No Gimmicks: Meet 4 Hall of Fame, Real Deal Superfoods – TipsonHealthyLiving.com
Trying to eat healthy? Then you’re probably familiar with the term “superfood.” It seems that every other day there’s a new superfood touted as a cure-all.
For example, take kombucha tea, which is a fermented drink made with tea, sugar, bacteria, and yeast. Although it’s sometimes referred to as kombucha mushroom tea, kombucha is not even a mushroom; it’s simply a colony of bacteria and yeast. Stimulating the immune system, preventing cancer, and improving digestion and liver function are just some of its claims. Unfortunately, there’s no current scientific evidence to support these so-called findings. I say save your money.
There are other trendy foods that are good for you and worth the money. I recently fell in love with chia seeds. They’re loaded with alpha lineolinic acid (ALA), a heart-healthy omega-3 essential fatty acids, fiber to keep you feeling fuller longer, and antioxidants that may ward off certain cancers. Two teaspoons daily are recommended and can easily be added to your oatmeal, cereal, or yogurt, blended into a smoothie or used as a crunchy salad topping.
Why look for the next new superfood when there are so many great foods out there already? The basic principles of eating healthy lead me to my food choices, not a new marketing campaign. While there are so many of these “forgotten superfoods” these are some that deserve the attention.
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