• Mangoes Could Be the Secret Superfood to Improve Metabolism and Prevent Disease
    Style
    Sabrina Rojas Weiss

    Mangoes Could Be the Secret Superfood to Improve Metabolism and Prevent Disease

    Not that you actually need an excuse to eat a fresh, juicy mango, but here’s a pretty good one: Studies show that this delicious, sticky, sweet superfood has anti-inflammatory benefits that improve metabolism and guard against metabolic disease. In addition to being high in vitamin C, vitamin A, and fiber, mangoes have a high concentration of chemicals called polyphenols, which have anti-inflammatory properties. One recent study by researchers at Texas A&M University (and partially funded by the National Mango Board) tested out the potential benefits of those polyphenols by giving both lean and obese subjects 400 grams of fresh-frozen mango pulp every day for 42 days.

  • Why We Won’t Be Trying The Latest Superfood
    Style
    Marie-Claire Dorking

    Why We Won’t Be Trying The Latest Superfood

    Heck we were even prepared to chug down a cactus smoothie because health bods told us it would turn us into Elle Macpherson. According to a group of scientists based in India, we should all be sloshing cockroach milk on our morning cereal. The team of scientists, which was led by the Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine in India, has managed to unravel the structure of milk protein crystals produced in the guts of this certain cockroach species.

  • The A To Z Of Superfoods: All The Food Fuel You Need In Your Life
    Style
    Jasmine Jones

    The A To Z Of Superfoods: All The Food Fuel You Need In Your Life

    The word ‘superfood’ gets banded around a lot. It’s generally used as a catch-all term for a variety of nutrient-rich foods that are particularly beneficial for health and well-being. Type ‘superfood’ into Google and you’ll be hit with a deluge of information boasting the antioxidant benefits of blueberries, the magic of goji berries and the pros of chowing down on chia seeds. That’s fine if you’ve got loads of time to research but wouldn’t it be lovely if all these amazing foods were listed in one handy place?