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Dietitians Predict the Top Superfoods for 2018

Dietitians Predict the Top Superfoods for 2018


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Every year, thousands of dietitians weigh in for Today’s Dietitian’s “What’s Trending in Nutrition” national survey. This time around, over 2,000 registered dietitians (RDNs) took part in the survey. The results exposed what’s really buzzing in health and wellness conversation for 2018.

“RDNs stay ahead of the trends because they are dedicated to listening and responding to what consumers are looking for when making food choices,” explains Mara Honicker, publisher of Today’s Dietitian, in a press release.

The group was asked what superfoods they think will be at the top of consumers’ priority list come the new year. Last year, the dietitians predicted seeds — everything from pumpkin to chia — would sweep the nation in 2017. And, they did — seeds are filled with healthy fats and flooded diners’ tables this year.

The results this time around were somewhat surprising — fermented foods, such as kefir, kombucha, and kimchi, took the number one spot.

Here is the full list of the top items dietitians predicted:

1. Fermented foods, like yogurt
2. Avocado
3. Seeds
4. Nuts
5. Green tea
6. Ancient grains
7. Kale
8. Exotic fruits
9. Coconut products
10. Salmon

The dietitians' preferences indicate that consumers are becoming less concerned with calorie and fat information and more concerned with the effects foods actually have on their bodies. Fermented foods are great for maintaining the health of the digestive system, meaning they’re good for your gut.

“Consumers are searching for nutrition information and equating diet with overall well-being,” noted Jenna A. Bell, PhD, RD, SVP. “It also suggests that consumers are digging deeper for information about the food they eat and in this instance, finding out why yogurt, kefir or kimchi is so good for them!”

Good gut health has been linked to dozens of health benefits, including a boost in immunity, improved mental health, and even hangover prevention.

This is what dietitians had to say, but we had some different predictions for the trends 2018 has to offer. Here are our guesses for the top food trends of 2018.


8 Best Superfood Powders, According to a Registered Dietitian

I hear from lots of you who ask about superfood powders, supplements, and drinks. No wonder: Pinterest has officially declared super powders a trend for 2019. (Searches jumped 144% last year alone!) So let's clear up something from the start: The most super way to add better-for-you foods to your diet is through food that you can actually chew.

The FDA doesn't evaluate the health claims made by supplements for safety and efficacy. Plus, you can find the benefits of trendy "super greens" or "antioxidant blend" supplements just as well in real food form, a.k.a. fruits and vegetables.

So where do these flavorful powders play a tasty and nutritious role? Made into unsweetened beverages and used as spices. Read on for more about nature&rsquos super powders we love:

Matcha belongs to the green tea family, but it's used as a concentrated powder instead of dried leaves. This makes matcha higher in caffeine and an amino acid called L-theanine, a compound linked to feelings of focus, alertness, and sustained energy. Sometimes the benefits of matcha get conflated with weight-loss claims, so a word to the wise: The only real way matcha will help you lose weight is by drinking it in place of soda, juice, and energy drinks. Sugar-sweetened drinks are the #1 source of added calories in the American diet, so plain matcha is a smart swap.

Turmeric's gotten tons of health hype lately, mostly due to its main bioactive compound called curcumin. Curcumin's antioxidant properties are linked with reduced risk of chronic disease &mdash more tahn 100 clinical trials have been conducted on the compound! However, your dietary patterns as a whole have a much greater impact on disease risk. Use turmeric in dishes made with veggies, seafood, and pulses (chickpeas, beans, lentils, and peas) to reap the biggest benefits and maximize flavor.

Ginger contains antioxidants that can help reduce cell damage over time and may stop a biochemical process that initiates inflammation. Use powdered ginger as a spicy alternative to peppers when cooking, or consider drinking ginger tea after a big meal. Ginger may also reduce symptoms of nausea and help ease an upset tummy.

There&rsquos been lots of talk about cinnamon and its effect on blood sugar management in people with diabetes, but to date, there&rsquos not enough evidence to support taking a cinnamon supplement. That said, using cinnamon can still benefit your blood sugar in other ways. The warm flavor can help you cut back on the amount of sugar you add to foods and drinks. Try it with breakfast, desserts, hot tea, and coffee lattes to add spice without the sugar overload.

Maca is a Peruvian root that&rsquos mostly used in a powdered form. It&rsquos a delicious topping on popcorn &mdash my personal favorite! There&rsquos some limited data that maca powder can help with libido, but it&rsquos not exactly "nature&rsquos Viagra." The same is true for any claims about improving blood pressure in post-menopausal women. Just make sure you&rsquore checking the ingredients list to make sure that maca root powder is the only one on there.

Hemp seeds are full of minerals that help boost immune and nerve function. Plus the protein and fiber in each serving will make you feel full without added calories from saturated fat. The powder adds a nutty flavor to meals and snacks, but our Nutrition Lab loves hemp in roasted form for a crunchy, poppable texture that&rsquos fun to eat in its own right. Our Lab pick: Manitoba Harvest Toasted Hemp Seeds.

Chia seeds are naturally gluten-free source of fiber and protein that that you can keep in your pantry &mdash for up to 5 years! While any and all seeds are great for your health, chia seeds provide antioxidants and up to 30% of your daily value for magnesium in a 1-ounce serving. Try 'em on yogurt, cereal, or veggies or in baking recipes.

Less crunchy than chia, flax seeds pack plant-based omega 3&rsquos linked with improved cognition and brain function. Flax can also help lower your LDL or "bad" cholesterol levels while increasing HDL or "good" cholesterol. The combo of fat, fiber, and plant-powered protein makes whatever you're cooking more filling, and adds a nutty taste. Try flax in breakfast cereal, on top of yogurt, or sprinkled on roasted veggies.

