Foods can be super??

Admit it, you’ve always seen those words but you really haven’t looked into what a makes a particular food so super, right? Well I am about to reveal to you what makes a super food to darn super!

Pre-requisites to becoming a superfood:

  1. Nutrient Density of the food: simply a ratio of nutrients to calories of a certain food. Superfoods give the most amount of nutrients with the least amount of calories.
  2. ANDI Score: Aggregate Nutrient Density Index rates foods from highest to lowest on nutrient content. The higher the score, the more nutrients the food contains per calorie. For example Kale has a ANDI score of 1000 and a coke has a score of 1.
  3. pH Balance: The balance of acid/alkaline within the body. On a scale of 1-14 with neutral being 7.35-7.45. An diet high in acidic foods is a magnet for sickness, disease and aging. Super foods help to keep your body around 7.35-7.45.
  4.  ORAC Score: Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity Value measures substances ability to fight off free radicals in a test tube. The higher the ORAC number of the food the stronger its antioxidant power.

  Here are some of  super-foods to add to your daily diet:

  1. Kale
  2. Berries
  3. Lentils
  4. Broccoli
  5. Sunflower seeds (unsalted)
  6. Sweet Potatoes
  7. Hibiscus Tea
  8. Spinach
  9. Red Pepper
  10. Almonds

Check out the ANDI Index for more superfoods!

Happy Monday!


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