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Top 10 super foods that are trending in 2017 - activated charcoal anyone?

Living in a health conscious world, we all know how important nutrition is to our bodies and minds. So for that exact reason, super foods have become so popular within the health & wellness industry. Here is a list of 10 super foods we think are huge this year. 
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1 - BLACKCURRANTS
Forget expensive foreign super fruits such as goji berries, acai and pomegranates, the common blackcurrant contains enough nutrients and antioxidants to rival its most exotic of cousins. Rich in antioxidants known as anthocyanins, blackcurrants are being hailed for their effects on muscle recovery, performance and fat-burning properties. Some of the common benefits are; great for liver, improved concentration, high in vitamin C & great for flus & colds, they were even proven to help you see in the dark ;) 
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-benefits blackcurrants
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 2 - CAULIFLOWER
Who would've thought that this this affordable & easily available food will become a superfood? Not only has cauliflower been proven to have cancer fighting properties, but it is also a great substitute for rice which also has fewer calories in. Packed with potassium & Vitamin B, this is another great superfood that should be added to your diet.
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health benefits of cauliflower
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3 - WATERMELON SEEDS
Say what? Move over pumpkin seeds, because watermelon is the new super seed. There are certain brands that even make them in different flavours; chilli, roasted or lightly salted. These super seeds are also super high in protein at 6g of protein per 25g of watermelon seeds. 
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benefit of watermelon seeds
4 - SEAWEED
You may have already heard about how good sea weed can be for you, but here are the reasons why this can also be considered as a superfood. Seaweed is much more nutrient dense than any land vegetables. It is an excellent source of micronutrients including folate, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and selenium. More importantly, seaweed is a great source of iodine. So sushi it is ;)
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health benefits of sea weed
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5 - COCONUT EVERYTHING
From coconut water, to coconut milk, coconut oil, butter, yoghurt & shredded coconut flesh, this super food is trending right at the front of the super food parade. These coconut products make for much healthier and natural alternatives to traditional processed ingredients, because they are full of good fats and essential minerals while being paleo friendly, gluten-free and low in carbs.”
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health benefits of coconut
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6 - MCT OIL
Now this may be the first time you've heard of MCT oil and if this is so, we'd be more than happy to tell what it is & why it's considered a super food. . MCT oil, named for the medium-chain triglycerides it contains, is supposed to help boost brain function, making it easier to focus during the long work day ahead. It may also help burn more energy than other long-chain triglyceride fats, which means it could help you lose weight. Add this super oil into your coffee (bullet proof coffee), your smoothies, salads etc. 
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the health benefits of mct coconut oil
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7 - NEXT GENERATION OF MEAT ALTERNATIVES
Gone are the days when chefs used to throw together a few vegetables to create bland vegetarian burgers. The vegetarian & vegan scene has increased dramatically over the past few years which got chefs to be a little more creative.  Master chefs are coming up with insanely authentic-tasting creations from plants and other vegan-friendly ingredients that taste just like smoked meat, BBQ, and juicy hamburgers. 
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8 - PURPLE VEGGIES
Not only are these foods highly Instagrammable but they also contain anthocyanins, the antioxidants found in blueberries which gives them their rich colour.  Demonstrable benefits include protection against liver injuries; significant reduction of blood pressure; improvement of eyesight; strong anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activities. Get these purple super foods in your diet today. 
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benefits of purple foods
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9 - AVOCADO OIL
If you're already crazy about avocados, you'll be happy to know that avocado oil does exist & it also comes with a huge list of benefits. Avocado oil is packed with skin-loving nutrients such as carotenoids, lutein and vitamin E that leaves the skin glowing. This super oil also boasts high levels of monounsaturated fatty acids, which reduces damaging levels of inflammation in the body and helps to protect against heart disease, dementia and stroke. 
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the health benefits of avocado oil
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10 - ACTIVATED CHARCOAL
For many of us, these two words combined together just make us feel completely lost & confused, but don't worry - we're about to explain what it is & what it really does. Dating back to ancient times, activated charcoal has been used for thousands of years to remove parasites and bacteria from the body, and 2017 will see it become the new superfood to add to juices and even skincare! Activated charcoal helps to get rid of toxins and chemicals within the body, by catching and eliminating them out of the system.
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