5 HOMEMADE SuperFoods for Beauty and Health
Below are 5 SUPERFOODS that can either be prepared at home or are extremely affordable. Let’s have a look at their benefits briefly.
Compared to raw fruit and vegetables, experts estimate that there are up to 100 times more enzymes in sprouts. Enzymes are a type of protein that makes things work in our body. They help our body to heal itself.
- The protein also improves in quality for beans, nuts, seeds, or grains when it is sprouted.
- The fiber content in nuts, beans, grains and seeds also increases significantly. Fiber binds to fats and toxins in our body to remove them efficiently, for this reason it is critical to weight loss.
- Nutritional content increases dramatically. When you sprout foods like nuts, seeds, grains and beans, they typically contain 10 – 30 times more nutrients than the most nutritious organic vegetables.
2. Cultured Vegetables
Eating fermented vegetables can be a life changing experience as you notice your moods, health and digestion improve.
2) Our gut manufactures about 95% of our body’s serotonin which is known as the happiness hormone. If our gut lacks the good bacteria, we may start experiencing low moods and anxiety.
3) The good bacteria helps us to digest our food properly and to absorb nutrients from our food. If you suffer from things like gas, bloating, indigestion, heartburn, headaches etc. Apart from eating the wrong kinds of food you may also not be breaking down your food properly which can result in the problems mentioned above.
4) Fermented foods are also rich in enzymes and can increase the vitamin content of the vegetable. For example, Microbial cultures create B vitamins like folic acid, niacin, thiamin etc.
Kefir is nature’s ultimate super probiotic, it is a collection of over 56 different probiotic strains that inhabit our gut.
- Other probiotics contain usually around 2 probiotics and they do not actually incorporate into, and inhabit the gut.
- Having a healthy supply of good bacteria in our gut helps us to digest food better, regulate acid alkali systems, keep our body clean and make us feel happy because over 90% of serotonin, also know as the happiness hormone, is manufactured in the gut.
- Probiotics are also vitally important for creating natural antibiotics and to destroy harmful bacteria
4. Hemp Seeds
If you want to improve digestion, balance hormones and improve metabolism, then hemp seeds may just be the superfood you’re looking for.
- Hemp seeds contain over 30% fat. They are exceptionally rich in two essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3).
- Hempseeds may reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Studies have shown that giving hemp seed oil to people with eczema may improve blood levels of essential fatty acids.
- In fact, by weight, hemp seeds provide amounts of protein similar to beef and lamb. 30 grams of hemp seeds, or 2–3 tablespoons, provide about 11 grams of protein
Miso is a paste made from soybeans, sea salt, and koji (a mold starter), and often mixed with rice, barley or other grains. The mixture is allowed to ferment for 3 months to 3 years, which produces an enzyme-rich food.
- Is made up of all essential amino acids, making it a complete protein.
- Stimulates the secretion of digestive fluids in the stomach.
- Restores beneficial bacteria to the intestines.
- Is high in antioxidants that protect against free radicals.
- Reduces risk for breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers.
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