What Superfoods Should You Be Eating?

by Kristen Carlucci on November 15, 2011

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Wondering what all the hype is about superfoods?  A super food has a high concentration of essential nutrients with proven health benefits.  Incorporating these foods into your diet can improve your health, boost your energy, and keep you feeling full and satisfied!  Read some of the following examples to see which foods fit into your life best:

To start your day, even if you are in a rush, you can always grab a pre-boiled hard cooked egg.  Eggs are a complete source of protein, and contain all the essential amino acids you need.  Although you might hear that the yolk can be high in cholesterol, but recent studies show that eggs actually contain a significantly lower amount than we previous thought (and 64% more Vitamin D!) If you are concerned about cholesterol, try an omelette made with 1 egg and 2 egg whites!

Embellish your salad by using avocados, which are loaded with fiber and heart-healthy fats.  Almonds are another great source of healthy fats, fiber and protein! Keep in mind that almonds and avocados can also be higher in calories so it’s important to keep the portions in check.  Stick to ~1/4 of an avocado and 23 almonds (small handful).

Ground flaxseeds are overflowing with fiber, minerals, and contain an essential fatty acid that helps to reduce inflammation.  If you do not like the idea of putting flaxseed on top of your salads or eating them plain with a spoon, sneak it into your favorite baked goods,  smoothies, yogurt or oatmeal as an easy way to incorporate their nutrition into your diet without compromising taste.

With the holiday season approaching, sweet potatoes will most likely be making an appearance (helloo sweet potato casserole!)  These super foods are packed with vitamin A, C, calcium and potassium.  My favorite way to enjoy sweet potatoes?  Simply baked and topped with black beans and plain Greek yogurt or oven-roasted sweet potato fries!

Lastly, we couldn’t leave this Fall staple off the list-Apples. Not only are they in season and super tasty, but they also have fiber (to fill you up) and vitamins to boost your immunity during cold season!  Make a healthy apple crisp by slicing 1 apple, sprinkling with cinnamon, stevia, + vanilla extract + 2 Tbsp oatmeal + 4 Tbsp water and heat up in microwave-safe container for 1-2 minutes.

Super foods will help you maintain your weight and keep you healthy!  Every Super Food is guaranteed to be fresh, free of artificial ingredients, and bursting with nutrition and flavor!

These are just some of the many foods that are available, so tell me: What are some of your favorite superfoods?! Share in the comments section!

assistance provided by Kayla Hanke.

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Jessie August 13, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Great guest post, James! Eating local is not only good the environment, it’s often tastier, too! I love planning our meals around our weekly CSA haul – it forces me to be creative!

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Alyse @ Fit Approach August 13, 2013 at 6:17 pm

These are great tips for eating healthy, local food! We always start at the farmers’ market, too, and then head to Whole Foods to round out our grocery list. We’ve started only eating grass-fed beef and pastured chickens and have noticed a big change in the way we feel after eating meat. It’s amazing how much those things affect your body.

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