Many people thinking of a “superfood diet” would probably pull their face into a grimace and think that it would be a very boring and tasteless way to eat. But incorporating many of the foods that we can class as super into our diet can actually bring many dishes to life and have a real impact on our overall health.
The Superfood Diet For Health & Energy
Superfoods will give you the essential minerals, vitamins and proteins etc that your body requires to function at its optimum level, leaving you feeling energised and healthy. In a recent article on View The Vibe they write about Superfoods and their benefits saying:
Maximum Nutritional Benefits With Minimal Calories
“Superfoods refer to foods that offer maximum nutritional benefits with minimal calories. These foods are nutrient powerhouses that are full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are essential to your body. Most superfoods are plant-based, but some fish and dairy products also qualify. The superfood diet isn’t about completely changing your life to center around food or take up all your time making specific meals. It is more about having a healthy diet and incorporating superfoods into it.
“The benefits of superfoods are wide and far-reaching. The antioxidants that come from superfoods help neutralize free radicals that are in our bodies. These free radicals naturally occur as by-products of energy production, but they have the ability to wreck our bodies. That is why antioxidants are so important. They help prevent the harmful effects of free radicals by decreasing the risk of heart disease, stroke, and arthritis, to name a few.
“The benefits of a superfood diet also include helping to create a healthy complexion, stronger nails, shinier hair and promote weight loss. Beyond looking great, superfoods also increase energy levels, act as an anti-inflammatory, improve immunity, reduce stress levels, and give your body the nutrients and vitamins it needs so you feel great too.
The article mentions 44 superfoods which are all in one of 4 different categories and these are:
Berries & Fruits:
Acai Berries, Apples, Avocado, Blueberries, Cranberries, Goji Berries, Kiwi, Strawberries, Watermelon.
Veggies, Gourds & Greens:
Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Collard Greens, Cabbage, Kale, Mustard Greens, Pumpkin, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Seaweed, Spinach, Sweet Chard, Wheat Grass.
Nuts, Seeds, Spices & Grains
Almond, Black Garlic, Cacao, Chia Seed, Cinnamon, Coconut, Flax Seed, Ginger, Hemp Seed, Oats, Pistachios, Quinoa, Walnuts.
Protein & Beverages
Beans, Eggs, Greek Yogurt, Green Tea, Lentils, Salmon, Kefir.
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