How many of you have heard about superfoods? They are not chemically synthesized elements that help you become superhumans, but natural produce that have a great positive effect on your health. How is it better than the food you normally eat? Well for starters, superfoods can:

  • Reduce cholesterol
  • Reduce risk of heart disease
  • Keep cancer at bay
  • Relieve hypertension

Considering that the above mentioned are the top killers in the world, you certainly need these super ingredients to stay super healthy. “Oh, do I have to travel awfully far or shell out a lot of money over it?” All superfoods are available at the supermarket depending on the season, and they are unprocessed as well. So you can be assured that they are fresh out of the ground, farm or sea for your use.

The SuperFood Super List

Fiber-Facts

Blueberries, Oranges, Tomatoes, Walnuts, Oats, Beans, Broccoli, Pumpkin, Spinach, Salmon, Turkey, Soy, Yogurt, Tea

Fiber for cholesterol

Fresh Vegetables

If you observe, most dieticians prescribe a nutrition high in fiber. A plateful of vegetables, fruits, and beans will leave you feeling satisfied without the urge to binge every few hours. Additionally, fiber helps you maintain your cholesterol and blood glucose levels. Go ahead, get a bowl of salad for lunch today!

Omega-3 Superfoods

Summer food, rose colored fish steak in a wine marinade

Fish like Salmon, sardines and Mackerel are rich in omega 3s that can totally help reduce the risk of heart disease. Some studies have also shown that fish-rich diet also helps in elevating mood and reducing depression. This is of course, the good fat that your body needs as opposed to the bad fat that you should avoid (Visit the article on good fat vs bad fat.)

Blueberry elixir

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Loaded with antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium and phytoflavinoids, blueberries are most popularly known to reduce the risk of cancer. Furthermore, they are the anti-aging fruit that help you stay younger for a long time. A half cup of blueberries beaten with yogurt is great to keep you bright and blooming every day.

The rest is history

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Well, there’s a lot said about the antioxidants in green tea and the importance of proteins in soy milk. Don’t forget to give your body enough calcium! All of these help moderate your cholesterol levels aiding in weight loss and good health.

But… here’s the shocker

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Indulge in dark chocolate for the best effects. Research has proven that dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants and it helps lower blood pressure. So whenever you feel blue, grab a bar of chocolate that has more than 60% cocoa (lesser sugar and fat), and binge! Who says healthy food doesn’t have to taste good, eh?