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Three superfoods on the block: To add or not to add is the question

Oct 03, 2021 16:43 IST | By Editorji News Desk

Words like "superfood" and "power foods" come attached with an appealing idea of the possibility of a healthy lifestyle.  Superfoods are known to be loaded with numerous beneficial nutrients. And in today's era where people believe in eating right and eating smart, superfoods have generously been welcomed into daily diets. 

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While superfoods like blueberries, kale and acai berries are well known, there are a few more food items that have joined the "superfood list."

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Here's a fresh list of superfoods primed to reach fame in the coming months.  

Breadfruit

Commonly found in South Pacific countries, Breadfruit can either be eaten ripe or can be consumed after drying and grinding the same into a powder. As per research conducted by the University of British Columbia, Breadfruit is highly nutritious for it contains vitamin C, potassium, iron, calcium and phosphorus. It was also found that the breadfruit flour is gluten-free, nutrient-dense and has a low glycemic index.

Golden Berries

Known to have been eaten for the past several years, golden berries are native to the Andes in South America. Tangy in taste and orange in colour, these berries come with a papery outer layer. As highlighted by an article published in Food & Nutrition, they are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C and also have anti-inflammatory properties. 

Kamut

Also known as Khorasan wheat, Kamut is believed to have originated somewhere in Egypt. This grain not only has a nutty and sweet flavour but also comes with nutritional value. As per the National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S., Kamut grain has anti-inflammatory properties and also helps reduce metabolic risk factors. 

The list of superfoods and their benefits is never-ending. Most importantly, whether or not to add these items to your diet depends entirely on how you wish to procure the nutritional benefits.  

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