Making healthy food decisions is hard! So, many of us turn to certain “buzz words” to steer our decision making in the grocery store. And as a result, we look for labels to tell us what’s healthy. Instead of relying on boxes and brands, stick with whole foods! There are plenty of one-ingredient superfoods and they guarantee to pack a nutritional punch.
What is a superfood?
A superfood is a whole, natural food. They are mostly plant-based however some fish and dairy foods count too. They are nutrient powerhouses packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
Watch out for imposters! Some processed foods claim to be superfoods. Because “superfood” is not a medical term, companies can slap this label on their products without regulations.
Vitamins & Minerals
Vitamins and minerals are essential because they fuel normal growth and a healthy metabolism. The human body utilizes vitamin A-E and vitamin K and important minerals (e.g., potassium, calcium, magnesium, and iron).
FYI: The human body cannot produce minerals so eat your superfoods!
Antioxidants get rid of free radicals therefore protecting the body from damaging inflammation. Examples include certain vitamins (vitamin C and E), some minerals (selenium), polyphenols, and flavonoids.
Check out the One Drop Guide to Superfoods!