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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- Sunflower seeds (unsalted)
- Sweet Potatoes
- Hibiscus Tea
- Red Pepper
Check out the ANDI Index for more superfoods!