When we think about it, what are these superfoods that have been doing rounds in the fitness community for a few years now? These are usually the foods that are plant based; these are great for the health and provide an ample amount of nutrients, minerals and vitamins to the human body. These are multi-functioning foods that fight several diseases as well. We believe if you are feeling unappreciated then food can be your comfort, and what is better than healthy food.
Thinking about ‘healthy superfoods’ the first thought that pops up is that they must be tasteless. However they aren’t, they are delicious and mostly the ingredients that we see in our kitchen or super market. So, all you need to do is increase its quantity in your meals.
Here is a list of our top 10 superfoods that can change your fitness and health game entirely:
Asparagus is packed with vitamin K and helps fight bloating. It also helps in building strong bones. It is rich in antioxidants and folic acid. You can roast it and serve with your proteins or blanch them for healthy salads; the options are limitless.
This one particular food is our favourite; there are so many ways to consume it. It tastes so good that you won’t be able to say no to it. It is rich in vitamins C, E, K, and B-6, magnesium, potassium, folic acid and monounsaturated fatty acids. Nutrients packed in this single vegetable are immense. To see its magic, you need to try it yourself.
Now who doesn’t love the blueberries? First, it tastes like a party in your mouth and secondly it is the world’s most nutrient food. Here is what blueberries can do:
- Restore hormonal balance
- Battle aging
- Help in weight loss
- Enhance brain function
- Stimulate heart health
- Combat cancer
- Help in digestion
These berries are packed with anthocyanin, an antioxidant that maintains the blood flow and keeps your memory sharp as you age.
Our everyday broccoli is rich in vitamin K that is great for bone building, kaempferol that eases soreness and inflammation, sulforaphane to stimulate heart health and soluble fiber that keeps the cholesterol levels in control.
Our mornings start with eggs and our evenings conclude with them. Eggs are one of those foods that can be incorporated in any meal. You can scramble them, fry them, poach them or boil them. They are packed with proteins and amino acids.
The dark green or purple leaves of kale are rich in magnesium, vitamin c, potassium, manganese and calcium. It enhances eye sight, controls cholesterol, fights cancer and maintains blood flow.
This food can be used is several ways and has countless benefits. It is great for diabetics and cholesterol patients. It is a lean protein that has no fats in it and burns off cholesterol during digestion. The high level of vitamins and minerals in mushrooms break down the sugar and enhance insulin formation.
8. Sweet Potato
These delicious sweet potatoes are a treat for your mouth and body. They are packed with countless nutrients including iron, magnesium, vitamin C and D. It helps reduce stress, maintain a strong immune system and keep the energy high.
Salmon is loved and known by all, its high levels of omega3 is what makes it so special. It is delicious and can be cooked in several ways. Consumption of salmon controls your blood pressure, reduces soreness, battles cancers and makes your hair beautiful and shiny.
Tomatoes are a staple item that every kitchen must have and you should increase its consumption as well. It fights cancer cells especially in the stomach, the cervix, breasts and prostate.
This is our list of super foods, if you have any of your own feel free to add to this list.