Superfood is food that have nutrients and benefits are relatively high for health. Is a food that contains antioxidants, vitamins, or other nutrients that are relatively higher than other foods.
In contrast to the term superfood, functional foods are used to describe foods that have specific benefits to the specific physiological body, such as liver or kidney, to improve the condition and prevention of disease. The term functional food is used in the EU and Japan, and is neither a drug nor a supreme
Superfood are all types of foods that contain complete nutrition and can support the health of the human body. Examples of super foods that have been recognized are Acai berry and seaweed spirulina. The Acai berry is a food rich in antioxidants. While spirulina is one of the superfood with complete nutrition. But both are quite difficult to find especially in Indonesia. Even if there is, the price is very expensive.
But not always superfood is expensive. The proof, many superfood among us are easy to find and obtain cheaply. Here are some of them:
Tempe is one of the superfood with complete enough nutritional content. In Europe, Tempe becomes a special menu in various restaurants. The nutrients contained in Tampa include potassium, protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin B complex.
Carrots are one of the best sources of vitamin A that is very beneficial for visual organs. In addition, carrots are also a source of some vitamins and other nutrients, namely vitamin K, vitamin C, fiber, potassium, manganese, and vitamin B6. Vitamin C and A are important sources of antioxidants needed by the body.
In addition to beneficial to eye health, To get the benefits of carrots as anticancer, carrots need to be cooked so that the curtain compounds off.
The content in carrots is also beneficial to increase endurance, accelerate wound healing and inflammation caused by viruses. The calcium contained in carrots will increase breast milk, strengthen bones and teeth.
3. Sweet Potatoes
This type of tuber is indeed one of the most nutritious foods. The orange color inside contains beta-carotene, which is useful for the processing of vitamin A in the body. Sweet potatoes are also a source of vitamin C, choline, and fiber, and have a high-quality protein-antioxidant content. Sweet potato is very easy to be processed as a nutritious food menu, one of which can be boiled or fried.
The nutritional content of this dark green superfood has been recognized as one of the best. Spinach is a “storehouse” of important substances that are useful for the body, such as: manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, and tryptophan. Spinach also contains vitamins A, K, C, and B2. The dark green color of spinach has a distinctive feature because it contains a very distinctive antioxidant.
Actually, all types of berries have good ability as an antioxidant, but other types of berries are rather difficult to find in the market in Indonesia. Strawberries are rich in vitamins A, C, and K and contain important minerals such as folate, choline, fiber, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and magnesium.