Check out these 5 superfoods you need now! They’re delicious and easy to incorporate into your weekly meals.
What is a Superfood?
Superfoods are just that – They’re Super! Superfoods are nutrient dense powerhouses that contain large amounts of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals. Eating them could prove to prolong life and reduce the risk of chronic disease. While the term “superfood” is relatively new, superfoods have been around for thousands of years. And this is for good reason…they’re packed full of nutrients! Read below to see these 5 superfoods you need now!
These little berries contain anthocyanins, which give blueberries their distinctive blue color and are a source of many macronutrients. Blueberries are one of the best sources of antioxidants which help decrease inflammation throughout the whole body. More specifically, a recent study proved blueberries were significant in raising HDL (the good cholesterol) and lowering triglycerides if consumed daily. Regulation of blood sugar is another way that blueberries are in fact a SUPERfood. I personally LOVE these little berries and they’re perfect by themselves or incorporated into salads, desserts, or parfaits.
Used for thousands of years by practitioners for healing and just plain nourishment. Bone Broth is rich in protein, amino acids, and minerals. Used by many as a health tonic to improve digestion, mobilize joints, boost immunity, and soften wrinkles. Bone Broth is best when consumed daily to continually “heal and seal” your gut lining which helps you to absorb nutrients from all food sources. Health begins in the gut and bone broth helps you to achieve it. This superfood is excellent incorporated into almost any recipe but I personally love Osso Good Bone Broth sipped from a mug.
This “mini tree” is packed full of nutrients. One cup of broccoli exceeds your daily recommendation for vitamin K, vitamin C, and folic acid. When consumed daily, broccoli has been known to improve bone density and skin elasticity, while decreasing your risk for developing cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Try turning broccoli into a soup with nutrient dense bone broth for a SUPERfood meal!
Coconut oil is an incredibly versatile and delicious superfood. It contains almost all medium chain Saturated Fats, making it easier to digest for immediate fuel. This also means that our bodies don’t store it as fat the same as unsaturated fats. Coconut oil has been proven to prevent heart disease, high blood pressure, and even treat Alzheimer’s disease. Coconut oil even has a wide range of antimicrobial, antiviral, and anti fungal properties to boot! If you’re looking to improve your energy, shed a few pounds, and boost your memory then coconut oil could be the perfect supplement. Enjoy your coconut oil blended in bone broth for a perfect snack or breakfast on the run!
Native to Australia, these nuts are loaded with monounsaturated fat, the good fat! Consumption of macadamia nuts leads to higher HDL levels which lowers your risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Rich in the essential amino acid, arginine, macadamia nuts are great for vascular health. They’re also rich in vitamin B1, magnesium, manganese, and thiamin. The healthy fat in macadamia nuts helps keep you satiated longer. They’re the perfect snack to enjoy with bone broth when you’re on the run!