I think we all have heard people refer to superfoods before. Essentially, these foods are generally low in calories, and high in vital nutrients. Now, most people would probably be able to put that together, but what most people don’t know is just how long of a list the list of these is. Yes, you get your top ten or top twenty that you see most of the time, but there are a lot of other hidden gems that few know much about. Some of these include flax and chia seeds.
Besides those, my top ten superfoods include the following:
1. Oats (especially oatmeal)
2. Nuts (almonds are the best out of the list)
3. Apples (an apple a day keeps the doctor away!) 🙂
4. Sweet potatoes (seriously can taste like dessert)
5. Eggs (the yolks do contain a lot of nutrients)
6. Spinach (keeps nails and hair healthy)
7. Yogurt (Greek is amazing!!)
8. Edamame (filled with protein… especially good for vegetarians)
9. Blueberries (actually help with memory)
10. Dark Chocolate (come on every girl needs chocolate)
This is my own list of my favorites from experimenting with a large variety of them. There are many many more, and if you’re ever interested in whether or not a food is, we are blessed with the internet. My general rule of thumb is that if it comes from the ground, it’s probably good for you. Just remember: Everything in moderation. Each of these has a portion size to it. Some are more calorie dense, such as the nuts. These serving size for these is much lower than one may think. For example, a serving of peanut butter is two tablespoons, and a serving of almonds is around 22. Even one serving will be clocking in close to 200 calories. Shocking right? At the same time though, these are very filling, and they will keep you full for a long time.
All of these will at some point be incorporated into my recipes, and every recipe will contain a superfood. If it’s not listed here, I will specify that it is and give a little background to it.