Best Superfoods - Eat These Foods To Lose Weight
and Live Longer
know you have heard of superfoods and I am sure you understand that
they are good for you. Ever wondered why? Some of these foods serve
multiple purposes. Some can fight off disease, keep you younger,
improve memory, boost your immune system and increase the funds
in your bank account. Well, okay maybe that last one is a little
far fetched but that was only to make sure you were really paying
To simplify things, I have listed these foods below along with
what makes them super. Most of these foods are things we already
eat. If we eat them more or replace other less nutritious foods
with the superfoods, this will help us to live longer, remain young,
beautiful, healthy, and keep our weight under control.
These superfoods are not listed in any particular order. So dive
in wherever you want and start incorporating these foods into your
A mere 14 walnut halves has more than twice your daily does of alpha-linolenic
acid (ALA). This omega-3 fat has been shown to improve memory and
coordination. They have also been said to reduce the risk of developing
coronary heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
This grain is one of the best whole grains you can eat. It is high
in protein, fiber, iron, zinc, vitamin E, and selenium. It has been
boasted as a grain that can help control weight and lower the risk
for heart disease and diabetes. It is pronounced "keen-wah".
These mini cabbage looking veggies have more glucosinolates (a compound
that combats cancer and detoxifies our bodies) then any other vegetable.
What an incredible superfood!
Italian researchers found that kiwis reduce asthma related wheezing.
This is due to its vitamin C content. One kiwi has 110% of your
vitamin C requirement for the day!
A half cup of asparagus supplies 50% of your daily vitamin K, which
is great for bone building. In addition to this, it also serves
up a third of your daily folate requirement and it acts as a natural
diuretic that eliminates bloating!
Brazil nuts have more selenium than any other food. Eat one nut
and you have met your daily requirement. Selenium is a mineral that
has antioxidant properties and may also help protect cells from
These little blue berries improve memory by protecting your brain
from inflammation and boost communication between brain cells. They
also are the best source of antioxidants among all the berries.
They are rich in vitamins, phytochemicals, and fiber. Oh ya, they
are also delicious!
These dark vegetables are full of Vitamin A, C, K, and add fiber,
calcium and other minerals to the list.
Pumpkin helps lower the risk of various cancers which include lung,
bladder, cervical, skin, colon, and breast. Pumpkins are loaded
with nutrients for healthy, glowing and youthful skin. You can even
make a homemade mask with pureed pumpkin.
Wild Salmon is said to lower the risk of heart disease and cancer.
Sprouts are very nutritious. Sprouts are a great source of protein
and vitamin C. Sprouts are full of living enzymes that are lost
when we cook our foods. Since sprouts are so high in these enzymes
they are much easier to digest then from the seed or bean they originated
Aside from peaches being so tasty, they do wonders for constipation
and digestion. People who suffer from either may prefer a peach
over a gritty and grainy beverage!
Pomegranates can have up to seven times more antioxidants than green
tea! In addition, they fight cancer and reduce blood pressure.
Mushrooms have several medicinal uses. Mushrooms can control blood
pressure, lower cholesterol, and fight cancer. It has been said
that women who eat just one mushroom a day reduce the risk of breast
Just one cup of green tea a day can help fight cancer, aid in weight
loss and battle against strokes.
Grapes can improve circulation, strengthen your eyes, fight cancer
and help prevent kidney stones.
These seeds are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and protein. They provide
a good dose of healthy fats and fiber. They also have the ability
of absorbing 9-10 times their weight in water which makes them ideal
for hydration with runners. Put a couple of tablespoons of chia
seeds into your water bottle and wait 5-10 minutes while they gel
up. Drink up and then head out for your run and I bet you will have
more stamina! I always notice I have a better run after gulping
down a bottle of water plus chia gels! They also are great for controlling
Well, that is my list for now but this is definitely does not contain
all of the amazing superfoods you can include in your diet. You
don't have to go buy all of these foods right now and eat everything
tonight. Just try to incorporate some of them into your life and
the lives of your loved ones!