What Are Superfoods?

September 6, 2018




In recent years, we have been invaded by endless articles, news and marketing related to the "Superfoods" that encourage us to consume them. 


But what are 'superfoods' really? The most important thing to keep in mind is that 'superfoods' are not magical foods. The `superfoods´ are simply foods that contain a greater amount of nutrients and micronutrients (nutrients are carbohydrates or sugars, proteins and fats or lipids and micronutrients are vitamins and minerals), all of them essential for organic functions. We can therefore say that ¨superfoods¨ would be those foods that contain higher amounts of protein-type nutrients or a high content of vitamin C-type micronutrients, for example. 


What are the most interesting ¨superfoods¨ for our health? The most important thing to keep in mind is that each person is different and each of us has different needs. That's why it's important to be advised by an expert. 


To me, some of the "superfoods" that I like the most are: 

-Avocado. It is a fruit with a high vitamin E and Omega 3 content. As if that weren't enough, it has antioxidant properties that help prevent aging and early deterioration of our brain health. 

-Cocoa (pure). It is one of the best antioxidants you can eat because it prevents premature aging helps maintain cognitive skills. 

-Turmeric. From the ginger family, turmeric has many benefits. In addition to having antioxidant properties and being recognised as one of the best anti-inflammatory (thanks to curcumin), it also helps improve digestion, acts as a protector and purifier of the liver and helps combat high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, preventing cardiovascular disease. 

-Pomegranate. Pomegranate seeds are super rich in vitamins B, C and A. It also contains minerals such as potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc. Its high amount of antioxidants help protect cells from damage caused by oxidative stress and aging. In addition to being a great ally of your skin's beauty, it regulates 

intestinal transit. It is especially beneficial for increasing children's defenses and preventing colds, flu, pharyngitis, otitis and sinusitis. Beginning in September they can be found in the markets since it is an autumnal fruit. 

–Yogurt. This thousand year old recipe provides important amounts of macronutrients and micronutrients. In addition to promoting the digestion of lactose, it provides probiotics that regulate the intestinal micro flora, reduces cholesterol, prevents diarrhea, helps prevent cancer, relieves allergies and fights obesity and is a good ally to reduce wrinkles (if applied at night as a cream). 


If you are interested in knowing which foods can help you to be healthier, do not hesitate to contact us through healthcoach@silviaayuso.net. Your health will thank you.

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