Superfoods are known as the superheros of the food world. They contain high nutritional value and are extremely beneficial to your health.
There are numerous superfoods that are good for your health, but we’ve come up with 10 everyday, easy to find superfoods that you might already be familiar with, and ones you can easily find at your local supermarket.
1. GREEK YOGURT
Depending which brand and flavor you opt for, the nutritional content can vary. Try and stick to nonfat, plain yogurt if you can because it’s richer in calcium, higher in protein, and lower in calories and carbs than other greek yogurts. For flavor, add a little of your own honey, cinnamon, flax seed, berries, or fruit to it.
Kale is known to be the leader of the leafy greens. There’s countless reasons why, but we’ll name just a few. Kale is very low in calories, with about 33 calories in 1 cup (chopped). It’s high in fiber, contains zero fat, and is filled with mighty antioxidants. It’s also high in Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and is considered to be a detox food.
Make sure you keep the peel on those pears! That’s where you’ll find a lot of the fiber, antioxidants, and nutrition. Pears will keep your heart healthy and strong, while assisting in reducing the risk of cancers. For a fiber and vitamin packed food, they still serve as a sweet and delicious treat.
Quinoa is commonly known as the “mother of all grains”. Partly because it contains more protein, twice as much fiber, and more vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants than any other grain. But mainly because it contains an essential amino acid, lysine, that most grains lack.
Salmon is a lean source of protein and helps you feel fuller longer while consuming fewer calories. It’s high in omega-3 fatty acids, and plays as an anti-ager and anti-inflammatory. It helps keep your brain sharp, stabilize blood sugar levels, strengthen your immune system, improve lung function, and more.
Broccoli is good for your whether you like it or not, and you can get more than 150% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C in just a 100 gram serving. One cup of broccoli has as much protein as a cup of rice or corn with half the calories. It’s a smart carb, powerful antioxidant, and fiber rich food that helps with digestion, reducing cancer risks, and curbing hunger.
Blueberries are low in calories and contain more antioxidants than any other fresh fruits or vegetables. One cup of blueberries contains over 15 percent of your daily recommended fiber intake.They improve heart health, reduce cancer risks, boost brain health, and support a healthy immune system.
Apples often get overlooked as being a “superfood”, but they provide countless benefits for our bodies. They also pack in quite a bit of soluble fiber, making for a filling and sweet snack.
9. BLACK BEANS
Black beans are one of the greatest natural sources of dietary fiber and protein. One cup provides nearly 50% of your daily fiber and about 30% of your daily value of protein. You’ll satisfy even the most intense hunger, and feel fuller and more energetic longer.
One egg contains 6 grams of high quality protein and all nine essential amino acids. Eggs are low in calories and packed with protein. 3 eggs provides almost half of the average woman’s daily protein intake! They contain several vitamins essential to your health.