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Friday, March 14, 2008

Don’t Supersize your meals – Superpower them with Super Foods

While many are supersizing their waistlines and their risk of disease, you can be supersizing with superfoods!

What are superfoods? Superfoods are whole, unprocessed foods, nutritional powerhouses with the ability to prevent disease, lower cholesterol, deliver essential vitamins and nutrients and keep you healthy. Superfoods are full of phytonutrients and can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension and host of other ailments.

If you’d like to start adding superfoods to your diet, grab an orange, a handful of berries and walnuts or go for beans, broccoli and salmon. Apples, tomatoes, oats, flaxseed and avocados are also superfoods, as are spinach, garlic, bee pollen and yogurt. Eating superfoods doesn’t have to be challenging and not every superfood is a vegetable, fruit or nut. Green tea, honey and dark chocolate are all known as highly regarded superfoods.

Dark chocolate is a great source of phytonutrients and is a great antioxidant. For the most nutritious dark chocolate, look for a high cocoa count of 70% or above. Also make sure it is not processed and does not have added ingredients.

Eating superfoods is like eating vitamins and minerals directly, no supplements needed. A simple breakfast of oatmeal with blueberries and sprinkled flax seed, a lunch of spinach salad and a dinner of wild salmon and broccoli can do way more for your health than a handful of supplements. Superfoods are nature’s way of keeping you healthy!

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