7 Superfoods You Need More Of!

Superfood is the term used to describe foods that are considered to be beneficial for overall health and well-being. Many superfoods contain vital nutrients and anti-oxidants that may provide a variety of health benefits including reducing the risk of developing heart disease and even certain cancers!

Listed below are 7 superfoods we include in our meals – foods we all need more of in our diet!
1. Eggs
Eggs contain essential vitamins and minerals including Retinol, vitamin D, Riboflavin, Folate, Vitamin B12, Choline, Biotin, Phosphorus, Iron, Zinc, Iodine, Selenium. They are also high in essential amino acids, healthy fats and are one of the healthiest foods on the planet.
2. Kale
 Kale is often referred to as the most nutrient dense green vegetable on the market.  Kale contains Vitamin K1, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Manganese, Copper, Calcium, and Potassium. Kale is also high in antioxidants which help protect the body against damaging free radicals.
3.) Coconut Oil
 Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) which can be broken down by the liver and used as fuel. It has been shown to increase satiety / reduce hunger, boost your metabolism and improve brain function!
4.  Blueberries
 Compared to other fruits, blueberries are low in sugar and high in fiber. They contain one of the highest antioxidant levels on the planet and have been associated with reducing cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure and may even help prevent several forms of cancers.
5.  Cinnamon
Cinnamon is an extremely powerful and tasty spice which has been used to treat disease and improve health since the ancient Egyptians! It can lower blood sugar levels, improve carb tolerance, reduce inflammation, and even be protective against heart disease and certain cancers.
6. Nutmeg
Nutmeg is known as a nutrient dense compound with plenty of vitamins and minerals! It has compounds related to essential oils and nutrients such as fiber, manganese, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, and magnesium. Some evidence shows it can reduce pain and promote oral and brain health.
7.  Turmeric
 Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory spice with awesome health benefits. It has bioactive compounds that can increase the body’s antioxidant capacity and improve important markers of health that can prevent heart disease.

Author: Rudy Mawer, MSInternational Celebrity Trainer, Sports Scientist