10 Powerful Superfoods to Boost Your Health

Powerful-Superfoods Superfoods is a term used to describe foods that are nutrient dense, meaning they contain more healthy vitamins, minerals and antioxidants per calorie than many similar foods.  Do you know which foods are healthy?

Here are ten powerful superfoods that you should include in your healthy diet:

  1. Blueberries – Berries, and especially blueberries are packed with fiber, vitamins and antioxidants that find and destroy dangerous free radicals that cause early aging, cancer and memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s.
  1. Green Tea – Helps remove chemicals stored in your body and helps detox (clean) your liver and kidneys. Herbal and Green teas also boost digestion and increase your body’s ability to absorb nutrients.
  1. Kale – This dark green leafy vegetable provides more antioxidants than almost any other fruit or vegetable. veggies! It’s also a rich source of fiber, calcium, and iron. Eat it raw in salads, boiled, steamed or dried as chips.
  1. Pine Nuts – Pine nuts contain pinolenic acid which signals your brain that you are full thereby suppressing hunger. Pine nuts are high in protein, the highest natural protein content of any nut.
  1. Broccoli – Loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and essential dietary fiber. Broccoli is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family which are all healthy, but broccoli stands out for its high levels of vitamin C and folate.
  1. Almonds – Almonds are nutritionally dense and offer the highest concentration of nutrients per calorie. Almonds are packed with fiber, potassium, calcium, vitamin E, magnesium, and iron. You can eat almonds raw, roasted or as a nut butter similar to peanut butter.
  1. Apples – Apples are a great low-calorie source of dietary fiber. A medium-sized apple contains fewer than 100 calories. Pectin in apples also helps reduce the number of calories and sugar that are absorbed by the body. Eating apples have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancers, diabetes, and asthma.
  1. Chia Seeds – Chia seeds provide essential soluble fibers that will help you feel full sooner and longer and will help regulate your cholesterol levels. Sprinkle them on salads or add them to your blender for a healthy boost to your smoothies.
  1. Avocados – Avocados contain more calories than most superfoods but supply healthy Omega-3 fatty acids similar to the monounsaturated fats (MUFAS) found in olive oil. Add some slices to your salads or sandwiches for a boost of flavor and MUFAS.
  1. Raspberries – Raspberries contain ketones, a compound that targets and moderates adiponectin, a protein which regulates your metabolic rate. Ketones found in raspberries actually speed the rate at which fat is broken down in your cells.

Now that you are aware of some of the Superfoods, try including them in your meals. Ready to learn more about Superfoods and how to incorporate them into your diet? Check out Sinfully Healthy Food for POWER versions of your favorite foods using healthy ingredients that optimize your metabolism and keep your blood sugar stable to minimize cravings. Sinfully Healthy Cookbooks are available here.

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