What are Superfoods?
Though there is no medical specification, superfoods are considered to be foods particularly high in nutrients. Whilst they are extra healthy, you should not solely focus on these, but maintain a balanced diet that includes other types of food as well. We even have our own Superfood Diet Plan! Here are some everyday superfoods you might not know about…and if you do, why aren’t you eating more?!
Eggs are making a comeback! (but did they ever really go). Eggs are being labelled by some as a ‘new’ superfood for their high protein and nutrient content. And whilst the yolk has typically been condemned as the unhealthier part of an egg, it actually contains key nutrients: choline, riboflavin, and vitamin D.
Fish is a great source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids (remember you do need some fat in your diet)! Salmon, in particular, is high in omega-3 and protein.
Nuts can be high in calories, but a controlled intake can be extremely beneficial to you. All kinds of nuts contain healthy fats, fibre and protein so are a great addition to any meal. Like the salmon, walnuts also contain omega-3!
Berries are another small food with super tendencies. Berries are high in antioxidants (particularly blueberries) as well as vitamins (strawberries are best here) and fibre.
Whole grains are a brilliant source of fibre. Oatmeal is a particular favourite, rich in soluble fibre that is absorbed slowly so keeps blood sugar levels down and lowers cholesterol.
Finally, the last item on our quick list of easy to find superfoods is beans! Beans are a good source of protein, so vegetarians should look out for these as a replacement for meats. They also include many nutrients, including: magnesium, copper, zinc, iron, potassium, and folic acid.