Instead of scooping out blended green powders that claim to contain vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, go straight to the real foods themselves. You're better off eating actual leafy greens more cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts and cauliflower fatty fish like salmon and tuna and nuts, especially walnuts. These can all help boost your immune system and reduce risk of chronic disease when eaten regularly.

The same goes here. Acai and raspberry powders may claim they're full of antioxidants, but real, whole berries (plus apples, grapes, pecans, and walnuts) contain higher amounts of these cell-protecting compounds.


8 Best Superfood Powders, According to a Registered Dietitian

I hear from lots of you who ask about superfood powders, supplements, and drinks. No wonder: Pinterest has officially declared super powders a trend for 2019. (Searches jumped 144% last year alone!) So let's clear up something from the start: The most super way to add better-for-you foods to your diet is through food that you can actually chew.

The FDA doesn't evaluate the health claims made by supplements for safety and efficacy. Plus, you can find the benefits of trendy "super greens" or "antioxidant blend" supplements just as well in real food form, a.k.a. fruits and vegetables.

So where do these flavorful powders play a tasty and nutritious role? Made into unsweetened beverages and used as spices. Read on for more about nature&rsquos super powders we love:

Matcha belongs to the green tea family, but it's used as a concentrated powder instead of dried leaves. This makes matcha higher in caffeine and an amino acid called L-theanine, a compound linked to feelings of focus, alertness, and sustained energy. Sometimes the benefits of matcha get conflated with weight-loss claims, so a word to the wise: The only real way matcha will help you lose weight is by drinking it in place of soda, juice, and energy drinks. Sugar-sweetened drinks are the #1 source of added calories in the American diet, so plain matcha is a smart swap.

Turmeric's gotten tons of health hype lately, mostly due to its main bioactive compound called curcumin. Curcumin's antioxidant properties are linked with reduced risk of chronic disease &mdash more tahn 100 clinical trials have been conducted on the compound! However, your dietary patterns as a whole have a much greater impact on disease risk. Use turmeric in dishes made with veggies, seafood, and pulses (chickpeas, beans, lentils, and peas) to reap the biggest benefits and maximize flavor.

Ginger contains antioxidants that can help reduce cell damage over time and may stop a biochemical process that initiates inflammation. Use powdered ginger as a spicy alternative to peppers when cooking, or consider drinking ginger tea after a big meal. Ginger may also reduce symptoms of nausea and help ease an upset tummy.

There&rsquos been lots of talk about cinnamon and its effect on blood sugar management in people with diabetes, but to date, there&rsquos not enough evidence to support taking a cinnamon supplement. That said, using cinnamon can still benefit your blood sugar in other ways. The warm flavor can help you cut back on the amount of sugar you add to foods and drinks. Try it with breakfast, desserts, hot tea, and coffee lattes to add spice without the sugar overload.

Maca is a Peruvian root that&rsquos mostly used in a powdered form. It&rsquos a delicious topping on popcorn &mdash my personal favorite! There&rsquos some limited data that maca powder can help with libido, but it&rsquos not exactly "nature&rsquos Viagra." The same is true for any claims about improving blood pressure in post-menopausal women. Just make sure you&rsquore checking the ingredients list to make sure that maca root powder is the only one on there.

Hemp seeds are full of minerals that help boost immune and nerve function. Plus the protein and fiber in each serving will make you feel full without added calories from saturated fat. The powder adds a nutty flavor to meals and snacks, but our Nutrition Lab loves hemp in roasted form for a crunchy, poppable texture that&rsquos fun to eat in its own right. Our Lab pick: Manitoba Harvest Toasted Hemp Seeds.

Chia seeds are naturally gluten-free source of fiber and protein that that you can keep in your pantry &mdash for up to 5 years! While any and all seeds are great for your health, chia seeds provide antioxidants and up to 30% of your daily value for magnesium in a 1-ounce serving. Try 'em on yogurt, cereal, or veggies or in baking recipes.

Less crunchy than chia, flax seeds pack plant-based omega 3&rsquos linked with improved cognition and brain function. Flax can also help lower your LDL or "bad" cholesterol levels while increasing HDL or "good" cholesterol. The combo of fat, fiber, and plant-powered protein makes whatever you're cooking more filling, and adds a nutty taste. Try flax in breakfast cereal, on top of yogurt, or sprinkled on roasted veggies.

Instead of scooping out blended green powders that claim to contain vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, go straight to the real foods themselves. You're better off eating actual leafy greens more cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts and cauliflower fatty fish like salmon and tuna and nuts, especially walnuts. These can all help boost your immune system and reduce risk of chronic disease when eaten regularly.

The same goes here. Acai and raspberry powders may claim they're full of antioxidants, but real, whole berries (plus apples, grapes, pecans, and walnuts) contain higher amounts of these cell-protecting compounds.


8 Best Superfood Powders, According to a Registered Dietitian

I hear from lots of you who ask about superfood powders, supplements, and drinks. No wonder: Pinterest has officially declared super powders a trend for 2019. (Searches jumped 144% last year alone!) So let's clear up something from the start: The most super way to add better-for-you foods to your diet is through food that you can actually chew.

The FDA doesn't evaluate the health claims made by supplements for safety and efficacy. Plus, you can find the benefits of trendy "super greens" or "antioxidant blend" supplements just as well in real food form, a.k.a. fruits and vegetables.

