Fitness Republic has already listed The Top Five Super Foods. Now, we bring to you an additional list of 5 more super foods to add to your grocery list. Super foods are a term coined to describe those foods which are believed to stand out in terms of Nutritional Content and Health Benefits. Also, bear in mind that all fresh fruits and vegetables, forms of lean protein and nuts should be a part of your grocery list as they are all ‘super foods’ in their own right. Happy eating!
Strawberries are a delicate, pretty food but don’t be mistaken by this super food’s fragile appearance! As a fresh fruit, strawberries have amazing anti-oxidant strengths; maintain blood sugars and lower inflammation levels. Super strawberries, as we’d like to call them, maintain a surprising amount of Vitamin C (up to 141%) and 11-28% fiber and manganese. These revelations helped us to deem strawberries’ reaching health benefits and it ranks # 3 on our list of the ultimate super foods!
Salmon, in particular wild salmon is an extremely healthy food to eat. With its great nutritional profile and taste, wild salmon makes for the perfect super food! Salmon is a great source of protein, and is also very low in calories, but its ability of being an extremely high source of Omega 3 fatty acids is what makes it a super food! Omega 3 fatty acids are important fats, which are extremely beneficial fr improving the health of your Cardiovascular system, Blood pressure, Brain Function and in preventing Cancer!
Don’t be deceived by the humble appearance of pumpkin seeds! Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of Iron, Zinc, Magnesium, and Manganese. They are also a rich source of Protein and are extremely high in fiber. Not only that, but pumpkin seeds also contain Phytosterols which help reduce harmful levels of cholesterol and even help in improving the body’s natural immune system!
Sweet potatoes sure deserve a sweet place in our list of super foods! Asides from being one of the tastiest vegetables known to man, sweet potatoes rank well in terms of the super health benefits that they provide. These super benefits include; minimized cancer risk, healthy bones, promote heart-health and may even prevent arthritis.
Asides from being a healthy meat substitute, there is additional reasoning for ranking beans amongst our super foods list. This includes the fact that beans are an effective source of proteins, antioxidants and fiber! Beans are a healthy, low calorie super food which helps to reduce levels of cholesterol, enhance digestion, prevent diabetes and help prevent obesity/promote weight loss.