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What is a Superfood?

June 01, 2023

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What are superfoods and how can I eat them?

Superfoods are foods that have many health benefits. Many fruits, legumes, vegetables, or seeds have multiple nutrients (called phytonutrients) and they are considered superfoods. For example, many have phytochemicals in them such as carotenoids, antioxidants, and flavonoids1.

Carotenoids are antioxidants that lower inflammation in the body and some carotenoids even may be protective in eye diseases2.

Antioxidants can slow down or even prevent cell damage and can help reduce oxidative stress which has been linked to multiple diseases such as cancer, heart disease or others3.

Flavonoids possess several medicinal benefits, including anticancer, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties 4.

The research is clear that many fruits, legumes, vegetables, or seeds have more than one nutrient and we could benefit from eating more of these foods regularly!

What are some examples of plant-based superfoods?

Some examples of plant-based superfoods are blueberries, spirulina, chia seeds, goji berries, spinach, leafy greens, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, beans, kale, avocado, quinoa, garlic, broccoli, beets, and several more!

Garden of Vegan has superfoods in its meals!

Garden of Vegan's meals contain many of the superfoods in their meals, pantry items, and their produce boxes. And, all of Garden of Vegan's healthy meals list the ingredients on the 'Nutrition Details' panels so you can see for yourself the many beneficial superfoods in our meals.

Cook for yourself? Garden of Vegan makes it easy to increase your superfoods with our organic pantry boxes and produce boxes.

Garden of Vegan creates delicious meals full of vegetables, seeds, and legumes that are high in vitamins and minerals and contain these superfoods. And, if you like to cook for yourself, you can get introduce more superfoods into your diet with our pantry items and our produce boxes.

How can Garden of Vegan's NDIS participants increase their superfood intake?

Garden of Vegan's NDIS participants can choose their nutrient-rich meals from any of the meals that we deliver! So browse our organic, healthy meals, and remember you only pay for the food cost component of the meals that you order. NDIS Participants and NDIS plan managers, learn more about Garden of Vegan NDIS plans.

Take control of your health and increase your superfoods!

Browse our organic, healthy meals or choose any of our meal plans and you can increase your superfoods with ease. And, we deliver these healthy foods direct to your door!

Read more Garden of Vegan nutrition articles
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Calories, Protein, Carbs, And Fat, What Does It All Mean?
Great Plant-based Sources of Calcium

References:

1. How superfoods work (plus a list of the best superfoods) - Nebraska Medicine
2. The role of carotenoids in human health - E. Johnson
3. How can antioxidants benefit our health? - MedicalNewsToday
4. Important Flavonoids and Their Role as a Therapeutic Agent - National Library of Medicine - Multiple authors

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