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Healthiest Superfoods

The beginnings of a healthy lifestyle start with the healthiest superfoods.

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Who doesn’t want to wake up happy and healthy with a bright mind every morning? You can easily accomplish this by incorporating some of the healthiest superfoods in your daily diet. If you’re wondering, “What makes the healthiest superfoods so special?” you’re not alone. What exactly is a “superfood”? To put it in basic terms, it’s a food that is really great for your overall health. It is almost like superfoods have superpowers, that’s how good they are for you. These foods are ideal for your body and can add a big dose of nutrients to your diet. A great advantage of superfoods is that you get a lot from a little. You don’t have to eat a ton of the same food to get the effects. Below we have assembled a list of the healthiest superfoods that you should try to consume daily to improve your health.

Eggs

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There is zero question that eggs are one of the most balanced foods around. Eggs are a great source of protein, making them a crucial part of your morning breakfast. Ingesting protein in the morning will keep you fuller longer, preventing you from filling up on less “super” foods. The egg is the whole package, as both yolk and white are filled with nutrients. Eggs are proven to keep your heart healthy because of their high betaine and choline levels. Choline can also help with brain development. Eggs are also rich in vitamin D, which aids in muscle growth and bone strength. 

Raw Honey

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Honey is a superfood when it comes in its most natural form, raw. We particularly recommend raw honey because it contains valuable enzymes that are good for relieving an upset stomach and aid in digestion. Raw honey also contains enzymes that help keep you mentally observant and boost your IQ! Now that’s smart eating. Research indicates that this superfood also has good quality anti-bacterial and anti-viral elements that can be incredibly advantageous to your digestive system. Raw honey contains minerals like iron, copper, sulfur, sodium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, iodine, magnesium, and manganese. All these elements are vital for the human body to stay healthy. Honey is also an instant power food. Try starting your day with this healthiest superfood, as it will give you a burst of liveliness and make your mind fresh and alert. 

Beans

Beans, beans, the musical fruit. The more you eat them the more you... enjoy life? That may not be how the jingle goes, but it is certainly true. There are plenty of reasons to eat beans every day. One of the many numerous benefits of beans is that they are a nature based iron source. Iron carries oxygen from your lungs to your body's cells, and is essential to staying healthy and strong. Low iron can cause low energy, especially in women and children, so it’s important to include iron based foods in your diet. Bean’s fiber particles also help lower blood cholesterol level. Beans are a low Glycemic Index class, meaning they slowly release their usual sugars into the bloodstreams after being consumed, making them a longer source of energy.

Beans are loaded with various nutrients and vitamins—vitamin B, potassium and calcium, etc. These vital elements are necessary for a healthy brain and stronger bones and teeth. Last but not the least, they reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.

Broccoli

If you are among those who hated broccoli in their childhood, then you might want to reconsider in adulthood. Broccoli is one of the healthiest superfoods, and contains great essentials your body needs like folic acid, magnesium, and vitamin C. Broccoli is also an ultimate cancer fighter because its antioxidants prevent cancer cells from growing.

Broccoli can also be used as a perfect super snack. One cup of broccoli contains less than one gram of fat! You can easily replace your fancy fatty snacks with amazing broccoli recipes. And it will cost you less money too. Your good looks can also be preserved by broccoli, as its active antioxidants can also keep your skin looking young and smooth. Its detoxifying enzymes can make you feel lively for a major part of your day!

Salmon

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Salmon is all about adding pure protein to your diet plan. Proteins are needed for muscular growth and cell development. This healthy superfood also contains omega-3 fatty acids that create flexibility in arteries and veins, lower cholesterol level, and strengthen your heart. Omega-3s and vitamin D trigger your metabolism, which is really helpful if you’re trying to lose a couple of pounds. The fatty acids also help increase your brain efficiency. According to a scientific journal, the Omega-3 fatty acids improve digestive system, minimize the odds of colon and prostate cancer, and keep your heart vigorous. And like all other sea dwellers, salmon is also great for your eyes. Macular degeneration can be barred by amino and omega-3 fatty acids.

Blueberries

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Blueberries are a special food which only get better for you the more you eat them! Unlike many foods, it’s actually healthy for you to eat blueberries every day. A 2013 study shows that the attendants who ate large amounts of blueberries every week reduced their risk of heart attack by 30 percent! This is considered to be the effect of phytonutrients found in blueberries. Phytonutrients are the non-mineral and non-vitamin fundamentals found in foods and blueberries have loads of them. Phytonutrients let the cells communicate swiftly so that your organs can work more effectively. The consumption of blueberries delivers the body maximum level of antioxidants, containing considerably high concentrations of phenol and anthocyanin antioxidants. These antioxidants are great for reducing tiredness. A fun fact about blueberries—they can act as a cardiovascular system protection shield. Lower levels of triglycerides, blood pressure, and an overall reduction in cholesterol is ensured by these blue gems! Eat em’ everyday in your breakfast cereal or as a midday snack.

Garlic

Garlic, a small, lowly looking vegetable, acts a vital part many cuisines around the world. More than just an essential in various culinary cultures, garlic is one of the healthiest superfoods.

For starters, garlic fights off food poisoning much better than most medicines. This flavorful vegetable wipes out bacteria, and was even used to ward of the black plague in the past. If you consume garlic on a regular basis, then consider your cardiovascular system in safe hands as it also reduces bad cholesterol levels. Garlic also lowers blood pressure by dilating blood vessels, resolving triglyceride issues. Moreover, garlic is also being used to treat major diseases like arthritis, stroke, immune system disorders, cancer, cataracts, and cerebral aging.

Garlic is also a home remedy for various things like toothaches, warts, cough, earache, and also an effective mosquito repeller. Experts say the risk of most of the cancers caused by damaged DNA in our body could be reduced by consuming garlic every day. For garlic to be utilized most efficiently, it is really important that you consume it the right way. Cooking it immediately after chopping or crushing, giving no time for its enzymes to react, can make it much more effective.

Most researches have shown that the ideal diet plans should include at least one plant-based superfood daily. Although these foods are classed as superfoods, there is still such thing as “too much of a good thing.” There are many other healthy super foods out there, try and keep a variety in your diet.