With ‘superfood’ now a common buzzword, here are a few foods truly at the top when it comes to healthy
This member of the squash family is high in fiber and vitamin A, plus their orange color comes from a healthy dose of beta carotene, an antioxidant that helps improve heart health.
This member of the cruciferous family is high in potassium, iron, plus ample amounts of vitamin A and C. Broccoli also contains a certain pectin fiber that binds to bile acids and keeps cholesterol in check.
Its distinct purple skin contains phyto nutrients that improve blood circulation, and the milky white flesh is a good source of fiber and B vitamins.
The high concentration of cocoa means this treat is packed with antioxidants to help reduce the risk of heart disease. Just remember, a little can go a long way— enjoy a little at a time.
Not to be confused with yams, these orange spuds are a good source of vitamins C, B, and D as well as iron and potassium.
One of the most popular, tomatoes contain ample amounts of vitamins A, C and K plus a load of lycopene which can help lower inflammation and cholesterol levels.
Their deep color reflects their high content of antioxidant compounds, more than most other common fruits or vegetables. Blueberries also contain significant amounts of antibacterial and antiviral compounds.
Among the plethora of vitamins and nutrients in kale, manganese helps the body produce energy from protein and carbohydrates. These leafy greens also offer fiber, vitamin C, calcium, lutein and iron.
A cruciferous vegetable, these sprouts offer phytonutrients, vitamins A and C, potassium, folate, iron and fiber.
A top source for ALA (alpha linolenic acid), flaxseeds help with efficient metabolism. They are also a source of soluble fiber which aids in healthy digestion, as well as stabilizing blood sugar.
High in protein, these nuts are also an abundant source of healthy fats, vitamin E, calcium, fiber, folate, iron and magnesium. A handful can help regulate blood sugar levels and shed a few extra pounds.