In today's world, where health and well-being are becoming increasingly important, many people are looking for natural ways to improve their diet and boost their immune system. An often overlooked source of vitality and nutrients are local superfoods that come directly from our region.

Originally coined by the food industry, the term "superfood" was used to market exotic foods rich in nutrients more effectively. However, it has been shown that there is no significant health benefit between these exotic varieties and domestic alternatives. In addition, many of these self-proclaimed superfoods, which are often available in dried form in Germany, lose many of the advertised vitamins.

Examples of superfoods from the region

Blueberries: They are rich in antioxidants, especially anthocyanins. These can reduce inflammation, promote heart health and improve memory. Blueberries are also a good source of vitamin C and fiber, which aid digestion and strengthen the immune system.

Linseed: They contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for heart and brain health. The fibre in flaxseed aids digestion and can help to lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar levels.

Stinging nettle: Nettles are known for their anti-inflammatory properties, which can help relieve joint pain and other inflammatory conditions. They are also known for their role in supporting digestive functions and detoxifying the body.

Pumpkin seeds: Pumpkin seeds are rich in unsaturated fatty acids, especially omega-3 fatty acids, which have an anti-inflammatory effect and can reduce the risk of heart disease. They are also an excellent source of minerals such as zinc, iron and magnesium, which are important for strengthening the immune system and maintaining bone health.

Lamb's lettuce: Its high iron content makes it particularly valuable for maintaining healthy blood circulation and can help prevent tiredness and fatigue. With few calories and lots of fiber, lamb's lettuce is ideal for weight control and healthy digestion.

Asparagus: Asparagus is rich in vitamins A, C, E and K as well as minerals such as potassium and folic acid. These stalk-shaped vegetables have anti-inflammatory properties and can help regulate blood sugar levels. They are also a good source of fiber, which aids digestion and can reduce the risk of colon cancer.

Walnuts: Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have an anti-inflammatory effect and can reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes. They also contain antioxidants such as vitamin E, which protect cells from free radical damage. Walnuts are also a good source of protein and fibre, which can promote satiety and stabilize blood sugar levels.

Holunderbeeren: Elderberries are rich in vitamin C, which is important for strengthening the immune system, and antioxidants, which protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Elderberries are also traditionally used to relieve cold symptoms such as coughs and sore throats.

KaleKale is rich in vitamins such as K, A and C as well as antioxidants. These nutrients support the bones, the immune system and reduce inflammation in the body.

At the Caracalla Therme, we know how important a balanced diet is for well-being. That's why we offer freshly prepared smoothies with a variety of local superfoods at our SaunaBar. Come by and be inspired by the variety of regional health wonders. We look forward to accompanying you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle!