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Food trends come and go more quickly than you can add them into your diet, but these five new trendy superfoods may be sticking around for a while. It’s time for kale, goji berries and quinoa to make room for these new attention seekers in town. These superfoods are packed with amazing nutritional benefits that earn them the buzzworthy hype. Get excited!

1. Committed to Collagen

Collagen fans rave about this superfood! It can be found in pills, powders, creams, cosmetics and even foods. This may be one instance where the excitement is newsworthy! Collagen is the most abundant protein found in your body and luckily your body produces collagen on a regular basis. Unfortunately, collagen production dramatically slows with age, too much sun exposure, and unhealthy diets. The top benefits of adding collagen into your diet: reverses skin aging, promotes skin elasticity, helps build muscle and reverse fat storage, helps reduce cellulite, improves digestive health and eases joint pain. WOW! It is extremely easy to add collagen into your diet: 1) add collagen powder to smoothies, coffee and tea, or baked goods 2) drink bone broth or 3) take collagen pills daily. More collagen? Yes, please!

2. Mighty Moringa

The new supergreen in town is Moringa! Moringa gives spirulina and matcha a run for their nutrients. Moringa powder is native to India and is packed with important nutrients and vitamins, including vitamin C, protein, calcium, amino acids, potassium, vitamin B6 and iron. Plus it’s super high in antioxidants, can lower blood sugar level and cholesterol, reduce inflammation and give you energy (even though it’s caffeine-free). Moringa is delicious when sprinkled into your morning smoothie and/ or juice.

3. Magical Maqui Berries

Maqui berries are a superfood must! Move over acai and goji berries – Maqui berries contain a major amount of antioxidants! They can help boost metabolism, support healthy digestion and even regulate blood sugar levels. They are filled with minerals, fiber and vitamins. They are low-sugar, mild tasting and easy to add to smoothies and juices in their powdered form.

4. Wondrous Watermelon Seeds

Okay, watermelon seeds may not be the easiest superfood to get your hands on but it seriously may be worth the effort. To reap the amazing health benefits of watermelon seeds, the seeds need to be sprouted and shelled before eating. Watermelon seeds carry a whopping 31 grams of protein in a cup, are low in calories and high in magnesium, folate, iron, vitamin B and both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Roasted watermelon seeds are a perfect snack and can be sprinkled over yogurt, oats, a morning breakfast bowl of fruit or as a topping for banana bread or zucchini bread. I would start shelling some seeds if I were you!

5. Beautiful Bee Pollen

Bee pollen is no new kid in town, but it’s worth mentioning yet again because of its nutrient dense superpowers! Bee pollen is a tiny granule of pollen made by young bees when they land on a flower. Gram for gram, bee pollen can have as much as 50% more protein than beef. Bee pollen can fight off allergies, relieve inflammation, boost liver health, reduce stress, speed up healing, strengthen the immune system and ease symptoms of menopause. Sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons of bee pollen in smoothies, on salads, in baked goods and on morning oats or cereal.

All five of these superfoods are worth every bit of the hype – they not only taste great added to meals, but are also filled with the vitamins and nutrients that earn them the superfood title.

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