Plant Super Food
Berries and kiwis are super fruits and they carry a lot of good things for you. Eating berries will provide plenty of antioxidants, phytonutrients, water, fibers and sweetness, but you won’t have to worry about calories or your blood sugar. Take just one kiwi every day and your body won’t need any more vitamin C. There are also some potassium, fibers and vitamins A and E present in this fruits.
Nuts, beans, quinoa, sweet potatoes and broccoli also deserve to be on the super food list.
Don’t worry about the fat in the nuts, because there are plenty of other important nutrients that are good for your body. They can lover your blood cholesterol and even help you lose some excess weight. All nuts are believed to be good for you, but only in small doses.
Quinoa is an ancient grain, very easy to make and extremely rich in proteins and iron. All other ingredients in quinoa, such as selenium, zinc and vitamin E can lower the risk of heart problems, diabetes and also regulate your weight successfully.
Beans contain insoluble fibers, proteins, carbohydrates, magnesium and potassium. They can substitute meat because of high percent of proteins. Three cups per week is all you need.
Sweet potato is packed with vitamins A and C, and also some potassium and calcium.
Broccoli is also filled with vitamins (A,C and K) and fibers, good for you, which is why it deserves to be called super vegetable.
Animal Sources of Super Food
Eggs, yogurt and salmon are also some of the best food you can find. Eggs provide quality proteins and they are known to be equally economical, versatile and nutritious. There are 12 important minerals and vitamins, and they will definitely improve your memory and development of the brain. Although some claim that eggs are filled with cholesterol, eating them for breakfast will not significantly affect your cholesterol level. But, it will make you eat less during the day, and as result you could lose some weight in the long run.
Low fat or completely fat free yogurt should also be on the top of your list of favorite foods. It can be safely used by people sensitive to lactose, and it is rich in everything you need for the day, being the complete food. Yogurt can be enriched with some probiotics, vitamin D or some of your favorite fruits.
Another super food is salmon, because it contains omega 3 fatty acids. These are scientifically proven to keep your heart healthy, and plus they contain iron and lots of protein. American heart Association even recommends eating fatty fish two times per week.