An Introduction to Superfood
Basicallya superfood is any kind of whole food that is rich in nutrient andhealth-promoting properties. Accordingly, a superfood is to meet asufficient richness level of one of the following criteria: it oughthave a broad range of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants,phytonutruents, co-factors and so forth.
Now,since "superfood" is a relatively popular term to tossaround at whim, this article aims to inform and set certaincriteria which may help tell apart the real stuff from the "merely labeled one".
Superfoodsmay include: spirulina, Chlorella, maca, noni, mangosteen, gojiberry, acai, camu camu, wheat grass, barley grass, acerolla cherryand so forth, etc. All of the mentioned are rich in nutrients and havethus got incredible healing properties. Also noteworthy: these foodsare universally wholsome. This is not to say that other superfoodsare "less good", but rather that they are good in specificareas instead.
Antioxidantboosting is best achieved via: goji, acai and mangosteen.Antioxidants neutralize free radicals (the factors which areresponsible for aging) which makes these foods perfect for fighting the aging process. Other recommended antioxidant level boosters include fruitssuch as berries.
Animmune system alongside with a richer level of Vitamin C can beachieved via intake of acerola cherry, noni and camu camu. What, inactuality, is meant by boosting the immune system is: the increasedproduction of blood cells which are then used to fight off virusesand diseases. The particular type of fruits are among the richestwhole food sources of vitamin C. These fruits are also a far bettersource of vitamin C than ascorbic acid is, because the latter is,actually, not a complete food and may thus be toxic in large amounts.
Itis also interesting to note that amongst the weakest of superfoodsthat are promoted by a range of companies are, by far: wheat grassand barley grass. This is because they do not come even close to thethe nutritional makeup of, say, spirulina or Chlorella. They alsolack the specific properties the previously mentioned superfoods donot. This is to say that despite the claims promoted throughvarious media, outlets and while they actually ARE healthy, these foods arecompletely unimpressive in comparison to other superfoods.
Conclusively,it is also a valuable bit of info to know that there is, however, a substitute to just aboutany superfood out there. Asking a nutritionist about thesesupplements would be a good idea in order to make sure a person istaking in all the substances he or she has planned to.