Superfood list 2023 – a long list of positive effects
Tired and stressed from everyday life? Blemished skin or quickly susceptible to diseases? Say “goodbye” to these little problems with this superfood list 2023. Anti-aging effect, increase in performance or prevention of diseases, all this is just a small taste of the fit makers. However, you should be aware that superfoods alone are not a “miracle cure for everything”. If you munch on fries every day and put pizza after pizza in the oven and then expect that superfoods can still bring success, I’m sorry to disappoint you. However, if you maintain a reasonably (we are all not perfect) healthy lifestyle, the combination with superfoods is a real magic bullet to do something good for your body without stress and easy. And all without trying different diets or buying a whole library of cookbooks.
What are superfoods ?
I don’t want to text you now with boring technical terms and facts, but after all the promises and hopes you surely want to know what exactly makes superfoods so super, right? In general, you can say that these foods (fruits, nuts, vegetables, herbs) have an above-average amount of nutrients. For example, vitamins, minerals or antioxidants. This above-average concentration naturally has a particularly positive effect on your immune system and your general well-being. In addition, they have an extremely high healing effect, which is why they can help with various diseases. But now we’ll get down to the nitty-gritty and expose the everyday heroes of nutrition.
Our Top 5 Superfood List 2023
RANK 5: WALNUTS (OR AS I ALWAYS CALL THEM: BRAIN NUTS)
Wow nuts…for real now? Yes exactly, real “hustle nuts”! These nuts have it really in itself. Because through them, your body is able to produce the feel-good chemical serotonin. Some studies say these cool nuts can even lower the risk of prostate and breast cancer. All thanks to the numerous antioxidants and phytochemicals. So it’s no wonder that nuts are practically part of all good diets, such as the ketogenic diet. Tip: Soak the nuts beforehand to release the ideal enzymes.
RANK 4: SALMON – NOW “BUTTER BY THE FISH!”
Salmon contains rich omega-3 fatty acids, which especially protect the skin from UV damage. In addition, the beautiful fish is a true anti-aging treasure. Because the omega-3 fatty acids also protect the skin from wrinkles, sagging and wonderfully moisturize the skin. In addition, it is now proven that the frequent consumption of oily fish can increase life expectancy by two to three years. Furthermore, the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease is reduced by 35%.
PLACE 3: CHICKPEAS – QUITE SERIOUS PEAS
Exactly correctly heard. In my opinion, a much too underestimated superfood. Giggle is healthy and at least as healthy are the small chickpeas. Especially in case of cardiovascular diseases you should integrate the funny peas into your daily routine. The high content of secondary plant substances has a positive effect on your blood cholesterol level. Thus you can say goodbye to calcifications in blood vessels. In addition, several studies have already shown that the consumption of chickpeas protects against fluctuations in blood sugar levels and is therefore super suitable for diabetics.
2ND PLACE: ACAI BERRIES – OUR “VITAMIN BOMB
If you – just like me – tend to skin blemishes, acai berries are perfect for you. The numerous antioxidants present namely catch so-called “free radicals”, which in turn would otherwise attack the cells. In addition, the acai berries could also be called a “vitamin bomb”. True to the motto “more is more”, the berries contain vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and E. Believe me, your immune system will thank you if you include acai berries in your diet. Tip: It is best to buy them in powder form, because they spoil relatively quickly after harvesting and the effect is completely preserved in powder form. In addition, you can also use the powder to prepare these super fancy acai bowls, with whose pictures you are nowadays daily on Instagram and Co. downright bombarded.
1ST PLACE: CHIA SEEDS – OUR “ALLSTAR
Here comes our “Popeye” in our superfood list 2023. The protein content in chia seeds is twice as high as in all other cereals and therefore perfectly suitable as a source of protein. Especially for vegans, chia seeds are an excellent source of protein and for (strength) athletes there is another addition to chicken, salmon and protein powder. While this already sounds tempting, it doesn’t stop there. If you, like me, don’t feel like having a glass of milk in between meals, but still want to cover your calcium budget, chia seeds are also perfect for you. They contain five times as much calcium as milk. Of course, chia seeds also contain many other minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and iron, which are particularly good for the metabolism and skeletal structure. As if all this were not enough, the miracle seeds are also super handy if you would like to lose weight, because they have a very high fiber content and therefore supply your blood with energy over a longer period of time.