A Superfood is a food that is very nutrient dense and has amazing health benefits. These foods have been proven to prevent many diseases, such as: cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, heart diseases, cholesterol, etc. In addition, these foods will make you feel amazing after you consume them. So here are some of my favourite Superfoods that I try to incorporate into my diet on a day-to-day basis.
–Mulberries: super delicious, and high in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins A, C and Iron. Mulberries also have anti-aging agents; so if you want to look young forever, then start eating your mulberries. I love adding mulberries to my trail mix or place them in my date bars.
–Cacao nibs: a perfect chocolate substitute, and a great source of antioxidants and fiber. You can add them to trail mixes, yogurt, or place them in any dessert.
–Chia seeds: a great source of omega 3s and 6s, and super high in fiber. Chia creates a jelly consistency when combined with water, and this will help to fill you up. I love making Chia pudding with one-part Chia seeds and 2-3 parts milk.
–Hempseeds: a great source of omega 3s and 6s, high is fiber and a great source of protein (it contains all 8 essential amino acids). You can add it to soups (to replace adding grains), sprinkle it on salads (I place it on my tabouli, a Lebanese salad, instead of adding bulgur wheat) or add it to smoothies.
–Kale: kale is a Supergreen. It has more calcium than milk, and more iron than meat per calorie. It is also super high in vitamins K, A and C. Kale is also a great source of fiber. I am not too fond of the way kale tastes, but I love placing it in smoothies.
–Blueberries: blueberries are my favourite fruit of all time. They are very low in calories, but don’t lack in nutrients (they are high in antioxidants, potassium and vitamin C). You can toss them in your salad, place them in smoothies or they are perfect alone.
–Green tea: many people are addicted to coffee; I on the other hand am addicted to green tea. I drink at least 3 huge cups a day (sometimes I can drink up to 10 cups…I know you might think I am crazy). Green tea is not considered “food”, but this drink is super high in antioxidants, and has the antioxidant ECGC (ECGC is known to inhibit cancer cells), and compared to coffee and black tea it is very low in caffeine.