3 Things to Know About Superfoods
If you are trying to eat healthier, you might have heard a lot about so-called “superfoods”. Superfoods are just foods, and eating them alone will not make you healthier. However, these nutrient dense foods to an already balanced diet can have added health benefits.
Here are 3 ways to add in superfoods to an already healthy diet.
- Fruits and Vegetables. Produce is good for you. Filling your plate with fruits and vegetables leads to higher fiber intake, which makes you feel full longer, and offers nutrients. Some “superfood” vegetables include dark leafy greens, which are packed with fiber, antioxidants and are low in calories and carbohydrates. Try pumpkin, which is a great source of fiber and vitamin A. Canned pumpkin is convenient and just as nutritious. Berries are high in antioxidants and have been shown to lower heart attack risk in women.
- Protein. If you are trying to move away from red meat, beans and legumes are a great source of plant-based protein. They are also very high in fiber. Skinless poultry is usually leaner than beef. If you eat dairy, yogurt provides protein, calcium and vitamin D. Just be sure to look for options with not a lot of added sugar,
- Carbohydrates. Carbohydrates can be part of a healthy diet, especially whole grains. Oats, sometimes called a superfood, are a great whole-grain source of dietary fiber, and can lower your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Are you curious to learn more about including nutrient dense foods in your diet? Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Karen today, and learn how KareBoost Health can support you in your journey towards better health!
Karen L. Leibowitz, MD
Health and Medical Coach