Known for their abilities to prevent heart diseases, cancer, stroke, and age-related illnesses, the aptly named superfoods are especially rich in minerals, antioxidants and vitamins, with minimal calories.
However, do take note that unlike superheroes, superfoods take on a preventive role rather than an offensive one when it comes to fighting health problems. So be sure to start wolfing them down before huge hospital bills comes knocking on your door!
Types of superfoods found in our menu are:
The Greens (Spinach, Watercress, Celery & Kale)
Carotenoids found in the greens, like lutein and zeaxanthin, are beneficial in maintaining eye health. Other than protecting the eyes from sun damage, these carotenoids also prevent cataracts and macular degeneration.
More beneficial compounds such as Flavonoids (quercetin and kaempferol), are powerful antioxidants with antidepressant and heart-protective properties. And sulforaphane, which has been shown to help fight cancer formation at a molecular level.
The SuperFruits (Lemon, Watermelon, Kiwi, Tomato, Guava, Mango)
These fruits are widely known for it's supreme health benefits. Topped the list of high vitamins, antioxidant and anti-inflammation properties food, supplying loads of vitamin C and lycopene. Consuming these fruits help boost immunity and prevents diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease and macular degeneration.
The Roots (Ginger, Tumeric & Beetroot)
The roots are rich in glutathione, which upregulates the liver activity of converting toxins into less harmful substances for excretion out of the body. By boosting the process of detoxification, glutathione brings in health benefits such as weight loss, improving skin condition, boosting energy level and mental well-being.
Gingerol and betalains, found in these roots respectively, possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. They can help with muscle soreness, osteoarthritis, indigestion and menstrual pain. Gingerol and betalains have also been found to reduce the risk of cancers.
The Nuts (Almond, Cashew & Hazelnuts)
Nuts boasts high in antioxidants, which protects against oxidative stress, a major contributor to chronic diseases and cancer. They are also rich in magnesium, which helps with regulating blood sugar level, blood pressure, and cholesterol level.