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The 4 Super Foods You Must Have
Are You Eating These Super Foods?
The 4 Must Have Super Foods
There are many foods that claim to be super foods but knowing which ones have the most benefits will help you in setting up a proper nutritional diet that will maximize what you put into your body. Here is a list of my favorite super foods.
This piece of goodness has been at the top of every doctors list as one of the best super foods you can eat. And boy does this tiny little fruit pack a mighty wallop. It has more antioxidants than any other fruit grown in North America! They are super rich in fiber, have boatloads of Vitamins A and C, are high in potassium can help reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.
Did you also know that blueberries have anti-inflammatory qualities? Since inflammation is a key component of all chronic diseases, blueberries are one of the best ways to stop inflammation. And since they are so tasty they can be used in a variety of ways. You can add them to other fruits to make a salad, to muffin, pancakes or even into a fruit juice or shake.
This super food is nature at it’s finest. A medium-sized tomato will provide 50% of your daily dose of Vitamin C and should be part of your daily healthy diet. They contain very high levels of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that supports the immune system and Lutein, an antioxidant that protects the retina from being damaged by free radicals. But most importantly, tomatoes are rich in Lycopene, which is a heart healthy antioxidant. Lycopene has been shown in laboratory testing to mimic the effects of cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins. These antioxidants are oil-soluble so cooking tomatoes in olive olive will help assimilate them easier into the body. Tomatoes have also been found to help protect the prostate, combat urinary bladder infections as well as preventing large intestine cancer. They are also one of the most versatile super foods. You can eat then as is, add them to sandwiches, use them in sauces for pasta and squeezed for fresh juice. But… don’t just use them the same old ways! Definitely find new recipes for this super food.
A super food that is rich in vitamin A. It is low in calories and high in fiber as well as folate and Vitamin B6. Has been proven that it can help prevent strokes by eating it every other day which reduces your stroke risk in half. Improves eye health including night vision. Not only are they good for your eyes but a healthy diet rich in Vitamin A helps keep your arteries clear and may prevent some tumors from growing. Carrots are a fat-soluble compound that eases inflammation for asthma and rheumatoid arthritis sufferers. Cooking carrots gives them twice the antioxidant power because it softens it enough so that the body can better assimilate it. Many people find carrots boring because they don’t get the notoriety as the other super foods but make sure you eat them regularly. They will be worth your time!
I saved the best for last! Talk about a real super food! Walnuts really pack a mean punch when it comes to nutrition. They contain more heart healthy omega-3’s than salmon and are nature’s best defense against hardening of the arteries. Get this! They contain magnesium, copper, folate, fiber, potassium, Vitamin A, biotin, and are chock full of fiber. Wow! Not only that, they improve brain function as well as protect against plaque buildup by reducing inflammation. One serving of Walnuts meets your daily requirement of omega-3’s. Walnuts are considered a dense food so you don’t have to eat much to get the full benefit.
The Value Of Eating Super Foods
If you are not eating these super foods at least 4-5 times a week you are missing out on a variety of heart healthy vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can really energize your health. Go ahead… enjoy! Your body will love these super foods!