The New Wave of Healthy FoodsWhile there is not a standard definition to define super foods, it seems like there is a new group of super foods that garners attention each year. Here are some super foods to consider incorporating into your diet for 2015.
Maca powder is rich in vitamins B, C and E. It also provides the body with calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and amino acids. Serving size is approximately one teaspoon which can be mixed with a glass or milk or juice or add to a smoothie or yogurt.
Chia seeds have gained popularity in recent years. The chia seed is rich in antioxidants and other nutrients. It contains protein and omega3 fats. They are also high in fiber. This super food is calorie dense at 140 calories per two tablespoons. It is important to pay attention to serving size.
Black rice also known as forbidden rice is reported to have anti-inflammatory properties and a high level of antioxidants. A serving size is ¼ cup uncooked rice.
Fermented foods have been gaining attention in recent years. These foods pack a lot of nutritional value and they are good for gut health.
Coconut flour is a nutritional heavyweight. Gram for gram compared to other flours it has the highest fiber and protein content. It has a very nice light coconut flavor. Try it when making pancakes.