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8 ‘Superfoods’ that you have to include in your diet

  1. Freekeh.

Forget the quinoa; there is a new supergramer that you have to try. The “freekeh”, originally from the Middle East, is made of green wheat Athletic Greens. It has the same high protein levels, but it has a delicious nutty taste. It is an excellent substitute for rice or couscous. Cook it with spices, a little pine nut, nuts and vegetables, for a delicious dish in the middle of the week.

 

  1. Bone broth

If you want to start a diet based on juices and broths, you have to try this one. Think of this super nutritious liquid as a soup that will bring you many more benefits.

 

  1. Matcha.

Do you love green tea? Then you will love the matcha even more. This leaf contains much more antioxidants than regular green tea; it will also provide fiber, vitamins and minerals. If you do not like teas, you can add it to any smoothie or sprinkle a little on your oatmeal, to get the same benefits.

 

  1. Coconut sugar.

You have probably already filled all your jars with the favorite product of 2014: coconut oil, but this year you need to make some space for a natural sugar. Coconut sugar is full of nutrients that come from the coconut plant, retains a good amount of minerals such as iron, zinc, calcium and potassium. It is much better than refined sugar and tastes delicious.

 

  1. Cauliflower

Cauliflower is one of the favorites of this year basically because it is the most versatile vegetable in the world. Can you use it as a base to make a pizza, as a substitute for bechamel? And all this is low in carbohydrates and calories. Incredibly delicious.

 

  1. Maple water.

Named as the new coconut water, maple water is high in calcium, potassium and magnesium and only has 30 calories per 500 ml carton. Although it’s not the maple syrup you’re probably thinking about.

 

  1. Bee pollen.

The “superfoods” are fashionable these days and pollen is one of them. This food contains protein, amino acids, folic acid, B vitamins; in addition, pollen gives you energy, softens your skin, improves digestion and, in some cases, increases fertility. To eat it, do not heat it, as it may lose its nutritional benefits. Consume it as a supplement or add it to cold foods like juices or salad dressings.

 

  1. Kalettes.

This superfood is a mixture of cabbage and Brussels sprouts. Also known as “flower buds”, they have a nutty flavor and vegetables ideal for grilling, fried or even raw. Serve them with some carrots, adding a little plum or cranberry sauce delicious.