August 7th, 2017
10 SuperFoods You Should Be Eating NOW!
SuperFoods are nutrient dense foods considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being. Make sure you are adding these to your family’s menu
- Walnuts are a SuperFood for a number of reasons! They outrank most nuts as a SuperFood because they are one of the few rich sources of plant-derived omega-3 fatty acids (alpha linolenic acid, or ALA) along with canola oil, ground flaxseed and flaxseed oil, soybeans and soybean oil, wheat germ, spinach, and purslane. Walnuts are also rich in plant sterols, which can play a significant role in lowering serum cholesterol levels. Walnuts are also a great source of fiber, protein, magnesium, copper, folate and vitamin E. Walnuts also exhibit antioxidant activity.
- Brussel Sprouts With more Vitamin C than an orange the list of impressive health benefits of brussel sprouts should make this a regular on your shopping list. In addition, the large amounts of vitamin C Brussels sprouts may improve your body’s ability to burn fat during moderate physical exercise. Brussel Sprouts are also loaded with vitamin K. Vitamin K is known for its role in blood coagulation, and is vital to cardiovascular health.
- Salmon Another heart healthy SuperFood is Salmon! Get all the Omega 3 Fatty Acids you need with just 3 oz.
- Spinach This incredibly versatile green can be cooked, chopped or blended just half a cup provides your body with Vitamin K which helps with blood coagulation and helps build strong bones.
- Oysters Considered a “Sea SuperFood”, Oysters are loaded with protein, heart- and brain-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and also low in saturated fat.
- Sweet Potatoes Besides being the vessel for the newest food trend (sweet potato toast), sweet potatoes are an excellent sources of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is necessary for healthy skin and mucus membranes, our immune system, and good eye health and vision.
- Green tea contains B vitamins, folate (naturally occurring folic acid), manganese, potassium, magnesium, caffeine and other antioxidants, notably catechins. So drink up!
- Watercress considered to be a powerhouse when it comes to SuperFoods, watercress are not only Very low in saturated fat and cholesterol, watercress’ are a great source of fiber, potassium, protein, calcium, magnesium, folate,
Vitamin B6, Vitamin A and Vitamin C
- Barley Aside from being known as an ancient grain low-glycemic grain, it is high in both soluble and insoluble fibers. Soluble fiber helps the body metabolize fats, cholesterol and carbohydrates, and lowers blood cholesterol levels. Whereas insoluble fiber—commonly called “roughage”—promotes a healthy digestive tract and reduces the risk of cancers affecting it (i.e., colon cancer).
- Black Beans Also low glycemic index, they are a great dietary choice for those trying to naturally maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Black beans are also loaded with protein, one cup of cooked black beans can provide you with about 30% of your daily value of protein. Black beans are also rich in Antioxidants, iron Folate and Magnesium. Consider adding these tasty legumes to your next meal
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