The search for a better life is a favorite pastime of mankind, so every thing, phenomenon or even a character attracts increased attention, one has only to apply the Latin word super to them. Everyone has long been accustomed to Superman, but the topic of superfoods is still not familiar to many. The first to pay attention to the "superfood" were raw foodists and vegetarians, who tirelessly look for something to add to a smoothie to surprise everyone. Celebrities followed, who, in turn, are looking for something to eat in order to look good. Madonna, Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore, Victoria Beckham and Miranda Kerr are all well aware of what superfoods are and what they eat with.
Goji - berries from Tibet, a bit like barberry. In China, since ancient times, they have been called "the berries of happiness." First of all, thanks to the amazing ability to instantly lift your mood. And not only the mood, since the juice from them is called "matrimonial wine". However, Hollywood stars love goji not so much and not only for these wonderful properties, but also for the rejuvenating effect. In more detail, this pretty berry contains 18 amino acids, 8 of which are irreplaceable, 21 minerals, vitamins E, C, B1, B2, B6, carotene, polysaccharides and a huge amount of other useful components. All this helps to normalize metabolism, which means it contributes to weight loss.
Raw chocolate, although made from cocoa beans, is fundamentally different from regular chocolate. As the name suggests, it is cooked without heat treatment, which means it retains all the beneficial properties of the beans. If you're used to eating stress with chocolates, switch to raw ones! They taste nothing like ordinary sweets, but at the same time they are guaranteed to make your smile wider, and not your waist, since raw chocolate improves mood and blood circulation, relieves fatigue and, by the way, enhances sexual sensations. If you don't believe it, ask Gwyneth Paltrow, who mixes raw chocolate with goji berries and advises everyone.
Mangosteen is called the "fruit of grace" and "royal fruit". They say Queen Victoria promised a knighthood to whoever brings fresh mangosteen to the court. It is a pity that in her time it was impossible: mangosteen grows mainly in Thailand. So someone was left without a knighthood, and Queen Victoria did not remove toxins and toxins from the body. It is easier for us in this regard, now these wonderful fruits, if desired, can be found in any capital of the world. And mangosteen extract has long been learned to produce. In addition to common vitamins (iron, potassium, phosphorus, thiamine, folic acid, C, B, E), mangosteen contains very rare antioxidants - catechins and proanthocyanids. They are found only in green tea and grape seeds. And if things are not so bad with tea, then grape seeds should definitely not be abused.
Blue-green algae, which is consumed in the form of powder, tablets or flakes. One of the main advantages of spirulina is that it reduces appetite, so those who want to lose weight simply adore it. In addition, spirulina is 60% protein and contains many antioxidants. An excellent source of vitamins A, B, B2, B6, B9, B12, as well as iron, magnesium, calcium, chromium and other trace elements. Many centuries ago, tortillas made from this seaweed were the main food of some Indian tribes. And in Africa, spirulina is still harvested and pressed into flat cakes that can be used as a base for soup or simply crunchy. NASA and the European Space Agency have proposed spirulina as one of their staples for cultivation during extended space missions. Indians, Africans and astronauts recommend!
In terms of antioxidant content, Acai surpasses even honored champions such as blueberries and grapes. And they are extremely nutritious, tasty and … high in calories. So losing weight with their help is not very promising. In South America, the palm tree on which these berries grow is extremely common. Desserts, drinks, ice cream are made from acai, and, of course, they do not consider anything exotic. Brazilians believe that acai juice and berries help keep skin youthful, prevent skin diseases and improve digestion. This product is ideal for people with regular and considerable physical activity, and for those whose best friend is a comfortable sofa, perhaps, that is not suitable at all.
Amalaki (amla, Indian gooseberry)
Amalaki or amla is another exotic berry that looks very much like a round gooseberry. Only it does not grow on a bush, but on a tree, which is very common in India. Once a year, a holiday is even held in his honor in the country, so the local beneficial properties of its fruits, leaves and bark are appreciated. The great yogis who study the science of immortality believed that amalaki bestows youth on the body, freshness of feelings and clarity of mind, enhances the will to live and a sense of joy. All Ayurvedic shops sell amalaki jam, which Mircea Eliade, a researcher of the ancient Vedic traditions, called "the alchemical jam of eternal youth." The content of vitamin C in the juice of fabulous berries is 20 times higher than in orange juice. In addition, amalaki easily copes with parasites, fungi and infections, so the love of the Indians for this plant is very understandable.
Chia (or Spanish sage) seeds have long been familiar to Latin Americans. Vegetarians were attracted by the high calcium content. It turned out that 100 grams of seeds contain twice as much as a glass of milk. Phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, vitamins and fatty acids are also abundant. It is not surprising that the Aztecs took with them on long hikes and hunting only a weapon and a bag of these seeds. One handful contains so much that you can chase to victory after some unfortunate animal, in whose diet there is nothing like it. But even if you are not going to pursue anyone and generally lead a sedentary lifestyle, chia seeds will still come in handy. They are rich in fiber, have a low glycemic index, and taste good. Miranda Kerr really likes it.
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