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Regional alternatives to popular superfoods
Regional alternatives to popular superfoods

Quinoa, chia seeds, goji berries – some of the most popular superfoods. They are so popular because even small amounts contain numerous vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals.

We will tell you how you can easily replace the exotic superfoods with cheaper domestic alternatives without having to forego the high content of valuable vitamins.

Oatmeal instead of quinoa

Quinoa is very popular because of its high protein and fiber content. Who would have thought that oatmeal has very similar values. It also contains beta-glucan, which can lower cholesterol levels and thus prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Blackberries instead of goji berries

Due to their higher vitamin C content, our native blackberries from the garden even surpass the goji berries known as the vitamin bomb, and they also contain less sugar.

Flax seeds instead of chia seeds

Both flaxseed and chia seeds are rich in fiber and protein, as well as omega-3 fatty acids, which support our heart health. However, flax seeds provide more potassium, magnesium, and vitamin B6 than chia seeds.

Nettle instead of pomegranate

The nettle can easily keep up with the pomegranate in terms of its iron content. In addition, nettles contain up to 40% protein in the dry matter and are therefore an excellent source of protein, especially for vegetarians and vegans.

Walnuts instead of avocado

Walnuts even have a higher content of unsaturated fatty acids than avocados. The fats contained in walnuts have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system and can even reduce the risk of a heart attack.

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