Everybody loves a Superhero….so what about Superfoods!
We all know that eating healthy can have a major impact on the way you feel. When you eat processed foods or junk food you will probably end up feeling tired and sluggish. However, if you eat lots of nutrient-dense fruits and veggies as your main diet you are more likely to feel good and full of energy.
By including a few servings of superfoods into your daily routine and with a balanced diet and physical activity at least 5 days a week you are giving yourself an opportunity to feel better than ever.
Before, I share a list of many Superfoods, please keep a couple of things in mind as you are learning about the benefits and use of these foods. If you are allergic or sensitive to any of the foods listed here, eating them can cause negative side effects and is not recommended. Also, if you experience any adverse symptoms after eating one of these foods, it’s best to discontinue use and talk to your doctor. In addition, remember that no single food can provide everything you need to be healthy. Some foods on this list might not be right for your tastes, preferences or health goals. You’ll quickly find out which superfoods are your favorites, That’s why it’s important to try a variety of superfoods to meet your daily nutrition needs and tastes.
There is no standard definition of what “superfoods” are but at the core of it all, the superfoods listed below have one thing in common…they are designed under the premise that those who eat better, live better.
Superfoods have the following characteristics:
- They are all nutrient-dense, meaning they pack the most nutrition for the number of calories they contain.
- They contain nutrients that have proven, science-based, benefits.
- They are made by nature and are not processed or packaged.
- They taste good and satisfy your body.
- They have the ability to be prepared in a variety of ways.
- They contain no ingredients that have been found harmful to your health.
Here is a list of 16 Superfoods
- Seafood (especially salmon)
- Berries (especially blueberries)
- Olive oil
- Red Onions
- Beans & Lentils
Ready to start living better by packing your diet with nutrient-dense foods? Choose a few superfoods from the list above and give them a try!
More superfoods you may, or may not be familiar with…..
The American Heart Association recommends including fish in your diet at least twice a week, and for good reason. Fatty fish like salmon are high in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids that can slash inflammation, boost brain health and keep your heart strong.
Pick fresh wild-caught salmon whenever possible, and try to squeeze a few servings into your week by enjoying it as a savory snack paired with crackers or a healthy entree for lunch or dinner.
Busy Buy tip:
Short on time however, still want to get your Salmon. We found this one to be a great healthy busy buy.
Premium skinless, boneless, and 100% Wild Caught Pink Salmon packed in Extra Virgin Olive Oil for a savory taste ready for your next recipe! Packed in our no-drain, flavor fresh pouch, it’s easy to take this natural source of Omega-3’s anywhere and eat anytime. Enjoy on a salad, in a sandwich, on crackers, or right from the pouch!
Don’t be afraid of an avocado because you think it’s fattening! The often over-looked avocado is a delicious, creamy superfood that’s simply too health-boosting to skip. The myriad of healthy fats and nutrients found in avocados – oleic acid, lutein, folate, vitamin E, monounsaturated fats and glutathione among them – can help protect your body from heart disease, cancer, degenerative eye and brain diseases. Avocados also taste great and are easily integrated into any meal
Yes, although the avocado is commonly enjoyed and used in cooking as a vegetable, it is technically a fruit from the Lauraceae family of plants.
The avocado is rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, folate, vitamin C and vitamin K. Not only that, but it manages to pack in more potassium than a banana.
There are limitless ways to enjoy this creamy fruit; try spreading it over toast, adding it to a salad or even just sprinkling a bit of salt on a few slices and chowing down.
Busy Buy tip:
Slice up an avocado and enjoy it in your favorite way or these little mini cups of Organic Guacamole have very few wholesome ingredients! Quick ways to keep it healthy.
Happy Health Reminder:
If you are allergic or sensitive to any of the superfoods listed here, eating them can cause negative side effects and is not recommended. Also, if you experience any adverse symptoms after eating one of these foods, it’s best to discontinue use and talk to your doctor or seek medical attention immediately. You are the expert on your food sensitivities.