By definition a superfood is considered to be a food that is especially good for your health and overall well-being. Seems vague? Today we are tipping you off to the top 5 super foods, and why they are so good for you so get your grocery list out!
What a way to kick off a list of things that are healthy for you, right? We are not putting this on the list just because we love chocolate. Dark chocolate is actually good for you! In fact, it has been proven to improve blood flow, lower blood pressure and help with your heart’s health. Make sure that you chose a chocolate that is 70 percent cacao or cocoa to optimize the antioxidant power and health benefits.
Oats They are not just inexpensive, oats are a great way to lower cholesterol! Whole grain oats are a great source of soluble fiber, which aids in lowering cholesterol and helps keep blood sugar levels under control.
Blueberries are considered to be one of the best sources of flavonoids you can find. Flavoniods, are the natural compounds that protect the brain’s neurons (memory-carrying cells) from the damaging effects of oxidation and inflammation, so it makes sense that blueberries have been proven to help our memory function. Another body bonus? Like all berries, blueberries are filled with water and are great for hydrating your skin!
Nuts are a great source of good fat and protein when portioned properly. When it comes to calories, pistachios give you the most bang for your buck. Thirty pistachios will cost you only 100 calories! Chow down and thin up.
Spinach is loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C, in addition to iron. Not to mention one cup of fresh spinach also provides almost double the daily requirement for vitamin K, which is great for cardiovascular and bone health.