The way to good health is to fuel our bodies with unprocessed, wholesome foods and engage in regular exercise. By keeping good food in our fridge, and avoiding foods with little nutritional value, we’re more likely to eat better. But not all food is equal. Have you heard of superfoods?

The term superfoods has crept into our vocabulary mainly because of the media wanting to create a frenzy around specific foods like chia seeds and goji berries. Superfoods are foods which have:

  • high concentration of several high quality nutrients
  • high nutritional value
  • lots of natural vitamins

The fact remains, “most unprocessed, non-hybrid, plant-ripened, freshly picked fruits and vegetables, seeds and nuts are top superfoods, because they have very high nutritional value.”

These foods are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which scientists believe may help minimize cell damage that may lead to heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

Some of the foods highly recommended, include:

  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Berries
  • Pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • Flaxseed
  • Quinoa
  • Kidney beans
  • Eggs (omega 3)
  • Sardines
  • Low fat yoghurt
  • Almonds
  • Avocado
  • Basil
  • Black Beans
  • Chia Seeds
  • Kale
  • Kangaroo
  • Oats
  • Oranges

Boost your optimum health by additing high quality foods to your well-balanced diet.

Remember, you are what you eat.

Sources: canadianliving.ca, vancouversun.ca, healthy-food-site.com

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