7 superfoods to add to your diet today

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Step aside kale and coconut water, these are some of the best superfoods you should be adding to your daily meals today.

These superfoods are packed with beneficial elements, low in calories and are extremely yummy. 

Here are some of the popular superfoods which you can add to your diet.

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1. Coconut oil

Coconut oil is widely known as a superfood.

Coconut oil contains high saturated fats and they're known to have different effects on the body compared to other dietary fats.

For instance, our body processes medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) into high energy or ketones, and may encourage fat burning. 

Coconut oil may also protect against skin allergies such as eczema and dry hair. Just place some on your skin or scalp and leave them in to help improve moisture levels.

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2. Camu camu powder

This native to Amazon rainforest berry, camu camu or Myrciaria dubia, is commonly found in supplement form as pills, juice or powder. It's said to be high in Vitamin C that acts as a powerful antioxidant that protects your body cells from free radical damage.

Fresh camu camu berries are tart in flavor, which is why they’re commonly found in supplement form as powders, pills, or as juice.

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Organic camu camu powder. (PHOTO: iHerb Singapore)

3. Cacao powder

Cacao (Theobroma cacao) was once considered sacred by the ancient Aztec and Mayan civilizations. 

This "Food of the Gods" is not only delicious but is a nutritious superfood packed with naturally occurring compounds such as caffeine and theobromine as well as phytonutrients such as polyphenolic flavanols.

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Organic cacao powder. (PHOTO: iHerb Singapore)

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4. Spirulina powder

Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) is a blue-green algae that contains naturally occurring nutrients such as protein, phycocyanin, chlorophyll and carotenoids. 

This superfood is one of the most nutritious and concentrated food sources in the world.

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Organic spirulina powder. (PHOTO: iHerb Singapore)

5. Blueberries

Blueberries are a fruit native to North America, but have been grown commercially across the world now, thanks to their goodness.

They're known to have beneficial plant compounds and contain several vitamins with antioxidants.

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Whole dried blueberries. (PHOTO: iHerb Singapore)

6. Organic Wheat Grass Powder

Wheat Grass (Triticum aestivum) is a rich source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre. Consumption of Wheat Grass has roots in health movements that began in the 30s and it has maintained its popularity throughout the years as a staple of juice bars, health-focused restaurants and healthy home kitchens.

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California Gold Nutrition, Organic Wheat Grass Powder. (PHOTO: iHerb Singapore)

7. Organic Chia Seeds

Chia (Salvia hispanica) seeds have been revered for thousands of years as a versatile food commodity and a traditional remedy. 

Chia is the Mayan word for strength and are consumed for sustainable energy and endurance because they are a nutrient-dense source of soluble and insoluble fibre, plant omegas and protein.

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