Tuesday 9 May 2017

Almonds Crowned King of Superfoods!

Top ten superfoods of 2017 unveiled by Healthy Supplies

Almonds have overtaken Cashew Nuts to claim the top spot as the bestselling superfood of the year according to new data released by leading online health food superstore, Healthy Supplies.
Despite not making the cut in 2016, Chia Seeds, Goji Berries and Coconut Oil also made it onto the top ten bestselling superfoods list as new entrants, alongside Cinnamon which came in at number eight and achieved the largest overall increase in sales - a whopping 117% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the whole of 2016. 

Quinoa remains at number six but saw the second biggest jump in sales (26%). The grain, which is high in mineral content and a tasty alternative to rice and pasta, is fast becoming a store cupboard essential for many households and is, therefore, unlikely to fall from its healthy pedestal anytime soon. 

Surprisingly, Turmeric, which has seen a 765% increase in sales over the past two years alone, wasn't able to clinch a top position. However, with sales showing no sign of slowing, Healthy Supplies predict it will be a hot contender next year. 

Tina Manahai-Mahai, Managing Director at Healthy Supplies, comments: “A greater awareness of diets and intolerances is contributing to an increase in sales for things like grains, nuts and seeds which are naturally gluten and dairy free, making them ideal ingredients in these diets.”
She continues: “We are not surprised to see Almonds at the top of people’s superfood wish list. Not only are they rich in protein and fibre, these little nuts of goodness are thought to help reduce cholesterol and blood pressure. What's more, they are the ideal deskside snack!”

2017’s Top Ten Superfoods:
1. Almonds - Great source of protein, vitamin E, Omega 6, calcium, magnesium and fibre.
2. Cashew Nuts - Full of vitamin B, magnesium, copper and protein.
3. Pumpkin Seeds - Packed with iron, zinc, magnesium, phosphorous, copper and vitamin.
4. Chia Seeds - High in fibre and a good source of key omega fatty acids.
5. Cacao Powder – Includes antioxidants, natural fatty acids, minerals and vitamins.
6. Quinoa - Contains all the essential amino acids as well as high mineral content.
7. Golden Flaxseed - Great source of fibre, omega 3 and protein.
8. Ceylon Cinnamon - Full of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties.
9. Goji Berries - Packed with vitamins A and C, minerals, iron and calcium.
10. Coconut Oil - Retains all the natural minerals and vitamins found in a coconut. 

What's your favourite superfood? Leave your comment below.

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