So where do these flavorful powders play a tasty and nutritious role? Made into unsweetened beverages and used as spices. Read on for more about nature&rsquos super powders we love:

Matcha belongs to the green tea family, but it's used as a concentrated powder instead of dried leaves. This makes matcha higher in caffeine and an amino acid called L-theanine, a compound linked to feelings of focus, alertness, and sustained energy. Sometimes the benefits of matcha get conflated with weight-loss claims, so a word to the wise: The only real way matcha will help you lose weight is by drinking it in place of soda, juice, and energy drinks. Sugar-sweetened drinks are the #1 source of added calories in the American diet, so plain matcha is a smart swap.

Turmeric's gotten tons of health hype lately, mostly due to its main bioactive compound called curcumin. Curcumin's antioxidant properties are linked with reduced risk of chronic disease &mdash more tahn 100 clinical trials have been conducted on the compound! However, your dietary patterns as a whole have a much greater impact on disease risk. Use turmeric in dishes made with veggies, seafood, and pulses (chickpeas, beans, lentils, and peas) to reap the biggest benefits and maximize flavor.

Ginger contains antioxidants that can help reduce cell damage over time and may stop a biochemical process that initiates inflammation. Use powdered ginger as a spicy alternative to peppers when cooking, or consider drinking ginger tea after a big meal. Ginger may also reduce symptoms of nausea and help ease an upset tummy.

There&rsquos been lots of talk about cinnamon and its effect on blood sugar management in people with diabetes, but to date, there&rsquos not enough evidence to support taking a cinnamon supplement. That said, using cinnamon can still benefit your blood sugar in other ways. The warm flavor can help you cut back on the amount of sugar you add to foods and drinks. Try it with breakfast, desserts, hot tea, and coffee lattes to add spice without the sugar overload.

Maca is a Peruvian root that&rsquos mostly used in a powdered form. It&rsquos a delicious topping on popcorn &mdash my personal favorite! There&rsquos some limited data that maca powder can help with libido, but it&rsquos not exactly "nature&rsquos Viagra." The same is true for any claims about improving blood pressure in post-menopausal women. Just make sure you&rsquore checking the ingredients list to make sure that maca root powder is the only one on there.

Hemp seeds are full of minerals that help boost immune and nerve function. Plus the protein and fiber in each serving will make you feel full without added calories from saturated fat. The powder adds a nutty flavor to meals and snacks, but our Nutrition Lab loves hemp in roasted form for a crunchy, poppable texture that&rsquos fun to eat in its own right. Our Lab pick: Manitoba Harvest Toasted Hemp Seeds.

Chia seeds are naturally gluten-free source of fiber and protein that that you can keep in your pantry &mdash for up to 5 years! While any and all seeds are great for your health, chia seeds provide antioxidants and up to 30% of your daily value for magnesium in a 1-ounce serving. Try 'em on yogurt, cereal, or veggies or in baking recipes.

Less crunchy than chia, flax seeds pack plant-based omega 3&rsquos linked with improved cognition and brain function. Flax can also help lower your LDL or "bad" cholesterol levels while increasing HDL or "good" cholesterol. The combo of fat, fiber, and plant-powered protein makes whatever you're cooking more filling, and adds a nutty taste. Try flax in breakfast cereal, on top of yogurt, or sprinkled on roasted veggies.

Instead of scooping out blended green powders that claim to contain vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, go straight to the real foods themselves. You're better off eating actual leafy greens more cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts and cauliflower fatty fish like salmon and tuna and nuts, especially walnuts. These can all help boost your immune system and reduce risk of chronic disease when eaten regularly.

The same goes here. Acai and raspberry powders may claim they're full of antioxidants, but real, whole berries (plus apples, grapes, pecans, and walnuts) contain higher amounts of these cell-protecting compounds.


8 Best Superfood Powders, According to a Registered Dietitian

I hear from lots of you who ask about superfood powders, supplements, and drinks. No wonder: Pinterest has officially declared super powders a trend for 2019. (Searches jumped 144% last year alone!) So let's clear up something from the start: The most super way to add better-for-you foods to your diet is through food that you can actually chew.

The FDA doesn't evaluate the health claims made by supplements for safety and efficacy. Plus, you can find the benefits of trendy "super greens" or "antioxidant blend" supplements just as well in real food form, a.k.a. fruits and vegetables.

So where do these flavorful powders play a tasty and nutritious role? Made into unsweetened beverages and used as spices. Read on for more about nature&rsquos super powders we love:

Matcha belongs to the green tea family, but it's used as a concentrated powder instead of dried leaves. This makes matcha higher in caffeine and an amino acid called L-theanine, a compound linked to feelings of focus, alertness, and sustained energy. Sometimes the benefits of matcha get conflated with weight-loss claims, so a word to the wise: The only real way matcha will help you lose weight is by drinking it in place of soda, juice, and energy drinks. Sugar-sweetened drinks are the #1 source of added calories in the American diet, so plain matcha is a smart swap.

Turmeric's gotten tons of health hype lately, mostly due to its main bioactive compound called curcumin. Curcumin's antioxidant properties are linked with reduced risk of chronic disease &mdash more tahn 100 clinical trials have been conducted on the compound! However, your dietary patterns as a whole have a much greater impact on disease risk. Use turmeric in dishes made with veggies, seafood, and pulses (chickpeas, beans, lentils, and peas) to reap the biggest benefits and maximize flavor.

Ginger contains antioxidants that can help reduce cell damage over time and may stop a biochemical process that initiates inflammation. Use powdered ginger as a spicy alternative to peppers when cooking, or consider drinking ginger tea after a big meal. Ginger may also reduce symptoms of nausea and help ease an upset tummy.

