Movies are filled with superheroes that swoop in to save the day. Although those superheroes don’t exist in real life, we have the next best thing: Super Foods. These foods have high levels of the vitamins and minerals that we need to grow big and strong. They have high sources of antioxidants and act as our heroes in fighting against cell damage and diseases. So, next time you’re looking through your app for a healthy meal, check out these super foods that can turn you from an unhealthy damsel in distress to a healthy and hearty citizen.
Although you might not be able to pronounce it, you’ve definitely heard about açai berries. Native to South American rainforests, açai berries have been made popular by celebrities and dieticians. The fruit’s super powers include the ability to fight cancer, prevent heart disease, and help you lose weight. These powers come from its high level has very high levels of antioxidants known as anthocyanins. Since it’s only native to one particular area, they are hard to come by and are generally sold in stores as tablets, powders, or juice.
Also known by its Japanese alter-ego, nori, seaweed can help save the citizens of the world from heart attacks and strokes. The underwater hero provides many important minerals like calcium, which can strengthen bones, and magnesium, which can improve the functions of the brain and heart. Seaweed can also provide you with a special omega-3 potion that will improve your eyesight and increase the functions of your brain. With enough seaweed, you too can become a superhero.
Although it has a cute name, don’t underestimate the power of Spirulina. This super food packs a wicked punch full of antioxidants. There are many reasons to try spirulina, but the most important is because it is extremely high in many necessary nutrients. Spirulina swoops in and saves you by zapping you with protein, Vitamin B1-3, copper, and iron. It’s also good for a diet because it only has 20 calories and 1.7 grams of carbohydrates.
This super food likes to spend its time in the sun in order to harvest its powers. When full grown, it comes in to save the day by providing 20 different vitamins and minerals. These nutrients include Vitamin K, folate, Vitamin C, potassium, and Vitamin E. Avocados have far stronger potassium powers than bananas and can even prevent cancer and lower cholesterol levels.
So, next time you’re in need of saving from the evils of an unhealthy diet, call in one of these super foods to save the day.
Author: Jane Sandwood