As a health-foodie, I'm always on the lookout for the next best superfood.
Zack Adelman, Founder and CEO of Nativas Naturals (The Superfood Company) says that "Superfoods are an easy way to obtain a boost of important nutrients, and with today's busy lifestyles, nutrition convenience is more important than ever. A superfood is a nutrient-dense fruit or vegetable that contains a high amount of protein, omega-3, antioxidants, minerals, fiber or other essential nutrients that have proven health benefits. Nutrient density is the ratio of micronutrients to calories – superfoods have a high ratio of micronutrients."
He went on to say that, "The modern science behind the benefits provided by superfoods is still young and evolving. However, traditional use in the countries of origin demonstrates a strong respect for the foods. In those cultures, food is often viewed as medicine, too, and they follow the concept of "you are what you eat....Often, superfoods are used as a specific traditional remedy, or they are just part of a regular routine to maintain health."
Maca root! Chia seeds! Goji berries! Acai! Cacao! Must have more! Here's the new wave of superb superlicious superfoods coming soon to a health food store near you: