List of Superfoods

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I was searching for information on superfoods because that is what everyone takes about these day (I WANT TO KNOW WHAT SUPERFOODS MEAN). So I went to WebMD, Dr.Oz’s and other websites and apparently EVERYONE’S LIST IS DIFFERENT. |Finally I did some research on the internet and BASICALLY superfoods refer to foods that can have health-promoting properties such as reducing one’s risk of disease or improving any aspect of physical or emotional health. So here is a list of superfoods that I love to eat:

  • Yogurt and Greek Yogurt – They are high in calcium than some other dairy products and contains a great package of other nutrients, including protein and potassium. In addition, it contains probiotics that is helpful for you gut. I love to eat yogurt with seasonal fruits.
  • Salmon –  Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acid and studies show that omega-3 fatty acids help protect heart health. I love having my salmon baked, poached or steamed.
  • Blueberries – Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants, phytonutrients, low in calories, and high in water and fiber to help control blood sugar and keep you full longer.  I usually eat my blueberries with oatmeal and yogurt.
  • Broccoli – Broccoli is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and bone-building vitamin K, and has plenty of fiber to fill you up and help control your weight.  I usually have stir-fried broccoli with garlic and vegetable oil.
  • Egg – Egg yolks contain the bulk of the egg’s nutrients, including minerals like calcium and magnesium and vitamins A, D, E, B6, B12.  I love my eggs hard-boiled and sunny-side-up.
  • Quinoa – Quinoa contains more protein than most cereal grains (22 grams per one cup/250 millilitres uncooked quinoa), high in calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iron, copper, manganese, and zinc.
  • Sweet Potato – Sweet Potato is rich in beta-carotene (boasting 150% more antioxidants than blueberries), heart-healthy vitamin A and flu-hater vitamin C.

So what is your favourite superfood? Do you eat them everyday?  Post your comments below. Till next time!

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