Top 5 Superfoods! Eat Healthy & Take Care of Your Self
Superfoods are foods that are loaded with nutrients. There are many different types of food that fall under the “superfood” category. If you want to live a healthier lifestyle this post is for you! Taking care of your body is important to live a long healthy life. If you want to learn even more about getting into shape and looking after yourself, be sure to check out our book Optimal Health.
Our top 5 superfoods are our personal favorites. What we think is most practical, tastes great, and makes us feel energized. Keep in mind there are many, many more!
Here’s our list:
Who doesn’t love eating berries? With blueberries being one of the most talked about superfoods in existence. Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, goji berries, and acai berries are high in fiber, vitamin C, and loaded with antioxidants (this helps flush the body of toxins). Berries are a great addition to your breakfast as they digest fast, which is key to your morning meal. Berries can also be bought frozen, this is a great alternative if you enjoy having them with smoothies as they will last longer and be more cost effective.
Dark Leafy Greens
Greens such as kale, spinach, and arugula tend to get overlooked. Most people seem to stick with the traditional iceberg lettuce when making salads. Dark leafy greens are packed with antioxidants and vitamins. Kale is one of the most nutrient dense vegetables in existence. A good reason to add it to your weekly grocery shopping list! These greens can be great for a salad or can go into your morning smoothie. Having a couple of these leafy greens each day will provide your body with many needed nutrients.
Salmon is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. It contains lean protein and is loaded with Omega fatty acids. This is the good type of fat which your body needs, that supports heart and brain health. Fish will help your body maintain a healthy weight and keep you feeling fuller longer. If you want good protein sources this is for you. It helps with rebuilding muscle which is critical to a lean physique.
High in fat (the good kind), packed with fiber and protein. Nuts also contain vitamins and minerals which are required by the body. Almonds, cashews, pistachios, pecans, and walnuts are all great choices to add to your cupboard. These can aid with lowering cholesterol levels and help regulate your blood pressure. Nuts are a fantastic snack between meals to fill you up and recharge your body. These serve as great to go snacks while on the ski hill or hiking your favorite trails.
Oats, brown rice, and quinoa are all great whole grain options. These aid with digestions and regulate blood sugar levels. Complex carbohydrates take longer to digest which in turn will help you with energy levels. These carbs are all natural and nutritious for the body. They also contain a lot of fiber. Whether you choose oatmeal in the morning or quinoa with an afternoon salad you will be well on your way to better health.
To recap on our Top 5 Superfood list – berries, dark leafy greens, fish, nuts, and whole grains. There are many more superfoods out there, although these are our top choices. Incorporating any of these foods will no doubt benefit your health for years to come. Eating right all starts with a positive habit. If you can build the habits of eating right throughout each day, you will have the fuel needed to live a long healthy life. The food you eat is extremely important over a lifetime. Many of these healthy foods can taste great with little preparation time. Put at least 3 of these items on your grocery list right now! Check out our book Optimal Health for more great info on creating your healthy lifestyle, till next week.
Chris M Wilson