There has been a lot of talk about the benefits of “superfoods” recently. What makes one vegetable or fruit more super than the other? It all comes down to the range of vitamins and minerals contained in the vegetables. Many foods also help you stay fuller longer, helping you stay on track to lose weight. Here are some examples of super fruits and vegetables you can add to your diet.
Tomatoes are an incredible food. Very low in calories and high in antioxidants, it contains vitamins A, K, B, and C. When you’re a vegan or vegetarian, it can help replenish your system with much needed nutrients. It is also a great compliment to proteins. Spinach is also beneficial, having the same combination of antioxidant, vitamins, and minerals. Consider adding one or both of these superfoods to your breakfast for an energy-packed way to start your day.
Blueberries are often called the miracle berry. They are full of vitamins, helping keep your skin healthy and your organ systems running smoothly. Their antioxidants can help guard against cancer. They’re also really easy to incorporate into your diet. Try whipping up a smoothie, tossing in salads, or throwing into a high fiber muffin recipe.
An apple a day can help you do more than keep the doctor away. Eating an apple before each meal helps you lose weight! It’s high in pectin and fiber so you feel full longer. Consider keeping an apple on you to curb cravings during the day or right before a meal so you eat more mindfully during lunch or dinner.
Look over your diet journal and see where you can substitute foods for superfoods. It may also help you get past a plateau in weight loss. Variety is the spice of life, so jot down some superfoods that sound appealing and delicious and add them to your grocery list.