The supergood in superfoods
You’ve heard the term being thrown about, and it sounds like something that does your body good, but what exactly qualifies as a superfood?
There is no official definition of what a superfood is – the term is used on foods that not only help to meet our daily vitamin and mineral needs, but are extremely dense in important nutrients. It is often said that besides supplementing nutrition, these foods can also help to achieve better health and even prevent or reduce chronic diseases. However, it is important to remember that we shouldn’t be over-reliant on superfoods, because no one food can provide all our nutritional needs. It’s also essential to have a healthy, balanced diet, as the beneficial effects of consuming superfoods would be negated if we frequently make poor, unhealthy eating choices.
Despite the name, superfoods do not have to be rare or exotic – in fact, you may already be consuming some of them in your diet, and the more uncommon ones are becoming more readily available in supermarkets and appearing in restaurant menus. Examples of superfoods include acai, kale, chia seeds, turmeric, avocado and salmon, just to name a few.
Aronia is a berry which is grown in Eastern Europe, and is becoming popularly labelled as a superfood. Similar to blueberries, these berries are packed with nutrients. Among berries, it has the highest concentration of antioxidants, which helps to fight oxidation caused by damaging free radicals. Aronia can also help with weight management as it raises metabolism by improving the performance of the body’s fat burning factories that convert fat into energy. This can help to shed stubborn fats, which build up easily and get harder to lose with age. In addition, it is believed that aronia has other health benefits, including anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-cancer benefits.
Super Aronia EX contains 30mg of aronia anthocyanin extracted from high quality aronia berries and olive leaf extract, which help to target stubborn fats. In addition, black ginger extract and cinnamon extract promote blood circulation, which can help users who experience cold feet and hands.