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10 Superfoods To Try in 2016

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While quinoa and kale were once considered exotic and difficult to find in mainstream supermarkets, these superfoods have become staples in the ‘healthy diet’ of the western world. From herbs and spices to fruits, vegetables and grains, each year brings about a whole new crop of nutrient-rich, vitamin-packed foods that we can add to our repertoire.

The year 2016 is no exception, with the fermentation craze still firmly in place and foreign fruits being introduced to North America, the coming year is sure to be an interesting one from a health foods perspective.  Without further delay, here are ten superfoods to watch out for (and try) in 2016…

 

1. Bone Broth

This comforting elixir has been a favorite of those following the paleo diet for a number of years now, but the benefits of bone broth are starting to reach those looking for an alternative to the sodium-laden cartons of broth available in the supermarkets. It’s simple to make at home and offers collagen and gelatin, which promotes healthy hair and nails as well as being high in protein and rich with minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus to help heal upset digestive systems.

To make a bone broth, simply add bones (chicken, pork, beef, lamb or other) to a large stock pot of water with herbs and vegetables like onion, garlic, peppercorns, chilli, carrot or whatever seasonings you enjoy. Simmer 8- to 12-hours on low skimming off any impurities from the top.

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