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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

5 Delicious Greek Superfoods To Immediately Improve Your Health

SUPERFOODS  



Superfoods are as popular as ever, and it’s easy to see why. These mostly plant-based foods high in antioxidants, vitamins, calcium and minerals have huge and wide-ranging health benefits. Açai and goji berries, maca and chia seeds are at the top of the superfood list and hail, for the most part, from plants, trees and roots in South America and the Amazon. But you might not know that Greece, too, is home to a number of delicious superfoods. Here are 5 Greek superfoods to consider adding to your diet.

Almonds

almonds
 

High in nutritional value, almonds contain high quantities of plant fiber, vitamins and heart-healthy fats. A serving of almonds is a rich source of vitamin E, magnesium, protein, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron and polyunsaturated fats.


Pomegranate

pomegranate
   

The pomegranate is considered to be the fruit of life and good luck -- and not without reason. Because of their high fiber content, pomegranates aid digestion, weight loss and heart health.



Capers

caper
 

Capers are low in calories and a rich source of calcium, magnesium, fiber and vitamin C.



Dittany

herbal tea
 
 

In Greek mythology, the hero Aeneas was so seriously injured by an arrow that there was no way to get it out. His mother, the goddess Aphrodite, took this plant from Crete and applied it to his wound -– immediately, the arrow was removed and the wound healed. Studies have shown that dittany, which is often an ingredient in herbal tea, has an antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.


Corinthian Raisin

dried currants
 

The Corinthian raisin -- also known as the currant -- has great nutritional value, especially for athletes, thanks to its iron, potassium, and vitamin and Β.

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