A Handy Guide To Cooking With Superfoods

 

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I’m sure you’ll have heard a lot about superfoods already. The media can’t get enough of them right now! We’re constantly being told how great they are for our body. And the best thing is, it’s all true! Most superfoods are high in nutrients and antioxidants, helping to rejuvenate and optimize your body and soul. Not only that, though, but they also taste amazing! Especially if you cook or prepare them right. Not sure how to use superfoods in your cookery? Don’t worry. Here’s a guide to cooking with the most popular.

Cacao

The purest form of chocolate, cacao was revered during the Mayan and Aztec times and known as the ‘food of the gods’. Today it is revered by health experts for being extremely nutritious! The small beans are some of the best sources of antioxidants and magnesium that we can eat. You can cook with either cacao nibs or powder. Use the powder as you would cocoa powder. But remember that cacao and cocoa are not the same – cocoa has been processed to make it taste much sweeter than cacao.

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Avocado

Avocados are probably the trendiest food item right now. You’ll see it in almost every hipster brunch restaurant! While it may be very fashionable, it is also extremely healthy. So it’s a win-win food to eat! The reasons the avocado is classed as a superfood is because of all the monounsaturated fat it contains. That means it’s bursting with healthy fats that can improve your skin while also giving your body a fantastic boost of energy! Enjoy your avocado at breakfast with eggs, or as part of a healthy lunch. There are lots of online recipes, including Chorizo Stuffed Avocado Recipe.

Wheatgrass

If you are a fan of smoothies, then you may have already heard about wheatgrass. This green can help detox your body, as it is very efficient in cleansing the circulatory system and blood. Its many other health benefits include reducing obesity and anti-aging of the skin. To enjoy all of its nutrients, you can add it to your daily smoothie. You can also make it into a tasty sauce to enjoy with a lean chicken breast. Like most veggies, it’s best to eat wheatgrass raw. This way, it retains most of its nutrients. So you can just eat it as it comes as a healthy snack!

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Turmeric

Turmeric is a simple spice that is found in many kitchens up and down the country. It also plays an important part in many ancient Chinese and Indian medicines. All thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. There are also some studies that show it can help to improve weak bones. Some women also claim that it can help to relieve the symptoms of menstruation. There are also claims that it can reduce an individual’s chance of getting serious illnesses, such as cancers and dementia. If you want to include more turmeric into your diet, the easiest way is to add it to curries. It also tastes great with roasted cauliflower!

Bon appetit!

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