7 Superfoods That Will Be Everywhere This Summer

Whether it’s a classic vegetable in an unexpected new color, a golden spice or a new way to drink green tea, these healthy food trends are springing up in more and more grocery stores and restaurants around Michigan. Here’s what they are and why they might be worth adding into your diet.

Matcha green tea powder This powder made from green tea leaves contains a concentrated amount of antioxidants, which makes it even better at helping prevent health conditions like heart disease and cancer. You can commonly find matcha mixed with hot water or milk at coffee shops, but you can also eat matcha in everything from guacamole to pistachio energy bites.
Raw cacao nibs a bowl filled with raw cacao These are basically little pieces of raw chocolate, but don’t think they’re going to taste like your favorite candy bar. There’s no sugar, which is why healthy eaters like them so much. They’re high in potassium and magnesium and add a crunchy, nutty element to homemade trail mix or yogurt.
Chlorophyll spinach leaves This is what gives some plants their green color and you already eat it when you dine on dark green vegetables like spinach and kale. It may help you feel less hungry and assist with your weight loss efforts. Find chlorophyll in capsules, infused into water or in a pure form that you can add to almost anything.
Turmeric a spoon filled with golden yellow turmeric This popular spice, typically found in Asian cuisines, is an antioxidant with protein, fiber and anti-inflammatory Try turmeric in curries or mixed into dishes like our Green Tea Turmeric Oatmeal recipe.
Hemp seeds a wooden spoon filled with and surrounded by hemp seeds These tiny seeds pack a powerful punch. They’re loaded with omega-3s, fiber and essential amino acids. The best thing about hemp seeds is how easy they are to incorporate into salad, yogurt, oatmeal and more.
Avocado oil a bowl filled with oil with half of an avocado next to it This oil has loads of monounsaturated fats (the good kind!) without a lot of unhealthy saturated fat. Keep it in the refrigerator, then take out to drizzle over a finished dish or whisk into a salad dressing.
Purple veggies a bunch of purple carrots Our love of purple food continues! Purple carrots, purple potatoes, purple cauliflower—the latest veggie stars don’t only make your plate look pretty, but are also extra nutritious. That’s because fruits and veggies that have a blue or purple color contain anthocyanins, a powerful antioxidant.

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