Here I am joining the awesome linkup from Maureen and Rina, the Wellness Wednesday. One of the reasons I love their linkup is that the topics they choose are always awesome and there is always at least one I connect it as soon as I read it.
For this week, I picked Superfoods to write about. I must say that I consider myself a lucky person for loving various superfoods. It makes my life much easier (and healthier).
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Today, I will sharing my top 3 favorite ones in no particular order. Here we go.
Wellness Wednesday: Superfood Love
When it goes about vegetables, spinach is my addiction. And the funniest thing is that I prefer it raw. Just wash it and eat a whole bag. If you prefer it cooked know that you are taking even better advantage of its nutrients.
The greatest thing about it is not its taste though (well, I love it, but I know a lot of people who don’t), but its nutritional value. Just to name a few, it is rich vitamin K, vitamin, A, magnesium and iron. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties as well as anti-oxidant.
Like spinach, it is also rich in vitamin A and vitamin K in addition to vitamins A, B6 and B12 and Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.
More and more has been brought to light about the importance of fat in our body. The madness is giving place to the fact that fatty acids help to prevent problems of the central nervous system, reduce bad cholesterol levels while maintaining the good ones and lower the risk of some cancers and heart disease.
It is not by chance that Popeye loves it. 😉
Is there anything else on the face of the earth that is more delicious than beetroot? Well, maybe black beans… But you know what I mean, don’t you? Back in Brazil, I had beetroot on a daily basis.
This powerful antioxidant contains potassium, magnesium and iron as well as vitamin A, B6 and C. It reduces blood pressure and the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
This is not an extensive list, but you can surely find lots of information available on the internet (see reference list below).
Berries are great Superfood!
Also have in mind that the term “Superfood” rises some drama among some professionals. It is true that it is highly associated with the promotional marketing of certain types of food while the value of others are ignored. In essence, a good diet (or intake, if you prefer) must consist of variation to serve its purpose. Too much of anything is not good.
If you need some help assessing where you are and how to achieve your goals, make sure you check my blog Take Your Intake Seriously.
Are you also into Superfood? Got any favorite one? Any recipe you would like to share?
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- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superfood
- The World’s Healthiest Foods: http://www.whfoods.com/
- FitDay: http://www.fitday.com