The term superfood has been called into contention somewhat in recent times. Accusations are rife that this is a handy but ultimately nebulous expression used by marketers and that superfoods really aren’t so easy to define.
But, is that true?
That’s the official line lately but of course, it doesn’t change the fact that some foods are just packed with nutrients while also being low in calories or good for us in other ways. These foods can help to boost our health and enhance our diets, so consider adding them to your shopping cart.
Below are some superfoods that can have a massive impact on your body.
Apples are not just a great source of fiber, theyíre also super high in vitamin C thereby helping to improve your immune system and they contain lots of potassium too. Potassium helps to combat cramps and other issues. Then there’s vitamin K which is important for the blood and quercetin.
Tuna fish may be a little high in mercury so you don’t want to overdo it, but in the right quantities this is a fantastic source of protein thatís also very lean (think lean muscle mass) and it’s additionally a great way to get omega 3 fatty acid for improved joint health and brain function!
Peanut butter is a little calorific but you get a lot of goodness in those calories. Peanut butter provides you with fiber, protein, carbs, and fats all in good proportions and is rich in fatty acids as well as a number of key nutrients. It’s delicious too and goes great with toast!
Organ meats are the most nutrient dense part of any animal, so it’s time to stop being squeamish! As well as being high in protein and minerals like magnesium, organ meats are also a great source of some cell-energy enhancers such as coenzyme Q10, creatine, and PQQ. Many of these are things that athletes pay a lot of money for!
Spinach is low in calories and it’s high in iron and phytoecdysteroids. This one is great for improving energy levels, bulking up a low-carb meal, and even for aiding muscle growth as well.
Avocados are full of the good kind of fat and barely any carbs. They taste delicious on a chicken sandwich or simply on toast, and they drive up your testosterone for enhanced fat burning and muscle building.
Eggs may be a little high in fat but they’re also a great source of protein, and they are one of the few complete amino acid sources around. What’s more, they’re also a great source of vitamin D (one of the few food sources) and of choline for enhanced brain function.
Be sure to incorporate these superfoods into your diet and comment below with any additional superfoods or recipes that you have to share!