Add These 2 Superfoods to Your Diet
You’ve heard of superfoods, right? The truth…it’s a marketing buzzword for foods that are packed with nutrients that promote health, prevent disease, and even support weight loss and weight management.
Super foods include things like: Chia seeds, quinoa, avocado, acai berries, kale, turmeric, coconut oil and beets.Notice a pattern? You can’t go wrong eating fresh and unprocessed foods, especially if you’re trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.
Here’s another way to think about this: An estimated 74 percent of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Poor food choices are a big reason for that. Only 12 percent of adults eat enough fruit, and only 9 percent eat enough vegetables. If people ate more superfoods than junk food, the struggle with weight might look a lot different.
Super foods tend to be nutrient dense but lower in calories, which means the fast-food drive-thru isn’t the most likely place to help you tip the scale in the right direction.
Hungry for better health? Add these 2 superfoods to your diet:
Blueberries are packed with antioxidants that help prevent inflammation and certain types of cancer. They’re also high in fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K. Research shows the following benefits of eating blueberries:
- Strengthen bones
- Promote healthy skin
- Lower blood pressure
- Control blood sugar levels
- Prevent heart disease
- Improve digestion
- Satisfy hunger
Salmon is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12, potassium, and other nutrients. Research shows that eating salmon may help:
- Lower cholesterol and triglycerides
- Reduce the risk for heart disease and stroke
- Keep your brain healthy as you age
- Support healthy skin
- Prevent chronic disease
- Help you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight/li>
Try these two salmon meals:
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