There&rsquos been lots of talk about cinnamon and its effect on blood sugar management in people with diabetes, but to date, there&rsquos not enough evidence to support taking a cinnamon supplement. That said, using cinnamon can still benefit your blood sugar in other ways. The warm flavor can help you cut back on the amount of sugar you add to foods and drinks. Try it with breakfast, desserts, hot tea, and coffee lattes to add spice without the sugar overload.

Maca is a Peruvian root that&rsquos mostly used in a powdered form. It&rsquos a delicious topping on popcorn &mdash my personal favorite! There&rsquos some limited data that maca powder can help with libido, but it&rsquos not exactly "nature&rsquos Viagra." The same is true for any claims about improving blood pressure in post-menopausal women. Just make sure you&rsquore checking the ingredients list to make sure that maca root powder is the only one on there.

Hemp seeds are full of minerals that help boost immune and nerve function. Plus the protein and fiber in each serving will make you feel full without added calories from saturated fat. The powder adds a nutty flavor to meals and snacks, but our Nutrition Lab loves hemp in roasted form for a crunchy, poppable texture that&rsquos fun to eat in its own right. Our Lab pick: Manitoba Harvest Toasted Hemp Seeds.

Chia seeds are naturally gluten-free source of fiber and protein that that you can keep in your pantry &mdash for up to 5 years! While any and all seeds are great for your health, chia seeds provide antioxidants and up to 30% of your daily value for magnesium in a 1-ounce serving. Try 'em on yogurt, cereal, or veggies or in baking recipes.

Less crunchy than chia, flax seeds pack plant-based omega 3&rsquos linked with improved cognition and brain function. Flax can also help lower your LDL or "bad" cholesterol levels while increasing HDL or "good" cholesterol. The combo of fat, fiber, and plant-powered protein makes whatever you're cooking more filling, and adds a nutty taste. Try flax in breakfast cereal, on top of yogurt, or sprinkled on roasted veggies.

Instead of scooping out blended green powders that claim to contain vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, go straight to the real foods themselves. You're better off eating actual leafy greens more cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts and cauliflower fatty fish like salmon and tuna and nuts, especially walnuts. These can all help boost your immune system and reduce risk of chronic disease when eaten regularly.

The same goes here. Acai and raspberry powders may claim they're full of antioxidants, but real, whole berries (plus apples, grapes, pecans, and walnuts) contain higher amounts of these cell-protecting compounds.


8 Best Superfood Powders, According to a Registered Dietitian

I hear from lots of you who ask about superfood powders, supplements, and drinks. No wonder: Pinterest has officially declared super powders a trend for 2019. (Searches jumped 144% last year alone!) So let's clear up something from the start: The most super way to add better-for-you foods to your diet is through food that you can actually chew.

The FDA doesn't evaluate the health claims made by supplements for safety and efficacy. Plus, you can find the benefits of trendy "super greens" or "antioxidant blend" supplements just as well in real food form, a.k.a. fruits and vegetables.

So where do these flavorful powders play a tasty and nutritious role? Made into unsweetened beverages and used as spices. Read on for more about nature&rsquos super powders we love:

Matcha belongs to the green tea family, but it's used as a concentrated powder instead of dried leaves. This makes matcha higher in caffeine and an amino acid called L-theanine, a compound linked to feelings of focus, alertness, and sustained energy. Sometimes the benefits of matcha get conflated with weight-loss claims, so a word to the wise: The only real way matcha will help you lose weight is by drinking it in place of soda, juice, and energy drinks. Sugar-sweetened drinks are the #1 source of added calories in the American diet, so plain matcha is a smart swap.

Turmeric's gotten tons of health hype lately, mostly due to its main bioactive compound called curcumin. Curcumin's antioxidant properties are linked with reduced risk of chronic disease &mdash more tahn 100 clinical trials have been conducted on the compound! However, your dietary patterns as a whole have a much greater impact on disease risk. Use turmeric in dishes made with veggies, seafood, and pulses (chickpeas, beans, lentils, and peas) to reap the biggest benefits and maximize flavor.

Ginger contains antioxidants that can help reduce cell damage over time and may stop a biochemical process that initiates inflammation. Use powdered ginger as a spicy alternative to peppers when cooking, or consider drinking ginger tea after a big meal. Ginger may also reduce symptoms of nausea and help ease an upset tummy.

There&rsquos been lots of talk about cinnamon and its effect on blood sugar management in people with diabetes, but to date, there&rsquos not enough evidence to support taking a cinnamon supplement. That said, using cinnamon can still benefit your blood sugar in other ways. The warm flavor can help you cut back on the amount of sugar you add to foods and drinks. Try it with breakfast, desserts, hot tea, and coffee lattes to add spice without the sugar overload.

Maca is a Peruvian root that&rsquos mostly used in a powdered form. It&rsquos a delicious topping on popcorn &mdash my personal favorite! There&rsquos some limited data that maca powder can help with libido, but it&rsquos not exactly "nature&rsquos Viagra." The same is true for any claims about improving blood pressure in post-menopausal women. Just make sure you&rsquore checking the ingredients list to make sure that maca root powder is the only one on there.

Hemp seeds are full of minerals that help boost immune and nerve function. Plus the protein and fiber in each serving will make you feel full without added calories from saturated fat. The powder adds a nutty flavor to meals and snacks, but our Nutrition Lab loves hemp in roasted form for a crunchy, poppable texture that&rsquos fun to eat in its own right. Our Lab pick: Manitoba Harvest Toasted Hemp Seeds.

Chia seeds are naturally gluten-free source of fiber and protein that that you can keep in your pantry &mdash for up to 5 years! While any and all seeds are great for your health, chia seeds provide antioxidants and up to 30% of your daily value for magnesium in a 1-ounce serving. Try 'em on yogurt, cereal, or veggies or in baking recipes.

