What’s the Deal With Super Foods?

Superfood

Yes, you’re looking at a caped piece of broccoli.

Have you ever been talking to a health nut, and they throw around the term “Super Food?” While your imagination might run wild wondering what a  super food actually is, do you really know what they’re referring to? Better yet, does anybody? To help out, we did a little research, and came up with the simplest description possible. Here’s it is:

Super Food: A food that is low in calories, but high in nutrients.  

The perks of a Super Food: Basically, a super food allows your body to get the most bang for its buck. If you’re trying to lose weight, super foods give you the flexibility to consume less in calories, but still get all the nutrition you need to function at your best. And, most super foods are full of fiber, vitamins, and nutrients which is great for your digestive, heart, and cognitive health.

Example of Super Foods: 

blueberries1Blueberries: Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, have lots of fiber, and they’re delicious. They’re great for your heart and your digestive track.

 

super-broccoliBroccoli: Broccoli is full of Vitamins A, K, and C. In fact, broccoli packs more of a Vitamin C punch than oranges! What’s great about broccoli is that it’s a very filling vegetable, so if you’re looking for weight loss, get some broccoli in your diet.

 

Red_quinoaQuinoa: Hard to spell, great to eat. If you’re looking for a grain that has protein, fiber, and iron, Quinoa is your answer. It’s also a healthier substitute for rice, and it will take on almost any flavor you add to it.

 

walnutWalnuts: Similar to broccoli, walnuts are great because they’re so filling. You’ll also get loads of omega 3 fatty acids to go along with the protein they’re already famous for offering.

 

Do you have any other must try super foods? If you do, we’d love to hear about them.

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  2. Janice Flahiff

     /  March 22, 2013
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  3. Kale should be in there! I love broccoli, but not until about two years ago when I noticed my boyfriend always picked it as his side. I wanted to be like him so I started doing it too. Then I became addicted and I never get any side that isn’t a veggie if I can help it.

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    • Good call Storm, I was at a community event, and a woman told me she puts Kale and Spinach in her smoothies. Apparently, they don’t change the flavor of your smoothie, but they add all kinds of health benefits. For bad cooks (like me), it might be an easy way to ease into eating kale.

      Thanks for the suggestion!

      Reply
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