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The Superfoods of 2015

Updated on April 30, 2015
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There's not a single country that hasn't buzzed on about kale, quinoa, olive oil or goji berries. They're all trendy superfoods which have exploded in popularity due to their exceptional nutrition and benefits. Another thing they have in common? They're old. Let's take a look at the new superfoods yet to be famous.

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#5: Soursop

What is it?

Soursop is a type of exotic, green fruit which is grown in Central America, South America and the Caribbean. It is shaped like a mango and has a spiky husk. Once cut open, it looks quite similar to a custard apple's inside: white, aromatic flesh with large, black seeds.

What is it known for?

Soursops are known for exceptional cancer prevention and treatment. Some researches claim that the bark is even more effective than some cancer treatments. It is often nicknamed as, "mother nature's chemotherapy". The bark, leaf and fruit are known to kill many types of cancer cells including breast, lung and prostate cancer cells.

Moringa seed pods hanging from a Moringa tree.
Moringa seed pods hanging from a Moringa tree. | Source

#4: Moringa

What is it?

Moringa is a plant native to some parts of Asia and Africa. The plant contains many parts that can be eaten, such as the seed, leaves and flowers. The seeds are brown with a thin crusty layer of white around it. The leaves are flat and reasonably round, and the flower is milky white. All the parts are known for healthy properties.

What is it known for?

Moringa seeds are known for exceptional levels of fiber and digestive aid. It acts as a laxative whilst the leaves are rich in many vitamins and minerals. Adding one spoonful of moringa seeds may very well give the immune system a boost. The leaves and flowers are also good additions to tea or soup.

Cabbages are one of the most well-known cruciferous vegetables.
Cabbages are one of the most well-known cruciferous vegetables. | Source

#3: Cruciferous Vegetables

What is it?

Cruciferous vegetables are a group of vegetables that include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflowers and many others. They also include leafy greens such as kale, collards and more. They are widely cultivated all around the world and it is a traditional and staple vegetable in many countries all over the world.

What is it known for?

They are known for exceptional levels of fiber, phyto-nutrients, vitamins, minerals and other impressive nutrients that make it very appealing to shoppers on a diet. People who regularly consume these vegetables are better at fighting certain types of cancer and stroke than those who don't. Eating a crunchy bag of cruciferous chips or combining these vegetables in a soup can reap you many benefits.

Black rice is completely or partially dark black.
Black rice is completely or partially dark black. | Source

2#: Black Rice

What is it?

Black Rice is a type of rice that is partially or completely black in color. Other than that, its physical appearance is very similar to normal white rice or brown rice.

What is it known for?

Black rice is known for excellent nutrition hence it's dark color. When it comes to rice, darkness indicates nutrients. Substituting black rice for white rice is known to help weight loss, provide more fiber and vitamins, and can even go as far as preventing heart diseases and strokes. This is why black rice is an easy sell to scientists and health experts alike.

Popped Amaranth makes a great healthy snack.
Popped Amaranth makes a great healthy snack. | Source

#1 - Amaranth

What is it?

Amaranth is a type of grain that is very similar to regular wheat. It is an ancient grain that has been cultivated for centuries as a staple food. The grain is the only consumed part, although the plant contains a bright-pink flower and large green leaves. The grain is a tiny, brown sphere that come in many colors.

What is it known for?

Amaranth, especially whole grain Amaranth, is known for an exceptionally high level of fiber. It is a protein powerhouse, containing up to 16% of protein which makes it an interesting meat substitute. It reduces plaque that can block your arteries; that is why it can prevent heart disease and heart attacks. Amaranth can be enjoyed as a heart-healthy alternative to rice, or as a popped snack instead of popcorn.

Soursop
Moringa
Cruciferous Vegetables
Black Rice
Amaranth
A green tropical fruit
Type of plant with seeds
A family of vegetables
A black-colored rice
An ancient grain
Prevents cancer
Rich in fiber
Weight loss
Abundance of phyto-nutrients
Heart-healthy and protein-rich

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