You may have heard the term ‘superfood’, but wondered what makes these foods so ‘superior’ to others.
A superfood is considered to be a food that is particularly dense in nutrients. Superfood is typically presented in its ‘raw’ state, meaning unprocessed, unrefined and not heated above 47 degrees. Many foods are regarded as superfoods including Kale, Spinach, Acai berries, Blueberries, Pomegranates, Chia, Spirulina, Barley grass, Chlorella, Chlorophyll, Wheatgrass and others, as well as fatty fish such as Salmon & Mackerel. These foods pack a lot of punch for their weight and are superior sources of antioxidants and essential nutrients needed by your body.
Why is superfood or raw food good for my body?
Clean eating with superfoods / raw foods keeps your body moving on the inside and aids detox. The high levels of Phytonutrients present can aid in cancer and chronic disease prevention and help your body build a stronger immune system. The enzymes present help aid digestion and break down food for your body to process. Many superfoods are also naturally rich in antioxidants, which helps minimise damage to the body’s cells and tissues caused by normal body processes and exposure to toxins and chemicals. They’re also a source of important vitamins and minerals for whole body support. Raw superfoods such as sprouts, green juices and wheatgrass are highly alkalizing and reduce acidic levels in the body.