We always hear about super foods but do we really know what makes them so super? Here are 6 super foods you should stock up in your kitchen!

1) Quinoa:

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Quinoa is the ONLY grain that provides all 9 essential amino acids; which makes it an excellent source of protein. It is also naturally gluten-free and contains iron, B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, vitamin E and fiber. It is now sold in various places in Cairo. If you want to cook Quinoa at home, you will find it at stores like:

Dr Nutrition : Downtown mall, 2nd floor.

Hyper markets : Like: Seoudi, Oscar, Carrefour, and Metro.

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And if you are looking for restaurants that serve Quinoa:

Casper And Gambini’s Lemon Quinoa Salad 

-Lettuceat’s Quinoa Salad

Kcal’s Quinoa Salad

2) Chia Seeds:

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Chia Seeds are loaded with essential omega-3 fats! Omega-3 fats help in preventing heart disease and also lower cholesterol levels.

Every spoon of Chia is loaded with magnesium, iron, calcium, and potassium. So yes, go go CHIA! You can find Chia seeds in :

-Hyper Markets

– Abu Auf

-Dr Nutrition

3) Green Tea:

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What is the secret to this drink? Antioxidants! Antioxidants offer various health benefits including disease prevention, ranging from cancer to Alzheimer’s. Antioxidants can also be effective in preventing a number of age-related diseases like Alzheimer. Green tea also helps in boosting the metabolism rates.

4) Salmon:

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Salmon is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which help in hair growth and protect the skin from damaging effects of UV rays.  It is very hard to find a person who dislikes this heart-healthy fish!

5) Spinach:

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Popeye loved this super food for a reason! Spinach is full of Antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and vitamins that promote vision and bone health! You can cook spinach in many ways to make your little ones love it! Spinach definitely earned its spot in the super foods category!

6) Pistachios:

 

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These nuts have lots of protein and fiber hidden behind their crunch. Plus, they’re naturally cholesterol-free. You can use Pistachios as healthy snacks or add them on your meals, they will add a delicious crisp! According to Organic facts, Pistachios contain about 160 calories per ounce (28 grams). Therefore, pistachios contain few calories than other nuts!

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