Three ‘superfoods’ and their benefits
You may have heard this buzzword. Superfoods are foods that are nutrient “rich”. There are many superfoods and some that are great. You can find these superfoods at your nearest store or at the market quite easily.
These delicious berries are the king of antioxidants! Antioxidants are important for your body to fight free radicals. Free radicals cause cancer and are the culprit for aging. Compared to all fruits and vegetables, blueberries have the highest amount of antioxidants.
Blueberries also help regulate blood pressure. This is good news especially for women dealing with postmenopausal symptoms. It also improves brain function, improves memory, fights urinary tract infections, and lessens muscle damage after a heavy workout.
These little seeds have been used for centuries and even the Mayans were known to eat this superfood for its nutritional benefits. Chia seeds are a rich source of energy. It is no wonder they were consumed by messengers who travelled to distant places in ancient times. The antioxidant quotation in chia seeds trumps that of blueberries, plus it has 15 x the magnesium of blueberries.
This regular go-to breakfast option is also considered a superfood. Oats are rich in fibre and a good source of antioxidants. A regular bowl of oatmeal can improve your digestion, which helps to improve your metabolism. The soluble fibre helps decrease your cholesterol levels. This superfood not only makes a hearty meal, but it is absolutely heart healthy. Throw in some blueberries in your next oatmeal to make it a super meal!