The Avengers!, Superman, Wonderwoman, All the DC Comics, and Marvel Heroes. Who is your favorite? I can bet they eat superfoods to stay strong and healthy.
Packed with antioxidants, superfoods are crucial to the maintenance and function of the body [ 1 ].
If you want to be a superhero, you need to eat superfoods. Life is so busy these days!
Why are they called superfoods?
You didn’t hear it from us (or maybe you did!), but a long time ago, in the 20th century, bananas were advertised as superfoods. Physicians endorsed bananas as a means to combat a number of ailments, including celiac disease and diabetes [ 2 ].
Now, in the 21st century, a superfood is known as an amazing source of nutrients that promotes health and prevents sickness. Yes!
TO DO LIST: delicious SUPERFOODS
That’s right! We know you love lists, so let’s make a quick list of the super-superfoods you will love, divided into categories (Where my OCD people at!?).
Superfoods: one more thing on your to-do list. Superfoods can make everyone feel like a superhero. (And they’re an amazing hack for overachievers and overcommitted people!).
You can transform superfoods into a delicious treat! Here are some ideas:
Strawberries (with dark chocolate)
Blueberries (whole-grain waffles with blueberry jam)
Peaches (low-sugar peach pie)
Avocado (toast with egg and microgreens)
Bananas! (smoothies with honey and oats)
Garlic (bread and olive oil)
Kale (with chicken and sweet potatoes -garlic too!)
Broccoli (with grass-fed steak)
Superfoods to help you sleep [ 5 ] and recharge for a powerful life.
Even superheroes need to recharge. Here are some ideas to help you unwind after you save the world:
Tea (with citrus and mint)
Kiwi (just add water!)
Pumpkin Seeds (granola bars)
Cheese! (with fragrant red wine)
REMEMBER THE HEALTHY PLATE: A BALANCED DIET.
A friendly reminder: Harvard University published the healthy plate [ 6 ] that includes protein and whole grains, in addition to fruits and veggies. Check it out:
We get it, you want to achieve, you want to have an amazing life, you want to spend time with the people you love. Times are busy and it’s a good idea to eat superfoods that energize you and recharge you. Avoid emotional eating, eat healthy, and get some zzzzz’s. Remember: even Superman and Wonderwoman need rest.
A super you? Yes! You read that right! When you eat the right foods, you’ll be able to ride your bicycle, travel, do more work around the house (who wants to do that, but someone has to do it!), take care of your pets, and spend time in nature. All those wonderful things life offers need a currency: health. With health, you can have it all.