First, what exactly is a superfood?
Though there is no legal or medical definition, super-foods are nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins and minerals. People who eat them regularly are generally considered healthier and thinner than those who don’t, as well as prolong life and avoid disease. Here are the top three overall as well as some that will assist in healthier more effective digestion:
They contain lycopene, an antioxidant rarely found in other foods. Studies suggest that they could protect the skin against harmful UV rays, prevent certain cancers, and lower cholesterol. Plus, tomatoes are high in potassium, fiber and Vitamin C.
These berries are loaded with phytonutrients and antioxidants that neutralize free radicals (agents that cause aging and cell damage). They may also protect against cancer and reduce the effects of age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Kale offers a type of phytonutrient that seems to lessen the occurrence of a variety of cancers, including breast and ovarian. Specifically, scientists believe this nutrient triggers the liver to produce enzymes that neutralize potentially cancer causing substances.
Ginger can effectively treat a variety of gastrointestinal discomforts. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties can curb digestive spasms, gas, indigestion, nausea and bloating.
Sauerkraut (fermented cabbage) contains an array of nutrients and strains of probiotics and does an exceptional job of cleaning and supplying your gut with beneficial bacterial so that it can heal and work efficiently.