Super Foods You Should be Eating

Super Foods-Blueberries

Super Foods have a very high nutrient value

The term ‘super foods’ gets tossed around in such a  casual way that many people are probably unaware of what an actual super food is. To put it simply, super foods are the types of foods that are extremely rich in nutrients that ultimately improve our health. With some creativity, you can include these super foods in your daily recipes.

Considered as one of the best super foods, blueberries are near the top of the list in terms of super foods and how beneficial they are for our health. Not only do these little berries taste delicious, they have been proven to aid the growth of new brain cells.

Blueberries are a great source of fibre and are high in Vitamin C, and tests have shown that they can help lower your cholesterol. They are low in calories so make a great snack and also contain antioxidants that help stop signs of aging, and decrease the risk of getting certain cancers, arthritis or heart problems.

Another fantastic super food is quinoa, a type of seed that is rich in amino acids, which basically means that it is rich in protein. Amino acids are good for building and repairing tissue in the body which means that quinoa is also great for improving your health.

Quinoa is high in magnesium which helps reduce the pain felt during migraines, helps promote good cardiovascular health, helps protect against breast cancer and also works as an antioxidant.

Flax and hemp seeds are yet more of the super foods that many of us should consider adding to our diets. Flaxseeds are packed full of omega 3 and work as great anti inflammatories, help prevent high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Hemp also is high in omega 3, plus omega 6 as well. This makes hemp seeds a super food that helps with the prevention of cancer and is high in fibre and protein.

If you’ve ever heard of maca you’ll know that this too is one of the great super foods. It is a bit like a radish and can be eaten raw. It is known as the natural aphrodisiac of the root world and is very rich in nutrients including protein and plenty of fatty acids and carbohydrate that help increase your libido.

Maca is best known for its abilities to create inner harmony in your body and balances your system out which means that it improves your immune system. It can also even out your blood pressure.

Make these super foods as part of your daily meal…

So there you have just a few of the super foods that are out there – there are so many of them that it would be extremely difficult to try and get them all into our diets, so just try a few, reap the benefits and you’ll soon be living a much healthier lifestyle! Find recipes with these super foods and more on Recipebridge.

Posted by RecipeBridge Staff Writer December 13th 2011
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