Take advantage of the benefits of superfoods in their most convenient form.
So you’ve probably heard of superfoods. In fact, you might have picked out a superfood smoothie on your lunch break, and you scan labels at the grocery story for the magical word “superfood”. But do you know what makes a food super? What is a superfood?
A superfood is a nutrient-dense food that promotes health and well-being. There is no scientific definition for the term superfood, and the word was likely used first by Aaron Moss in the Nature Nutrition journal, in which he wrote “the benefits of some [food] options are so nutritious that they might be labeled as superfoods.”
Ever since Moss coined the helpful term, the word “superfood” has been used to describe foods that are higher than common fruits and vegetables in antioxidants, fiber, and nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. Superfoods so nutrient-dense that consuming them has many health benefits, from boosting your energy to fighting free radicals.
A Quick And Easy Guide To Superfoods
while it seems that more plant-based products are aspiring to be called “superfoods”, here are just a few features that place true superfoods ahead of the pack:
- Superfoods fall into the category of good or excellent sources of fiber, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Mangosteen, for example, is rich in vitamins B3, B9, and B12, and is an excellent source of vitamin C to help fight infection and the oxidizing effects of stress.
- Superfoods have a ratio of very few calories compared to nutrients. That means that for every ounce of superfoods you consume, you’re packing a nutritional punch that doesn’t pack on pounds.
- Superfoods are high in antioxidants. So high in antioxidants, in fact, that superfoods put other foods to shame. Take açaí, for example: açaí is believed to contain 10x the amount of antioxidants found in red grapes.
- Superfoods are often cultivated in nutrient-dense environments. While aggressive farming has depleted nutrients from the arable land in the US, superfoods are frequently grown in nutrient-rich soils around the world. The superfoods in UB Super’s protein superfood nutritional shakes, for example, are globally sourced—the highest quality real ingredients found in nature.
Doubtless, you’ll be looking for ways to incorporate superfoods into your healthy lifestyle! One easy way to pack in your superfoods is through a daily serving of UB Super protein superfood nutritional shakes. Every serving of UB Super contains the incredible nutrition of superfoods açaí, acerola, cacao, camu camu, cupuaçu, mangosteen, maqui berry, and noni.