These are nutrient rich foods which are sometimes referred to as functional foods because of their ability to prevent diseases beyond supply of nutrients as other foods. Lesser amounts of superfoods have the ability to supply all the nutrients that are required by the body unlike normal foods making them a special category of foods. There are various foods which are found in this category which may include the following:-
1. Acai Berry
These berries have been used for a long period of time because of the health benefits that are derived from them. It is rich in essential fatty acids (not synthesized in the body hence must be supplied from the diet) Omega-3-fatty acids and unsaturated oleic acids which are beneficial to health. They are also rich in antioxidants, sterols, vitamins, minerals such as calcium and phosphorous. All these make acai berry one of the very important superfood in the world.
Benefits of Acai Berry
- Detoxification of the body
- Boosts the immune system
- Guarantees better sleep
- Helps to improve the circulation and functioning of the heart
- Better vision
- Controls the amount of cholesterol in the body
- Reduces the level of inflammation especially that resulting from arthritis among other lifestyle conditions.