Superfoods get their name for being nutrient-packed nutrition that offers large amounts of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They offer an array of health benefits and could even reduce the risk of chronic disease. Here’s a top-level guide on them and how to eat more of these powerhouses.
Kale has a phytonutrient that’s believed to have a variety of benefits including lessening the possibility of many different kinds of cancer. This is still being studied however, the results are promising. Up your kale intake with salad and smoothies and get this superfood working for you.
Tomatoes contain an antioxidant called lycopene. Lycopene has been found to lower cholesterol and could protect the skin against UV rays. Tomatoes also have high amounts of fiber, vitamin c, and potassium. Get this superfood in salads, on sandwiches or plain out of the garden!
Blueberries have an antioxidant in them called phytonutrients that neutralize free radicals and may reduce the effects of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Eating them in their natural form is the best way to consume all superfoods, so sprinkle them on some cereal or pop a handful in for dessert!
Packed with protein, these little guys pack a nutritional punch and also have antioxidants and iron. Eat them in salads, tacos, or alone with some sprinkled cheddar cheese.
These small purple berries have shown benefits from weight-loss to anti-aging. Packed with antioxidants, they also may help fight cancer and heart disease. They also have oleic acid which is heart-healthy fat. Pop these into your after workout drink for a superfood smoothie.