10 superfoods to get an immunity strong as iron
With colder temperatures and rainy days in the next few months, our body is in extra need of immunity boosters. Aside from taking enough rest, warm drinks and meals. We need more vitamins and minerals, especially during the autumn season. Superfoods are a great way to enhance your health. What are they? These are foods that have been told to have a high amount of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and oxidants. You can use them in their natural form or also in capsules or powder – to use in your smoothie, late, or breakfast bowl. To make it easy for you, I made a list of 10 well-known superfoods you can consume in addition to your normal diet. Which is your favorite?
- Curcuma or Turmeric – A well know herb in Ayurveda, traditional natural medicine from India. The herb doesn’t only give your food taste and color but also contains a high amount of anti-oxidants. It’s also well known for its positive effect on digestion and joints, and its anti-inflammatory components. Aside from a flavor enhancer in your meals, make a tea from it or a healthy shot.
- Ginger – One of the oldest superfoods and most consumed herb in the world. There are many health benefits due to its anti-oxidant and inflammatory components. It also calms your stomach, enhances the immune system, enhances blood circulation, and may help with weight loss. You can add this to various meals, or make a tea or shot from it.
- Spirulina – One of the most important algae species in the world, and over 3.5 billion years old. Spirulina lives in mineral-rich waters and lakes and is itself rich in a variety of nutrients. It has a protein content of no less than 70% and also contains powerful antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Enrich your fruit or vegetable juice with spirulina and give your body the ultimate boost!
- Ashwagandha – It is a traditional and widely used herb in Indian Ayurveda. This is why Ashwagandha has also been given the name Indian or Indian ginseng. Ashwagandha has strong stress and anxiety-reducing effects through regulation of the stress system, support of adrenal function, and inhibition of oxidative stress. In addition, the Indian herb is also good for your heart and brain and helps with a good night’s rest. Due to its anti-stress components, it relieves tension and relaxes your muscles. Add Ashwagandha to your smoothie or make a late from it.
- Camu Camu – A red-purple berry from the Amazon. It is considered one of the most important newcomers to superfoods and gaining more popularity worldwide. 1 teaspoon (4g) of this powder contains as much vitamin C as 19 oranges or 8 kiwis! In addition to vitamin C, Camu Camu contains zinc and supporting phytonutrients, such as the essential amino acids valine and leucine, antioxidants, flavanols, and anti-fungal Gallic acid. Add 1/2 teaspoon of Camu Camu to water, juice, smoothies, or yogurt. Camu Camu can be used several times a day.
- Matcha – A Japanese green tea that is often drunk to support weight loss. What sets matcha apart from normal green tea is that it contains 10x more antioxidants. These antioxidants help protect your healthy cells. In addition, matcha contains minerals such as calcium, potassium, and iron as well as vitamins A and C. Use Matcha powder in your tea added with milk and have a healthy green late.
- Chia – Chia seeds are small, black seeds from the plant Salvia hispanica L. These black seeds are rich in Omega-3, one tablespoon already contains the recommended daily amount of alpha-linolenic acid! Chia seeds are also rich in calcium and fiber. Chia seeds can be used in many creative ways, for example in your oatmeal, over fresh fruit, and even as an egg replacer.
- Flaxseed – A well-known Superfood that works well on the intestines: it promotes natural bowel movement and also serves as a healthy “lubricant” for transporting food. Flaxseed is available as crushed or whole flaxseed, as oil, or in capsules. Ground flaxseed is the most popular form because it is easy to use – delicious over muesli, yogurt, or salad.
- Cacao – Chocolate is more than delicious. Raw cacao is packed with high amounts of iron and magnesium, which has a positive impact on the immune system and activates the natural energy in your body. Add some cacao powder to your smoothie, add some cacao nibs to your breakfast bowl, or make a pure cacao drink.
- Acai – A superfruit with enormous health benefits. It’s derived from acai berries in the Amazon rainforest and contains more antioxidants than almost any other fruit and is high in phytonutrients. It consists of essential fatty acids, amino acids, and dietary fiber. It also contains minerals and vitamins such as calcium, iron, vitamin E and C. Use Acai powder in smoothies, yogurt, or in your oatmeal.