Many new highly nutritious foods from around the world are now available to consumers with the moniker Superfoods. They usually have a long history of being revered for their incredible nutritional benefits which modern science is confirming with research. Pomegranate Arils and Sacha Inchi Seeds are not the most widely known but they should be given their extraordinary nutritional benefits.
The shiny red pomegranate fruits are highly nutritious superfoods you should treat yourself to. The fruit contains sweet juice and tiny edible seeds.
Pomegranate is rich in potassium, vitamin C, and fiber. It’s vitamin C content contributes up to 48% of an adult’s daily nutrient requirement.
It’s also loaded with antioxidants such as flavonoids, anthocyanins, and tannins. These antioxidants are useful in fighting free radicals in the body and have anti-inflammatory effects as well.
You can consume pomegranates as juice, fresh raw seeds, or prepared with yoghurt, salads, oatmeal, or desserts. The fruit peel is also edible.
Caution: It’s not good for your dog’s digestion.
Sacha Inchi Seeds
If you’re looking for nutrient dense superfoods, sacha inchi seeds should be considered. Also known as Inca peanut, they’re mainly found in Peru. Sacha inchi protein contain all the essential amino acids.
It’s rich in omega 3 fatty acids necessary for calcium absorption in the body. This plays a role in formation of strong bones. Omega 3 is also useful in regulating blood sugar levels..
The vitamins A and E content of sacha inchi seeds helps improve vision.
It controls cholesterol and boosts the body’s immune system. Tryptophan found in sacha inchi seeds is a useful in production of theserotonin hormone which helps lower stress.
Sample and snack these superfoods daily and you’ll reap immense health benefits. They can be useful in a weight lost diet as well.
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