I am sharing with you a list of 10 Superfoods to Keep YOU Healthy.
1) Avocado – rich in the “good” type of unsaturated fat, Vitamin E, folate, Vitamin B6 and fiber. Watch your portions, though, as avocados are high in calories.
2) Blueberries – great for their antioxidants (anthocyanins), fiber and a decent amount of Vitamin C.
3) Brazil Nuts – a great source of selenium, which is a trace mineral that seems to have anti-cancer properties. All you need is a couple of medium size brazil nuts a day.
4) Broccoli – A major source of sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol – strong anti-cancer compounds. You can also try other members of the cruciferous vegetable family like Brussel sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage.
5) Kale – A dark green leafy vegetable that contains the carotenoids: lutein and zeaxanthin. These two compounds are found in the macula of the eye and seem to protect against free radicals and age-related eye diseases. Try spinach, collards and turnip greens also.
6) Kiwifruit – a study concluded that the kiwi is the most nutrient dense of 27 commonly eaten fruits. It’s high in potassium, Vitamin C and fiber and also contains folate, magnesium, Vitamin E, copper and lutein.
7) Lentils – loaded with heart-protective nutrients including folate and fiber (soluble and insoluble). Lentils can be a good source of protein and iron as well.
8) Quinoa (KEEN-wah) – used by the Incas and is a “seed” not a grain. Quinoa is a high quality source of protein and has a better balance of amino acids than many grains. It also contains fiber, magnesium, potassium, zinc, Vitamin E, riboflavin, copper and iron.
9) Sardines – a great source of omega-3 fatty acids which decrease blood clotting, prevent heart arrhythmias and reduce inflammation. Eating the small bones can also be a good source of calcium. Sardines are low in mercury, but watch out for sardines canned in very salty sauces.
10) Yogurt – A good source of calcium, protein and friendly bacteria called probiotics. Probiotics promote good digestion and boost immunity.