5 Superfoods You Should Be Eating Every Day
When you want to improve your diet, the number of healthy food options out there can become overwhelming, not to mention expensive, but there are foods that can do lots of amazing things for your body, all at the same time. They’re called superfoods, and they’re nature’s multi-taskers. Here are 5 to include in your diet.
1. Sweet Potatoes
If you love mashed potatoes with your dinner, consider swapping them out for sweet potatoes. Just how many nutrients are packed into this delicious root veggie? Carbs, protein, fiber, Vitamins A, C and B6, manganese, potassium, pantothenic acid, copper, and niacin. No white potato can say that!
Sweet potatoes are just as versatile as their white counterparts. Boil them, mash them, cut them up into fries—however you like to eat them, sweet potatoes are a superfood that’s definitely worth consuming along with your herbal supplements.
Berries are a powerful nutrient for your entire body, containing loads of fiber and vitamin C, as well as antioxidants, but blueberries are the real star. They are powerful dementia, cancer, macular degeneration, and heart disease fighters. Blueberries also have higher levels of antioxidants than the majority of common vegetables and fruits, and they are delicious in a smoothie or sprinkled over salad, yogurt, or breakfast cereal.
If you’re looking for a great-tasting food to enjoy that will also protect your heart, fight disease, keep your mind sharp, and lower inflammation in your body, nuts will deliver. Almonds, peanuts, and walnuts, along with pistachios, are all ideal to enjoy on their own, but they also make a great topping for ice cream, salad, and yogurt, too.
Avocados are smooth, delicious, and absolutely full of everything that’s good for your body. Healthy fats give good cholesterol a boost, vitamin C and folate keep your immune system and cells strong, and vitamin K helps both bones and blood.
They also have a stealth quality: Eating avocados with other foods can enhance the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins E, D, A, and K. Try it on toast, in smoothies over salad, or on its own. Mash it with a sprinkle of sea salt for egg salad, and you have a healthy alternative to mayonnaise that tastes just like it.
Although it doesn’t look very strong, spinach can help build muscle. It’s also full of heart-supporting omega-3s. Spinach also contains folate, which helps blood cells to form, grow, and function properly. It’s great in pretty much any dish. Try it as a wrap or add it to a salad. You can also add some of its leafy green goodness to soups, stews, and smoothies.
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