Many things are called superfoods nowadays, but what does the term mean? A superfood is actually any food that has natural health benefits, usually it helps with specific things such as weight loss, heart health or digestion. How do you know all the superfoods you should eat?
I’m going to share this great list that I’ve found, which has 8 superfoods that you probably already have in your kitchen. If not, these superfoods are not super expensive or super hard to find. So enjoy the list before enjoying the health benefits of these superfoods.
Broccoli is great and great for you. It is packed with vitamins (A and C), antioxidants, folic acid and fiber. It helps reduce the risk of cataract, heart disease and cancer. Broccoli even helps to lower your cholesterol. It is also a great source of calcium (so put the milk down!)
If you regularly drink green tea, it has the potential to increase your metabolism, lower cholesterol and prevent diabetes. It can even help prevent stroke. Green tea has many antioxidants and anti-inflammatory activities, so it helps reduce your risk of skin, breast, lung, colon and bladder cancer.
We know that fish is brain food, but it is so much more. People who are smart know that eating oily fish is good for your diet. The high levels of omega-3 fatty acids in fish reduce your blood pressure and the risk of developing blood clots. In people who have already had heart attacks, omega-3 fatty acids reduce the risk of arrhythmia, ultimately reducing the risk of death from heart problems.
Avocados contain many vitamins (A, B, C, E and K), as well as fiber and folic acid. They are a great natural way to promote a healthy heart, control your blood pressure and even prevent birth defects. Packed with healthy fats, avocados will also help reduce the risk of heart disease and help you lose weight.
Spinach is rich in vitamins (A, C, E, K) and antioxidants. The anti-inflammatory properties of Spinach reduce your risk of heart disease, lower your blood pressure, prevent cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Spinach also helps with arthritis and combats certain forms of cancer.
Walnuts, almonds and other nuts are rich in good fats, lowering bad cholesterol levels and reducing the risk of heart attack. Vitamin E and L-arginine ensure that walnuts promote healthy blood vessels, reduce the risk of depression, Alzheimer’s disease, type 2 diabetes and breast cancer.