Super foods. By now everyone has heard of them. In case you haven't the term basically means foods that are high in phytonutrients (or in layman's terms: foods that are just really really good for you). Plant based foods (fruits, veggies, legumes, whole grains) are full of these phytonutrients--some of which you have probably heard of, but never really paid attention to. Those include alpha, and beta carotenes, which are the antioxidants your body needs to fight off tissue damage-- lycopenes, and flavinoids, which help reduce the risk of cancers and lutein, which strengthens the eyes and lessens the risk of macular degeneration.
We know that it can be somewhat difficult to make sure that your diet includes super foods on a daily basis. so we have listed a few recipes below in hopes of making your eating of super foods less of a chore and more of a privilege and daily habit.
These days, labeling a food as a super food seems less and less scientific and more subjective. Essentially the more natural and unprocessed a food is, it can be placed in the super food group. Keep in mind that while most super foods are plant based, there are a few dairy and fish exceptions.
Take a look at this 31 Day Super Foods Meal Plan from Fitness Magazine. I have enjoyed many recipes off of it, especially the guacamole veggie burgers. What I like about this plan is that it can easily be adapted for people like myself with gluten and dairy aversions. I can't wait to hear some of your favorites? What is your go to super food for feeling good?
Author: Joanna Etshokin
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