With each new year, comes new food trends. It can all get a little confusing sometimes, so here are some of the best superfoods to watch for in 2018.
Classically known as moringa oleifera, it’s antiaging and anti-inflammatory, and it’s packed with all nine essential amino acids, powerful antioxidants, and an unbelievable amount of iron, calcium, protein, and vitamin C.
This is a great alternative to coconut oil. Avocado oil has the ability to improve heart health and skin quality, and it neutralizes free radicals. It also contains high levels of antioxidants, healthy fats, and a burn point that keeps from destroying nutrients. It’s ideal for cooking and has a really good taste.
This edible flower has an unrivaled antiviral effect. It is great for fighting off swollen sinuses, a sore throat, the common cold, and flu. The berry of the shrub can even be cooked into jams or jellies.
The modified sweet fruit contains the same antioxidant, lycopene, which may play a role in preventing cancer.
Ashwagandha’s profound healing effects can be used to balance the immune system, prevent stress, and combat anxiety, insomnia, liver problems, and more. It is most easily found as a powder or in a capsule form.
This fruit produces a powder that can help to rejuvenate skin complexion, heal damage, improve elasticity, and fight signs of aging. It’s rich in vitamin A, C, D, E, and F, plus fatty acids, minerals, and B complexes.
A vegetable that is a great source of carbohydrates and an alternative to baking flour for those who suffer from gluten intolerance, bloating or IBS. This soft powder is Paleo, vegan-friendly, and nut-free and also includes the benefits of vitamin C, copper, and folate.
For those who are adventurous enough, cricket flour may soon become mainstream. It’s perfect for an added boost of protein. Crickets have about three times more protein than a piece of steak! It’s filled with tons of magnesium and amino acids, and bonus – it’s gluten-free.
This small and sour fruit contains more vitamin C than any other plant in the world! It’s a very rich source of powerful phytochemicals that boosts the immune system, enhances mood and improve the aging process.
Full of fiber, anti-inflammatory properties, minerals, and a plethora of vitamins, these berries can assist in digestion, boost metabolism, and help to regulate blood sugar.
Yes, watermelon seeds! They are a great source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, protein, vitamin B, and magnesium. Sprinkle them over a breakfast bowl for a charge of nutrients or roasted as a snack.
Look out kombucha, because here comes switchel. It’s made up of apple cider vinegar, fresh ginger, and maple syrup. There are tons of gut benefits, including easing inflammation, breaking down toxins, and providing potassium-rich electrolytes.
List courtesy of popsugar.com.
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