We all know that eating a balanced diet is something we should be doing. It is important to eat your vegetables, eat your fruit, get your protein and drink lots of water.
But not all foods are created equal. In fact, some are even considered “superfoods”.
When it comes to superfoods, we mean foods that do a lot of positive for your health and wellbeing. In fact, superfoods have high nutritional density and can give us the extra doses of certain minerals and vitamins that we need to keep our body strong physically.
Funnily enough, the first food that was dubbed a “superfood” was a banana all the way back in 1920. Now, there have been numerous studies done that highlight the superpowers of a range of foods, from acai berries to avocados.
In fact, superfoods have never been more accessible to you than right now. You can get them in their raw organic form, sip on them via a herbal tonic or subscribe to get superfood powders so you can bake with them.
Superfoods are not only delicious but able to really make your day-to-day life a whole lot better—physically and mentally.
To inspire you to get more superfoods into your daily diet, we have rounded up some of our favorite ones and explained all the reasons why they are good for you.
1. The Avocado: Healthy Fats
The world has gone wild for avocados, and for good reason. Not only are they one of the staple brunch items, but can give you the best type of healthy fats out there.
In fact, did you know that half an avocado has nearly 10% of the daily value for fats that you should be consuming? Not only that, but the fats found in avocados can help your body regulate blood pressure, reverse magnesium deficiency and give you a whole lot of fiber too.
One of the super cool facts about this superfood is that the fats it has can actually help reduce your risk of developing heart disease.
2. The Pomegranate: Helping the Heart
There is a reason that all the health food cafes are serving up pomegranates in their smoothie bowls these days. Not only are they refreshing and delicious, but they are equally extremely healthy for you too.
In fact, pomegranates have both high nutritional and medicinal powers—so much so that research is showing pomegranates can strengthen your heart and even prevent a range of cardiovascular diseases from developing. Now that is a superfood worth celebrating—and eating.
3. The Blueberry: Powerful Antioxidants
With not a lot of calories but a whole lot of antioxidants, blueberries are incredibly powerful for helping us stay healthy. In fact, there are so many antioxidants in blueberries that studies have shown they can even help fight off free radicals that could cause cancer.
But antioxidants in blueberries do so much more than just that. They are also able to help lower your risk of developing diabetes and even cognitive diseases like Alzheimer’s. If you are going to eat a superfood fruit, pick blueberries for sure.
4. The Broccoli: Full of Fiber
Eating your greens may not have been fun as a kid. But once you know how many nutritional benefits are packed in greens like broccoli, you will likely start to crave them. Broccoli is a type of cruciferous that is jam-packed with fiber that not only helps you feel full, but equally full of energy too.
When your body is well balanced with fiber and has the energy needed to keep the gut bacteria in balance, then superfoods like broccoli can even help lower the risk of Crohn’s disease, according to some studies.
5. The Fish: Omega-3 Acids
Fish is not only tasty but a superfood that has the perfect amount of omega-3 acids for you. It is important to get the right omega-3 acids so that you not only feel physically healthy but also prevent mental disorders like depression.
Eating superfood fish a couple of times a week can go a long way in keeping your body functioning properly and helping you feel fantastic too.
6. The Mushroom: Antibacterial and Antioxidants
Mushrooms have long been regarded as a particular food. We think it is a superfood too. Not only does it have a ton of antibacterial and antioxidant properties, but it equally can help support various treatments including breast cancer.
While there is more data still coming out, mushrooms are showing to play a decisive role in helping to heal those with breast cancer. Imagine what else this superfood can do too!
We are blessed to have so many superfoods on this planet. Why not stock your kitchen up with all these delicious superfoods so that you can feel great every day and support your long-term wellbeing?