Superfoods are foods that are not only good for your body and your health, but are also good for the soul. Cooked or served raw in a salad, they are foods for a tastier diet that will change the way you eat.
You probably know the foods I’m going to talk to you about today, but do you know why they are so special? Do you use any of them in your recipes?
#1 Olive oil
In addition to its taste, which I find sweet and fresh, olive oil is a healthy oil.
It’s practically a staple item in the South East of France and it seems that it keeps those who use it regularly in good health. Indeed, rich in vitamin E and anti-oxidants, it protects the blood vessels, prevents heart problems and even diabetes!
In addition, it is very easy to cook, and holds its taste under a wide range of temperatures. It can even be eaten as part of a salad. The only limitation of olive oil that it is very sensitive to light and should be consumed within 4 months of opening.
I know, not great sent to leave on our breath, but garlic great for our health!
It is rich in vitamins and antioxidants, so it helps to avoid heart problems, diabetes, and even helps to avoid cancers. But it’s also very good to fight against simple winter viruses or to stay in shape! But you know why
I love it above all? To give the dishes a sweet-spicy kick!
It has the same properties as garlic but is much more common in the kitchen. Easy to prepare and to cook, you can put it in your dishes, in your hamburgers and even in salads.
Here’s a little tip: The bigger the onion, the less it tastes and smells! And to avoid eye irritation when you peel an onion, put some lemon juice on the blade of your knife!
#4 Tumeric (Curcuma)
Tumeric is characterized by its beautiful orange colour and pleasant smell. Tumeric comes from a plant that grows in the south of the Asian continent, more precisely in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Once an emblem of oriental cuisine, it is now a plant that is internationally appreciated in cooking and medicine.
Both an anti-inflammatory and an anti-oxidant, it brings a very special taste to your dishes.
If you want to know how to choose your Tumeric, here are the main criteria to consider:
- The quality of the Tumeric (Composition, origin, certification)
- Its curcumin content
Recipe with Tumeric: Lentils,
By far my favourite ingredient, I use it all of the time in my dishes!
Ginger spices marinates as well as sauces (especially coconut milk) and soups.
Cut into small pieces or grated, it can be used raw and sprinkled directly on the food on the plate.
Recipe with ginger: Easy carry crevette (Shrimp)
Now you know what my favourite superfoods are, and what are yours?