I’m one of those weirdos who LIKES kale. A lot.
But even I have reached my limits. And I will not be sorry to say goodbye to the “all kale all the time” kick everyone has been on for the past year or two.
That’s why a new report in USA Today caught my eye. It begins with “sayonara kale.” And they’re predicting that these formerly unpopular greens are finally… mercifully… on the way out.
Now, if you still enjoy kale, as I do, you can keep right on eating it, of course.
But for the rest of folks who find the green a bit gag-worthy, you’ll be glad to hear food manufacturers will likely stop pushing it so hard.
The experts are forecasting a strong new set of “superfoods” coming onto the scene for 2020. And for once, a few might actually BE super, rather than yet another dumb trend.
They’re easy to add to your meals or take as a supplement. Pleasing to the palate. And BIG on benefits.
3 HOT superfoods to look out for in 2020
Ok, so they may not all be winners.
In fact, the list is peppered with some highly unusual and downright weird stuff too. For example, shelled and sprouted watermelon seeds and pea protein.
But the experts named three foods that don’t get nearly enough attention. And each of them deserves some extra “superfood” recognition.
1. Amla: This potent little berry – also known as Indian gooseberry – is going to be the next “it” ingredient, according to USA Today. And that’s thanks to the berries high levels of antioxidants and vitamin C.
But that’s not even the best part.
As you know, inflammation is at the core of every major chronic disease. And research shows amla can help slash levels of the dangerous inflammation marker CRP by more than a third.
This superfood can also help fight the artery damage from high triglycerides and may even raise your levels of HDL “good” cholesterol.
The experts suggested adding the gooseberries to a smoothie. That’s fine as long as you don’t load up on juices or other sugary ingredients.
But if smoothies aren’t your thing, amla is also available as a supplement, both on its own and in antioxidant blends.
2. Turmeric: I’ll bet this superfood sounds super familiar.
Turmeric might be an “it” ingredient for 2020. But it’s ALWAYS been in fashion here at Healthier Talk because it contains the potent anti-inflammatory compound curcumin.
Curcumin can help beat pain, protect the heart, and may even slash the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Turmeric is used to add a light ginger-like aroma and gorgeous golden color to many Indian dishes. But you can add it to your own to add a little extra zing too.
Sprinkle a little of this superfood on meats and veggies or add it to soups and stews. I’ve even seen some coffee shops adding it to lattes lately, which means it really is turning into a 2020 “it” ingredient.
To get the higher levels used in studies, you’ll need to take a supplement, too.
3. Prunes: Surprised? Well, don’t be.
Prunes have fallen out of fashion in recent years. Prune producers have even tried calling them dried plumes to try to get people to start buying them again. But they totally deserve their superfood status.
Prunes are already well known for getting things moving again when you’re all blocked up. But that’s not the only trick they have up their sleeves. In fact, it’s not even their best trick.
More recent studies also show prunes could help prevent bone loss, especially in older women at risk of osteoporosis.
And that means it doesn’t really matter WHAT you call this superfood… only that you eat them.
So why not go ahead and beat the crowd? Put these three potent superfoods on YOUR menu starting today.
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