Add These 2 Superfoods to Your Diet

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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:

1. Blueberries

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

Try: French Toast, Chicken Sausage, & Blueberry

2. Salmon

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

Try these two salmon meals:

Hungry for more healthy food to help you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight? Check out the complete list of Portion Control meals here.