What are Superfoods?

What are Superfoods?   They have been touted all over the media as the best foods to eat for optimal energy, nutrient intake and providing substantial health benefits such as antioxidants, healthy skin and nails, digestive support, and the list goes on.  Superfoods are a special category of foods found in nature. By definition they are calorie sparse and nutrient dense meaning they pack a lot of punch for their weight as far as goodness goes.They are superior sources of anti-oxidants and essential nutrients – nutrients we need but cannot make ourselves
Look for these items the next time you go food shopping:
PROTEINS
Lean red meat (93% lean, top round, sirloin)- eat sparingly
Salmon, Tuna or Tilapia
Egg whites
Poultry – Lean chicken or turkey, white meat
Low Fat Cottage Cheese
Whey Protein Isolate Powder mix (look for brands that have very little additives and sweeteners)
VEGGIES AND FRUITS
 Spinach
Tomatoes
Mushrooms
Bell Peppers
Cruciferous Veggies (Carrots, Cauliflower, Broccoli)
Berries – all kinds
Oranges, Bananas, Apples
CARBS
Beans – red, black, kidney, baked…
Sweet Potato
Spaghetti Squash
Butternut Squash
Quinoa (great as a pasta replacement or a salad filler)
Brown Rice
Whole Oats (Oatmeal, Muesli, etc)
FATS
Mixed Nuts (raw, unsalted)
Avocados
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fish Oil
Flax seeds (ground)
Chia Seeds

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