From kale to açaí berries, there have been a number of superfoods many of us have added to our diets in recent seasons. With foodies drawing their inspiration from health-conscious stars like Beyoncé and also developing a general concern for sustainable eating, plant-based diets have been on the rise. For those of us who are omnivores and want to integrate the latest in nutritious plants into our menus, we have curated a list of popular new superfoods. Whether you are preparing a post-gym meal to replenish your system or looking for a guilt-free dessert option, try keeping these food options in mind for Spring 2017.
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Instead of spitting out those little black seeds, save them for a tasty and beneficial snack later. Watermelon seeds are high in magnesium, iron and the healthy fats which can also find in avocados and almonds. Try flavouring them with natural, fragrant spices like cumin and cayenne pepper, for a flavourful treat which also satisfies your taste buds. If you want to combine the seeds into a meal, they can also be sprinkled over soups and salads as a garnish.
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This bitter and pungent mushroom is said to be the best medicinal mushroom out there. Full of antioxidants, the chaga mushroom is a immune-boosting superfood. The most popular way to consume the mushroom is by drinking it in the form of tea. Blend it into a fine powder, dissolve with hot water and let it steep for approximately 5 minutes, before sipping your hot drink.
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Raw Cocoa Nibs
For many of us with a sweet tooth, chocolate is the most difficult food to give up when trying to eat healthier. However, raw cocoa nibs are a great alternative when you want that chocolately indulgence, without the calories or additional sugar. They are a solid source of iron, fibre and magnesium, which make them the perfect replacement for desserts or even simply as an afternoon snack.