We all know there are no real magic foods. The road to optimum health is not in a pill or one magic food, it’s a lifestyle.  There are foods that pack such a nutritional wallop and possess such powerful health benefits, that they are referred to as “super foods”.  Here is a list of super healthy foods you may want to add to your grocery list.

  • Spinach: Packed with vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals, this leafy dark green vegetable is truly a superfood. Eat it raw in salads, on sandwiches, in omelettes or cooked.
  • Berries: (Blueberries, raspberries, cranberries,)  Rich in antioxidants, they also offer potassium, vitamin C and fiber.
  • Wild Salmon: Full of Omega-3 fatty acids, wild salmon is delicious and offers heart health as well as other physical benefits. Farmed salmon can have unsavory chemicals, so seek out the wild variety.
  • Dark chocolate: Dark chocolate is one of the most delicious superfoods, packed with antioxidants.  Of course, less is more with this one, so indulge in only a little chocolate each day and the darker the better.
  • High fiber whole grains: There are a number of grains you can choose from for great health; just make sure they are “whole.” We highly recommend whole oats, but also try brown rice, barley, quinoa and others.
  • Healthy oils: It is ok to eat fats and oils, as long as you don’t overdo, but it is very important to choose the right ones. Extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, rice bran oil and sesame  oil are all among the best choices. Also consider taking a flax seed oil supplement for the omega-3 benefits it offers.
  • Cinnamon: Believe it or not, this spice is considered to be one of the healthiest foods in the world. And, no, it doesn’t count if it’s glued to the top of a sticky bun! Simply dust it on your oatmeal, your morning coffee, or even on a piece of fruit. Studies suggest that it can lower cholesterol and help control blood sugar.
  • Fiber : A diet high in fiber will help you maintain healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels. As a bonus, because fiber helps you feel full longer, it’s a great tool in weight management. Whole grains, beans, fruit, and vegetables are all good sources. Try throwing some beans in your salad.
  • Beans: They’re small in size, but big on fiber and iron. Darker-colored beans, such as black and kidney, have an even higher concentration of healthy stuff.
  • Garlic: Numerous studies have shown that regular consumption of garlic can lower our blood pressure. It also prevents the blood from being overly sticky and decreases LDL cholesterol (the “bad” one) while increasing the good HDL cholesterol.
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