A “superfood” is a food that is jam-packed with vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. While these foods are by no means perfect or magic, incorporating them in moderation into a well-balanced lifestyle and diet is a great way to help your body get the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and strong. Keep reading for five of our favorite superfoods you can pick up today!
Sweet potatoes are delicious, filling, versatile and loaded with vitamin C, calcium, and potassium. Replacing white potatoes with sweet potatoes limits your caloric intake and can decrease your sodium levels which can help with high blood pressure and reduce bone loss. Plus, sweet potatoes can easily be mashed, baked, or air-fried for family-friendly meals that are easy to make and your kids will love.
Blueberries are tasty sweet treats that contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. They can be enjoyed in smoothies, in pastries, on salads, in sauces or on their own as a vitamin-packed snack. The fiber in blueberries helps you stay fuller longer which helps curb overeating and they are an excellent source of vitamin C. Plus, they can easily be frozen or dried and enjoyed whenever you want!
Craving chocolate? Antioxidant-rich and nutrient-packed, dark chocolate is a delicious alternative to milk or white chocolate. Like berries, dark chocolate can easily be added to smoothies and baked goods or enjoyed on their own to satisfy even the strongest sweet tooth.
Salmon is low in calories and rich in protein, potassium, vitamin B and antioxidants. Salmon is also an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids which can lower blood pressure and have been seen to reduce the likelihood of certain heart issues. Salmon can be steamed, roasted, grilled, smoked and topped with a variety of similarly nutrient-rich ingredients for a vitamin-packed meal you can enjoy any day of the week.
Avocados as superfoods have been trending for the last few years and there’s no sign of that stopping anytime soon! Avocados are high in monounsaturated fats which can help with weight loss, reduce the risk of heart disease and decrease inflammation. From avocado toast to guacamole, tacos, salads, and even ice cream, avocados can be the star in just about any meal.