteria. The good bacteria is called probiotics and it helps keep our gut healthy. Yogurt has always been known as a source of probiotic, when in fact, kefir is actually more potent.
5. Sacha Inchi
Touted as the next big superfood trend, Sacha Inchi is a South American seed that’s eaten like a nut. It is packed with protein and essential amino acid. This is particularly helpful for vegans because it’s a good source of plant protein. You can get it in powder form and mix it with your favorite dishes or even dessert.