Did you know. . . if you eat food that your body doesn’t recognize as fuel to operate on, it will most likely be transferred and stored in your fat cells as toxic waste. If it was created in a lab or made in “a plant” your body will thank you to do without.
Okay, here are 10-Super Foods that will feed your cells and improve your health.
- Sweet Potatoes-They’re one of the best vegetable you can eat. this root vegetable is loaded with carotenoids, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. Bake them, the natural sugar will satisfy your taste buds. Sprinkle a little cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg or for a savory treat, cumin, coriander, smoke paprika, chili.
- Mangoes-One medium mango supplies 100% of a days. vitamin C, potassium, 3 grams of fiber, and one-third of a day’s vitamin A, may help lower your blood pressure.
- Unsweetened Greek Yogurt-Non-fat plain add your own favorite organic berries or banana. Sprinkle some walnut or almond pieces for added omega 3. Bonus: Less liquid, twice as much protein. So 6 ounces of this treat yields 18 grams of protein, not counting the added nuts.
- Broccoli/Brussels Sprout-2 for 1 same family,lots of vitamin C, carotenoids, vitamin K and folic acid. Steam them just enough so that they are still firm. Squeeze a little lemon juice, and a pinch of sea salt.
- Wild Salmon-The omega-3 fats in fatty fish hay help reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Keep those arteries clean. Wild-caught salmon has lower levels of PCP contaminants than farmed salmon.
- Sprouted Grains-Bread-make sure it’s a Non-GMO product. Hearty, fiber filled trace minerals included.
- Black Beans-Rich in protein, iron, magnesium potassium, fiber and zinc. Drain, rinse and toss in your green salad; include them in your vegetable stews and soups or mix with brown rice, quinoa , whole wheat couscous, bulgur or other whole grains.
- Watermelon-Packs a punch in the nutrient department. A 2-cup serving has 1/3 of a day’s vitamins A and C, some potassium, a healthy dose of lycopene and only 85 calories. Buy local smaller carbon footprint.
- Butternut Squash-Steam or bake can’t go wrong with this hearty fall gourd. Lots of vitamins A and C. Fiber is also a plus. Make soup with it add non-fat coconut milk and curry, prefect comfort food.
- Leafy Greens-Widen out on these. Try the power-house variety like collard greens, mustard greens, kale, turnip greens and Swiss chard. These leafy green are loaded with vitamins A, C, and K, folate, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, lutein and fiber. Boost your anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties with garlic and onion.
These a just a few to start off with. Do you have a favorite? Let me know you thoughts.