5 Great Superfood Salad Ideas

If you are into meal prepping, you may already be incorporating superfoods into your weekly meal plans. One way to do this effectively is by using salads, either in regular containers or in mason jar options. These can be prepared a few days to a week ahead of time and can help ensure you are getting the superfoods you need in quantities your may not normally have available. Here are five of the most common superfood salad ideas and how you can prep each one ahead of time for your busy week.

Fruit Salad

The basics behind the fruit salad are to choose fruits that have not only the nutrients you are looking for, but also reasonable water content. This will help hydrate you and will help the flavors intermingle to give you a juice as well as a salad component. Some more common fruits for this type of salad are blueberries, strawberries, and mangoes. You can go with a watermelon based salad and add feta cheese and nuts as well or an apple and walnut based salad with Greek yogurt to give your multiple superfoods and pack in as many nutrients and good oils as possible.

Green Salad

When you think of green salad you may be thinking of your typical house salad or side salad. The key here is to focus on the leafy greens that are packed with iron and combine them with other proteins. For example, you could take kale and spinach as your base, both known for being iron packed superfoods. Then you can add a fruit-based dressing made of blueberries or a green goddess dressing packed with even more green vegetables and oils. Avocado slices can add an even bigger kick to this type of salad, keeping with the green color theme and giving you a superfood that holds multiple benefits.

Tropical Salad

The idea with a tropical salad is to grab fruits that you would not normally have and that meet the superfood criteria. For example, you may want to reach for mango, papaya, and plantains instead of bananas, and add some fresh coconut. You can even use simple ginger and coconut milk puree to create a dressing that will give added benefits and a spicy kick.

Anti-Aging Salad

If you want something that packs a bit more of a punch than just greens or fruit, consider a simple salmon salad. You can use a grilled or broiled salmon as the main protein and get your omega oils in the process. A bed of broccoli, cauliflower, or asparagus can give the added anti-aging kick with a small base of kale or other leafy green. If that doesn’t add enough taste for you, or you find it to be a little dry consider a ginger and olive oil blend dressing or sauce. You have a full salad of superfoods packed with anti-aging and memory-boosting properties all in one meal.

Kid-Friendly Salad

If you are trying to find ways to pack a salad for your kids, but you want them to actually eat it, consider doing a fresh kid-friendly fruit salad with apples, Greek yogurt, and walnuts. This will give the superfood of apples as the base, Greek yogurt that can be supercharged with chia seeds, and walnuts for your seeds and nuts components. Your kids think they are eating a common fruit they love, while you know they are getting the superfoods they need to keep them active throughout the day and boost their memory.

Remember that the trick to superfood salads, especially ones made in a jar and prepped ahead of time, is in the layering. You want to keep your harder vegetables towards the bottom and leafy greens towards the top. You can choose to have your salad dressing on the side rather than in the jar if you want to make the salads last a few days longer and keep harder vegetables from softening over time.

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How to Lose Weight with Superfoods

Starting a weight loss journey, for anyone, can be difficult. You may be worried about dropping the weight, struggles you have had in the past, or if you can maintain the weight loss. One of the steps you may be considering is using superfoods to help boost your journey. If that is on your to-do list then there are some things you should know about using the superfoods to the highest potential. Here are a few of those tips.

 

Juicing

Juicing is the leading way to lose weight with superfoods. This is due to the fact that you can cram a ton of superfood fruits, vegetables, or a mix of both into one juice. You can also add chia seeds, infused oils, or vitamin and supplement drops into the juice. The juice can be enjoyed easily and will help to not only get the nutrients and superfood benefits to your body easily but will also fill you up. You aren’t ingesting empty calories, and best of all you are hydrating your body at the same time. Juicing will help up your hydration and your output of liquids so you are flushing your system.

Mix the Right Superfoods

The first thing you need to keep in mind before starting with superfoods is to do your research. Consider what your personal issues are and work from there. For example, if you are retaining water or have high levels of inflammation, then go for superfoods that counteract that and help flush your system naturally. If you need more iron, reach for kale. If you are a vegetarian or vegan and need to boost certain minerals and nutrients, then you need to move to those specific superfoods. Just grabbing a handful of superfoods will help, but if you really want to drop the weight, you need to pick the ones that are designed for your weight loss plans and issues.

