Are you looking to eat healthier this New Year? Have you started reading about superfoods? Superfoods are one of the most popular terms surrounding nutrition and fitness. These are foods that have a particularly high level of antioxidants, are nutrient dense and can improve the health and overall wellbeing of the consumer. While some of the foods can be exotic or hard to find, here’s a list of superfoods from Women’s Day that have high health benefits and how you can find them.
5 Superfoods and Their Health Benefits
1. Acai Berries
Health Benefits: Acai berries are high in antioxidants and can help prevent the development of cancer cells. They also help with digestion and weight loss.
Where to Find Them: Many stores carry Acai berry juice and supplements. Be careful when choosing Acai smoothies, as these can be made with refined sugars that can negate the health benefits you are looking for.
Health Benefits: Avocados are packed with vitamins and essential nutrients and can promote fat loss and cancer prevention.
Where to Find Them: Avocados can be found year-round in grocery stores. They are delicious spread on toast, added to a salad or eaten as-is.
Health Benefits: Can you believe an egg has 6 grams of protein and only 74 calories? These are protein packed and it’s best if you can buy the free-range option.
Where to Find Them: You can buy these kitchen staples just about everywhere, from your local supermarket to a minimart; remember free-range is best.
Health Benefits: Another kitchen staple; as the saying goes, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” These fruits contain quercetin, which is an antioxidant that can reduce the risk of lung cancer.
Where to Find It: Just like eggs, apples can be found in any supermarket, grocery store and health food store. Apples often find themselves on the dirty dozen list of foods, so opt for organic varieties.
Health Benefits: Salmon is one of the most popular superfoods! This fish is loaded with proteins, Omega-3 fatty acids that help lower cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease.
Where to Find It: Salmon can be found in grocery stores (purchase wild-caught salmon if possible) and made easily at home. When cooking, be careful not to use too much butter or too many sauces that can add unnecessary fats and calories to this superfood.
Eating superfoods can be incredibly influential in improving a person’s overall health.
If you’re looking for small and simple ways to eat healthier this New Year, starting with superfoods is an excellent start. Even better, this list of foods is easy to find and delicious to eat.
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