There are so many different terms when it comes to superfoods and food in general that its not easy to remember what everything means. On this page superfoodsworld.co.uk has gathered the jargon that applies to superfoods. This is just a basic guide of superfoods glossary and if you have any questions or you believe that there is something we need to add on this page feel free to contact us and let us know.
Alkalizing: The opposite of acidifying. Alkaline is the state in which your body thrives. Disease cannot live in an alkaline environment.
ALA/DHA/EPA: important omega-3 fatty acids for eye, brain, heart, skin and joints.
Antioxidant: inhibits aging of cells, a substance that inhibits oxidation, especially one used to counteract the deterioration of stored food products. A substance such as vitamin C or vitamin E that removes potentially damaging oxidizing agents in a living organism.
Minerals: Minerals are essential nutrients your body needs in small amounts to work properly
Glutathione: major antioxidant and detoxifier
Polyphenol: antioxidants found in berries, tea and wine
Prebiotic: soluble fibers that support friendly micro-organisms in our intestines
Probiotics: friendly micro-organisms in our intestines that support digestion and immunity
Trace elements. Essential nutrients that your body needs to work properly, but in much smaller amounts than vitamins and minerals.
Vitamins: Vitamins are essential nutrients your body needs in small amounts to work properly. There are two types of vitamins: fat-soluble and water-soluble
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