5 Superfoods You Need to Know About!

April 19, 2017

 

 

Superfoods are nutrient-rich foods that have a positive impact on your health. They come in different shapes and sizes with various benefits. You should consume superfoods on a regular basis and incorporate them into your nutritional plan. Superfoods generally have a high dosage of antioxidants and help your body combat diseases. Take a look at these 5 superfoods you need to know about.

 

Acai

 

This South American berry is becoming more popular throughout the nation. It is a nutrient-packed fruit with high levels of antioxidants that helps combat heart and liver disease. Acai is difficult to find fresh and often served in a sweetened frozen form. To maximize the health benefits without consuming too much sugar, I recommend unsweetened frozen acai.

 

Blueberries

 

Found in fruit salads, topped on desserts, and infused into smoothies, this common berry has more nutritional value than you may think! In addition to carrying antioxidants, blueberries are phytonutrients, which means that they fight against cell damage. They are also loaded with fiber and help fight against heart attack by lowering cholesterol levels.

 

Goji Berries

 

This berry works many wonders in addition to health benefits, it also promotes healthy skin. Goji berries are packed with nutrients that boost energy, detoxify the liver, and help stabilize blood sugar. Goji berries have even helped fight against depression. You definitely want to incorporate this superfood into your diet.

 

Kale

 

Kale is a dark leafy vegetable that is high in fiber, iron, and antioxidants. It works well as the base of a salad topped with some olive oil, vinegar, and grapes. You can also bake kale to make a crispy kale snack in place of potato chips or popcorn. Kale can be added to a smoothie or juiced with other fruits and vegetables as well. Check out these kale smoothie recipes!

 

Walnuts

Walnuts are a great way to consume healthy fats. They are full of omega-3 fatty acids and contribute to improved memory and coordination. You can snack on raw almonds throughout the day, throw them in a salad, or roast them to add extra flavor.

 

There are many foods that add value to your health and should be incorporated into a well-balanced meal plan. These are 5 examples of superfoods to start consuming regularly. For more ways to incorporate these foods, contact us to discuss how we can customize your meal plan.

 

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