 

Space them Out

A key point to keep in mind when going on a superfood diet plan and weight loss journey is to space out your superfoods throughout the day. For example, if you get all your superfoods in during the morning juice or smoothie plan you have, you are likely to deplete them before dinner. This leaves you feeling tired and dragging without the benefits you need to get through the rest of the day. Instead space them out in each meal of your day and make sure you are getting a bit of what you need each time you are drinking or eating. This will help feed your body what it needs, cut down on cravings, and help you to remain full and energized throughout the day.

These are just a few of the ways you can use superfoods to help with your weight loss journey. Remember, you are wanting to keep the right balance of nutrients in your diet along with calories. Research your options and create a meal plan that does serve both uses for your individual weight loss journey and needs.

 

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Tips for Adding More Superfoods to Your Diet

If you have been adding superfoods for a while, you may find yourself getting into a rut with how you take in the superfoods. You may be looking for new ways to add the superfoods to your diet and still get the benefits. This can lead you through a number of recipe books and down a lot of roads that may not work for you. Here are a few easy methods to add superfoods to your diet, that won’t break the bank and won’t add more to your to-do list and time management than you already have.

Proprietary Protein Mixes

You may be finding it difficult to add superfoods to your diet because some may not be easy to juice, or you only do one superfood smoothie or juice a day. One of the easiest ways to get a large number of superfoods is to find a proprietary protein mix that is labeled as a superfood blend. These powders mix protein whey powder with dehydrated and ground fruit and vegetables that are known for their superfood properties. These powders can be added easily to milk, nut milk, or juice base to ensure you are getting all that you need a day.

Super Capsules

Making your own superfood capsules is another ideal way to add more superfoods to your diet. Sometimes you may find yourself too busy to make a smoothie or juice during the day or eat a loaded salad or meal. Instead, consider buying several superfood powders and mixing them up. Take the mix and place them into capsules you can buy at the health food store. Take two to four of these per day to get the added superfoods to boost you need on the go.

Snack Bars

Snack bars are fairly easy to make and can be carried with you on the go. You can make them ahead during an off day of the week, refrigerate them, then cut and pack them for your weekly snack bag or be carried in your gym bag. Oats are usually the basis for these types of bars with superfood powders and protein powders added in.

These are only three of the methods you can use to help add more superfoods to your diet. One thing to remember is to keep your routine in mind. If you are on the go a lot, then something like capsules or snack bars may work best for you. Try to adapt the superfoods to your routine and workout routine as well and you’ll find it easier and easier to take in as many superfoods as you want with as little effort as possible.

 

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Less Common Superfoods You May Not Know About

I’ve been reading a lot more about superfoods. A lot of people don’t understand what they are and the power they have toward good health. When you start to add superfoods to your daily diet routine, smoothies and juicing you may be focused on the more common superfoods. These are the ones you see in the vast majority of dieting books and recipe books. There are some less common superfoods you may not know about. Here are a few of them, how to add them to your diet routine, and what each one can bring to your daily health.

Turmeric

Turmeric can be used in a variety of ways to help with inflammation and to give a boost of antioxidants to the system. Turmeric can be found in powder form at most grocery stores and added to soups and stews. Another way to use it is to cook it with a small amount of water. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir over low heat until a paste is created. Take the paste and place it in an airtight container, putting the mixture in the refrigerator. Add ¼ teaspoon to warm milk and drink at least once a day.

Green Coffee Beans

Green coffee beans help with fat loss and can be ideal for adding at the beginning of a workout routine or dietary change. They also work as an anti-inflammatory to help with swelling in and around the joints. This can be ideal and work as a double shot to not only drop weight but also counteract the possible swelling that will occur from moving to a higher level of activity in the gym or during home workouts. You can use these like regular coffee or as an iced coffee drink mixed with fruits.

Green Tea

Green tea offers a variety of superfood benefits but is often overlooked as a tea for weight loss alone. The truth is, green tea can be used as a cancer-fighting superfood agent due to the number of catechins found in the tea leaves. The catechins have been proven to slow the development and growth of cancer cells in the body. If you don’t like the flavor of green tea, you can add it easily to most drinks or find it already mixed in superfood powders.

These are only a handful of the many uncommon superfoods you may not have thought of. You can find most of these superfood options at health food stores, whole-food style stores, and specialty markets online. Remember, if you can’t find them in a capsule form you can purchase vegetarian capsules and fill them yourself fairly easily or just add the powders to drinks, soups, and foods.

I will share more about superfoods in future posts. Come back to visit soon.

