A healthy diet makes all the difference in the world. Not just on the outside and keeping your body health, but also on the inside and maintaining your emotional-self well and balanced. This is where superfoods make a grand entrance.
According to medical research, superfoods are foods that have gigantic doses of vitamins and minerals that can help you fight off diseases and live a longer, healthier life.
Superfoods are not only nutritional, but also delicious and a great excuse to gobble on pumpkin pie, blueberry muffins, cream cheese and chocolate-covered strawberries. Well, there are a few modifications to be made – such as reducing the added sugar – if we want to get the most benefits
Let’s take a look at 5 of the greatest superfoods we can consume to lead a happier and healthier life
Greek yogurt – a delicious white, fluffy topping.
Greek yogurt by itself is already delicious, but you can turn into so much more and still get its superfood benefits. You know when you’re eating Mexican food you want to add cream on top of everything? Well, add Greek yogurt instead! You can also replace mayonnaise and cream cheese with this superfood for a super delicious and healthy spread.
Quinoa – what’s this tiny grain all about?
When we think about quinoa, we think about a semi-new grain. This seed is as tiny as can be, but packed incredibly nutritional fortitude. With a taste similar to rice or couscous, but without all the carbs associated with these, quinoa is unique in the way that it provides all nine essential amino acids our bodies can't produce alone. What’s more, it’s full of protein. Talk about a super superfood right there!
Blueberries – Oompa Loompa’s favorites!
These blue, sweet berries need no real introduction. Blueberries are famous for appearing in your pancakes, but there are many other ways to eat this fiber, vitamin C, and cancer-fighting filled fruit. Try making blueberry overnight oats, blueberry zucchini muffins and blueberry and pecan granola! Some studies even suggest blueberries help improve our memories, so there – that surely helps qualify this berry type as a superfood!
Pumpkin – a superfood just in time for Halloween
Carving pumpkins is always a fun activity to do with the kids. But, pumpkins pack so much more than scary faces. Full of antioxidants and vitamins, these squashes are composed of beta-carotene, a provitamin that the body converts to vitamin A, which helps boost our immune system and keeps our vision extra crystal clear.
Strawberries – Vitamin C mixed with berries
Good on top of or mixed with almost anything and everything – these berries are the queens of Vitamin C. One cup of these juicy red ladies meets the daily requirement for vitamin C (74 milligrams per day for women and 90 for men) and pack antioxidants that help build and repair the body's tissues, boost immunity, and gets rid off extra free radical damage.