What is a superfood?
Superfoods are mostly plant-based foods, along with some fish and some dairy products, that carry large amounts of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals. These foods will keep your blood sugar steady and assist in triggering “feel good” chemicals in your brain. Superfoods also have the ability change your metabolism, brain chemistry, and affecting your energy and mood levels.
Superfoods To Try:
Loaded with antioxidants, blueberries contain energy boosting carbs, vitamins A and C, magnesium and fiber. There nutrients found in blueberries block the buildup of free radicals found in the body to provide the system with immunity boosts and lowering depressive symptoms. Also, this helps recover the body and mind from stress.
It is known that salmon contains inflammatory Omega-3’s fatty acids that have improve heart health. Also a great source of protein, it is recommended to eat salmon at least twice a week to receive full benefits. Dietary intake of salmon has also been found to reduce depressive symptoms and boost metabolism.
Considered of the healthy fats (Omega-3’s), avocados contain fiber, potassium, and vitamins A and E. The “good fat” called alpha-linolenic acid improves heart health.
This leafy green vegetable is packed with beneficial nutrients like calcium, vitamin C and A, potassium, and iron, while being low on calories.
According Chinese medicine and 5,000 years of use, goji berries has been used or eaten to assist in improving energy levels lower stress. These bright orange-red berries can also be eaten raw, cooked, or dried.