A superfood is an organic, raw whole food that contains huge amounts of essential nutrients that are vital to our wellbeing. Superfoods are known to decrease our risk of disease and cancer, lower our cholesterol levels, boost our moods and provide us with energy all without any side effects. Pretty awesome right! With all these benefits plus more it’s no wonder people everywhere are going crazy for Superfoods! And guess what you can find these in your local supermarket!
To be honest all superfoods are “best”! These foods are so highly packed with nutrients that anyone can benefits from their amazing qualities from newbies to health junkie’s superfoods are for everyone. The best part is these foods are so easily incorporated into your diet you will wonder why you haven’t been eating them all along. These foods can be enjoyed alone or you can create super smoothies containing fruits and vegies, super omelettes with eggs and vegies or you can simply add things to existing salads and meals!
Blueberries are packed with antioxidents and phytoflavanoids. Antioxidants are so important to our health, they attack free radicals that can cause damage to our DNA and cells and cause cancer. They are also high in fibre and vitamin C. Note, the darker the blueberry the more antioxidants it contains. Eat about ½ a cup a day, fresh or frozen to enjoy the benefits of these little blue beauties.
For an awesome start to your day a bowl of oatmeal really packs a punch, it’s full of antioxidants, high in fibre and contains many other nutrients. It has also been shown to improve metabolism, lower cholesterol and aid in digestion.
- Green Tea
For thousands of years people have been brewing green tea and for good reason, it’s packed with antioxidants, tastes great and can even aid in weight loss, giving you a whole list of reasons to switch from your morning coffee to a green tea instead.
Almonds just happen to be the most nutrient dense nut out there. Just a 28g serve (that’s only 191 calories) of almonds you are getting a huge 3.4g of fibre plus potassium, calcium, vitamin E, magnesium and iron!
An awesome superfood that’s great for breakfast snacks or added to salads. Just one large egg contains 6g of protein for only 70calories. Eggs are also high in omega 3 fatty acids which are important for our heart health and the normal functioning of our bodies.
Don’t underestimate the power of these tiny seeds! They actually contain all 9 essential amino acids, which are amino acids our bodies cannot create themselves. They also contain 8g of protein in a one cup serve. They are a great additive to cereals, yoghurts, smoothies and dinners.
- Chia seeds
These little babies are slammed with nutrients. They contain the most essential fatty acids of any known plant plus they contain magnesium, iron, calcium and potassium. How’s that for little!
Everyone is talking about kale and the reason why is because it’s full of nutritious goodness. It contains more antioxidants then most fruits and vegies plus it’s a great source of fibre, calcium and iron!
So sweet and delicious strawberries are a delicious superfood. Just one cup of strawberries contains the daily requirement of vitamin C. It also contains antioxidants that fight cancer and promote cell healing and boost immunity. Strawberries are also great for our eye health.
Everybody’s favourite summer fruit just got better. Its full of vitamin A and C, helps to protect us from harmful UV rays and cancers, lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. WOW!
Spinach really is super; it’s packed with anti-inflammatories, antioxidants and vitamins. Just one cup of spinach gives you 12% of your daily calcium requirement, and is packed with vitamin K which also promotes bone happiness.
It’s really not as hard as you think to be super! There are so many amazing foods out there that can greatly impact on your health and longevity. So why not head down to your local and grab something super today!