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These Are The Superfoods You Need To Know About In 2017

By mariemadden

January 2, 2017 at 5:12pm

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With every new year comes to a new raft of superfoods that we're advised to drop into our shopping trolley.

2016 threw us a bit of a curveball, with the news that our old favourite black pudding was the new health food du jour.

So, what are we going to be eating in 2016? Here's what the experts are saying...

Blackcurrants

No longer pigeon-holed as the berry behind Ribena, blackberries are set to become hot property due to their impact on muscle recovery, performance and fat-burning. According to The Telegraph, we're not only going to be picking up a few punnets but taking concentrated supplements as well.

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Maca

A little less familiar, this plant is native to Peru and is often consumer in powder form. It seems to be a bit of a wonder food as it's not only good for your skin and energy levels but it's also said to boost sexual performance and ease menstrual issues.

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Avocado Oil

2016 was truly the year of the avocado and we put them in everything from smoothies to sandwiches. Things are set to move to the next level this year, according to nutritionist Fiona Tuck, and the new trend will be to use avocado oil for cooking and as a beauty staple. 

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Watermelon Seeds

You know those little black ones that you normally spit out? They are FULL of protein as well as healthy vitamins and fats. So, people have started tossing them into salads and making protein bars out of them. We kid you not.

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Activated charcoal

This is one that has been popping up for a while in the beauty sphere, often featuring in face masks and scrubs. Now, charcoal is making its way into our diets due to its benefits for your digestive system. It's also said to help prevent hangovers, which means we'll definitely be checking it out.

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