It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…. SUPERFOODS!!
The term “superfoods” has been thrown around the health and wellness world for decades. What makes certain foods gain this coveted title? When it comes down to it, nothing makes some foods “super.” It's a colloquial term often used to refer to foods with high nutritional density. Essentially, this means maximum nutrients, minimal calories.
Superfoods are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Studies have shown that increasing your intake of superfoods high in antioxidants help prevent diseases like coronary heart disease and cancer and decrease inflammation. As discussed in last week’s post, antioxidants help to neutralize free radicals (harmful byproducts of energy production).
So, what are the foods that give us this “super” boost? A good tell-tale sign is a very rich color. The richer the color, the more antioxidants. Here’s a list that will help you add some superfoods to your everyday diet (you probably already incorporate a lot of them):
Berries: Acai, blueberries, goji berries
Tea (Green and White)
Leafy Greens: Kale, Spinach, Swiss chard, Beet greens, Collard greens
Grapes (and wine)
A diet full of an array of fruits, vegetables, grains and proteins is scientifically proven to be the best nourishment for your body. Superfoods are a great addition to your diet to boost your nutrient intake, but a well-rounded healthy diet includes lots more than the foods on this list.
GOOD NEWS: our juices, smoothies, and bowls are packed with these superfoods to support your nutrient dense diet.