Peek Into Bollywood Celebs' Favorite Superfoods
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We all wonder how Bollywood celebrities maintain their flawless-looking bodies and skin all the time. No doubt, they have a crew working hard to ensure they look their best, but apart from that, they also indulge in superfoods that keep them from aging.

Superfoods are high in essential vitamins and minerals, oils, and antioxidants, which have amazing health benefits. Some of these superfoods might come with a hefty price tag, while others don’t. So read on to know more about the most popular superfoods loved by Bollywood celebrities: 

Alia Bhatt - Kokum (Malabar tamarind)

Just ask Alia Bhatt about her radiant skin and trim body, and she will point to kokum. This pink drink is loaded with essential nutrients like vitamin C, citric acid, and vitamin B. Alia is as dedicated to her health as she is to her movies, and she loves to have kokum juice while she is on a film set all the time.

Kokum is widely used in Konkan, Maharashtrian, and Gujarati food preparation. It boasts weight-loss properties due to its zero-calorie content. The fruit of the kokum tree has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties. Thanks to its antioxidants and anti-aging properties, it can also be used as a hair and skin conditioner. Alia's sherbet recipe uses only kokum, but you can combine it with coconut milk. Kokum contains vitamins and minerals such as potassium, manganese, and magnesium. It is especially rich in vitamin C, which keeps many diseases at bay.

Sonam Kapoor - Quinoa 

Sonam Kapoor has an enviable body and has been topping the best-dressed charts for a long, long time. So how does she manage to look flawless all the time? Perhaps the secret lies in her protein-rich diet of quinoa. She is also a big fan of hummus and avocados, along with this superfood.

Quinoa is enjoyed by celebrities and everyday people alike for its benefits. Along with protein, it contains all nine essential amino acids, which is why it is loved by vegetarians and vegans. It is also a good source of fiber, magnesium, and other nutrients. It helps to regulate blood sugar levels and improve digestive health. Quinoa is a good source of magnesium, which can help to improve nerve function and improve moods. The protein in it helps to build muscle and decrease the risk of disease, and the antioxidants help to protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. Quinoa is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which can help improve heart health. It is gluten-free, so people who are gluten-sensitive can enjoy it.

Malaika Arora - Goji Berries

Malaika Arora, the diva famous for her dewy skin and flawless body shape, begins her day with yoga and consumes green smoothies to stay hydrated and satisfied. She has a goji berry smoothie, which she makes with acai, blueberries, Greek yogurt, coconut water, spirulina, and, of course, goji berries.

Known as the "King of Antioxidants," goji berries are high in vitamins A and C and minerals like potassium, iron, and calcium. Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that aids in the prevention of diseases such as cancer and infections. Goji berries are known to have originated in China and have been used as a medicinal plant for over 2000 years. They are available in India, but are very expensive. So, if you want to include this superfood in your diet, try growing your own goji berries at home. You can also buy goji berries and drink their pure juice or make a juice out of them, as Malaika does.

Sonali Bendre - Almonds 

We all know of Bollywood actor Sonali Bendre’s struggle with cancer and her recovery. She keeps sharing tips on how she’s been boosting her immunity with fans on Instagram, where she mentions a smoothie that contains her favorite superfood, almond. She’s been having this smoothie for the last two years and makes it with almonds, spinach, carrots, amla, fresh turmeric, ginger, berries, cinnamon, and apples.

Almonds are one of the healthiest foods you can eat, and raw almonds are the best for your health. Apart from being high in Vitamin E, which is great for your skin and hair, almonds are also rich in fatty acids that prevent heart diseases and many other health issues. They are so versatile that you can consume them raw or roasted, add them to your meals, make smoothies with them, garnish salads with them, and make the ultimate desserts with them.

Bollywood stars have got us hooked on healthy food habits, and we are trying to incorporate the same too. From Goji berries to kokum, it's easy to add these superfoods to our daily meals.