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7 Superfoods You Need in Your Diet By Raven Gillus

Eating healthy is more than just about looking good, it’s about feeling great on the inside, WOL Bosses!

There are many superfoods that we should all implement in our diet for amazing health benefits. We’re going to talk about 7 Superfoods and why we think you should implement them into your diet. These fresh foods are also sure to help you stay lean and clean on the inside. By the end of reading this article, you will have a whole list of amazing superfoods to put into your diet!

Dark Leafy Greens

Common dark leafy greens include:

· Kale

· Spinach

· Collard greens

· Turnip greens

Dark leafy greens hold a lot of great nutrients in them such as, fiber, iron, zinc, calcium, and

Vitamin C. They have anti-inflammatory properties that can protect against certain cancers and

chronic illnesses like heart disease. Salads are a great way to get your dose of dark leafy greens.

If you don’t enjoy the taste too much, try including them into your stir-fry’s and smoothies.

Ginger

Ginger is known for having proven medicinal properties. Ginger has been used to fight the flu

and common colds. Also, it is used as a common aid for nausea and indigestion, due to its anti-

inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Whether dried, powered, juiced or fresh you can use

ginger to receive its many great benefits. In addition to its health benefits, it’s also a valued

flavor enhancer. You can include ginger in teas, soups, and curries.

Berries

Common berries include:

· Strawberries

· Cranberries

· Blueberries

· Blackberries

Berries are packed with nutrients including antioxidants, fiber, minerals, and various vitamins.

Their powerful source of antioxidants can reduce cancer, heart disease, and other inflammatory

conditions. Its antioxidant content can boost the immune system. Berries are also linked to

treating many different digestive and immune-related disorders. Acai berries are becoming

more popular in recent years since they were found to improve blood sugar levels and Inhibit

cell growth in some cancer cells. Berries go well in smoothies, fruit bowls, and salads.

Nuts and Seeds

Common nuts and seeds include:

· Nuts: Almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, pistachios.

· Seeds: Chia seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds.

Nuts and seeds have an excellent source of fiber, proteins, and healthy fats. Research shows

that certain plant compounds offer anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiviral effects. They

also have chemical agents that prevent or slow the development of cancer cells. When included

in a healthy diet, some types of nuts are even associated with weight loss. Snacking on nuts and

seeds by themselves during the day is a great way to get their benefits and stay feeling fuller

longer.

Avocado

Avocados are loaded with fiber, healthy fats, minerals and vitamins. It is linked to reduced

inflammation in the body due to Oleic acid, which is the most predominant monounsaturated

fat (MUFA) in avocados. These nutrient rich fruits can reduce chronic diseases including heart

disease, diabetes, and some cancers. Avocados are most commonly used to make guacamole.

You can eat them in salads and as a spread on toast in place of butter or mayonnaise.

Carrots

Carrots act as a natural toothbrush to scrub away plaque and reduce discoloration. They

include a great source of Vitamin A, which is important for maintaining and improving eyesight.

Antioxidants and vitamin A found in carrots help protect your skin from sun damage. Zinc and a

substance called, retinoic acid, helps your body maintain healthy skin. Eat them raw or cooked

by themselves or enjoy them with some spinach.

Salmon

Salmon has a high source of omega 3 fatty acids, which are known to reduce inflammation. This

yummy fish is loaded with potassium, protein, healthy fats, and B vitamins. These nutrients

found in salmon aid in lowering the risk of heart disease and diabetes and help with weight

management. Enjoy salmon cooked with garlic and drizzled with lemon. Pair salmon with leafy

greens like spinach to help flush out toxins.

Getting optimal nutrients through these superfoods shouldn’t just be a trend, it’s a lifestyle!

Implementing at least some of these foods as a part of your balanced diet is sure to improve

your health WOL Bosses.

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