I’m sure you have heard of the term “Superfoods”. In fact you already eat some of them.
But first, what is a superfood?
By definition a superfood is a food that is extremely nutrient rich. Hence the name. Some of the superfoods you most likely already eat are dark leafy greens, berries, as well as nuts and seeds. Superfoods add extra nutrition to your meals, can help support weight loss, strengthen your immune system, and boost your metabolism which also helps with weight loss. So why not use superfoods?
TOP 5 SUPERFOODS TO EAT
1. CHIA SEEDS
Chia seeds are high in omega fatty acids which support healthy brain function, and have been proven to be good for your heart by fighting high cholesterol and heart disease. They also contain a large variety of other nutrients, such as: protein, fiber, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, iron, calcium and antioxidants. Add one to three tablespoons of chia seeds to smoothies, cereals, oatmeal, sprinkle onto peanut butter and banana toast, or make some of that delicious chia seed pudding.
Spriulina is made from algae. While spirulina doesn’t taste very pleasant, its high content of nutrients makes up for it. You only have to use a small amount of it to get the benefits without the not so pleasant taste. Spirulina is very high in protein and omega fatty acids, which makes it extra awesome. Use roughly 1/2 tsp to begin with, then work your way up to 2 teaspoons if the taste doesn’t bother you. It’s best to add this to your smoothies, because I doubt it would go well in anything else. But of course, feel free to experiment.
3. MACA POWDER
Probably one of my personal favorites. It has a slightly sweet and nutty flavor, and goes well in just about anything. Maca supports the body’s ability to adapt to stress and improve energy and stamina. It also contains protein, fiber, and is high in vitamin C, copper and iron. It also helps with hormonal imbalances. Add 1 tsp up to 1 tablespoon to smoothies, maca lattes, oatmeal, and baked goods such as cookies and power balls. The possibilities are endless!
Avocados are also a superfood, and happen to be a big part of most of our diets already. I love them in smoothies, guacamole, and avocado toast. I know a few people that aren’t a huge fan of avocados. So adding them to your smoothies is an easy way to mask the texture and taste, while boosting your smoothie with healthy fats and making it suuuuper creamy. Avocados contain close to 20 vitamins and minerals. They are also loaded with healthy fats that keep your skin glowing and your tummy full longer.
Flaxseeds are quite similar to chia seeds. They are best known for its fatty acids and fiber. Flaxseeds also support cardiovascular and immune system health, brain function, joint function, soft skin, and more. The fiber in flax is also good for many things, and very effective with keeping your digestive system running smoothly. Add 1 tbsp of ground flaxseed or whole seeds to your smoothies and oatmeal for added nutrition. You can also use it as an egg substitute in baking recipes.
So there you have it. Five totally amazing superfoods that you may or may not already be eating.
I hope you enjoyed todays post!