Top 6 Trending Superfoods
Your grocery list just got a lot more interesting
Trends come and go. Some we’ve tried and loved – others, not so much. But along with a new year comes a new batch. Here are six exciting foods to chew on!
A rich source of vitamins and minerals, roasted watermelon seeds are high in protein. They are also jam-packed with amino acids and are an excellent source of B vitamins.
How to: Like pumpkin seeds, watermelon seeds are tasty when they’re dry and roasted. Sprinkle them on salads or snack on throughout the day.
Loaded with amino acids and magnesium, bone broth is an excellent go-to meal any time, and especially comforting on a chilly day!
How to: You can pick up the bones from your neighborhood butcher shop. Put them in your crock pot along with your favorite veggies, top with water and boil on low for 24 hours.
Spirulina is an algae that is high in protein and a good source of B vitamins and other nutrients. It is one of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world and particularly ideal for those eating a plant-based diet due to its high protein and iron content.
How to: Spirulina is definitely not the best-tasting superfood out there, so a good way to consume it is part of a great-tasting protein shake!
Pickled vegetables are prepared in a salty water (known as brine) or an acid, such as lemon juice, vinegar or apple cider. The pickled food then releases lactic acid.
How to: As the liquids they are prepared in contain zero calories, a pickle or pickled vegetable is the perfect way to satisfy a salty craving!
Raw Cacao Nibs
One ounce contains 3g of fiber and 3.3mg of iron. They also contain flavonoids, magnesium.
How to: Top your oatmeal or Greek yogurt or snack on them as a sweet treat.
In addition to their spicy flavor, hot sauce contains essential vitamins. One ounce of jalapenos contains 40mg of vitamin C!
How to: One of the easiest ways to spice up a bland meal is to kick up the flavor with hot sauce. But they can be high in sodium, so keep an eye out for low-sodium brands.