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The Top 3 Fruit and Vegetable Superfoods

There are several reasons to add superfoods to your daily eating routine, including a decrease in inflammation. You can also greatly increase certain nutrients to your diet with superfoods that contain multiple sources of vitamins, minerals, and compounds. Once you make the choice to add superfoods, you may be at a loss of what to add to really boost your new diet routine and workout routine. Here are the top six fruit and vegetable superfoods and why you should be adding them to your routine.

Tomato

Tomatoes are used as a cancer-fighting agent in many superfood based recipes. They contain lycopene which helps fight heart disease and have large amounts of Vitamins A, E, and C. In fact, many superfood users resort to using tomato over oranges for their overall benefits. In fact, the combination of the vitamins is what helps fight cancer-causing agents. Tomatoes can be added as a juice, a mixture in soups and sauces, or eaten directly.


Avocado

Avocado is becoming increasingly common in many restaurants and grocery stores as a daily addition to any healthy eating routine. You can find it used in place of mayonnaise on sandwiches, part of sushi recipes, or mixed in smoothies to give them an extra kick. The superfood benefits of avocado are the multiple oils that are found within them. They also contain Vitamin E, folate, and lutein. Avocados can add creamy textures to most foods and can even replace dressings if they are mixed with other components such as olive oil and herbs.


Kale

Kale is a superfood ingredient you likely see in most of the recipes on the market. It is versatile and can be added to most fruit and vegetable smoothies. It is also easy to grow in and outdoors in most climates. You can choose to eat it directly in salads, or even dehydrate kale into chips for a quick on the go snack. The iron level in kale can rival that of most steaks and other meats, making it a primary iron source for vegetarians and vegans.

These top three superfoods are fairly easy to find year-round at most farmer’s markets and whole food stores. You can mix them into smoothies easily and you can juice the majority of them or add them to your juices for a kick.

 

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Superfoods 101: The Benefits, Uses, and Sources

Superfoods are something you see listed on powders, in drinks, and in most health articles across the Internet and through magazines. You may even hear about other people at the gym or in health circles talking about them. What you may not know is what superfoods are, how they can help your weight loss or health journey as well as where to find them easily. Here are a few things that you should know before you jump feet first into the world of superfoods.

Benefits of Superfoods

You may be wondering why you should even consider superfoods and what they can offer you outside of your normal eating routine. The major benefits of superfoods are the fact that they are loaded with more than one vitamin or mineral source. For example, a superfood would have benefits of anti-inflammatory components as well as being full of various vitamins. This means if you have a busy schedule, or you need as much nutrient benefit from food with little calories, then superfoods are ideal. An example of this would be if you were eating five different fruits and vegetables as well as taking supplements to get everything you need in a day. A superfood, or a few superfoods, could replace all of these foods and supplements and give you a more concise diet plan with fewer calories.

Uses of Superfoods

Superfoods can be used for a number of issues. Some of these issues include health issues like memory issues in the late afternoon or weight loss. Other issues may be more detailed like inflammation from working out or physical illnesses. Superfoods are used to cover a wide variety of issues giving you a more concise and natural source of anti-inflammatories, vitamins, and other nutrients that you are likely getting from unhealthy sources or chemical sources. You can use them in protein shakes, bars, and snacks. You can also use them raw, in juicing, or in smoothies. The uses are numerous and only limited by your imagination and your specific supplemental needs.

Sources of Superfoods

One of the misconceptions that many people have about superfoods is that the only source is through overly expensive protein powders and shakes. This seems to be especially true for people who have a hard time finding certain fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the year. The truth is, there are a number of sources for your superfoods that do not require raw sources or protein powders. Most superfoods can be found in capsule forms or powder forms that can be mixed into a capsule based on your needs. You can also find infused oils, essential food grade oils, and liquid drops containing superfoods. You are not limited to high-cost powders or to foods that are not in season and hard to find.

These are the basic things you need to know before starting the use of superfoods. These are only three of them. Before you follow a misconception, consider that superfoods are readily available in most forms and can be adapted to your needs with the right research and preparation.

There are a number of books about Superfoods.  I just started reading one recently called Super Immunity.  It is a very interesting and well-written book and the author Joel Fuhrmann, MD goes into detail how superfoods can boost your immunity, help fight cancer and other ailments.

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Microgreens: What are They?

