Nutritional Yeast Nutritional yeast is considered to be a superfood for many reasons. It is a great vegetarian source of Vitamin B-12 since most sources of B12 are animal based. It is also very high in protein and fiber in relation to the serving size of 2 tablespoons. While being vegetarian, it is also gluten free which makes it available for many people. It is also a great source of folic acid and there is a wide range of uses for it including sprinkling it on veggie dishes or throwing it into a smoothie.
Hemp Seeds Hemp seeds are considered to be one of the most nutritious seeds available even when compared to chia or flax seeds. They contain high levels of Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids as well as gamma-linolenic acid. They are a great source of complete plant based protein meaning they provide all essential amino acids. While having a high fiber content hemp seeds help aid digestion as well.
Spirulina Spirulina is a blue-green algae acquired from the ocean and salty lakes and has shown to have very high nutritional value. It is most commonly offered in powdered or tablet form. Gram per gram it is considered to be one of the nutritious foods available. While being high in many nutrients, it also offers powerful antioxidant and anti- inflammatory properties. It has also been shown to lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, and high blood pressure.
Mushrooms Mushrooms are known as a vegetable but rather are a form of fungi and have many health benefits leading them to be considered a superfood. There are many different species in the mushroom family but all are considered to have very immune boosting benefits as well as a high antioxidant content. They are now being considered as a natural cancer treatment as well. While improving immunity, mushrooms also help lower inflammation and improve brain function.
Shrimp Shrimp have a very high protein content, one of the reasons why they are considered a superfood. They provide many important nutrients in just a small serving size. They also play an important role in immunity and thyroid function because of the high content of vital minerals. The high selenium content in shrimp act as a strong antioxidant to fight against cancer. References http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/custom/1323565/2 http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-7360/5-reasons-why-im-obsessed-with-nutritional- yeast.html http://www.onegreenplanet.org/natural-health/benefits-of-nutritional-yeast-for-your- blood-sugar/ http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/custom/629104/2 https://authoritynutrition.com/6-health-benefits-of-hemp-seeds/ https://authoritynutrition.com/10-proven-benefits-of-spirulina/ http://draxe.com/mushroom-nutrition-benefits/ http://draxe.com/going-mad-for-mushrooms/ http://news.health.com/2014/12/04/calories-in-shrimp/ http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/finfish-and-shellfish-products/4174/2