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.
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.
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).
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.
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