If you could have a super power what would it be? X-ray vision? Invisibility? Invincibility? Master every yoga pose? Most of the super powers we see in the movies are the external type. What about gaining super powers INSIDE the body where the real strength comes from – on a cellular level?
“Super food” is more than just a trendy term or shelf topic. These categorized super foods are deeply enriched with nutrients we need. Many are hard to find or expensive to buy, but we're putting the spotlight on a few common super foods you can pick up and enjoy today.
If you love rice, then make room for quinoa. We are told grains are good, but too many can be a carb overload which is not so good. Fortunately, quinoa is packed with a nutritional POW that most other grains don’t have. It is one of the only grains that provide all nine essential amino acids our bodies need, plus it is loaded with protein (8g per one-cup serving).
Amino acids rebuild cells and tissues, which is basically what the body is made of. Quinoa gives us regeneration super power!
Chia seeds got their fame from the Chia Pet but only later did the ch-ch-ch-chia get recognized for its power plant properties! One serving gives you most essential fatty acids as well as magnesium, iron, calcium, and potassium.
Magnesium helps keep bones strong, supports nerve function, and enhances the body’s ability to perform under stress and fatigue.
Push aside your soda and sip on a liquid super substance! This healthy beverage is doused in antioxidant flavonoids and catechins that help prevent or slow cell damage. It’s also a source of caffeine so you can swap your coffee for green tea and fight off free radicals!
Ready to be wowed by watermelon? This gorgeous gourd is high in vitamins A and C. It’s also a mega alkaline fruit that balances the body's pH, while also helping the kidneys and the liver flush out toxins and aid in the detox process.
Chew on this juicy fruit if you’ve had too much fun the night before (wink).
Kale yeah! This power green contains more antioxidants than most fruits and veggies AND it’s a great source of fiber, calcium and iron.
Iron helps the body metabolize proteins and is needed in the production of hemoglobin and red blood cells.
The most notable constant of "super foods" is that they are whole foods – made from Mother Earth without any processing. Shop local and shop organic whenever possible and gain strength and good health from the inside out. That's the superhero way!
P.S. If you’re feeling a little adventurous try a few lesser known super foods like: maca, goji berries and dandelion greens.
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