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Superfoods and What They Mean to You

Maybe you’ve heard of “superfoods”. But what are superfoods, and why are they so super? Let me explain their ins and outs, plus the benefits they can have on your health.

Simply put, superfoods are specific fruits, vegetables, and herbs that have amazing health benefits. For example, spinach contains a good dose of iron, which is vital for creating new red blood cells. Not only are these super-special natural products easy to find at local grocery stores, they’re also delicious.. Here are just a few amazing superfoods that will help keep you and your family healthy and deliciously happy.

Berry Good For You

Berries: Berries are sweet, easy to eat, and great for you. They have high concentrations of antioxidants and minerals and they bring a sweet-tart deliciousness to any juice. Some berries may also reduce the risk of heart disease and other inflammatory conditions. Add blueberries, raspberries, cranberries, and strawberries, among many others, to salads, snack bowls, and your fresh juice drink.

Leafy Greens: Leafy greens like spinach, kale, and swiss chard are a great way to get your nutrients and have a delicious snack all in one. These superfoods are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and iron. They also contain cells called carotenoids, which have been proven to lower the risk of certain cancers and inflammatory diseases, as seen here. If you don’t like the taste of leafy greens, blend them in your juice with sweet fruits like pineapple and banana for a sweet, healthy, and filling meal.

Nuts: These scrumptious little morsels (can you tell I love nuts?) are a small, easy and portable way to stock up on nutrients. Hazelnuts and almonds are a great source of protein, and almond milk is easy to incorporate into your diet. Not only are nuts good for you, but they’re also a quick and easy snack to have on the go. According to HarvardHealth.EDU, nuts contain monounsaturated fats “which may be a factor in reducing the risk of heart disease.”

Superfoods like these are a great way to incorporate healthy nutrients into everyday life. They’re easy to find, healthy, and great for you. Make sure to pick up some superfoods today!

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