Eat Better By Adding These Culinary Heroes To Your Plate

After years of superhero movies, you might be tired of the genre. But today, in the real world, we need some real heroes with nutritional superpowers in our daily fight to eat healthy meals. Enter superfoods. And, in a time when our bodies are under assault, because of viruses and quarantine-induced inactivity, we need these heroes to help us more than ever. 

What Are Superfoods?

Oxford defines superfood as “a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.” While there is no official or universally accepted list of superfoods, they generally are plant-based foods with a very high nutritional density—but few calories. Superfoods typically include a high volume of minerals, vitamins, and/or antioxidants.

Sometimes a main ingredient and sometimes an add-on or spice, all superfoods play an important role in protecting your health. 

Top Superfoods 

Here are a few of the top superfoods to add (or add more of) to your diet:

Want even more? A few other superfoods for your consideration include sardines and salmon (both loaded with omega-3 fatty acids), brewed tea (not from a can or bottle, and know that different types of teas have different superfood strengths), and dark chocolate (or cacao nibs to avoid the extra sugar), which studies indicate may help reduce heart disease and diabetes risk, boost immune health, and much more

Superfood Spices

Looking to spice things up with superfoods? Try these superfood spices:

Superfood Super Combos

If you really want the benefits of a superfood-enhanced diet, don’t focus on just one or two of the above—add as many superfoods as you can for a well-rounded and healthy diet. And for even more of a boost, look for recipes that combine multiple superfood ingredients. That way, you’ll be eating well and feeling like a superhero. 

The Pickled Beet incorporates various superfoods into many recipes for our Miami clients who want healthy and flavorful dishes. We work with individuals, couples, and families to provide meals that best fuel the body—no matter what nutritional requirements might be part of the equation. Contact us for a free consultation.

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