Over the past several years, superfoods have become a hot topic. Not exactly, experts say. Ahead get the rundown on what superfoods are, how they affect your health, and which ones are worth incorporating into your diet. You might be wondering which foods qualify for this elusive category.
The only catch? This message, one of moderation, is just not that sexy. Enter: superfoods. If you think of your total calories as a food budget, you want to get the most bang for your buck.
Choosing foods that are nutrient-dense, as most superfoods are, will ensure that you get the nutrition you need for optimal health. Plus, experts caution that putting too much faith in superfoods can be a slippery slope.
I like canned wild salmon instead of tuna to mix with mayo for a salad. Sprinkle it on your yogurt or cottage cheese, make bread out of it, or pour boiling water over it to make hot cereal. It tastes mildly nutty and is chock-full of fiber and nutrients. We hear that olive oil is in the famously healthy Mediterranean Diet — and there's actually good reason for imitating the Greeks and pouring olive oil over everything did you know a typical Greek person consumes 26 liters of olive oil per year?
7-Day Superfood Meal Plan - EatingWell
Olive oil may protect us from cancer and heart disease, and reduce inflammation in our bodies. I love berries, so when I first started cutting carbs I was thrilled to find out that they are some of the lowest in sugar of all the fruits — AND the highest in many nutrients.
Pumpkins don't have to be just for Thanksgiving. Keep a few cans around for an easy pumpkin soup or pudding any time! Have you heard of chia seeds and been intrigued?
They are actually very good for us. Find out all about them, plus low-carb ways to serve them.
We've already seen how good berries are for us — well, in some ways cranberries are the best berries of all, and there are lots of ways to serve them besides the Thanksgiving ways. Put a few bags in the freezer next time they are in the stores! Did you know that cinnamon can be helpful for blood sugar control?
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Are Superfoods Really That Good for You?
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