And do they make you feel super, too?
You’ve probably heard the term “superfood” sometime during the last few years. From foreign-sounding names like matcha green tea and spirulina to more familiar produce, like kale and blueberries, superfoods are growing in popularity in today’s market. Find out more about what they are and how you can incorporate them into your diet.
Figuring out what’s healthy isn’t always easy
Eating healthy can be tricky. What constitutes healthy food depends on who you’re talking to. Healthy foods can be both contradictory.
In fact, what’s classified as healthy often changes based on different diets (vegan versus keto, for example). So, what makes food healthy?
Superfoods are the healthiest foods you can get your hands on.
What makes a food super?
Superfoods can be found in unsuspecting places. For example, berries. You’ve probably been eating berries all your life: juicy, fragrant, and fresh from the garden in the middle of summer. While most people know that berries are healthy, they don’t realize that most berries are considered superfoods.
That’s because they are full of vitamins, but they’re also antioxidant powerhouses. Antioxidants work hard to keep you from getting sick, and they protect your body from free radicals.
Any nutritious food that goes beyond the call of duty is a superfood. Is it extra hydrating, full of antioxidants and vitamins, or packed with protein? That’s a start.
Superfoods are typically plant-based, like nuts, seeds, and produce. However, they can sometimes be animal-derived, too.
Now that you know a little more about what makes food super, here are a few more examples of superfoods we love:
- Nuts: Not only are they a great source of healthy fats and protein, but nuts are also full of minerals that will keep you healthy. Plus, a handful of nuts will keep you fuller longer than a handful of chips. And they’re just as easy to grab for a snack.
- Garlic: Believe it or not, your favorite seasoning is a superfood. Everyone knows you can never have enough garlic in a recipe — but did you know that packing in flavor with garlic is good for your heart? Not only does garlic have various vitamins and fiber, but it’s also known traditionally for its medicinal qualities.
- Eggs: Think about it: an egg yolk is so nutritious that it’s designed to nourish a baby chick throughout its entire growth period within the shell. It’s full of healthy fats, choline, selenium, and plenty of other nutrients — not to mention protein, which will keep you full.
- Dark leafy vegetables: Be like Popeye – eat your spinach, kale, and other greens! These are full of folate, vitamin A, vitamin K, and other essential nutrients. And, their fiber is bound to keep things moving, if you know what we mean.
- Salmon: Can you say omega-3s? Salmon is full of so many healthy fats that are known to support brain function. In fact, recent studies show that omega-3s can even help reduce epileptic seizures, a neurological disorder. Talk about a superfood — a healthy brain leads to a healthy body. Plus, salmon is just tasty, too.
Diets aren’t easy
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