Less crunchy than chia, flax seeds pack plant-based omega 3&rsquos linked with improved cognition and brain function. Flax can also help lower your LDL or "bad" cholesterol levels while increasing HDL or "good" cholesterol. The combo of fat, fiber, and plant-powered protein makes whatever you're cooking more filling, and adds a nutty taste. Try flax in breakfast cereal, on top of yogurt, or sprinkled on roasted veggies.

Instead of scooping out blended green powders that claim to contain vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, go straight to the real foods themselves. You're better off eating actual leafy greens more cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts and cauliflower fatty fish like salmon and tuna and nuts, especially walnuts. These can all help boost your immune system and reduce risk of chronic disease when eaten regularly.

The same goes here. Acai and raspberry powders may claim they're full of antioxidants, but real, whole berries (plus apples, grapes, pecans, and walnuts) contain higher amounts of these cell-protecting compounds.


8 Best Superfood Powders, According to a Registered Dietitian

I hear from lots of you who ask about superfood powders, supplements, and drinks. No wonder: Pinterest has officially declared super powders a trend for 2019. (Searches jumped 144% last year alone!) So let's clear up something from the start: The most super way to add better-for-you foods to your diet is through food that you can actually chew.

The FDA doesn't evaluate the health claims made by supplements for safety and efficacy. Plus, you can find the benefits of trendy "super greens" or "antioxidant blend" supplements just as well in real food form, a.k.a. fruits and vegetables.

So where do these flavorful powders play a tasty and nutritious role? Made into unsweetened beverages and used as spices. Read on for more about nature&rsquos super powders we love:

Matcha belongs to the green tea family, but it's used as a concentrated powder instead of dried leaves. This makes matcha higher in caffeine and an amino acid called L-theanine, a compound linked to feelings of focus, alertness, and sustained energy. Sometimes the benefits of matcha get conflated with weight-loss claims, so a word to the wise: The only real way matcha will help you lose weight is by drinking it in place of soda, juice, and energy drinks. Sugar-sweetened drinks are the #1 source of added calories in the American diet, so plain matcha is a smart swap.

Turmeric's gotten tons of health hype lately, mostly due to its main bioactive compound called curcumin. Curcumin's antioxidant properties are linked with reduced risk of chronic disease &mdash more tahn 100 clinical trials have been conducted on the compound! However, your dietary patterns as a whole have a much greater impact on disease risk. Use turmeric in dishes made with veggies, seafood, and pulses (chickpeas, beans, lentils, and peas) to reap the biggest benefits and maximize flavor.

Ginger contains antioxidants that can help reduce cell damage over time and may stop a biochemical process that initiates inflammation. Use powdered ginger as a spicy alternative to peppers when cooking, or consider drinking ginger tea after a big meal. Ginger may also reduce symptoms of nausea and help ease an upset tummy.

There&rsquos been lots of talk about cinnamon and its effect on blood sugar management in people with diabetes, but to date, there&rsquos not enough evidence to support taking a cinnamon supplement. That said, using cinnamon can still benefit your blood sugar in other ways. The warm flavor can help you cut back on the amount of sugar you add to foods and drinks. Try it with breakfast, desserts, hot tea, and coffee lattes to add spice without the sugar overload.

Maca is a Peruvian root that&rsquos mostly used in a powdered form. It&rsquos a delicious topping on popcorn &mdash my personal favorite! There&rsquos some limited data that maca powder can help with libido, but it&rsquos not exactly "nature&rsquos Viagra." The same is true for any claims about improving blood pressure in post-menopausal women. Just make sure you&rsquore checking the ingredients list to make sure that maca root powder is the only one on there.

Hemp seeds are full of minerals that help boost immune and nerve function. Plus the protein and fiber in each serving will make you feel full without added calories from saturated fat. The powder adds a nutty flavor to meals and snacks, but our Nutrition Lab loves hemp in roasted form for a crunchy, poppable texture that&rsquos fun to eat in its own right. Our Lab pick: Manitoba Harvest Toasted Hemp Seeds.

Chia seeds are naturally gluten-free source of fiber and protein that that you can keep in your pantry &mdash for up to 5 years! While any and all seeds are great for your health, chia seeds provide antioxidants and up to 30% of your daily value for magnesium in a 1-ounce serving. Try 'em on yogurt, cereal, or veggies or in baking recipes.

Less crunchy than chia, flax seeds pack plant-based omega 3&rsquos linked with improved cognition and brain function. Flax can also help lower your LDL or "bad" cholesterol levels while increasing HDL or "good" cholesterol. The combo of fat, fiber, and plant-powered protein makes whatever you're cooking more filling, and adds a nutty taste. Try flax in breakfast cereal, on top of yogurt, or sprinkled on roasted veggies.

Instead of scooping out blended green powders that claim to contain vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, go straight to the real foods themselves. You're better off eating actual leafy greens more cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts and cauliflower fatty fish like salmon and tuna and nuts, especially walnuts. These can all help boost your immune system and reduce risk of chronic disease when eaten regularly.

The same goes here. Acai and raspberry powders may claim they're full of antioxidants, but real, whole berries (plus apples, grapes, pecans, and walnuts) contain higher amounts of these cell-protecting compounds.


8 Best Superfood Powders, According to a Registered Dietitian

I hear from lots of you who ask about superfood powders, supplements, and drinks. No wonder: Pinterest has officially declared super powders a trend for 2019. (Searches jumped 144% last year alone!) So let's clear up something from the start: The most super way to add better-for-you foods to your diet is through food that you can actually chew.

