Just like in the fashion industry, health food trends change by the year. For example, last year, kale was the superfood number one, but this year it is out and replaced by other antioxidants and vitamin-rich foods. So, to follow the trends and maintain your health and beauty, keep an eye out for these super foods.
These Chilean berries are rich in vitamin C and anthocyanins, which are responsible for the purple pigment in some foods. Also, these antioxidants are associated with anti-ageing effects and can do wonders to your skin. It will help fight off the free radicals that can cause wrinkles and maintain your flawless complexion. Even though these berries can be somewhat bitter in taste, they make a perfect nutrition punch everyone can use from time to time. You can find them raw in various supermarkets or you can consume them as a concentrated powder.
Various mushrooms have been the part of medicine for centuries, but this year you can rely on chaga mushrooms to boost your health and looks. These mushrooms are filled with antimicrobial and antioxidants which will strengthen your immune system and provide you with a fresher look. They are perfect for detoxing your body, which automatically promises cleaner skin and lower stress levels. If you can afford it, you can opt for chaga mushroom tea and consume it daily, but a more affordable option is a chaga mushroom in a form of concentrated powder which you can add to your diet.
Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the most important nutrients that preserve our health and keep our skin look healthy. These can be found in many different fish species, but there is one even better option. Algae and their fats are rich in omega-3 algal EPA and DHA, as well as other essential fatty acids. Therefore, if you wish to avoid animal products but still want to preserve the nutritional benefits of fish meat, you should incorporate algae into your diet. You can either add algae to your meals, or you can opt for a bottle of algae oil and enjoy their benefits.
Fruits and veggies are essential for our health and they should be present in our meals every day. However, this year, the focus is put on the purple vegetables. Carrots, purple potatoes, brussels sprouts, acai and cauliflower are rich in antioxidants and vitamins we need in order to stay healthy. Additionally, all these are widely available and there are plenty of recipes that include them. You will need the vitamins and antioxidants to boost your immunity, but at the same time they will promise you cleaner skin that is less prone to damage and you won’t have to spend a fortune on expensive beauty products.
Up until this year, the biggest trends were the juice cleanses for detoxing our bodies. However, this year cleansing goes on a whole new level. Getting rid of toxins is a smart move for anyone and instead of opting for fruit and veggie juices, this year we are doing it with soup. This type of cleanse is heartier and hotter method of cleaning your body and getting the essential nutrients on a daily basis. You just need to prepare a broth containing your favorite flavors and plenty of antioxidant-rich veggies and your cleansing can begin. Besides various health benefits, the detox will help your skin recover faster and it is perfect for improving your look for the warmer seasons.
It’s all about preserving your good health and looks. All these super foods promise you a body filled only with the essential nutrients, while the bad ones will be eliminated. A healthy body means a healthy mind, which automatically gives you more confidence and much more success in other aspects of your life.