The term ‘super food’ has been called into contention somewhat in recent times.
Accusations are rife that this is a handy but ultimately nebulous expression used by many marketers and most would like you to believe that super foods really aren’t so easy to define.
That’s the official line lately but of course it doesn’t change the fact that some super foods are just packed with nutrients while also being low in calories or good for us in other ways. These foods can help to boost our health and enhance our diets, so consider adding them to your shopping trolley – whatever you call them…
Apples are not just a great source of fiber, they’re also super high in vitamin C thereby helping to improve your immune system and they contain lots of potassium too. Potassium helps to combat cramps and other issues. Then there’s vitamin K which is important for the blood and quercetin.
Tuna fish may be a little high in mercury so you don’t want to overdo it, but in the right quantities this is a fantastic source of protein that’s also very lean (think lean muscle mass) and it’s additionally a good way to get omega 3 fatty acid for improved joint health and brain function!
Peanut butter is a little calorific but you get a lot of goodness in those calories. Peanut butter provides you with fiber, protein, carbs and fats all in good proportions and is rich in fatty acids as well as a number of key nutrients. It’s delicious too and goes great on toast!
Organ meats are the most nutrient dense part of any animal, so it’s time to stop being squeamish! As well as being high in protein and minerals like magnesium, organ meats are also a great source of some cell-energy enhancers such as coenzyme Q10, creatine and PQQ. Many of these are things that athletes pay a lot of money for!
Coenzymes are small molecules. They cannot by themselves catalyze a reaction but they can help enzymes to do so. In technical terms, coenzymes are organic nonprotein molecules that bind with the protein molecule (apoenzyme) to form the active enzyme (holoenzyme). Soure: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=13153
Spinach is low calorie and it’s high in iron and phytoecdysteroids. This one is great for improving energy levels then, for bulking up a low-carb meal and for aiding muscle growth as well.
Avocados are full of the good kind of fat and barely any carbs. They taste delicious in a chicken sandwich and they drive up your testosterone for enhanced fat burning and muscle building.
Eggs may be a little high in fat but they’re also a great source of protein – being one of the few complete amino acid sources around. What’s more, they’re also a source of vitamin D (one of the few food sources) and of choline for enhanced brain function.
As long as you can start the day with a soli breakfast that is packed with healthy food you will be on the right track to start and maintain a weight loss routine. Skipping breakfast is the worst thing you can do if you want to diet correctly and actually see weight loss.
Eating the right super food can make all the difference.