Top Superfoods You'll Find at Freshies Restaurant
Everyone knows that superfoods are healthy, but what makes them better than other healthy foods? There is no scientific definition of superfoods. However, nutrition experts generally agree that superfoods are any food that contains a very high concentration of nutrients, such as antioxidants or fiber. Some superfoods are exotic, like acai berries, while others are widely available, like old-fashioned oats. You’ll find both types of superfoods at Freshies Restaurant.
Acai berries are native to the Amazon rainforest of Brazil. This dark, purplish berry is considered a superfood thanks to its high concentration of antioxidants. Antioxidants are measured with the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) score. In every 100 grams of acai pulp, you’ll get 15,405 ORACs. If you compare this to an ORAC score of 4,669 for the same amount of blueberries, you can better understand just how high in antioxidants acai berries are.
The pulp of acai berries is thought to provide better antioxidant bioavailability than the juice. At Freshies Restaurant, you can enjoy blended acai berries layered with homemade granola in the acai bowl.
Oatmeal is a popular breakfast at Freshies Restaurant, served with honey butter, dried cherries, and cinnamon. It’s also a superfood, thanks to its remarkably high amount of soluble fiber. The soluble fiber found in oats is called beta-glucan. Consuming beta-glucan may help reduce cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease.
At Freshies Restaurant, you’ll find avocados in several dishes, including their specialty sandwiches, salads, and power bowls. Avocado is a delicious superfood primarily because of its healthy fat content. It contains lots of monounsaturated fats, including oleic acid, which helps lower cholesterol. Avocados also contain a slew of other nutrients that support good health, including carotenoids, beta-sitosterol, folate, fiber, lutein, and polyphenols.
Freshies Restaurant prepares innovative meals using the freshest ingredients. They are open for breakfast and lunch in Steamboat Springs, CO. No reservation is required, but you can contact their staff at (970) 879-8099.