Superfoods: 10 alimentos con densidad nutricional que potencian la sal – Montealbán Superfoods

Superfoods: 10 alimentos con densidad nutricional que potencian la salud

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Fruits, vegetables, roots and seeds make up a select group of "superpower" foods (iStock)

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A balanced, nutritious and healthy diet is the fundamental pillar of good health: diseases are prevented, organs and systems are protected, functions are catalyzed and a generalized sense of well-being is fostered that impacts different aspects of the organism.

Fortunately, eating well has recently become almost a "trend". In this sense, the interest in knowing the properties and effects of different foods on health has increased. Thus, foods that, due to their nutritional density, are capable of accumulating an army of proteins, vitamins, amino acids, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, minerals and antioxidants even in just a few centimeters of surface, became relevant. They are the "superfoods."

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They are ingredients with "superpower" capabilities, indispensable in a healthy diet. Some have been revered for centuries in different cultures and others have become protagonists in recent decades. Always keeping in mind that a balanced diet is essential, this is a compilation of ten superfoods that can enhance any preparation and provide maximum benefit to the body.

Superfoods that can enhance any preparation and provide maximum benefit to the body.

Flax: nutrient-packed seeds

Seeds are a great ally in a diet for their ability to concentrate in such a small size countless nutrients and for their ability to give texture to many recipes. Seeds such as flax seeds or chia seeds, for example. Rich in protein, omega-3 and fiber (the brown variety more than the golden one), flax shares with chia the ability to form a mucilaginous gel when it comes into contact with a liquid. In addition, they have lignans (antioxidants), which benefit heart health.

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But whole flaxseeds can pass through the intestines undigested, meaning their benefits would be lost. Expert advice is to buy ground flaxseeds instead, or run them through a coffee or spice grinder before adding them to meals.

But whole flaxseeds can pass through the intestines without being digested, meaning their benefits would be lost.