The FDA doesn't evaluate the health claims made by supplements for safety and efficacy. Plus, you can find the benefits of trendy "super greens" or "antioxidant blend" supplements just as well in real food form, a.k.a. fruits and vegetables.

So where do these flavorful powders play a tasty and nutritious role? Made into unsweetened beverages and used as spices. Read on for more about nature&rsquos super powders we love:

Matcha belongs to the green tea family, but it's used as a concentrated powder instead of dried leaves. This makes matcha higher in caffeine and an amino acid called L-theanine, a compound linked to feelings of focus, alertness, and sustained energy. Sometimes the benefits of matcha get conflated with weight-loss claims, so a word to the wise: The only real way matcha will help you lose weight is by drinking it in place of soda, juice, and energy drinks. Sugar-sweetened drinks are the #1 source of added calories in the American diet, so plain matcha is a smart swap.

Turmeric's gotten tons of health hype lately, mostly due to its main bioactive compound called curcumin. Curcumin's antioxidant properties are linked with reduced risk of chronic disease &mdash more tahn 100 clinical trials have been conducted on the compound! However, your dietary patterns as a whole have a much greater impact on disease risk. Use turmeric in dishes made with veggies, seafood, and pulses (chickpeas, beans, lentils, and peas) to reap the biggest benefits and maximize flavor.

Ginger contains antioxidants that can help reduce cell damage over time and may stop a biochemical process that initiates inflammation. Use powdered ginger as a spicy alternative to peppers when cooking, or consider drinking ginger tea after a big meal. Ginger may also reduce symptoms of nausea and help ease an upset tummy.

There&rsquos been lots of talk about cinnamon and its effect on blood sugar management in people with diabetes, but to date, there&rsquos not enough evidence to support taking a cinnamon supplement. That said, using cinnamon can still benefit your blood sugar in other ways. The warm flavor can help you cut back on the amount of sugar you add to foods and drinks. Try it with breakfast, desserts, hot tea, and coffee lattes to add spice without the sugar overload.

Maca is a Peruvian root that&rsquos mostly used in a powdered form. It&rsquos a delicious topping on popcorn &mdash my personal favorite! There&rsquos some limited data that maca powder can help with libido, but it&rsquos not exactly "nature&rsquos Viagra." The same is true for any claims about improving blood pressure in post-menopausal women. Just make sure you&rsquore checking the ingredients list to make sure that maca root powder is the only one on there.

Hemp seeds are full of minerals that help boost immune and nerve function. Plus the protein and fiber in each serving will make you feel full without added calories from saturated fat. The powder adds a nutty flavor to meals and snacks, but our Nutrition Lab loves hemp in roasted form for a crunchy, poppable texture that&rsquos fun to eat in its own right. Our Lab pick: Manitoba Harvest Toasted Hemp Seeds.

Chia seeds are naturally gluten-free source of fiber and protein that that you can keep in your pantry &mdash for up to 5 years! While any and all seeds are great for your health, chia seeds provide antioxidants and up to 30% of your daily value for magnesium in a 1-ounce serving. Try 'em on yogurt, cereal, or veggies or in baking recipes.

Less crunchy than chia, flax seeds pack plant-based omega 3&rsquos linked with improved cognition and brain function. Flax can also help lower your LDL or "bad" cholesterol levels while increasing HDL or "good" cholesterol. The combo of fat, fiber, and plant-powered protein makes whatever you're cooking more filling, and adds a nutty taste. Try flax in breakfast cereal, on top of yogurt, or sprinkled on roasted veggies.

Instead of scooping out blended green powders that claim to contain vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, go straight to the real foods themselves. You're better off eating actual leafy greens more cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts and cauliflower fatty fish like salmon and tuna and nuts, especially walnuts. These can all help boost your immune system and reduce risk of chronic disease when eaten regularly.

The same goes here. Acai and raspberry powders may claim they're full of antioxidants, but real, whole berries (plus apples, grapes, pecans, and walnuts) contain higher amounts of these cell-protecting compounds.


8 Best Superfood Powders, According to a Registered Dietitian

I hear from lots of you who ask about superfood powders, supplements, and drinks. No wonder: Pinterest has officially declared super powders a trend for 2019. (Searches jumped 144% last year alone!) So let's clear up something from the start: The most super way to add better-for-you foods to your diet is through food that you can actually chew.

The FDA doesn't evaluate the health claims made by supplements for safety and efficacy. Plus, you can find the benefits of trendy "super greens" or "antioxidant blend" supplements just as well in real food form, a.k.a. fruits and vegetables.

So where do these flavorful powders play a tasty and nutritious role? Made into unsweetened beverages and used as spices. Read on for more about nature&rsquos super powders we love:

Matcha belongs to the green tea family, but it's used as a concentrated powder instead of dried leaves. This makes matcha higher in caffeine and an amino acid called L-theanine, a compound linked to feelings of focus, alertness, and sustained energy. Sometimes the benefits of matcha get conflated with weight-loss claims, so a word to the wise: The only real way matcha will help you lose weight is by drinking it in place of soda, juice, and energy drinks. Sugar-sweetened drinks are the #1 source of added calories in the American diet, so plain matcha is a smart swap.

Turmeric's gotten tons of health hype lately, mostly due to its main bioactive compound called curcumin. Curcumin's antioxidant properties are linked with reduced risk of chronic disease &mdash more tahn 100 clinical trials have been conducted on the compound! However, your dietary patterns as a whole have a much greater impact on disease risk. Use turmeric in dishes made with veggies, seafood, and pulses (chickpeas, beans, lentils, and peas) to reap the biggest benefits and maximize flavor.

