Are you getting enough variety in your diet? Most people don’t. Our bodies are designed to thrive with a supply of a number of nutrients. Superfoods are foods that contain a goodly amount of nutrients. They’re also probably foods that you don’t consume on a regular basis – if at all. Here’s how to add more superfoods to your daily diet.
First it’s important to understand what superfoods are. You can’t add them to your diet unless you’re aware of them. Superfoods are foods that are jam-packed with vitamins and antioxidants. Common superfoods include:
- Bok Choy
- Nuts and Seeds
- Tea (green or black)
As you’ll notice from looking at the above list, superfoods are primarily fruits and vegetables. There are also some whole grains, legumes and fish. Adding superfoods to your daily diet can happen when you take these steps.
Step One: Create a menu plan for the upcoming week. Include recipes that contain your superfoods. Shop from your grocery list. Try to add a fruit or vegetable to each and every meal. Try to include one meal each week that contains fish or is vegetarian.
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Step Two: Snack on seeds, berries, and nuts. Seeds, nuts and berries make a delicious snack. You can also add them to yogurt and have a superfood snack. Berries, nuts and seeds can also be added to steel cut oats for a superfood breakfast.
Step Three: Switch to whole grains. Change your white bread, white rice and instant oatmeal to whole grains. Enjoy steel cut oats, barley, and buckwheat instead. Eat whole grain breads and cereals.
Step Four: Add green tea to your morning or afternoon habit. You don’t have to switch and stop drinking coffee. However, if you can add green tea to your routine each day you’ll get a whollop of nutrients and antioxidants.
Try to add one new superfood to your diet each week. You don’t have to eat all superfoods all the time. Variety is important. However, by adding them to your regular meals in addition to other fruits and vegetables, you’ll be giving your body everything it needs to stay strong and healthy.
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