Choose These Super Foods for Better Health
People today are all about high performance, bio-hacking and how to get the most out of the least.
Take your clean-eating game to the next level!
We are not talking about expensive and—often useless—supplements here. We are dealing with real foods with the highest concentration of nutrients for nature’s “farmacy”, aka Superfoods! You can easily boost the nutritional value of your meals and snacks by throwing in one or more superfoods.
These are delicious, nutritious, and work wonders for the body, and they’re delectable treats to boot!
Health Magazine reveals 9 Superfood Upgrades That Will Make Your Meals Even Healthier. I’m going to share my 5 top picks with you!
The flavanols in cocoa can improve cognitive function, per Columbia University researchers. Look for cocoa powder labeled “non-Dutched,” meaning the cacao retains more antioxidants after it’s processed.
We know this zesty boost (hands down my top pick) is an A-plus remedy for nausea and upset stomachs; it’s also used to fight osteoarthritis pain because of its anti-inflammatory properties. There’s more: A study published earlier this year found that a small dose of dried ginger eaten in the morning upped fat burning by 13.5 percent for two hours.
We no longer fear the fat in avocado. Regular avocado eaters weigh less and have smaller waist measurements than those who don’t eat them, according to science. Plus, avocados are loaded with fiber, potassium, magnesium and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.
No, the hemp seeds used to make products like hemp powder, milk and hemp butter don’t have the psychoactive effect of the cannabis plant, smoked as marijuana. But they do pack protein, vitamin E, fiber, iron and essential fatty acids (fats you must eat because your body needs them but can’t produce them on its own), which may help curb the risk of heart disease.
- Sesame seeds
Sesame seeds (and forms of them, including tahini, which is essentially sesame seed butter) are a white-hot source of calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, selenium and fiber. Sesame is relatively high in fat, but primarily in the heart-healthy mono- and polyunsaturated forms. Polyphenols (called lignans) in sesame seeds may also help lower cholesterol and blood pressure and support immunity.
RECIPE: Avocado Recipes
I love avocado! This is how I found 16 Avocado Toast Recipes That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Life from Huffington Post. I tried a few of them, because I had to. It’s avocado! My favorite one so far is the Garlic Bread Avocado Toast. I say ‘so far’ because I have no intention of stopping here. Tomorrow will be a new day for new avocado recipe tryouts! In fact, I will definitely upgrade my meals with all of these superfoods as from now. Will you be doing the same? Well, you should. Dinner time? Throw in some superfoods!
9 Superfood Upgrades That Will Make Your Meals Even Healthier, Health Magazine
16 Avocado Toast Recipes That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Life, Huffington Post