Super Foods, Super YouMarch 3, 2017
It’s time to ask yourself if your regular diet is holding you back from achieving success in all areas of your life. If the old saying “you are what you eat” is true then you consider adding these superfoods to your regular rotation of meals.
Superfoods is a catchy name given to nutritionally dense foods loaded with vitamins, minerals and healthy fats known for protecting your heart and brain. While many superfoods seem to have their 15 minutes of fame when they appear everywhere from high-end restaurants to fast-food salads, you should enjoy these foods as a way to boost your health and wellness.
While many superfoods have funny sounding names that send you scrambling to the dark recesses of a health store, you can find many superfoods on the shelves of your traditional grocery store. Contrary to what you may believe, you don’t have to break the bank or search high and low for the superfoods that will help you become a super you!
These rich and creamy fruits that originate from Mexico are a favorite staple of many diets. Whether you use them in guacamole on Taco Tuesday or add a slice to your daily sandwich, a serving of avocado is a source of monounsaturated fat that helps your body digest other nutrients and gives your skin and hair a healthy boost.
Whether frozen or fresh, berries of all types are nutrition powerhouses boasting incredible amounts of fiber, which cleanses your digestive system, as well as antioxidants and phytochemicals that protect cells from damage. Additionally, they are naturally sweet and can help you cure that sweet tooth craving in a natural way without refined sugar.
The ever versatile and affordable egg is a must-have addition to every grocery list. It can be used in all manner of recipes for breakfast, lunch or dinner and is a great source of protein and other nutrients. Don’t worry; expert scientists have debunked the old claims of eggs raising your cholesterol.
From collard greens and mustard greens to kale and spinach, greens are one of the go-to food groups if you want to achieve maximum health and wellness. Most greens are members of the brassica family, which is known for high levels of iron and Vitamin C.
Very few people are neutral about salmon, either you love it or hate it. But with its incredible amount of Omega-3 fatty acids that protect your brain and heart, it’s worth learning to love it. The best part is a little, as few as two servings a week can go a long way into boosting your brainpower.
In addition to superfoods, there are also super beverages. While water is necessary for life, tea is alternative beverage packed with antioxidants and phytochemicals that fight against the damaging effects of free radicals. With so many varieties, you’re sure to find one that is pleasing…just be careful about adding too much sugar!
It’s always important to remember that food is fuel for your body and soul. Be mindful that the foods you eat are as super as you are and you won’t go wrong.