Super foods are foods that contain an abnormally high amount of nutrition in them, especially when compared to other foods. If you add superfoods to your diet, you can expect to feel more energised, lose weight and be healthier in general.
In addition to having high nutritional content, superfoods should also be relatively accessible. In other words, anything that you couldn’t buy at Whole Foods shouldn’t be considered a superfood.
What are some superfoods that you can add to your diet today? Here are six of them.
Kiwis are truly underappreciated gems in the health world.
Did you know that a single kiwi contains enough Vitamin C to fulfill your entire daily quotient?
It also contains high levels of Vitamin E. Vitamin E is one of the rarest and most difficult to find vitamins in foods. Kiwi has it in abundance.
Baked beans not only contains immense amounts of nutrition, but also helps digestion through its insoluble fiber.
Baked beaks contains both iron and calcium. It has a very low glycemic index, which means the energy you get from eating baked beans will give you a steady boost, rather than a sharp up and down.
Baked beaks contains lycopene, which helps prevent certain forms of cancer and improves cardiovascular health.
Your body is able to produce most of the protein compounds that it needs to build new muscles, ligaments and bones.
However, there are certain compounds that your body just can’t produce on its own and needs to get through foods. These are known as essential fatty acids or EFAs.
Getting enough EFAs can be quite tough. Fortunately, salmon can help.
Salmon contains high levels of EFAs, in addition to high quality, low-fat proteins. Eating salmon just twice a week can help you fulfill your recommended EFA dose.
Sweet potatoes are high in both potassium and vitamin A.
Try to cook sweet potatoes naturally, without too much butter or salt. Their naturally sweetness is often enough for flavoring.
Acai berries have had an interesting history in the health community. When they were first discovered, they were so heavily marketed that it was hard to figure out exactly what was hype and what was real.
Now that the dust has settled, it’s clear that Acai truly is a health powerhouse. Make sure you buy it at a real health shop rather than online.
Acai contains 10 times the antioxidants that you’d find in normal grapes. They contain rare essential amino acids and helps neurotransmitters function better.
Eggs have an eye opening number of vitamins and minerals in it. It contains minerals that help the brain function better, vitamins that help muscle development and more.
Eating eggs helps you get protein to help your body develop, without adding many calories to your diet.
These are six high quality, easy to find, affordable and extremely healthy superfoods that you can easily add to your diet.