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What are Superfoods?

A relatively new buzzword has been floating around the healthy lifestyle and diet scene. “Superfoods” are foods that have a notably higher-than-average nutritional value and health characteristics that can benefit the body. They are the “superheroes” of the food world. The benefits of superfoods range from high nutritional value, to exceptional chemical compounds that can help with chronic diseases, weight loss, and much more.

Superfoods List

There are many, many superfoods with extraordinary benefits. Keep in mind that they still need to be consumed within a nutritionally balanced diet. If you are looking to lose weight, you should consult a professional weight loss doctor. The following are a few of the major superfoods available at your local grocery store:

Bananas

There’s a reason why bananas are massively popular as a snack and as an ingredient in many healthy smoothies. They are exceptionally high in potassium, they keep blood sugar levels from spiking, and they aid in digestion.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are considered superfoods for their antioxidant properties, high vitamin A content, and fibre. They have been known to have cancer-fighting properties, support healthy vision, and enhance cognitive function.

Almonds

Almonds are tree nuts that deserve to be labelled as a superfood. Not only can they be eaten in a number of different delicious ways, they can assist with lowering cholesterol, increase vitamin E in the body, and assist with heart support, amongst multiple other amazing benefits.

Avocado (when in season)

Avo is a naturally high source of vitamin E, making it amazing for hair, skin, and nail health. It’s also been known to lower cholesterol significantly, prevent heart disease, and stimulate the immune system. 

Eggs

Eggs are packed with high-quality proteins, iron, selenium, and other incredible vitamins. They’re great for weight loss, because their components help you feel fuller for longer, and they contain trace amounts of ‘good’ carbohydrates that won’t raise blood glucose levels.

These are just some of the many superfoods available. It’s important to read food labels that claim to be superfoods, because many food companies use this as a marketing technique. For more information on healthy lifestyles and getting the best for your body, contact us.

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