We are all trying to eat right and improve our health. It’s important to eat a balanced and diverse diet, but often, this can be difficult to do. We can supercharge this quest for superior health by eating a selection of nutrient-dense superfoods. Here are 5 that I think you need to start eating.
Grass-fed beef is a nutrient dense food. Eating just a 6-ounce portion will give you between 2 to 6 times more omega-3 fats compared to regular beef, and it has less than 100 calories. It is a rich source of protein and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). This is because grass-fed cattle receive more nutrients than cows in regular farms, and they also get more exercise, something you’ll always see on the menu at the best steak restaurant. You can also eat other grass-fed animals such as pigs, chicken, and bison. If you’re vegetarian, try replacing these with tofu, nuts, beans and tempeh.
Wild salmon is really really in omega-3 fatty acids. They are great for developing your brain and nervous system, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, and improving overall health. If you can’t get wild salmon, you can try tuna. You want the most natural foods, such as cold-water, wild, and fatty fish, rather than warm-water, farmed, processed fish. If you don;t like fish, then you should get omega-3 supplements.
Eggs are an underappreciated, but rich source of proteins, vitamins, antioxidants, as well as minerals. You want to get eggs marked, “organic”. There are strict regulations around that label.Unfortunately, it’s easy to label eggs as free-range, or or cage-free, so those labels aren’t really helpful. If you can get docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) enhanced eggs, you will get even more omega-3 fats. Eggs are really good for vegetarians.
Berries are really rich sources of fibers, antioxidants, and vitamins, but blueberries are the best berries you can get. They have very high amounts of anthocyanins and ellagic acid. They also have high levels of fiber, are low in calories with just 80 in a cup. If you’re looking for something to fight cancer, this is it. If you can’t get blueberries, then look for figs, cherries, cranberries, and grapes.
Yogurt, if you can get the right kind, is an incredible superfood and it tastes great. In fact, you can eat yogurt with fruits and vegetables, or even a salad, sitting on your Wellington’s Leather Furniture, getting a tasty, and healthy meal. It’s your tasty source of probiotics (helpful bacteria), calcium and energy. However, not all yogurt is created equal. You don’t want yogurt with added sugar, or added thickeners, stabilizers, and emulsifiers.
The best kind of yogurt is the most natural kind of yogurt, which is regular full-fat yogurt. Second to that, you want to have strained yogurt, such as yogurt. Cream line yogurt is another very nutrient dense yogurt. Skyr, a yogurt-cheese hybrid from Norway, is a yogurt that;s rich in protein. Yogurtlu havuc is a Turkish carrot yogurt salad. Yogurt herb dip is also good. Finally, another option is sparkling mineral-rich Ayran.