Monday, August 19, 2013

Make it Monday: Superfoods

Whether you are putting in lots of miles right now or hitting the gym hard, we have talked about how food is fuel for your body! 

The words "super food" are all over the place and well..what are they exactly? 

They are simply, foods that are low in calories and high in nutrients. Since the magic health pill has yet to be invented, super foods are the body's best bet. They are full of antioxidants and  reduce the risk for fatal diseases like cancer too according to the American Cancer Society, while allowing us to meet our daily nutritional requirements.
Sounds simple enough.  Since they're low in calories, super foods are a great way to loose or control weight. Many super foods are also high in fiber, which we all know the benefit of that!

So while you are planning your meals and choosing the right fuel for your body, keep these in mind. Also keep in mind chose fresh over canned without all the added sugar, raw veggies over cooked ones and try to stay away from dips if you can. A yummy option if you are a dip kind of girl or guy for that matter, is mixing honey with mustard. That will satisfy your dip craving without the added calories.

Here is a list of the top 20 and some yummy combinations to put together.



What are your faves? Would also love to hear your favorite combos too!


2 comments:

  1. I have been enjoying more of these foods lately! (Like my Greek yogurt with strawberries and blueberries that I had for breakfast!) Eating healthier has made my body feel so much better just by itself...paired with physical activity, I am loving it. I love cooking/being in the kitchen; experimenting with new recipes/ideas gives me a chance to decompress after work. I like cooking whatever veggies I have in a skillet and enjoying with quinoa. I usually make a Greek yogurt sauce (cucumber/red onion/garlic is great!) to accompany it.

    Also... avocado/tomatoes...YAY GUACAMOLE!!!!

    I will have to experiment with artichokes!

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  2. Yep! Love all of those... But not a fan of artichokes. Will have to let us know what you come you with! And would love some new recipes too! Thanks for sharing:)

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