Thursday, October 3, 2013

Health Tip Of The Week - Incorporating Super Foods

We have all heard of super foods, but what are they and why do we need them?
A super food is a nutrient rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well being.  They have an unusually high content of antioxidants, vitamins, and other nutrients.  Some of them are:

-  Beans

-  Blueberries

- Tea (black and green)

-  Broccoli

-  Oats

-  Oranges

-  Pumpkin

-  Salmon

-  Spinach

-  Tomatoes

-  Turkey

-  Walnuts

-  Yogurt

-  Eggs

-  Flax

-  Garlic

-  Grapes

-  Kale


These foods are thought to have cancer fighting and anti-aging affects, as well as aid in weight loss.  You should choose organic food as much as possible.  Also, choose wild caught fish over farm raised, when possible.  I know many people may not enjoy some of these foods, but find some different ways to prepare them, that you may like.  When selecting a yogurt, choose all natural and watch your sugars.  I have seen yogurts with almost 20g of sugar, which is craziness!  I am also not a fan of artificial sweeteners, so you could buy an all natural, unsweetened yogurt and sweeten it with real fruit and stevia or truvia.  They are all natural sugar substitutes.

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