May 08, 2022

Superfoods. When it comes to the health industry, you may have heard this word here or there.

But, what is a superfood? What are some examples? And what are the added health and beauty advantages of implementing superfoods into your diet?

You may be asking yourself all these questions when you see that word pop up on your screen or in conversation.

Well, I’m here to help! Continue reading to find out what a superfood is and why you want to start adding them to your well-balanced diet.

What is a superfood?

Superfood is a category of antioxidant, phytochemical, vitamin, and mineral-rich foods that give you and your body multidimensional advantages. These foods can help prevent chronic illnesses as well as other health conditions when added to your diet in a well-balanced way.

It’s important to not focus your diet too much on one superfood — the key here is to make sure your diet is well-balanced, so your body is getting all the nutrients it needs. Too much of one superfood won’t allow your body to get all of the nutrients, vitamins, proteins, (etc) it needs to stay happy and healthy, either.

The benefits of superfoods

Right off the bat, one of the greatest benefits of consuming superfoods is their ability to help prevent diseases and keep you healthier in general. Since superfoods can be so rich with antioxidants, they help your immune system fight off unwanted diseases, germs, and free radicals.

Altogether, eating superfoods can help boost your immune system, which is always a good goal to have for you and your body.

Antioxidants have also been found to possibly prevent cancer. Alongside this, the healthy fats that superfoods can produce can also lower your risk of heart disease. Antioxidants work tirelessly to flush out the unwanted toxins from your body, keeping your body healthy and disease-free.

Taking the steps to add superfoods to your diet to potentially receive these benefits? Sounds like a win to me.

Another benefit of eating superfoods rich with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals is that it helps enhance your skin.

Yes, your skin.

Eating superfoods helps your skin appear brighter, and wards off acne and puffiness — all because of antioxidant’s alkalizing properties. It can even help prevent your skin from aging!

In addition, avoiding acne-prone foods and ingredients such as sugar and fast food, and replacing those foods with substances that you know will help your skin, like superfoods, can be really beneficial to your body’s overall health!

By eating superfoods, you can experience other benefits such as boosted energy, helping you and your brain stay powerful all through the day. Eating fiber-rich superfoods can help prevent diseases such as diabetes and other digestive problems, and many superfoods can help regulate your metabolism and help reduce inflammation.

The benefits to consuming superfoods are truly numerous, which begs the question:

Why wouldn’t you want to start implementing some superfoods into your well-balanced diet?

But, which ones?

Here’s a quick list of some examples of superfoods to implement into your diet:

  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Almonds
  • Blueberries
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Beans
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Cranberries
  • Cacao
  • Chia Seed
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut
  • Eggs
  • Flax Seed
  • Ginger
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Green Tea
  • Kefir
  • Oats
  • Quinoa
  • Tomatoes
  • Seaweed
  • Spinach
  • Salmon

And that’s just to name a few.

Maybe you’ve reviewed this list and realized you already eat a lot of these superfoods! Or, you may only get a few in limited helpings — but don’t worry! These foods are easy to incorporate into your daily diet, making for yummy snacks or healthy side options during dinner time. Whichever ones you choose, actively consuming superfoods will help you and your body out in the long run.

Take the time to outline your health goals and what you want your well-balanced diet to look like. Add a few of these food items to your grocery list next time you plan to go out. You’ll see that adding these items to your diet will not only make you healthier, but make you feel better, too!

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