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5 Superfoods You Should Always Have in The Pantry

5 Superfoods You Should Always Have in The Pantry

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It is definitely well-spent money to store health supportive foods in the kitchen pantry, because of it´s beneficial effects on our well-being. Superfoods are packed with good nutrients helping you by some means or other. Grab them at your grocery store, a health food store, a farmers market or online. Scroll through to discover our 5 superfood picks you should always store in the kitchen.

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Photo: Antonia Böhlke

1. Goji Berries

Goji berries are small red dried berries, mostly grown in China. These little power fruits are rich in Vitamin B, Vitamin E and they are loaded with 500 times the Vitamin C of an orange, 18 different amino acids, and 21 different minerals. Goji berries are antioxidant-packed and support weight loss (for more info read our interview with nutritionist Ruben Tabares).Tip: Simply add them to your breakfast muesli or smoothie.

2. Raw Chocolate

Cacao! After we ate this mouth-watering energizer it benefits us with mood- and memory boosting effects. It also relaxes smooth muscle in our blood vessels. This extraordinary antioxidant is packed with magnesium, calcium, selenium, chromium and secondary plant substances. Tip: Add raw cacao powder to your energy balls or mix it with avocado or banana for a dessert.

3. Acai

Many many bloggers love this blueberry look-alike, very dark red round Acai berry from South America not only because of it´s beautiful color. The Acai berry contains a huge amount if Vitamin A, fibers, calcium, iron and up to 30 x more anthocyanins than red wine. We get them as original fruit or in powder or syrup version. Tip: Add Acai to your smoothie(bowl).

4. Acerola

The Vitamin C-packed tropical cherry fruit belongs to the daily foods in Central- and South America. The Acerola fruit consists of 70% water and has a very soft skin. That´s why the fruit is super sensitive to external influences and not originally available in Europe. You can get them as a powder or syrup. Tip: Add them to your energy bite, yogurt or smoothie. People often eat them in the winter time to push the immune system.

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5. Chia Seeds

Chia is the Mayan word for strength. Chia Seeds are tiny black protein seeds. They have 5 times more calcium than milk, 3 times more iron than spinach and 2 times more potassium than bananas. The perfect food for vegans. Tip: For overnight chia pudding, mix almond milk with chia seeds and store it in the fridge until next morning. Complete the pudding with some nuts and a sweetener like agave syrup.

Photo and Text: Antonia Böhlke