Everyday Superfoods To Add To Your Diet!
What makes a food item a superfood? The answer is high amounts of micro nutrients and other unique compounds that have incredibly healing potential. Many people think that superfoods are impossible to find, or are extremely costly, but most of them live in your local grocery stores only. Checkout the list of the amazing superfoods that are readily available, which can easily be made a part of your daily routine -
Everyone knows that spinach is a nutritional powerhouse. Fastest way to load up on nutrients at lunch or meal-time, is to toss a handful of baby spinach into soups, sandwiches, and pasta dishes.
1 cup of spinach has about 41 calories with
- 377% Vitamin A
- 29% Vitamin C
- 24% vitamin B2
- 67% folate
- 35% iron
- 17% fiber
- 21% tryptophan
Don't feel guilty when you dig into your favorite avocado as it is a complete overdose of nutrition. Though this fruit is high in fat, but it is also loaded with fat-busting nutrients like fiber and vitamin B5.
1 cup of avocado at 233 calories contains:
- 39% fiber
- 29% folate
- 24% vitamin C
- 20% vitamin B5
- 20% potassium
- 19% vitamin B6
This hairy monsters are majorly packed with vitamin C. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant which plays a crucial role in helping your liver detoxify your blood and keep a myriad of other bodily functions moving along smoothly. Not only this, kiwis are the perfect travel food too — no knife required because you can eat the skin and its fury exterior softens as soon as you start to chew. 1 kiwi is only 46 calories with -
- 120% of Vitamin C
- 8% fiber
- 8% potassium
Enjoy kiwi in form of a gazpacho or sweet & spicy salads with your chips.
Just like other fruits, cherries are also high in water content. The water content from the fruits is retained more efficiently by the body than just drinking a glass of water. Other than this, cherries are high in phytonutrients, particularly anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidants that is good for the liver. Cherries also have the ability to ease the aches and pains plus some studies suggest that eating a lot of fresh cherries can help you with weight loss too. Further, 1 cup of cherries at 90 calories contains:
- 16% vitamin C
- 12% fiber
- 3% iron
Mushrooms are loved by all health conscious people as they are impossibly low in calories, have cancer killing compounds, and are rich in Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, that helps keep blood cholesterol in check. 3 cups of mushrooms contain:
- 19 calories
- 30% selenium
- 25% of vitamin B2
- 16% of niacin
- 21% copper
This is a must have superfood which can be enjoyed in form of pasta, gravy, stuffed or roasted!
A part of the cruciferous family, broccoli has been touted as a superfood, and for good reason: It boasts cancer-fighting compounds along with a long list of essential nutrients, 1 cup of broccoli has only 30 calories with -
- 205% of your daily recommended value (DV) of vitamin C
- 194% of Vitamin K
- 2.5 grams of fiber
- 14% folate
Broccoli is a super-charged vitamin-packed veggies because it’s so easy to cook, has a mild flavor, and is even kid-friendly.
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