Super Foods

Lately I have been doing a little research on living a healthier life. When I say healthier, I mean not eating hot dogs at work and pizza on the weekends. I am not trying to diet or lose weight but I have had a long run with a bad stomach and eating foods that I know that make me sick… but I mean who can blame me, everyone needs a little ice cream and cheese in their life.  In the last couple years I have noticed that eating those types of food not only make me sick but they tend to make me tired and sluggish.  There is some debate on what the superfoods really are, but here are a few I am going to try to focus on to live a better, healthier life. 

Blueberries- contains great antioxidants and are low in calories 

Eggs- “Studies show if you eat eggs at breakfast, you may eat fewer calories during the day and lose weight without significantly affecting cholesterol levels,” says Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Quinoa- my new favorite go to meal, my friend Julie made a simple, great recipe the other night for dinner that I have been craving ever since.  

Salmon- this is a great protein alternative that is fully of Omega 3’s, especially good for women.  

Kiwi- this is one superfood that I never would have thought of,  Wards, MS, RD says”One large kiwi supplies your daily requirement for vitamin C.” 

Non-Fat Plain Yogurt- this one has been a struggle for me, sometimes I am okay eating a small dose but I try to stay clear of all dairy products and try to make up my calcium intake from other foods.

Broccoli- broccoli has always been one of my favorite foods, it is rich in a plethora of vitamins and tastes good too.  

Beans- Through all of the research I have been reading I have noticed everyone is talking about beans, beans, and more beans because of their high fiber content.  I am not the biggest fan, but maybe I will start adding them in to my weekly routine.  

Sweet Potatoes- this delicious vegetable is a great replacement for any ordinary white potato and has wonderful flavor.  

If any of you wonderful readers have any recommendations on living a healthier lifestyle, I would love to hear them!  

xox- a dash of details

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3 replies
  1. The Baker
    The Baker says:

    I recently bought quinoa and am excited to try some new recipes! Eating dairy usually messes with my skin but sometimes I just can't help snacking on some yoghurt (especially since I discovered icelandic yoghurt at whole foods).
    Great post!
    -Lisa

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  2. Gaby
    Gaby says:

    I love quinoa, I eat it at least 3 times a week, a pretty simple salad with some avocado, pecans or pinenuts, raisins and shaved Parmesan ;)

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