Here are the scoops of five superfoods that can help you lose weight, improve heart health, and make your skin glow. Superfoods are a bit far-fetched, but they are also some of the healthiest foods you should eat every day.
Although there is no actual definition of superfoods. We at EatingWell treat them as multitasking foods, rich in various anti-disease nutrients, and provide in a delicious form (think: antioxidant-rich blueberries).
They are a bit exotic and expensive and cannot fit into our daily diet (cough cough, goji berries) or things such as sardines. You may only eat them once in a while. We are all in favor of trying new foods. Diversity is essential to a healthy diet. But we want to find the most nutritious foods that are easiest to integrate into our diet.
After all, if you don’t eat food, it doesn’t matter how healthy it is. The most nutritious foods and diets focus on whole natural foods—lots of vegetables and fruits, whole grains, protein, and healthy fats.
The added sugar and sodium are limited. Many other foods are good for you, not on this list, such as lentils, bananas, and beet. But this list is an excellent place to start adding more healthy foods to your diet.
All berries are an excellent source of fiber, a nutrient that most Americans cannot obtain. Fiber helps keep your digestive system healthy and usually working (cough cough) It is suitable for your heart and waist circumference because it is vibrant. All berries are good for you, so be sure to mix them.
In the winter, when the berries are immature, freeze them (without sweeteners). It is beneficial for smoothies, oatmeal, or thawing in yogurt. The exact amount of blueberries contains half of the fiber (4 grams) but is rich in anthocyanins. Antioxidants that can help you maintain a sharp memory as you age. A cup of strawberries contains 3 grams of fiber but more than the recommended dose of vitamin C for firming skin throughout the day.
Whether it’s quick, old-fashioned, or steel-cut, oatmeal is a hearty whole-grain breakfast. Each ½ cup (dry) of pure oatmeal contains 4 grams of fiber. About half of which is soluble types that help lower cholesterol—top cooked oatmeal with toasted almond flakes and bananas instead of sugar or salt. Or try chopped apples with cinnamon and raisins or chopped pears with walnuts and nutmeg.
They are low in calories, rich in fiber and vitamins A and C. They also contain other vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and are associated with various health benefits. Besides, all my children love them, so we all agree with this.
Over the years, you may have heard that salmon, especially wild salmon, is a great fish when it comes to health benefits. Astaxanthin can also be used as an anti-aging weapon-a 2014 study showed that it could help protect against sun damage and make skin softer.
In another study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers found that people who consume omega-3 rich fish (such as salmon) every week can reduce the incidence of precancerous lesions by nearly 30%. Salmon can also help lose weight, and research shows that its omega-3 can help reduce belly fat.
As a high-quality vegetarian protein source, eggs can also provide more staying power to your meals. An egg contains approximately 70 calories and 6 grams of protein. In addition, egg yolk contains lutein and zeaxanthin; these two antioxidants help maintain eye health.
More and more studies have linked lutein and zeaxanthin to the reduced risk of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in people over 50. Lutein can also help protect the skin from UV rays. Who knew that humble eggs are so nutritious?