New Health Foods


ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — The most consumed vegetable in the US are potatoes, followed by tomatoes, and then sweet corn. If you’re bored of eating the same healthy foods, there are some super foods you may have not tried yet!

They have been around for centuries, but chia seeds have become the newest superfood fad. Chia seeds have as much protein as some nuts, as well as heart-healthy plant-based omega three fat. Coconut flour is a source of gluten-free fiber and a good choice for diabetics. Try adding coconut flour to baked goods and pancakes. Skyr is the traditional yogurt of Iceland made with skim milk. It is comparable in texture and nutrition to Greek yogurt, providing just as much protein but with fewer calories. And seaweed is a nutrient-packed sea vegetable and a good source of potassium, iron and iodine; it helps in the regulation of the thyroid gland. Lastly is kefir. It’s a fermented beverage that is packed with probiotics that help give your immune system a boost. And an eight-ounce serving provides 29 percent of your daily value of calcium.

Just like fashion, certain foods and diets come in and out of style. The grapefruit diet was popular in the 1930’s, where people would eat a grapefruit with every meal. In the 1950’s, the cabbage soup diet promised you could lose 15 pounds by eating cabbage soup every day.  Some of the most popular diets today are vegan, vegetarian, and the Mediterranean diet.

Contributors to this news report include: Hayley Hudson, Katie Coronado, Producers; Jesse Draus, Videographer and Editor.

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