Superfoods is a term that has really come into its own over the last decade or so and for good reason. Most of us humans here on planet earth are looking for foods and drinks that can energise us, keep us looking young and help us to stay healthy for longer. And if they taste good well all the better!
This is why we love our Superfoods, they can help us stay healthy and good about ourselves at the same time. And there are many foods that you can place in the Superfood category that you would maybe not think of ordinarily as such a food. Fox News has just published an article by Lindsay Carlton which mentions `4 foods that you may not realize are superfoods` and we would like to share these 4 foods with you. Here is what the article says about the 4 foods:
This type of nut may make you think of a sweet and sugary pecan pie, but pecans are actually chock-full of antioxidants and minerals. It’s particularly rich in vitamin E, a compound that fights off free radicals and has been associated with a reduced risk of age-related macular degeneration, fatty liver diseases, cataracts, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer.
You can use the underrated nut on yogurt or cereal in the morning, Krieger said.
“You can also use it as a coating for fish instead of breadcrumbs and immediately improve nutritional value. The possibilities are endless. You can put it in a smoothie and I’ve actually made pecan butter recently, which is amazingly delicious.”
Oats just sound healthy, and that’s because they are. The whole grain is packed with protein and has been shown to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, lower bad cholesterol and help control blood pressure.
“What makes it shine even more as a superfood is that it has a certain kind of fiber called beta glucans. And this fiber is a soluble fiber, and it has been shown in many studies that it may help prevent heart disease,” Krieger said.
Krieger likes to add oats to her smoothies and has incorporated them into a ‘rissoato’ by using oats instead of rice.
This yogurt-like alternative has been trending over the past year. Kefir, a combination of bacteria and yeast fermentations, is high in nutrients and probiotics, and is ‘super’ beneficial for digestion and gut health.
“I suggest trying to get some kind of probiotic-rich food each day and kefir is one of the most delicious,” Krieger said. “It’s very similar to a drinkable yogurt. It has a lovely, pleasant tartness, and it’s just a wonderful food with so many benefits. Beyond the probiotics, it has protein and calcium just like dairy products in general.”
You can drink Kefir by the glass or use it in a smoothie, Krieger added. Like her Blueberry Blast smoothie, which blends a cup of Kefir, 1 cup of frozen blueberries and 1 teaspoon of honey.
Fish may not make it on too many superfood lists, but tilapia, a light and flaky fish, is packed with protein and is low in calories. Just one 3.5 oz serving (about the size of a checkbook) has 26 grams of protein and only 128 calories. Krieger calls tilapia a “gateway” fish because even non-fish lovers tend to like its mild taste.
“Tilapia is great because it is packed with minerals and lean protein,” said Krieger, who advocates for responsibly-raised fish and is a spokesperson for Regal Springs Tilapia. “People who eat two servings of fish a week are healthier than people who don’t.”
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