Tuesday, November 13, 2012

10 superfoods for your health

 A superfood is a food that has benefits to our health beyond just the nutrient it provides.
Here is 10 super foods for you to enjoy!

  1. Blueberries
    1. Fights Cancer
    2. High in antioxidants 
    3. Low in calories 
    4. Lowers cholesterol

  1. Salmon 
    1. High in omega 3 fatty acids 
    2. lowers risk of heart disease and inflammation in the body 
    3. good source of lean protein
  2. Eggs 
    1. limit to one whole egg per day 
    2. high in choline which blocks fat from being absorbed by the liver
  3. Almonds
    1. high in the good fat
    2. enjoy a handful of almonds twice a week 
    3. good source of fiber and monounsaturated fatty acids 

  1. Green Tea  
    1. increases metabolism 
    2. high in antioxidants that fight cancer

  1. Broccoli 
    1. only 30 calories per cup 
    2. high in fiber and vitamins 
    3. helps fight cancer
  2. Quiona 
    1. a great source of protein and whole grains
    2. filling and delicious 
  3. Yogurt
    1.  always choose low-fat or fat free
    2. good source of calcium 
    3. helps slow production of cortisol which slows your metabolism
  4. Beans 
    1. all beans are a super food! 
    2. Low in calories, high in fiber and protein 
    3. Super filling 
  5. Dark Chocolate 
    1. enjoy small servings as your desserts 
    2. Lowers risk of heart disease

Danielle, RD LD/N


1 comment:

  1. Blueberries, Salmon, Almonds, Broccoli, Yogurt and Dark Chocolate: I'm so happy to know that all my favorite foods are included in the SUPERFOODS list! Thanks for this! :)