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New foods that we had never heard of are popping up on the market, while some others gain nobility thanks to their nutritional strengths. These superfoods foodistas are craving, what are they? What if among our most famous vegetables and fruits were hidden treasures of benefits? Zoom in on these great products that we will hurry to eat.
We now know that eating organic protects us, in case of doubt, from an increase in pesticides in our food.
We also know that to eat better, you have to eat seasonal products, fruits and lots of vegetables.
But what we know less are these superfoods that provide us with really valuable nutrients, and in really interesting amounts.
So what are these ingredients that are not magic but are full of taste and beneficial promises?
Eh yes ! We can already see your astonished face in front of this Granny vegetable that you know by heart.
Know that it has regained its letters of nobility and is established as an ultra trendy vegetable. Not in the name of je ne sais quoi, but really for good reasons.
Rich in folates and vitamins (especially C), fiber, and very good for the intestinal flora when it is not overcooked, it appears as a star of the cruciferous family.
Gourmet tip: it can be cooked in raw strips, barely vinegared, in a long puree in a velvety sauce, roasted in an Airfyer-type appliance, raw and scraped to obtain a semolina appearance.
More exotic, this tropical tree produces leaves which, reduced to powder, conceal health virtues. Much like spirulina, moringa (some say moringa) has an incredible amount of vitamins and minerals, much higher than what is usually found in our common fruits and vegetables. Vitamins A, B, K, C, E, potassium, and even calcium in amazing doses, it additionally contains 8 essential amino acids.
Its fortifying and anti-inflammatory qualities make it a valuable nutritional ally.
Gourmet tip: Sprinkle the moringa in your yogurts, on your fruity breakfast bowls, in your salads and don't hesitate to add it to your smoothies, your juices, your cold soups.
You had noticed that chocolate, when it was consumed very dark, brought a lot of good things. The kind of info we don't let pass ...
But raw cocoa, you know less.
It comes in the form of whole, dry cocoa beans, or crushed into nuggets, or powder. Raw cocoa contains 119 times more antioxidants than bananas and 20 times more than blueberries. Its content in theobromine, anadamine, phenetylamine is interesting because these substances influence our mood. To us, the booster of happiness, joy, libido, and even serotonin ...! Anti-aging properties, stimulating for the brain and blood circulation, let's go!
Gourmet tip: we find the cocoa flavor (logical) without the sweetness, and therefore we can combine it with coconut milk or use it in savory dishes (poultry, salads, mashed sweet potatoes ...).
There too, we will not introduce you to an exotic food, but rather a fruit (yes, avocado is a fruit) with unsuspected virtues.
The Nutrition Journal released a study which shows that avocado has slimming effects thanks to its mono unsaturated fatty acids (the good fat)! Because avocado fat promotes satiety and is very well metabolized by the body, which does not store it. In addition, its vitamin B6 intake deserves our attention.
Finally, rich in antioxidants, avocado helps protect against free radicals. Not to mention that it is a great source of fiber, perfect for the microbiota.
Gourmet advice: eat it as it is with a squeeze of lemon, or, more original, we include it in our recipes for cold soups and smoothies for a creamy texture and a sweetish flavor.
You know this giant African tree, but maybe you don't know that by using its fruit in our food, we bring lots of good concentrated things, which we will be wrong to deprive ourselves.
It is found in powder form or in energy bars for example, and it appears to be the star of the antioxidant content (these micronutrients that help fight against oxidation - aging - of tissues, whether internally or external, such as the skin). In addition, 10 g of baobab per day provides more than a third of our vitamin C needs.
Gourmet advice: like moringa, we sprinkle it in our juices, our smoothies, on our morning porridges, on our salads, our avocado toast ...
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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