Superfoods You Need To Try Now!

Here are 4 Superfoods you need to always have stocked in your kitchen. Not only will they keep your body moving but they will help your brain function at it’s best!

Superfoods MGZ

Avocados:

AVOCADOSThey happen to top my list of best fats to consume.  They are high in lutein, which will aid in eyesight.  They are also full of a compound called, beta-sitosterol that in studies has been show to lower cholesterol  levels.  Oh and a few more little things like heart health, stroke prevention and prevention in breast cancer are also what this magnificent fruit has to offer.  And if I haven’t sold you on how benficial avo’s can be, they’re power houses in the Vitamin E department.  Bright skin, anti-aging and shiny hair.

Beets:

beets-400x400Toot toot yeah… BEET BEET!!! Beets are probably something you’ve over looked a million times over in the supermarket; A) because you can’t get past the idea of beets or B) because you think they’re a big mess!  Well it’s time to overlook all of the above and broaden your horizons!  If there’s one thing on this list I urge you to try… please hear me out on this one.  Let me start out by saying, if you’re starting a diet or trying to do a body cleanse, beets have the ability to satisfy that sweet tooth and curb your hunger! They also have zero trans & saturated fat.  They’re also high in the right kind of carbohydrates, which means long lasting energy. Now let’s talk about the vitamins & nutrients this little red gem contains… the list is long and distinguished!  Magnesium, calcium, iron, sodium, phosperous, fiber, vitamins A, C and niacin, and lastly folic acid.  So take that!  BOOM!

BTW… they’re dirt cheap… no pun intended.  Try shredding a beet into tomato sauce the next time you make it.  It’s a great introduction to this vegetable.

Blueberries:

blueberriesFresh, frozen or dehydrated… blueberries are the BOMB when it comes to your best source of antioxidants.  Don’t wanna ever age or get old… eat a handful of blueberries every day.  No literally.  They actually work with your body to create immunity in the haemoglobin in your blood cells to create more oxygen too.  You’ll also be protected from colds, fever, and viruses.  In addition, because they are full of selenium, Vitamins A, B-complex, C and E, among the other zillion wonderful things these little blue balls (yes, I just said blue balls) they are going to make your brain smart, smart, smart!  They restore central nervous system health.  Oh yes, they do.

Dark Leafy Greens:

dark leafy greensLadies, can you hear me?  Pump yourself up with some IRON!  No, I’m not talking becoming a muscle woman, I’m talking about providing your body with that much needed iron and dark leafy greens are one of the best sources! Spinach, Kale and swiss chard… those are all your best friends.  Wanna talk about a word you probably can’t pronounce but shouldn’t make a difference?  ZEAXANTHIN.  Yes, this complicated word protects our cells from damage and your vision too.  Vitamin K is also another one of the HUGE properties that they’re filled with.  Vitamin K protects bones from osteoporosis, inflammation, and arthritis.  From your skin to your vision, dark leafy greens are unbelievable in what they do for you!

Kale SauteA MUST TRY MOMENT:

  • 1 Bunch of Fresh Kale (remove fibrous stem)
  • 1 Chopped Tomato
  • 1 Onion, Roughly Chopped
  • 1 Clove of Garlic, Thinly Sliced
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes

In a medium sized pan, sauté the onion and tomato in a drizzle of olive oil, add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds to a minute, add tomato followed by the kale and chili flakes, salt & pepper to taste.  Finish with a quick squeeze of 1/2 a lemon on top.

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