I’ve been reading a lot more about superfoods. A lot of people don’t understand what they are and the power they have toward good health. When you start to add superfoods to your daily diet routine, smoothies and juicing you may be focused on the more common superfoods. These are the ones you see in the vast majority of dieting books and recipe books. There are some less common superfoods you may not know about. Here are a few of them, how to add them to your diet routine, and what each one can bring to your daily health.
Turmeric can be used in a variety of ways to help with inflammation and to give a boost of antioxidants to the system. Turmeric can be found in powder form at most grocery stores and added to soups and stews. Another way to use it is to cook it with a small amount of water. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir over low heat until a paste is created. Take the paste and place it in an airtight container, putting the mixture in the refrigerator. Add ¼ teaspoon to warm milk and drink at least once a day.
Green Coffee Beans
Green coffee beans help with fat loss and can be ideal for adding at the beginning of a workout routine or dietary change. They also work as an anti-inflammatory to help with swelling in and around the joints. This can be ideal and work as a double shot to not only drop weight but also counteract the possible swelling that will occur from moving to a higher level of activity in the gym or during home workouts. You can use these like regular coffee or as an iced coffee drink mixed with fruits.
Green tea offers a variety of superfood benefits but is often overlooked as a tea for weight loss alone. The truth is, green tea can be used as a cancer-fighting superfood agent due to the number of catechins found in the tea leaves. The catechins have been proven to slow the development and growth of cancer cells in the body. If you don’t like the flavor of green tea, you can add it easily to most drinks or find it already mixed in superfood powders.
These are only a handful of the many uncommon superfoods you may not have thought of. You can find most of these superfood options at health food stores, whole-food style stores, and specialty markets online. Remember, if you can’t find them in a capsule form you can purchase vegetarian capsules and fill them yourself fairly easily or just add the powders to drinks, soups, and foods.
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