What are superfoods and why are they worth using

Surely, you've come across the term superfoods. Scientists mention them in their studies, nutritionists recommend them, and many people use them.

But what exactly are superfoods? We have prepared for you a simple overview of which foods belong among them and especially why their consumption is more than necessary nowadays.

Their exceptional composition and properties are exactly why we use them in creating our products.

What are superfoods

This term refers to foods that provide significant nutritional benefits, even in minimal amounts. These foods are full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other valuable substances.

What belongs to superfoods

There are no standard criteria or definitions for you to say with certainty which foods are superfoods and which are not. But many scientists are trying. For example, in this study from William Paterson University, they were defined based on their nutrient density.

According to this study, superfoods defined the following nutrients based on density scores:

  • vitamin A
  • B vitamins
  • vitamins C, D, E and K
  • dietary fibre
  • protein
  • potassium
  • calcium
  • iron

From these nutrients, they calculated the average of their percentage daily values per 100 kcal of food. The best values came from the following foods:

  • watercress (100 %)
  • chinese cabbage (almost 92 %)
  • chard (approx.89 %)
  • green beetroot (approx.87 %)
  • spinach (approx. 86 %)

More information about the results of the study, as well as its exact procedure, can be found on the page of the study itself .

List of superfoods

As we could find from a previous study, most superfoods are of plant origin. In general, we can classify them as foods that contain high amounts of nutrients and at the same time very few calories.

At BoraTree, we bet on the following superfoods and especially their combinations:

  • Acai
  • Acerola
  • Banana
  • Camu Camu
  • Blueberry
  • Chlorella
  • Barley grass
  • Cacao
  • Kale
  • Lucuma
  • Maca
  • Maqui
  • Matcha
  • Quinoa
  • Spirulina
  • Spinach
  • Yacon
  • Ginger
  • and others

Why take superfoods

Superfoods are characterized by many positive properties. But it’s not just about what they contain. Join us to see why taking superfoods is a great commitment for yourself and your health.

They are a natural source of nutrients

Superfoods are no artificial products. Their extracts contain ingredients that have a beneficial effect on health. By using them, you contribute to the prevention but also the treatment of many diseases and they also might affect a person not only in terms of physical condition, but also mental health.

They contain many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants

All the definitions of superfoods you come across agree on one thing. They are extremely rich in various vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other valuable substances. They contain nutrients necessary for the ideal functioning of our organism and contribute to its protection against infections and diseases.

Thanks to the rich composition and variety of superfoods, we at BoraTree can work with them to create quality products containing the necessary nutrients for you.

You do not have to worry about side effects

Another important feature of superfoods is that they have almost no side effects. With some green foods, flatulence, constipation or diarrhoea may occur, but these symptoms disappear within a few days and appear only marginally.

Allergic people may develop a rash or itching, which is usually the result of detoxification of the body. Your body is simply cleansing and works to actively excrete toxins from the body. However, if any of the symptoms persist for a longer period, it is advisable to consult a doctor or try to reduce the dose at the beginning.

You can use multiple superfoods at the same time

As you well know, many medicines as well as nutritional supplements must not be taken at the same time. However, our products contain a mixture of superfoods, which can not only be used simultaneously, but also support each other in their effects.

They are 100% natural

For most difficulties, many people turn directly to medication. While there are so many natural alternatives that do not cause any unpleasant side effects and at the same time supply you with a lot of nutrients and valuable substances. The great advantage of superfoods is that they are not artificially made, so you can rely on their natural composition.

Their rich composition has beneficial effects on health

The rich composition of superfoods goes hand in hand with the positive effects on the health of our body. They differ in their unique composition and therefore have different effects. In general, however, we can say that they have a beneficial effect on our body.

For example, according to this study, some superfoods may be effective in preventing various metabolic and cardiovascular disorders. There is also talk, for example, of the effect on type II diabetes.

We will talk about specific effects on health directly in connection with individual superfoods or our products in the following articles.

And why superfoods from us?

Many studies have concluded that today’s foods no longer contain as many vitamins and minerals as they once did. For example, in a study published in 2004, researchers at the University of Texas studied the US Department of Agriculture’s nutritional data from 1950 and 1999 for 43 different fruits and vegetables. They found a decrease in the amount of protein, but also phosphorus, calcium, iron, vitamin B2 or vitamin C.

It is said that this decline may be due to innovative agricultural practices designed to improve the properties of these products. However, it is about improving the size, growth rate or resistance to pests and thus forgetting the nutritional value.

This is not to say that today’s fruits and vegetables no longer contain any vitamins or minerals. Not at all. We just want to point out that if we want to supply our body with the right nutrients, we need to be more careful about what we consume.

That is why we decided to create products that support human health and guarantee us a sufficient intake of the necessary nutrients and various valuable substances.