Every year there seems to be a new superfood on the market that promises to make our hair lustrous, give us hope for the best night’s sleep we have ever had, or hints that we could have the same energy we possessed when we were 5 years old. There will regularly be some sort of truth for anything that has some kind of nutritional value, but it really will just depend on what is hot right now to bring that information to us.
So, with that being said, this piece is going to take a look at the suspected superfoods of 2022.
Hemp seed already began to make a buzz a few years ago, but it has now made its way into the category of commonplace foods for health and fitness fanatics. There is a reason that hemp is now a prized possession on people’s go-to shelves, and that is because of the powerhouse of nutrients it offers to its consumers.
Hemp seed offers an impressive profile of essential fatty acids, healthy fats, protein, vitamin E, potassium, iron, magnesium, and zinc, to name a few. You can enjoy these nutrients in your diet by only needing to eat a spoonful a day. You can sprinkle them on salads, mix them around in yogurt, or simply eat them on their own as a snack.
Fish has always been known as a healthy food source. The fatty omega acids that come from oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, and tuna can have substantial benefits on brain health, which has more and more focus each year. Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases are on the rise, and having a diet rich in these fatty acids could help keep your brain healthy for longer.
Grains have been around for centuries and provide an essential profile of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. However, modern agriculture has allowed different types of grains to become modified and adapted over the years. Ancient grains are said to have been altered as little as possible over the centuries, retaining their natural profile, and have now made it back into the eyes of the public. Grains such as teff, Khorasan wheat, emmer, and einkorn now have a home in the place of classic white rice, as they are said to be filled with fiber, B vitamins, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Because of the distinct lack of processing, ancient grains are able to maintain the majority of their nutritional profile.
Turmeric is a spice that has been used for centuries and continues to provide us with some impressive advantages if consumed. The active compound Curcumin has been said to help encourage heart health, acne, inflammation, and depression, to name a few. Turmeric is most commonly used in rich curries, but you can also find supplements or infuse it in a hot drink with milk and sugar.