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Exotic Superfood Swap

exotic superfood swap

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  • As nutritious as acai berries are, their nutritional profile is very comparable to that of blueberries, and lemon balm has many of the same stress-relieving benefits as cacao
  • Nettles from the woods can replace exotic spirulina, abundant chickweed can stand in for wheatgrass and rosehips are every bit as nutritious as goji berries, proving that free, local fare can be considered superfoods, too
  • Rather than obtaining superfoods from exotic places around the world, local foods can be grown in your own garden, often supplying the same nutrients their not-as-familiar counterparts are said to do — and sometimes better

By Dr. Mercola

It's probably impossible to count all the times you've run across an article or study featuring this or that "superfood" found only on some exotic island or in the wilds of China. Information about many superfoods is everywhere, and while they're interesting and their nutritional profiles may be impressive, aren't there any superfoods near where you live? How odd is it that everything that seems to be the best at aiding weight loss, preventing cancer and boosting brain power comes from halfway around the world?


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