What are superfoods?
People’s awareness and consciousness has truly been evolving at a growing rate over the last few years, especially in regards to the choices they make in what they wish to consume. With this increased knowledge of superfoods to help with our own health and nutrition, the demand has increased due to improving transportation, communication and research into these sometimes obscure organic foods from all over the globe.
As the familiarity of the word superfood increases, there can be confusion to what it is actually can be defined as, with many mainstream food manufacturers, willing to use this word on many products to lead the general public into buying products. David Wolfe defines the word superfood as foods that have a dozen or more unique properties, not just one or two. For example, the goji berry would be classed a superfood due to it being a complete protein, containing immune-stimulating polysaccharides, liver-cleaning betaine, anti-aging sesquiterpenes, antioxidants, over twenty trace minerals and many more. Superfoods are natural plant foods with exceptionally high nutrition that can enhance our life greatly.
Superfoods can also be defined as a food and a medicine due to their nutritional properties. They can provide us with vast amounts of energy while being able to improve health of the consumer. Some of these include boosting the immune system, elevating serotonin production, enhancing libido, and cleaning and alkalising our bodies.
Superfoods are gaining notoriety at speed as a major factor in nutrition as over the short term are able to help the brain, bones, immune system, hair, heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas, reproductive system, but in the long term can correct imbalances within the body. By consuming superfoods, they are able to aid in the detoxification of the body and lead to an all-round healthier version of you!
Eating superfoods in raw and organic form is the best way to absorb all of their intrinsic properties they have to offer. Research has shown that eating organic raw food, especially superfoods, contain a superior vitamin content, enzymes, coenzymes, protein and minerals.
When introducing new superfoods into your daily nutritional regime, it can be difficult to decide which ones are right for you. All NHF staff will be on hand to help you make a choice and advise which superfoods will be best for you. As they all have unique qualities, it can be important to learn about the superfoods we have to offer and how they can benefit you; which is why we have published information on our website with nutritional information and effects upon the body.