Six Picks: The Top 6 Things You Need to Know About Super Foods

  1. Healthy cells, healthy you. “Super Foods” are foods that help your body create healthy cells, and help slow down the onset of many age-related diseases.
  2. High in what you need, low in what you don’t.  Super foods contain high amounts of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, while being low in fat, sugars, sodium and calories.
  3. Don’t be fooled by fancy wording. When you see words like “enriched” and fortified” it may make those foods seem like super foods. They just mean that they’ve replaced or added vitamins and minerals that were either lost in processing or absent to begin with. Take the natural route when possible.
  4. There’s no single solution. You don’t need to eat specific foods to fight off specific diseases. A healthy diet consisting of a variety of super foods will help you maintain weight, fight disease, and live longer.
  5. Easy to include. By substituting or adding super foods to your diet, you can seamlessly introduce the benefits of this kind of diet into your life. Each change could add health and years onto your life.
  6. Know your super foods. Fruits like oranges, blueberries, strawberries and pineapple, or veggies like, broccoli, tomatoes, artichokes and carrots are great for you. If you eat whole grains like oatmeal or quinoa, or dairy like soy, egg whites or yogurt, you’ll get a great benefit from your diet. Proteins such as beans, salmon, walnuts or cashews are great for you, as well as some other foods like dark chocolate or tea.

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