Did you know that Cauliflower is considered to be a super food? Don’t Lie, of course you didn’t!
In this post, we are going to tell you about some off-beat super foods.
But firstly, let us tell you what exactly super foods are!
Just like Superman has many super human abilities, there are some foods that are more nutritious than your average foods.
And just like Superman has brilliant intrinsic values but hides them under the cloak of mediocrity, this is exactly what these foods do…
Some known super foods are –
- Green Tea
But what about those who may or may not be a part of our regular diets.
While them being a part of your regular diets is certainly a good thing.
But what if you have not been eating them, in spite of being freely available, just because you were not aware of the super nutrition they are capable of providing to you and your family.
This post will try to do some justice to these unknown super foods and make sure you make them feel super!
So our most unknown super foods are as follows!
Such a surprise, isn’t it?
A veggie that not many people are particularly fond of. It is the sort of vegetable that you wouldn’t object to nor would you really want to see it in your plate.
Let today be the day this changes!
Cauliflower has more nutrition than you can fathom.
A 100 g serving of cauliflower can give you almost all the Vitamin C you need for the entire day!
Also, it is a rich source of Potassium and a great dietary fiber source!
You get a lot of Calcium, Magnesium and Iron from cauliflower.
Apart from these facts, it is a good source of Vitamin B-6 and has no fats whatsoever!
Chia Seeds (Sabja)
The innocuous little beads that people know mostly of because they are used to garnish faloodas!
You would be surprised to know that Chia Seeds are one of the best super foods around.
I say so because they are simply brilliant sources of good fats, dietary fiber and Potassium.
Apart from these they contain protein, Magnesium, Iron and Calcium galore. Also, Chia Seeds are known to curb obesity and promote weight loss.
100-150 grams of sabja will give you half the recommended amount of Protein, Iron and good fats and the entire recommended amount of Carbs, Magnesium, Calcium and Dietary fiber for 1 day. Astonishing!
The biggest hindrance is finding ways to include sabja in your every day meals. May be this link can help – http://food.ndtv.com/ingredient/chia-seeds-701264
Broccoli is not a regularly found veggie in Indian households. And a lot many people have perhaps never even tasted broccoli yet.
But here we are giving to reasons to change that.
100 gram of broccoli can give you 1.5 times the daily recommended amount of Vitamin C. That’s simply insane!
And so is the importance of Vitamin C in our bodies.
Vitamin C –
- is an antioxidant.
- essential for healing and repairing of tissues, bones and teeth.
- slows down the advent of cardiovascular diseases.
- quickly cures common cold.
And there are many more health benefits of Vitamin C.
Apart from Vitamin C, broccoli provides you with healthy quantities of Dietary fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium and Vitamin B.
This cute little fruit is everyone’s favourite, especially children love it!
While you do not require any particular excuse to eat more strawberries, but some information about your favourite berry wouldn’t hurt.
Just like Broccoli, Strawberries are ridiculously good sources of Vitamin C.
And not just Vitamin C, these crimson berries also supply you with Potassium, Dietary Fiber, Iron and Magnesium.
Greek Yogurt is different from your regular yogurt and certainly different from curd, as opposed to the popular belief that Westerners call curd as yogurt!
Greek Yogurt is creamier and thicker than its regular counterpart.
It is a good source of Potassium and Magnesium and brilliant source of Protein, Calcium and Vitamin.
Although it is a processed product, the health quotient of Greek yogurt is high enough for it to be considered as a super food!
It is advised to avoid the flavoured versions of yogurts and always go with the plain versions, since the flavoured versions contain more sugar than you need!
So these were our most unknown super foods. Start eating them from today! 😀