Top 10 SuperFoods 1

Have you ever wondered what a “Super Food” is exactly? A Super Food is defined as, “A nutrient-rich food that is considered to be especially beneficial for both health and wellbeing.” Today we are going to take a look at my top 10 favorite super foods and why they are so good for you!

 

  1. Salmon – this fish is loaded with protein and heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids which studies show can help in preventing cardiovascular disease
  2. Cranberries – this fruit helps to fight inflammation in the body, reduce risk of heart disease and prevent yeast infections.
  3. Avocado – is loaded with healthy mono saturated fats which improve cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of heart disease.
  4. Chia – this seed is loaded with fiber! It is also packed with magnesium, antioxidants and proven to lower cardiovascular disease.
  5. Broccoli – this green veggie is packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber! It also has high levels of folate (important for women) and helps fight off disease.
  6. Almonds – this nuts has a good dose of fiber, plus it is packed with magnesium, potassium, iron and calcium.
  7. Flax – is another seed that is fiber packed and full of heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids. It helps protect against heart disease and cancer.
  8. Cacao – chocolate as a ‘super food’? Yes! This delight is full of disease fighting antioxidants that help in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
  9. Blueberries – these little berries are packed with fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants. They aid in protecting against heart disease and cancer.
  10. Greek Yogurt – This tart treating is packed with probiotics that aid in digestion and boost the immune system. It is also gives you a big protein punch!

A few great combinations are:

  • Salmon and steamed broccoli
  • Greek yogurt topped with blueberries and almonds
  • Grilled Avocado, Cranberry & Goat Cheese Sandwich
  • Cacao, Strawberry and Greek Yogurt Parfait

Incorporating a few of these Super Foods into your day can make for a delicious and nutrient packed day!

Share with us, what are YOUR favorite Super Foods?

4 Comments
  • Sharon
    Sarah, Thanks for this list. Love everything on it. My favorite would have to be blueberries, although chocolate ranks up there too! BTW did you ever get my email?
    May 7, 2014
  • Sharon
    Awesome! Thank you very much! :)
    May 7, 2014
  • LOVE them all except salmon. Wish I did like it but not a fish person... So good on all the others AND they are great for the bod!
    May 7, 2014

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