7 superfoods that are super for your body
Eating healthy is sometimes hard to do, and can be a little confusing. It’s hard to know what foods are truly healthy and what the next fads are. Here are some healthy foods that you probably already stock in your kitchen. You may be surprised that a few of them made the healthy list!
Try incorporating these seven superfoods into your diet:
Dark chocolate. Few things are more satisfying than biting into a piece of dark chocolate. Lucky for you, the delight has been termed a superfood. Dark chocolate is – dare we say – healthy. The sweet treat is rich in antioxidants and helps protect against diseases. Indulge away!
Cinnamon. This little spice has been shown to help fight against Type 2 diabetes. Studies show it may help stabilize blood sugar levels. Cinnamon acts as a great substitute for sugar in your morning coffee, too. Make the healthy switch, and use cinnamon instead!
Eggs. Did you know that eating one egg per day might help you lose weight? It’s true, and don’t worry, your cholesterol won’t skyrocket. Eggs have been called a superfood because of their nutrient-rich nature. Eggs are known to have high levels of vitamins B12 and D while remaining low in calories.
Blueberries. Blueberries may be the superfood to rule them all. The round little berry is chock full of antioxidant phytonutrients. One to two cups of blueberries per day may help keep you healthy and cancer free. Studies have shown that blueberries help to protect against degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and forms of cancer. And they taste delicious in a smoothie!
Sweet potatoes. These root vegetables are filled with loads of vitamins A and C, calcium and potassium. Sweet potatoes, along with being a superfood, are trendy in the food realm right now. If you’re looking for a way to spice up some of your traditional recipes, search for a sweet potato option. Try some sweet potato pancakes or a sweet potato pie smoothie. Yum!
Avocados. Few superfoods are more versatile than avocados. The fruit may be substituted for a number of less-healthy options such as mayonnaise or even butter. It’s also delicious consumed in its natural form. The best part? It’s super healthy. Avocados have high fiber content as well as significant amounts of magnesium, potassium and vitamin E.
Wine. Wine Wednesday won’t look so bad in a few sentences. Studies show that drinking red wine (in moderation, of course) may be a heart-healthy action. But that’s old news. Recent studies have shown that reservatol, the skin of the grape, is rich in nutrients that qualify red wine to be a superfood. So feel a little less guilty when you drink that glass of red wine.