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How to replace superfoods? Variants of cheap, but no less useful analogs
You have probably heard more than once that superfoods are very beneficial for health, and also very effective in losing weight. Their incredible properties are spoken about on every corner, but many are repelled by the high cost of adding them to their diet. Recently, specialists from Roskachestvo conducted a study and found out that these products are really so unique, and whether they can be replaced with something.
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What are superfoods?
This name is given to products with a high concentration of nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which in combination helps to lead a healthy lifestyle and protect the body from any harm. Superfoods are not a dietary supplement created and grown in a laboratory, but berries, roots, seeds, leaves, algae that have been growing on our planet for hundreds of years and have always existed among us. For a long time, they did not even know about the possibility of their use, until raw foodists and vegetarians came to this, looking for what would allow them to fully replace animal products.
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Important to know: since 2007 all manufacturers wishing to label superfood on packaging must provide appropriate scientific evidence. That is, you cannot start selling an unknown spine and promote it in this product category without an evidence base.
What superfoods are there?
Acai berries. They contain an incredible amount of amino acids, fatty acids, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Berries improve bowel function, cleanse the body of toxins and strengthen the cardiovascular system. They are sold in powder, because it is impossible to deliver them fresh: after picking, the acai lose their beneficial properties in a couple of hours.
Goji berries. One tablespoon of berries contains 36% of the daily intake of vitamin And, one gram of protein, hundreds of times more vitamin C than citrus fruits, as well as amino acids necessary for the body. Goji tones, rejuvenates, boosts immunity, and the berries are believed to prevent cancer.
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Chia seeds. There are so many fatty acids contained in chia, nowhere else in nature. In addition, the seeds are rich in potassium, zinc, iron and other minerals. Chia improves the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract and reduces hunger.
Spirulina. In the waterSlime contains vitamins B12, A, C, D and E, as well as essential amino acids for the body. Spirulina is not only good for dieting, but it can also rejuvenate the body.
Cocoa beans. Natural substitute for chocolate, but with beneficial properties. Beans contain iron, magnesium and many antioxidants.
What to replace?
According to research by Roskachestvo, acai berries really have beneficial properties and are able to rejuvenate the body, but you cannot overeat because of the large amount of fructose. You can replace it with cheaper and more affordable, but no less useful analogues: beets, cranberries, lingonberries, blueberries, bananas, nuts, fish and avocados.
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Goji berries, according to researchers, useful, but only in the removal of excess fat from the liver. Replacement for expensive superfood - orange, blackberry, dried cranberry and dogwood.
Chia seeds, which reduce hunger, are very high in calories, and their excessive consumption can have the opposite effect - not to improve the functioning of the digestive tract, but to upset it. You can replace them with nuts, sesame seeds and fish.
Spirulina, according to researchers, can replace any algae, which is much cheaper.
Also, the researchers note that bran, ginger, eggs and honey are no less useful than superfoods, and the main secret of losing weight and maintaining youth is a balanced diet and physical activity.