Would you like to try an interesting new way to add nutrition to your food? If so, then you should give microgreens a try. If you are unfamiliar with microgreens, then you might be surprised to find out that they can supply you with some great benefits and taste options that can increase the enjoyment of the food you love. Microgreens are vibrant, and beautiful to look at, but there’s a lot more to them than just bright green color to discuss.

Microgreens: Tiny Plants with Big Flavor

To put it simply, microgreens are just baby plants. These little versions of plants can be amazingly flavorful in addition to providing a very different taste than you would find in the adult version of the plant. These little plants will add nice textures and colors to anything you put them with. When you get a chance, you can try some young versions of plants added to your salads and smoothies to spice up things a bit. Notable ones to try would be cilantro, sprouts, red cabbage, and green daikon radishes. Each of the families of varieties can produce a different flavor profile, so experimenting with them is a must!

Microgreens Contain Concentrations of Nutrients

A few studies of microgreens have determined that many of the species of plants contain massive concentrations of nutrients in them. This is a major reason why people have begun to look at them so closely. The lack of natural nutrition in food has people in the health communities looking for any new and exciting way to make their food more nutritious, and science appears to support their hopes, although there are some varieties of young plants that contain the same amount of nutrients as adult plants. The findings can vary depending on which species is being looked at as a potential nutrient boost.

Are Microgreens Feasible?

While it’s relatively encouraging that microgreens have some big benefits in your food, you might also need a big wallet to be able to afford them from a grocery store or market. Microgreens tend to be very expensive, so it might be a better idea for you to get a growing kit and start to grow some for yourself. They won’t require much water, and they won’t even take very long to grow. You can find various supplies for growing little plants indoors so you can keep your little greens fresh and low cost for your food.

An alternative to a growing kit is to use small planters or build a few vegetable boxes. There are plenty of how-to guides on Pinterest and YouTube on how to build vegetable boxes or even how to set up hydroponics tanks or buckets.  Whatever you choose to use to grow your microgreens, have fun and enjoy your nutritious rewards!

 

My Experiment with Growing Herbs and Veggies Indoors

A few months ago I purchased an Aero Garden kit and planted a few herbs.  They germinated quickly and grew very fast.  We’ve used some of the herbs in our dishes a few times and there’s nothing like having fresh young herbs added to your recipes.

Here are my herbs.  Within a couple of weeks, they were germinated and growing.

And then they took off!  You can grow herbs, tomatoes, and vegetables in the Aero Gardens.

Try an Aero Garden and grow your own microgreens.  You can get one really reasonable here.  I put a link to the one I have but there are other ones you may like better.  They also have the seed pods.

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How Foods Affect Your Mood

Can foods affect your mood? The simple answer is yes. Few things affect our state of mind, aka our mood, as profoundly as food. Women being propelled by some mysterious hormonal force to eat chocolate during PMS is one good example. There’s just something in that chocolate that makes them feel so good!

If you are wondering why or how foods affect your mood, keep reading. Some of these may surprise you.

Physiological Mood Swings

Aside from the emotional ties around food, such as associating it with celebration or entertainment, there is also the physiological side that affects our mood. Everyone loves a good pizza to celebrate the Superbowl or hotdogs when the World Series rolls around. Think about how those foods make you feel. You may feel energized at first but soon after, you’ll crash.  Think about eating turkey at Thanksgiving.  After you eat the turkey and stuffing you’re not good for anything else but a good nap. And we’ve all seen children throwing fits in the cereal aisle or at the checkout stand where all the sweets have been placed for impulse buying. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never seen such outbursts in the broccoli aisle.

Having a coca cola or a candy bar may seem like a good idea when you’re in the middle of enjoying that food or drink.  You are going to get what is referred to as a “sugar rush” but then a little while after that “high” you’re going to come crashing down and you’re mood will not be the same.

 

Moody Food Blues

People crave comfort foods almost instinctively, which are high in carbohydrates. The body immediately converts these foods to sugar in the bloodstream upon consumption. Consuming processed and refined foods which contain exorbitant amounts of sugar and artificial ingredients and practically no dietary fiber launches the eater into a blood sugar nightmare.

Even cooked starches that some consider healthy such as potatoes, rice and pasta are converted into simple sugars quickly in the body. This gives an immediate burst of false energy and a short-lived sense of well-being, followed by a nasty letdown and what some call ‘self-induced hypoglycemia.’

