6 Week Boot Camp Week 2- Day 4 and 5. Top 5 SUPERFOODS!!! I’m sure you’ve all heard the term Superfoods before but have you ever really bothered to find out which foods are on the list, why their called that, or what are their benefits??? If you want have Super amounts of Energy, and live a Super Long Healthy Life there are certain foods that you cannot live without. I’m going to go through the Top 5 Superfoods and see how they can be incorporated into your daily diet.
There is no legal or medical definition for the word Superfoods. This term is used to describe foods that are nutrient powerhouses packing large doses of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Eating them reuces the risk of chronic disease, and prolongs life, and people who eat more of them tend to be healthier and leaner than those who don’t. A healthy diet incorporating a variety of Superfoods will help you maintain your weight, fight disease, and live longer. One thing they all have in common: “Every superfood is going to be a ‘real’ (unprocessed) food. So a bag of chips will not be on the list. (sorry lol)
BLUEBERRIES: These berries are packed with antioxidants and are also high in potassium and vitamin C. They’re naturally low in sugar, can protect against cancer and reduce the effects of age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
SPINACH: Popeye wasn’t joking when he said to eat your spinach. This is one of the most versatile, inexpensive, nutrient-dense and easy to grow foods. Spinach aids digestion and can ease the intestinal damage caused by toxic, inflammatory compounds such as gluten, high-fructose corn syrup and canola oil. It enhances vision and reduces the chances of losing your eyesight with age. Because it’s pretty minimal in taste it can be disguised by throwing a handful into a smoothie with the addition of kale, a few berries as a source of quality protein.
COCONUT: This fruit has many uses, is shelf-stable and can assist in metabolism, fat-burning and brain function. It contains good fats that your body needs and the oil aids in digestion increasing the absorption of other nutrients and amino acids. Think of coconut oil as a transportation shuttle sending your other nutrients around the body. When cooking I always use coconut oil as it reduces hunger and it raises good cholesterol while reducing bad cholesterol.
SALMON: Salmon is a Superfood for your heart, joints and memory. It contains omega-3 fatty acids, which the body cannot produce by itself. These fatty acids reduce inflammation, improve circulation, increase the ratio of good to bad cholesterol, and can slash cancer risk. Salmon is a rich source of several B vitamins.
ALMONDS: Almonds are a very good source of vitamin E, manganese, biotin, and copper. Almonds are a good source of magnesium, riboflavin (vitamin B2), and phosphorus. About one-quarter cup of almonds contains about 7 grams of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. The body needs this kind of healthy fats. As an amazing source of high quality protein, almonds may be eaten on their own, raw or toasted. They are also the ingredients in several different dishes and are available sliced, flaked, slivered, as a flour, oil, butter, or as almond milk or yogurt.
Now let’s combine at least 4 out of 5 of these Superfoods.
1 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
1 cup spinach fresh or frozen
1 handful almonds
2 cups coconut milk or coconut water
Blend & Enjoy
There are so many more Superfoods that aren’t listed here such as, oats, eggs, tomatoes, kale, apples etc. Some you may have allergies to or dislike, but I guarantee there a tons more that you will like and can eat on a consistent basis. Try to fill the cupboards and fridge with as many of theses healthy Superfoods as possible and you will live long and feel great. Have Fun, Do More, Try Harder!!! Be Well.
WEEK 2 DAY 4
WEEK 2 DAY 5