Super foods for a Super You!
Dietvana would like to share nutrient powerhouse foods that make you feel great and energetic every day and of course they are part of a healthy menu.
The foods that we are going to list must be on our supermarket list every week because they have incredible properties to mention a few:
Rich in prebiotic and probiotics
Low in calories
Rich in fiber
Plus they provide a lot of positive energy every day.
A list of superfoods and how to incorporate superfoods in your daily menu is below::
Avocado ~ use as a healthy alternative instead of butter in your breads
Wild Blueberries ~ make a blueberry smoothie for breakfast to energize your morning
Berries ~ make a great snack
Garlic ~ use garlic to flavor your meals and dressings made at home
Olives and Olive Oil ~ olives are great for savory snacks
Broccoli ~ broccoli is a great side dish for dinner
Cauliflower ~ cauliflower rice is a great substitute for rice to help with weight loss and assist in lowering blood glucose.
Dark Chocolate ~ eat dark chocolate when your body asks for something sweet and accompany it with some fresh strawberries
Asparagus ~ excellent side dish to accompany grilled protein or fish
Kale, Spinach ~ have a very nutritious salad with these ingredients
Yogurt and Kefir ~ try to make your own yogurt or kefir at home to strengthen the immune system. Add chia seeds and fruit to make it a super breakfast
Lime, lemon or citrus fruits ~ add orange, kiwi or grapefruit to your breakfast. Alternatively, drink lemonade made with stevia at noon or make a healthy homemade dressing with olive oil, spices and garlic for your salads.
Sweet Potatoes ~ excellent complex carbohydrate you can eat it at lunch or dinner in recommended amounts
Bell pepper ~ excellent low carb side dish, roasted peppers are very delicious
Beans ~ mix beans in your salad, as a plant based protein
Pineapple ~ delicious snack option with many anti-inflammatory properties
Salmon ~ include salmon twice a week to increase your intake of Omega 3,6
Nuts ~ preferably unsalted as snacks or you can have nut butter in the morning instead of animal fat. Add nuts to your salads to get the energy going
Beet ~ rich in folate helps the proper functioning of the brain, strengthens bones, helps growth, have to include them in meals such as salads or bowls
Flax and Chia Seeds ~ are powerful seeds packed with antioxidants, omega 3, minerals and fiber add them to your yogurt or kefir to strengthen your immune system
You can make flaxseed or chia seed water to reduce inflammation. In a glass of water of approximately 240 milliliters 8 ounces place 1 teaspoon of flaxseed or chia and stir. Wait for it to soak for 6-12 hours so that it forms a gel. When 6-12 hours have passed use a strainer (separate the water from the seeds) to only drink the water with the gel from the seeds and then consume.