Are SuperFoods really “Super”?

Over the past few months I have had several people ask me about “Super Foods”. Is there really a food you can eat that will help you lose weight where you don’t have to eat healthy or exercise? What do you think? Do you believe there is one certain food that you can eat that will give you everything you need? If there was, why would God have given us such a variety of food? If so, why do these foods not last very long before we hear about another super food?

Eating healthy is all about getting the nutrients we need each day and getting our bodies moving as God designed for us. I am thankful I am not like my cat that eats the same thing everyday with no variety. It is awesome to have the variety! The good news is that there are a lot of foods that are very good for you! You have the options each day to choose to eat healthy with so many great foods God has given us. I want to share with you a few that I love to indulge in: (I have included the website I got the information from so you can go look at the benefits of each one)

Spinach: Dark leafy greens like spinach are important for skin and hair, bone health, and provide protein, iron, vitamins and minerals. It contains more potassium than a banana. Putting spinach in your smoothie in the mornings is a great way to get a nutrient dense start to your day!
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270609.php

Blueberries: have more antioxidants than any other fresh fruits or vegetables tested to date. They also help our bodies fight off diseases. Studies are showing that eating blueberries can help reduce belly fat. Start off your day with blueberries in your smoothie or fresh blueberries in your yogurt! Check out this great article for more info: https://www.jenreviews.com/blueberries/

Whole Grains: are important sources of many nutrients, including dietary fiber, several B vitamins, iron, magnesium and selenium. They help you digest food slower so you absorb more nutrients and stay fuller longer.
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/grains-why.html

Almond Milk: has a high nutritional content, is low in calories and is an excellent food to consume if managing your weight.  Cow’s milk can cause lots of mucus in our digestive track which keeps us from absorbing the nutrients we eat by drinking almond milk it can help you absorb more nutrients.
http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/almond-milk-3-health-benefits.html

Greek Yogurtis a great source of protein. Helps build and repair muscles but also helps you stay fuller longer. Be careful when choosing Greek yogurts because they add a lot of sugar to make it taste better. You can buy plain Greek yogurt and add fresh fruit and stevia to make it taste delicious. I also love the Dannon Light and Fit Greek Yogurt, only 7 grams of sugar!
http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/best-foods-you-are-not-eating?page=2

These are just a few of my favorite “Super Foods”. God has given us so many to choose from and we all need to be educated on which foods give us the best nutrition.We can’t just eat one of these foods all the time and get what we need. It is all about variety and balance! Research for yourself what foods are super for your body.

It is all about making one good choice at a time!

-Cathy Cornelison

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