5 Trending exotic health foods to incorporate in your diet
05 May 2017
We may have entered the second quarter of 2017, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late for you to savour the trending health foods of the year and start a new habit of eating healthy food. With plenty of health foods in trend, it can get overwhelming to choose which ones to try. We found some of the most exotic and beneficial health foods you can incorporate in your diet in the long run:
A great natural source of nutrients such as zinc, iron, vitamins B, C, and E, maca powder is also richer in calcium than milk. It’s powerful enough to boost your immune system, energy levels, focus, memory, sexual function, fertility, and hormone balance. Available at most health food stores, maca powder has a typical nutty, sweetish taste and is best for breakfast. Add it to a cereal, oatmeal, or fruit smoothie.
Loved by high-profile celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow due to its huge benefit of giving you youthful skin, bone broth is considered to be a natural multivitamin and is jam-packed with gelatine/collagen, nutrients, and amino acid. Other main benefits include boosting your immune system, reducing cellulite, improving joint health, alleviating food allergies and intolerances, and treating leaky gut syndrome. Bone broth can be enjoyed anytime throughout the day.
Goji berries have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years due to its effectiveness in naturally treating serious illnesses such as infectious diseases, hypertension, diabetes, and common illnesses like a fever. Containing a range of phytochemicals, minerals, and vitamins, goji berries also help to boost fertility, improve your mood and energy, protect eye health, and promote healthy skin. Somewhat sour and sweet in flavour, goji berries can be added to your tea or yogurt, used as a toast spread, or eaten on its own.
Kakadu plum contains the highest level of natural vitamin C than any other plant in the world. The green-coloured plum helps to reduce the appearances of wrinkles, fight Alzheimer’s, lower your risk of getting cardiovascular disease, and protect you from immune system deficiencies. Kakadu plum can be added to fresh salads, yogurt, fruit salads, breakfast bowl, smoothie, ice cream, juice, as well as be made into sauces, preserves, and jams to spread your toast or crackers.
Highly rich in antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins, red algae has been used for thousands of years to nourish the skin, boost the immune system, promote bone health, lower bad cholesterol levels, regulate blood sugar levels, and improve blood circulation. Red algae can be added to your fresh salads, miso soup, or sushi rolls. The edible seaweed also comes in the form of snacks and crackers.