A proper diet is one of the most important contributing factors to overall good health. While you may not always be able to eat properly every day, there are certain superfoods that you can add to what you’re already eating which can provide an abundance of nutrients.
- Spirulina – This nutrient superfood is essential for high-quality protein, providing all the essential amino acids; iron, magnesium, potassium, and B12; as well as tons of vitamins and minerals and potent levels of antioxidants.
- Blueberries – These are one of the most nutrient-dense foods there are. They provide phytonutrients, are rich in vitamins and antioxidants, give you soluble fiber and are low in sugar and calories than many other fruits, so they help support healthy carbohydrate metabolism and glycemic control.
- Cinnamon – This old-world spice provides up to 41 different protective antioxidants, and has been known to have positive effects on digestion. Like blueberries, cinnamon can help maintain healthy blood sugar levels. It is also good for digestion, immune function, cognitive function, and carbohydrate metabolism.
- Beans – One of the most undervalued superfoods, they are known for providing slow-digesting carbs, and being a good source of protein. Beans can help keep you feeling full, support glycemic control, and may help maintain weight control—as well as a healthy heart.
- Avocados – Are nutrient-dense—high in fiber, and packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants as well as healthy monounsaturated fats. They have more potassium than bananas and contain nutrients known for supporting eye health and vision, cognitive function, and heart health. Avocados also help promote weight loss by reducing hunger and increasing the feeling of fullness.
- Whey Protein – Whey protein has an exceptional nutrient density and health benefits, including enhanced muscle recovery, strength, and hypertrophy; appetite control and weight management; immune support; heart health; and even healthy aging.
One of the best things about the foods on this list is they’re easy to find in most grocery stores, and are easy to add to the meals you already cook on a daily basis. If these aren’t enough, you can also include kale, broccoli, salmon, apples and tomatoes. Your local grocery store is packed with nutrient dense foods! The benefits they provide are certain to boost your health and keep your figure in shape.
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