(NaturalNews) While many superfoods exist, and all are beneficial for health along with a diet that includes fresh, whole foods, there are three that are ideal for their ability to boost energy. According to experts, spirulina, maca, and turmeric are the top three foods that can help give the body a much-needed energy boost in addition to providing a host of other healthy benefits.(1)
A closer look at the top three energy-boosting superfoods
Spirulina. Spirulina, a blue-green algae, is considered one of nature's perfect foods due in part to research that shows that energy levels have been restored among those with low energy or chronic fatigue.(1) In addition to its polysaccharides and essential fatty acids, it's a rare source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA) (2), an omega-6 fatty acid that helps to control inflammation and help the body produce energy.(3)
Furthermore, GLA has also been shown to combat a variety of autoimmune disorders, manage cholesterol and help prevent cancerous tumor growth.(3)
Maca. This nutrient-dense superfood is loaded with B-vitamins, which are known to provide energy.(2) In turn, this powerful ancient root has the ability to increase vitality, stamina and mood in those who use it. So effective is maca in increasing energy levels that it's been linked to producing increased libido levels.
Additionally, maca acts as an adaptogen which means that it regulates hormones according to each person's need, ranging from tissue function and depression to mood and sexual development.(2)
Turmeric. Turmeric allows the body to have increased energy levels due to the fact that it is such an effective all-around healing spice. It helps improve digestion, prevent cancer, provide relief from coughs and because it's a natural antibiotic, can help improve certain conditions brought on by infection.(4)
Incorporating more of these top three superfoods will help increase energy levels as well as improve overall health. Adding them to smoothies, main dishes or just sprinkling on top of certain vegetables (turmeric on cauliflower, for example), are great ways to reap the health benefits of these incredibly powerful and healthy foods.
About the author: A science enthusiast with a keen interest in health nutrition, Antonia has been intensely researching various dieting routines for several years now, weighing their highs and their lows, to bring readers the most interesting info and news in the field. While she is very excited about a high raw diet, she likes to keep a fair and balanced approach towards non-raw methods of food preparation as well.