Are you taking advantage of these superfoods?
1) Grass-fed beef
Conventional ideologies and negative connotations about red meat have remained in the consciousness of many modern cultures for way too long.
A few key benefits:
Vitamin E content is four times higher in grass-fed beef than grain-fed beef, as well as being an important antioxidant for preventative health care
- It can also contain similar amounts of Omega-3 as salmon and tuna.
- CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid), a type of fatty acid found naturally in grass-fed beef, helps the body burn fat, reduce sugar cravings and provide support for cardiovascular health. CLA content is much higher in grass-fed beef than conventional grain-fed beef.
- Grass-fed beef contains two to four times more Omega-3 fatty acids than conventional, grain-fed beef. Omega-3 deficiencies have been linked to cognitive dysfunction and other mental malaise.
Popeye wasn’t joking when he said to eat your spinach. This is one of the most versatile, inexpensive, nutrient-dense and easy to grow foods.
More reasons to get your greens:
- Spinach aids digestion and can ease the intestinal damage caused by toxic, inflammatory compounds such as gluten, high-fructose corn syrup and canola oil.
- Lutein is an important component of animal fats, egg yolks and plants. High levels of lutein in the eyes have been shown to enhance vision and reduce the chances of losing your eyesight with age.
- Spinach is pretty minimal in taste and can be disguised by throwing a handful into a smoothie with the addition of kale and a few berries, it makes a great source of quality protein. Talk about a power, digestion and energy boost!
Have you seen blueberries flourishing under sunlight in the garden? How can such a precious fruit not shrivel up in the sun? Blueberries contain an antioxidant named anthocyanin which protects them from the sun.
Here’s some reasons you should have blueberries in your superfood sustenance stash:
- The protection against the sun that blueberries have, can provide the same effect for us. Eating blueberries offers a natural UV protecting effect for our skin.
- Blueberries are naturally low in sugar, providing a minimal insulin response and can act as a treat in someone’s diet who is missing the sweet taste from the sodas or sweets they used to consume.
- Usually, the darker the fruit, the more nutrients and vitamins it contains. Blueberries are no exception and rate near the top of the charts for overall best fruits to consume.