Much like fashion, Superfoods can be hard to keep up with. Constantly updating with new studies into their consumption, each year has a new swagger of super foods to try out.
Kale and activated almonds are still super healthy and delicious but my god, they are so 2018…
Here is At Your Tables’ Superfoods to try in 2019. Stick em’ in your smoothie, sprinkle them on your toast… Do what you got to do…
Here is a list of At Your Table’s Favourite Superfood trends
- Avocado Oil
- Tiger Nuts
- Cordy Ceps
This plant-based oil is a great source of antioxidants and boasts low levels of saturated fat. Avocado oil is full of heart loving goodness that help with lowering cholesterol. Also great for digestion and found to support your immune system while being a great preventative against diabetes.
Avocado oil is also commonly found in a variety of skin products, so when you are done seasoning your dinner you can just go ahead a rub a little Avocado oil into your skin if you so please;)
Once upon a time, commonly associated with the use of cannabis, Hemp seeds are now a revelation in the superfoods world offering high levels of sustainable protein amongst a variety of other dietary benefits.
Hemp seeds have fantastic ratios of omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids which helps against inflammation, while assisting with bone and muscle strength. Hemp is also packed with protein and plenty of fibre, so anyone with a workout program needs to get on the hemp train to help boost their game.
Sumac is a common Middle Eastern spice having been used in traditional cuisines for centuries. More recently Sumac has been noted for its incredible level of antioxidant’s which are over 150 times more concentrated than those of our go to superfoods ‘Kale’!
Sumac has a citrus tang and is delicious to cut the flavours of rice, lentil and couscous dishes.
‘At Your Tables’ top tip for Sumac is season your poached eggs and Avocado on toast with it…. You are welcome in advance.
Tiger Nuts… Not technically a nut.
Tiger nuts are actually a tuber with a coconut vibe in the flavour department and great levels of fibre. Tiger nuts are great for digestion and have similar healthy fats to other mentioned superfoods Avocado and Olive oils.
Simply eat as is, or sprinkle through granolas, baking recipes and blend into smoothies for a nutty protein boost.
So, Sardines… Part of the superfoods to try in 2019 or simply something I made myself for brunch this morning…?;)
Ok, so I did make myself some sardines for brunch this morning and wow, how good are sardines. They are a trend at our place right now. Grilled with fresh tomato, chilli, some basil and laid on thick toasted sourdough with heaps of olive oil and some lemon juice. Happy tummy.
Full of essential oils and omega fats which are fantastic as an anti-inflammatory and essential to the human body as we simply cannot produce them on our own.
Cordyceps mushrooms are one of the most prized immune modulating and energy enhancing adaptogens known within the realms of Chinese medicine. Native to the mountains in the Himalayas cordyceps have been used by the Tibetans, Nepalese and Chinese for hundreds of years.
Cordy ceps have an insane array of health benefits backed by various scientific studies varying from being beneficial to the lung and respiratory system to enhancing and rejuvenating the sexual drive of Native animals and humans alike. Dubbing Cordy Ceps as one of our most exciting new superfoods for 2019
Not to mention the possibilities for anti-aging, potential anti-tumour effects, the ability to help manage type 2 diabetes and the ability to potentially boost exercise performance.
Cordyceps are commonly found as a powder and sometimes as an extract cordyceps can be added to your coffee, used in a dish in a similar fashion to mushrooms (if you find the fresh variety) and also common as a supplement in capsule form.
Do you know of some other superfoods to try in 2019?
If so we would love to hear about them in the comments below.