In order to feel better after the letdown phase, which can make people feel exhausted, cranky and unable to focus, the body compels one to simply eat more of the substance that gave it that happy rush in the first place. Now you see how people get set up for addictions. Ever tried to be in a good mood, feel jubilant about life or get lots of work done when you are in the throes of caffeine withdrawal?

The main function of most anti-depressants on the market is to enhance the uptake of that famous ‘feel-good hormone’ serotonin. When this brain chemical is low, people crave carbohydrates and comfort foods in order to get it.

 

How to Change the Moody Food Blues

There are many ways to combat the “moody food blues.” One way is to eat a raw vegan diet. Raw foods are helpful in maintaining stable moods due to the fact there are no toxins, addictive substances or artificial ingredients in living foods. Moreover, raw foods are loaded with fiber to keep the intestinal tract and colon in tip-top-shape as well as clean.

If the colon is overloaded with waste, this waste is recirculated into the bloodstream again and again. How peaceful and blissful do you think you can feel with your body’s own waste nourishing your brain? Or if you feel bloated or worse? Consumption of foods that are high in fiber and natural sugars also eliminates the wild blood sugar swings which are notorious for ultimately depleting our serotonin supplies.

On a raw food diet, your brain becomes cleansed and nourished on a cellular level, your senses sharpen and you will begin to see the sun come out in your life once again. If you don’t wish to convert to a totally vegan diet, there are others you can try.

You may decide you don’t wish to become a vegan, but you’d like to concentrate on getting more superfoods in your diet with more fruits and vegetables paired with lean proteins. Fruits and veggies can be used in smoothies or paired with yogurt to help you get more nutritious snacks to keep your blood sugar level. This will help the moods swings.

Many people are different and feel they need more protein. You can try a diet rich in proteins, vitamin A, calcium and other important nutrients your body needs. Focus on lean meats and fish prepared with a little olive oil and some fresh herbs. Make sure to eat plenty of vegetables too. Getting a balanced diet can help your moods.

If you learn how to nourish the brain properly, you need not suffer from nutrient or serotonin deficiencies and consequently avoid the addictions that keep you bound to the constant highs and lows. By eating healthier, more balanced meals and nutritious snacks you can stop the moody roller coaster and have a sunnier disposition.  See also the “Tips for Cutting Out Processed Foods for more ways to help you eat healthier and improve your moods. 

 

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Tips to Replacing Junk Food with Healthy Snacks

Everyone loves junk food. Some people even crave the delicious tastes of these ready-to-eat food items, which are more loved by children. However, parents should know that too much eating of junk foods by their children or themselves might lead to an unhealthy lifestyle. Set a good example for your children and learn how to replace junk foods with healthier snacks.

Choosing Healthy Snacks over Junk Food

Junk food pertains to any food item that contains low or no nutritional value such as chips, candy, or candy bars. These type foods should be limited. However, today, it seems that these types of foods as snacks are consumed by lots of people of all ages, especially young children. You do not want junk foods to consume your child, so how exactly can you keep your child away from these unhealthy snacks?

As a parent, you know for a fact that junk foods won’t make your children healthy, and it could be difficult to find ways to prevent them from craving it, as they are found everywhere. In this case, what you need is an effective alternative to junk food. Junk food has given “snacking” a bad reputation. Having a snack between meals, however, is never a bad idea, if your snack choices are healthier ones.

So, if you want to give your child or yourself a healthy snack, consider the following:

Popcorn –

The fat with microwave brands may be a mere negative here. You can go for healthier versions, having 98 percent fat-free. When you choose plain popcorn, it is fine to sprinkle a bit of butter (no trans-fat). It is better than those full-fat brands in which you cannot control the added fat. Choose to purchase the popcorn kernels and invest in a great air-popper for a great snack. You can sprinkle a little cinnamon, Parmesan, garlic, or other seasonings on your popcorn to make it tasty.

Ice Cream –

Ice cream?  Did I just suggest that?  Let’s be real. Everyone knows ice cream is not a daily snack. However, sometimes you just gotta have it. There are some fine choices in ice cream land. Breyer’s Light Vanilla can be one of the best tastings. Sprinkle a little cinnamon on a small dish and enjoy!

If you have a sweet tooth and you just need a sweet snack, dark chocolate could be very delicious. Choose a small bar of dark chocolate that has a higher content of cocoa, it is filled with antioxidants and even a little fiber too.  Eat it in moderation.

