The so-called superfoods can be found in fruits, vegetables, spices, meat, fish, in addition, nutritionists they recommend them to lose weight, reduce cholesterol, regulate blood glucose and strengthen defensesThis is how the Las Provincias portal explains it.
Experts advise that each product has specific and different properties, for this reason people should “choose and bet on the one that goes best with what they seek to improve.”
One of the fruits recommended by experts is hip“a fruit of the wild rose loaded with vitamin C that is usually taken in jam or jelly, with a very sweet flavor as well as acid,” says the Las Provincias portal.
One of the best known benefits of this fruit that also comes in supplements is a source of energy to eliminate fatigue. “If you need an extra dose of energy to face the routine, since its high dose of vitamins reduces physical and mental fatigue, helping in turn to combat spring asthenia”, experts recommend rose hips.
“It is especially indicated in case of weakness, physical fatigue, spring asthenia and convalescence, as an extra support”, highlights the experts in the web portal consultations.
This fruit has a high content of vitamin C, “100 grams of the pulp contains about 1,250 mg of vitamin C. Consequently, with only 10 grams you get more than you need in a day (from 60 to 100 mg)”, as well The Mind Body portal explains it.
This fruit is also recommended by experts “to prevent and treat urinary infections such as cystitis, thanks to its high content of vitamin C”, This is indicated by the Las Provincias portal.
Due to its content of vitamin C, this fruit provides antioxidants “capable of fighting the effects of free radicals and delaying the appearance of signs of aging on the skin such as wrinkles or spots,” highlights the aforementioned website.
In Medline plus, they note that “Rosa canina rose hips are also Likely Safe when used in large amounts as a medicine.”
Another food rich in vitamin C that is called a superfood for the benefits it brings to the body is guava.
This fruit does not contain too many calories (268 per 100 gr.), and yet it provides a lot of fiber, vitamins, proteins and minerals. “Precisely because it is a fruit with a lot of fiber, it produces a satiating effect that helps generate the feeling of being fuller, thus facilitating the task of regulating appetite.”, indicates the portal Las Provincias.
Also, according to scientific research, “guava is very rich in astringents such as tannins when it is still green, especially in its leaves,” explains the Las Provincias portal, “therefore, the consumption of this fruit could help control the diarrhea and inhibit microbial growth.
According to the Tuasaúde portal, the red or pink guava “is excellent for the skin, as it is rich in lycopene, an antioxidant compound that helps protect the skin from damage caused by ultraviolet rays and regulate the amount of free radicals circulating in the body. body, thus preventing premature aging of the skin.
Another benefit of the vitamin C that guava contains is because it is “a micronutrient that is necessary for the production of collagen in the body, this being an important protein to maintain the elasticity and firmness of the skin.”
Pectin is found in guava, which is a “soluble fiber that facilitates the elimination of cholesterol through feces, reducing its absorption reduces its amount in the blood and favors its excretion in the bile,” adds the Tuasúde portal. .
Antioxidants can also help “reduce “bad” LDL cholesterol and increase “good” HDL cholesterol, Tuasúde points out.