Should you take, try, or eat superfoods?
What are superfoods?
Are all of the foods that claim to be superfoods actually superfoods?
How much of each one should you take?
Before we answer any of those, the first question to ask is:
Are you eating a well-balanced diet, with lots of whole, unprocessed foods, fruits & vegetables?
If your answer to that is ‘no’, then superfoods & other supplements, in my opinion, are not what you should focus on first.
If you are eating a well-balanced diet, then, yes, by all means, try a few.
What are superfoods? They are foods that provide higher than usual amounts of vitamins & minerals, which you could not easily get from other places.
They often come from exotic places and have impressive sounding names, like ‘goji’, ‘chlorella’, or ‘maca’. But not always – garlic and blueberries are superfoods too.
My recommendation is to add them in and out with rigor. By that I mean, you might have to food journal, before and after you make changes.
Note how you feel every day before your started adding Maca Powder to your smoothies. Then, add the powder for a few weeks, noting during & after how you feel again.
I am constantly adding & removing superfoods from my diet in this manner. You can see, pictured here, what goes into my workout smoothies three times per week.
(FYI, here’s what’s pictured, from right to left: creatine, moringa powder, flax seeds, goji berry powder, hemp protein powder, spirulina powder, ceylon cinnamon, turmeric, raw cacao powder, maca powder. As you can, see, I make 12 portions in advance.)
The topic of ‘vitamins, supplements, and superfoods’ is massive and confusing. I’ll write about it again. Next week, we’ll talk about protein – how much you should take, and, when.