Ginger contains antioxidants that can help reduce cell damage over time and may stop a biochemical process that initiates inflammation. Use powdered ginger as a spicy alternative to peppers when cooking, or consider drinking ginger tea after a big meal. Ginger may also reduce symptoms of nausea and help ease an upset tummy.

There&rsquos been lots of talk about cinnamon and its effect on blood sugar management in people with diabetes, but to date, there&rsquos not enough evidence to support taking a cinnamon supplement. That said, using cinnamon can still benefit your blood sugar in other ways. The warm flavor can help you cut back on the amount of sugar you add to foods and drinks. Try it with breakfast, desserts, hot tea, and coffee lattes to add spice without the sugar overload.

Maca is a Peruvian root that&rsquos mostly used in a powdered form. It&rsquos a delicious topping on popcorn &mdash my personal favorite! There&rsquos some limited data that maca powder can help with libido, but it&rsquos not exactly "nature&rsquos Viagra." The same is true for any claims about improving blood pressure in post-menopausal women. Just make sure you&rsquore checking the ingredients list to make sure that maca root powder is the only one on there.

Hemp seeds are full of minerals that help boost immune and nerve function. Plus the protein and fiber in each serving will make you feel full without added calories from saturated fat. The powder adds a nutty flavor to meals and snacks, but our Nutrition Lab loves hemp in roasted form for a crunchy, poppable texture that&rsquos fun to eat in its own right. Our Lab pick: Manitoba Harvest Toasted Hemp Seeds.

Chia seeds are naturally gluten-free source of fiber and protein that that you can keep in your pantry &mdash for up to 5 years! While any and all seeds are great for your health, chia seeds provide antioxidants and up to 30% of your daily value for magnesium in a 1-ounce serving. Try 'em on yogurt, cereal, or veggies or in baking recipes.

Less crunchy than chia, flax seeds pack plant-based omega 3&rsquos linked with improved cognition and brain function. Flax can also help lower your LDL or "bad" cholesterol levels while increasing HDL or "good" cholesterol. The combo of fat, fiber, and plant-powered protein makes whatever you're cooking more filling, and adds a nutty taste. Try flax in breakfast cereal, on top of yogurt, or sprinkled on roasted veggies.

Instead of scooping out blended green powders that claim to contain vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, go straight to the real foods themselves. You're better off eating actual leafy greens more cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts and cauliflower fatty fish like salmon and tuna and nuts, especially walnuts. These can all help boost your immune system and reduce risk of chronic disease when eaten regularly.

The same goes here. Acai and raspberry powders may claim they're full of antioxidants, but real, whole berries (plus apples, grapes, pecans, and walnuts) contain higher amounts of these cell-protecting compounds.


8 Best Superfood Powders, According to a Registered Dietitian

I hear from lots of you who ask about superfood powders, supplements, and drinks. No wonder: Pinterest has officially declared super powders a trend for 2019. (Searches jumped 144% last year alone!) So let's clear up something from the start: The most super way to add better-for-you foods to your diet is through food that you can actually chew.

The FDA doesn't evaluate the health claims made by supplements for safety and efficacy. Plus, you can find the benefits of trendy "super greens" or "antioxidant blend" supplements just as well in real food form, a.k.a. fruits and vegetables.

So where do these flavorful powders play a tasty and nutritious role? Made into unsweetened beverages and used as spices. Read on for more about nature&rsquos super powders we love:

Matcha belongs to the green tea family, but it's used as a concentrated powder instead of dried leaves. This makes matcha higher in caffeine and an amino acid called L-theanine, a compound linked to feelings of focus, alertness, and sustained energy. Sometimes the benefits of matcha get conflated with weight-loss claims, so a word to the wise: The only real way matcha will help you lose weight is by drinking it in place of soda, juice, and energy drinks. Sugar-sweetened drinks are the #1 source of added calories in the American diet, so plain matcha is a smart swap.

Turmeric's gotten tons of health hype lately, mostly due to its main bioactive compound called curcumin. Curcumin's antioxidant properties are linked with reduced risk of chronic disease &mdash more tahn 100 clinical trials have been conducted on the compound! However, your dietary patterns as a whole have a much greater impact on disease risk. Use turmeric in dishes made with veggies, seafood, and pulses (chickpeas, beans, lentils, and peas) to reap the biggest benefits and maximize flavor.

Ginger contains antioxidants that can help reduce cell damage over time and may stop a biochemical process that initiates inflammation. Use powdered ginger as a spicy alternative to peppers when cooking, or consider drinking ginger tea after a big meal. Ginger may also reduce symptoms of nausea and help ease an upset tummy.

There&rsquos been lots of talk about cinnamon and its effect on blood sugar management in people with diabetes, but to date, there&rsquos not enough evidence to support taking a cinnamon supplement. That said, using cinnamon can still benefit your blood sugar in other ways. The warm flavor can help you cut back on the amount of sugar you add to foods and drinks. Try it with breakfast, desserts, hot tea, and coffee lattes to add spice without the sugar overload.

Maca is a Peruvian root that&rsquos mostly used in a powdered form. It&rsquos a delicious topping on popcorn &mdash my personal favorite! There&rsquos some limited data that maca powder can help with libido, but it&rsquos not exactly "nature&rsquos Viagra." The same is true for any claims about improving blood pressure in post-menopausal women. Just make sure you&rsquore checking the ingredients list to make sure that maca root powder is the only one on there.

Hemp seeds are full of minerals that help boost immune and nerve function. Plus the protein and fiber in each serving will make you feel full without added calories from saturated fat. The powder adds a nutty flavor to meals and snacks, but our Nutrition Lab loves hemp in roasted form for a crunchy, poppable texture that&rsquos fun to eat in its own right. Our Lab pick: Manitoba Harvest Toasted Hemp Seeds.

