What Superfoods Should You Be Adding To Your Diet?

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Unquestionably, the pace of life in today’s society has increased dramatically in comparison with previous generations. And along with a more hectic pace comes all of the increased levels of responsibility and workload associated with such a demanding lifestyle. In a world where we are working harder, sleeping less, and are more stressed than ever before, it is essential to fight back. But how? The answer: adding superfoods to your diet!

What Exactly Is A Superfood?

You have likely heard the term "superfood" before, but what kind of foods qualify for this lofty distinction? A superfood is a nutrient-rich food such as a fruit or vegetable that is considered to be extremely beneficial to one's health and wellness. In fact, superfoods are the most nutrient-dense foods from around the world. Specific foods that qualify for the grand title of superfood include kale, broccoli, spinach, blueberries, strawberries, apples, cranberries, garlic, almonds, lentils, salmon, and green tea. Other less traditional foods that are becoming more popular for their high nutrient value include wheat grass, barley grass, spirulina, alfalfa, and chlorella. While the list is quite diverse and extensive, the common factor that each of these foods has in common is that they are LOADED with body nourishing nutrients, and many of them are known for their specific qualities such as anti-oxidant or cancer-fighting properties, and for their benefit for particular aspects of human wellness, such as heart health. Leafy greens and omega-3 fatty acids have proved particularly effective in fighting Alzheimer's and improving memory.

Buying Superfoods

Your best option to find superfoods is at one of three places. First, you can go to the fresh produce aisle at your local grocery store. There you will find an array of raw, fresh fruits and vegetables. A good rule of thumb when selecting produce is to look for the fruits and vegetables that have an especially dark color. This is typically an indication of a nutrient-dense product. A second place you can go is to your local fresh produce market or farmstand. Such places offer fresh, local produce that is often organically grown in rich, healthy soil, which certainly adds to the nutritional value of the product. Finally, you can go to your local health food store. Such stores are currently enjoying a massive surge in popularity and for good reason. On the shelf, you will typically find an area dedicated to the sale of powdered superfood formulas, which can usually be mixed with water or added to smoothies. Do your body a favor, and don't ignore these products! The best superfood drink mixes on the market today often offer a comprehensive blend of several superfoods combined into one formula, including green barley, wheat grass, spirulina, chlorella, and alfalfa, along with more commonly known foods such as spinach, kale, broccoli, blueberries, and strawberries.

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