If you’re looking to improve your diet, you may benefit from swapping your heavily refined foods for something that is slightly better for you.
Nowadays, people are more conscious of their health and in sync with their bodies, so it’s not surprising that sales in unusually-named grains and foods have skyrocketed.
Peru’s gluten-free quinoa grain is fast becoming popular among consumers as it is packed with fibre, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. While the ‘superfood’ has been championed for its health benefits, it is not the only one around.
Cowpea can be just as beneficial to your body as the quinoa. Cowpeas, grown in Africa, are more commonly known as the black-eyed pea and are rich in nutrients and fibre.
The aptly named ‘bitter melon’ may well be the most bitter fruit in the world, but it is packed full of cancer-fighting properties.
Uruguay and Brazil’s native guava is both sweet and sour to taste, but has superior mineral and antioxidant content.
It may be a little difficult to source these foods, but with some research, you can give your health a much needed boost.