Chia seeds are naturally gluten-free source of fiber and protein that that you can keep in your pantry &mdash for up to 5 years! While any and all seeds are great for your health, chia seeds provide antioxidants and up to 30% of your daily value for magnesium in a 1-ounce serving. Try 'em on yogurt, cereal, or veggies or in baking recipes.

Less crunchy than chia, flax seeds pack plant-based omega 3&rsquos linked with improved cognition and brain function. Flax can also help lower your LDL or "bad" cholesterol levels while increasing HDL or "good" cholesterol. The combo of fat, fiber, and plant-powered protein makes whatever you're cooking more filling, and adds a nutty taste. Try flax in breakfast cereal, on top of yogurt, or sprinkled on roasted veggies.

Instead of scooping out blended green powders that claim to contain vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, go straight to the real foods themselves. You're better off eating actual leafy greens more cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts and cauliflower fatty fish like salmon and tuna and nuts, especially walnuts. These can all help boost your immune system and reduce risk of chronic disease when eaten regularly.

The same goes here. Acai and raspberry powders may claim they're full of antioxidants, but real, whole berries (plus apples, grapes, pecans, and walnuts) contain higher amounts of these cell-protecting compounds.


8 Best Superfood Powders, According to a Registered Dietitian

I hear from lots of you who ask about superfood powders, supplements, and drinks. No wonder: Pinterest has officially declared super powders a trend for 2019. (Searches jumped 144% last year alone!) So let's clear up something from the start: The most super way to add better-for-you foods to your diet is through food that you can actually chew.

The FDA doesn't evaluate the health claims made by supplements for safety and efficacy. Plus, you can find the benefits of trendy "super greens" or "antioxidant blend" supplements just as well in real food form, a.k.a. fruits and vegetables.

So where do these flavorful powders play a tasty and nutritious role? Made into unsweetened beverages and used as spices. Read on for more about nature&rsquos super powders we love:

Matcha belongs to the green tea family, but it's used as a concentrated powder instead of dried leaves. This makes matcha higher in caffeine and an amino acid called L-theanine, a compound linked to feelings of focus, alertness, and sustained energy. Sometimes the benefits of matcha get conflated with weight-loss claims, so a word to the wise: The only real way matcha will help you lose weight is by drinking it in place of soda, juice, and energy drinks. Sugar-sweetened drinks are the #1 source of added calories in the American diet, so plain matcha is a smart swap.

Turmeric's gotten tons of health hype lately, mostly due to its main bioactive compound called curcumin. Curcumin's antioxidant properties are linked with reduced risk of chronic disease &mdash more tahn 100 clinical trials have been conducted on the compound! However, your dietary patterns as a whole have a much greater impact on disease risk. Use turmeric in dishes made with veggies, seafood, and pulses (chickpeas, beans, lentils, and peas) to reap the biggest benefits and maximize flavor.

Ginger contains antioxidants that can help reduce cell damage over time and may stop a biochemical process that initiates inflammation. Use powdered ginger as a spicy alternative to peppers when cooking, or consider drinking ginger tea after a big meal. Ginger may also reduce symptoms of nausea and help ease an upset tummy.

There&rsquos been lots of talk about cinnamon and its effect on blood sugar management in people with diabetes, but to date, there&rsquos not enough evidence to support taking a cinnamon supplement. That said, using cinnamon can still benefit your blood sugar in other ways. The warm flavor can help you cut back on the amount of sugar you add to foods and drinks. Try it with breakfast, desserts, hot tea, and coffee lattes to add spice without the sugar overload.

Maca is a Peruvian root that&rsquos mostly used in a powdered form. It&rsquos a delicious topping on popcorn &mdash my personal favorite! There&rsquos some limited data that maca powder can help with libido, but it&rsquos not exactly "nature&rsquos Viagra." The same is true for any claims about improving blood pressure in post-menopausal women. Just make sure you&rsquore checking the ingredients list to make sure that maca root powder is the only one on there.

Hemp seeds are full of minerals that help boost immune and nerve function. Plus the protein and fiber in each serving will make you feel full without added calories from saturated fat. The powder adds a nutty flavor to meals and snacks, but our Nutrition Lab loves hemp in roasted form for a crunchy, poppable texture that&rsquos fun to eat in its own right. Our Lab pick: Manitoba Harvest Toasted Hemp Seeds.

Chia seeds are naturally gluten-free source of fiber and protein that that you can keep in your pantry &mdash for up to 5 years! While any and all seeds are great for your health, chia seeds provide antioxidants and up to 30% of your daily value for magnesium in a 1-ounce serving. Try 'em on yogurt, cereal, or veggies or in baking recipes.

Less crunchy than chia, flax seeds pack plant-based omega 3&rsquos linked with improved cognition and brain function. Flax can also help lower your LDL or "bad" cholesterol levels while increasing HDL or "good" cholesterol. The combo of fat, fiber, and plant-powered protein makes whatever you're cooking more filling, and adds a nutty taste. Try flax in breakfast cereal, on top of yogurt, or sprinkled on roasted veggies.

Instead of scooping out blended green powders that claim to contain vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, go straight to the real foods themselves. You're better off eating actual leafy greens more cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts and cauliflower fatty fish like salmon and tuna and nuts, especially walnuts. These can all help boost your immune system and reduce risk of chronic disease when eaten regularly.

The same goes here. Acai and raspberry powders may claim they're full of antioxidants, but real, whole berries (plus apples, grapes, pecans, and walnuts) contain higher amounts of these cell-protecting compounds.


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