Baby adds Salba brand chia to foods
to bump up EFAs. Mary’s Gone
Crackers’ new Love Cookies also feature chia—not only to add omegas,
fiber and protein—but also for the superfood’s processing characteristics.
When included in baking mixes, chia
has a gelling quality that can help improve texture in gluten-free and egg-free products.
Wild Salmon. In recent years, several fatty fish have achieved super status due to their levels of omega- 3
essential fatty acids EPA and DHA.
However, looking solely at these nutrients minimizes the scope of benefit,
especially that of wild salmon. Wild
salmon is a superfood because it also
contains astaxanthin, additional
omega- 3 fatty acids DPA and HPA,
omega- 5 (myristoleic acid), omega- 7
(palmitoleic acid), and omega- 9 (
ner-vonic acid) fatty acids.
All of these likely contribute to
why studies show that wild salmon
consumption confers health benefits
for heart, skin, nerves, and anti-tumor
benefits and does so possibly with
even greater efficiency than isolated
omega- 3 fatty acids like EPA and
DHA. Organic Bistro has several
frozen entrées that include wild
Hemp Seed. When further looking
at foods that confer benefits beyond
their omega- 3 content, hemp seeds
require mention as they are a potent
food source of gamma linoleic acid
(GLA), an omega- 6 fatty acid that
aids metabolism, bone, skin and
These gluten-free cookies feature chia, a
superseed that adds health benefits and
Hemp seeds are also a vegetarian and non-carbohydrate source of
complete protein. Nature’s Path uses hemp in a variety of products
and SoCal Cleanse, a certified organic cleansing system, uses hemp
protein as its base.
Black Cumin. Another option for EFAs is the oil from black cumin,
which also supports immunity and stimulates neutrophil activity, making it a respected “anti-cancer” agent. Intellimmune oil from Intelligent Nutrients includes this oil, in addition to red raspberry, grape
seed, pumpkin and cranberry oils.