Diet & Nutrition Last updated on 2021-02-26 20:48:07
6 Yummy Superfoods That Are Superheroes In Disguise
- Dr. Sreelekha Daruvuri
- 3 Min Read
For many a millennium, these unsung, unrelenting, superfoods have been aiding our body in their big-little-ways. From the protein-packed savior to the fiber-filled defender, meet the alter egos of some of the most popular superfoods throughout the history of humankind.
Disclaimer: Apologies to all the other superfoods we may have missed mentioning!
Shelled Crusader a.k.a EggSuperpower: Protein Surge Effect of superpower: Helps in the growth, maintenance, and repair of tissues Nutritional prowess: Protein: 13.3 gms - Fats: 13.3 gms - Carbohydrates: 0 gms *per 100 gms Eggs hold a special place in the realm of superfoods because of their superior nutritional value. Consuming one can give your body an instantaneous surge of protein. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="360"] (Source: Giphy)[/caption]
Equilibrium a.k.a BananaSuperpower: Potassium Punch Effect of superpower: Helps balance body fluids and regulates muscle contractions Nutritional prowess: Protein - 1.2 g - Fats: 0.3 g - Carbohydrates: 27.2 g *per 100 gms When it comes to bananas, there’s no holding back! Peel one open for a more-than-substantial punch of potassium. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="480"] (Source: Giphy)[/caption]
Shatterproof a.k.a BroccoliSuperpower: Calcium Shield Effect of superpower: Strengthens bones and teeth Nutritional prowess: Protein - 2.8 g - Fats: 0.4 g - Carbohydrates: 7 g *per 100 gms Gifted with plentiful amounts of calcium, broccoli helps shield your bones and teeth from deterioration. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] (Source: Giphy)[/caption]
Professor Nut a.k.a WalnutSuperpower: Power Boost Effect of superpower: Helps improve brain power Nutritional prowess: Protein – 15.6 g - Fats: 64.5 g - Carbohydrates: 11 g *per 100 gms Considered a brain food, and not just for aesthetic reasons, research suggests a link between walnuts and a boost in brain functioning. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="480"] (Source: Giphy)[/caption]
Commander Spore a.k.a MushroomSuperpower: Fiber Flush Effect of superpower: Helps in maintaining digestive health Nutritional prowess: Protein - 1.1 g - Fats: 0.3 g - Carbohydrates: 3.3 g *per 100 gms Known to crop up almost anywhere, habitat has never been a concern for mushrooms. They are filled with the benefits of fiber. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="550"] (Source: Giphy)[/caption]
Captain Clove a.k.a GarlicSuperpower: Sulfur Fix Effect of superpower: Medicinal benefits Nutritional prowess: Protein - 6.36 g - Fats: 0.5 g - Carbohydrates: 35 g *per 100 gms Garlic is known to have an ensemble of medicinal properties owing to the sulfur compounds attained from it. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="480"] (Source: Giphy)[/caption] While these superfoods come packed with a multitude of superpowers, the key to a nutritionally sound diet lies in balance and moderation. In case you’re wondering, here’s the suggested daily nutrient requirement for the average adult:
|For Adult Man (60kgs)||For Adult Woman (55kgs)|
|Nutrient||Quantity per day|
|Energy||2320 Kcal/Day||1900 Kcal/Day|
|Protein||60 g||55 gms/day|
|Visible Fat||25 g||20 gm/day|
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