Monday, June 13, 2011

Super Foods

Over the past few months while trying to eat better and exercise I have learned of some super foods. Some most people already know are good for you, but others you might be surprised with. I got some of these from Ingredients Inc.

1. Blueberries- Blueberries are low in calories, high in fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants. They help prevent cancer, reverse memory loss and reduce cholesterol levels.
2. Wild Salmon- Wild salmon is an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids which boost heart health and nerve system functioning
3. Quinoa- Not only is quinoa high in protein, but the protein it supplies is complete protein, meaning that it includes all nine essential amino acids.
4. Almonds- High in antioxidants, protein and vitamin E. It is also proven to lower cholesterol and heart disease.

5. Spinach- Spinach and other dark leafy greens like kale, collards, Swiss chard, turnip greens and bok choy are loaded with calcium, folic acid, vitamin K and iron. It fights heart disease and cancer as well. 

6. Greek Yogurt- Greek yogurt has more protein than regular yogurt and is a great source for dairy.

7. Pork Tenderloin- Pork tenderloin is one of the leanest cuts of pork available. It is also leaner than chicken breasts and has plenty of protein and vitamin B.

8. Edamame- The soybean is a complete protein containing all of the amino acid building blocks. It also provides an antioxidant boost from plant chemicals called isoflavones. 

9. Broccoli- Broccoli provides a high amount of vitamin C, which aids iron absorption in the body, prevents the development of cataracts, and also eases the symptoms of the common cold. It is also high in fiber and potassium.

10. Avocado- Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. They aid in lowering your risk for cardiovascular disease

I have also been reading a few blogs that talk about organic/natural lifestyle choices and am finding it interesting. Check out this article from Organic Life Love. Pin It


Anonymous said...

I loved this post! I kinda knew some of this, but the Greek yogurt was a surprise, and that quinona was a complete protien was quite interesting! Hope you had a fun wknd! Love, G

Chris said...

Bummer...Out of everything on the list I only like broccoli/avocado...I had the soybean thing as a appetizer cooked in garlic butter I think and they were ok.

Linda said...

I love all of those foods and it's good to be reminded of how good they are for us!

Cora & Frank said...

Great and helpful information...

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