Frozen Yogurt/Yogurt –

If your child does not like drinking milk, yogurt can be a great alternative source for calcium. Yogurt does not require sugar in order to taste good. Purchase plain yogurt and complement it with something, such as fruit and low-fat granola, for a healthy snack.

 

Fruit and Fruit Smoothies –

Smoothies make a great snack choice. For a sustainable, complete snack, you can produce some fruit smoothies for yourself or your child. The dairy should sustain you. Add a variety of fruit and some Greek yogurt and a smoothie will taste as good or better than other sweets and they’re healthier too.

Frozen Fruit/Popsicles Bars –

While we are on the subject of healthy fruits snacks lets add frozen fruit popsicle bars as a choice. You can make your own or choose from some healthier versions out there. There are a few excellent choices around, including the 100 percent fruit-juice selections.

Cookies –

Cookies are something that kids will enjoy. When you think cookies, you probably are thinking Oreos or Nabisco Chocolate Chip cookies. Although they sound good those are not the ones I’m talking about. Do some research and find recipes for healthier cookies. Your kids won’t know the difference. I used to make Zucchini cookies for my kids, and they loved them. You can get very creative here. If you have a child who is picky about their vegetables, well they will get them in those delicious healthy, cookies that you made from scratch.

Crackers and Cheese –

This can be another great choice for a snack when you choose a reduced-fat cheese. Reduced fat means a greater amount of protein. Crackers must be low-fat, wholegrain in order for it to be considered a healthy snack. If the cracker contains more fat usually means more trans-fat. There are some really good choices for wholegrain crackers and cheese.

Cereals –

Sometimes kids and adults just want something crunchy to munch on. Cereal can be a good choice for a healthy snack, but make sure to choose low-sugar, high-fiber cereals. There are a few multigrain choices out there like Cheerios that you can mix with some granola, coconut and dark chocolate chips or raisins for a healthy snack. You may also want a warm cereal for a snack. Oatmeal would make a great choice.

I hope these ideas give you some help in making healthy snack choices instead of grabbing the more popular junk food snacks. Get creative and get your kids to help you make some healthy snacks to share.

 

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5 Best Healthy Foods for a Longer Life

 

Living longer is about exercising and eating healthy foods. The healthier the foods that you eat, the more likely you are to live a longer, happier life.

Obviously, there are thousands of healthy foods. Almost all vegetables that you may come across are likely healthy, as are the majority of fruits. Natural grains tend to be in the upper pinnacle of healthy eating too.

But what are the healthiest foods – the foods that if you eat them regularly you are guaranteed to get the most nutrients you can from your meal? What are the foods that everyone should be eating in order to live a long and healthy life?

The Healthiest Foods – a Countdown

All five of those foods are considered some of the healthiest foods in the world – but beyond that, they are all also incredibly versatile, so it is not too difficult to get them into your daily diet regularly. For anyone who wants to improve their overall health and wellness and planning on eating a significantly healthier diet regularly, these foods are the first place you should go. They are simply loaded with all of the necessary ingredients that you need in order to improve your health.

 

 

1. Salmon

Salmon is like soy on steroids. Loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and other beneficial nutrients, salmon has almost everything that you need all in one grilled piece of fish. It is also low in fat and cholesterol (high in good cholesterol) and is a great addition to anyone’s diet.

2. Soy

Soy is considered a healthy food. It has fiber, vitamins, Omega-3, protein, calcium – almost everything that you could need from a meal. It can also be found in almost every different type of food, as vegetarians can find soy meats, soy cheeses, tofu and other food types that can all be used to get soy in every meal.

3. Greens (Spinach, Kale & Collard Greens)

Greens are a great source of protein, fiber, calcium, and other important vitamins and minerals. While spinach may not be as good for you as Kale and Collard Greens, it is more versatile and can be eaten in far more ways than just salad, so it can easily become a staple in your cuisine even when you want to mix it up.

 

4. Cranberries (Berries)

Berries are another extremely healthy food. They have a number of antioxidants that are vital for healthy living. Cranberries are just one of several berries that are extremely high in antioxidants, but all berries have their benefits and should be eaten regularly.

5. Quinoa (Whole Grains)

Whole grains are vital for healthy living, and quinoa is one of the healthiest of those whole grains. A rather bland food overall, quinoa is very easy to flavor with things like lemon, garlic, oils, salt, and other flavors that make it taste significantly better. It is extremely high in both protein and fiber, and it is also a good source of iron and magnesium.

 

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