Don’t have time to stock up on SuperFoods? That’s okay, because you probably already have them on-hand. So this week, instead of telling you about foods you should eat and vegetables you should hunt down at the farmer’s market, let’s spend a little time shopping your kitchen.
Whether you have bags of dried beans or stacks of the canned kind, beans are incredibly rich in fiber, protein, iron, and folic acid. That fiber helps keep your digestive tract healthy, but it also can cause…how to put this delicately…well, you know.
If you have Iceberg lettuce instead of Romaine, you might want to make the switch on your next grocery run. Romaine lettuce has twice the protein and calcium of it’s globe-shaped relative, three times the vitamin K, four times the iron, and eight times the vitamin C. It’s also packed with vitamin A!
Tomatoes are heart-healthy, bone-healthy and cancer fighting since even the less-red ones are packed with lycopene! In fact, if you like the more orange colored heirloom tomatoes (I do!), there’s good news: a recent study showed that lycopene from orange tomatoes was absorbed better than lycopene in bright red tomatoes.
If you add just one superfood to your daily diet, you might consider almonds or pistachios. Almonds contain vitamin E and magnesium, as well as a host of disease-fighting antioxidants, and are a healthy fat. They make an energizing snack between meals too.
Oatmeal may not be the most exciting breakfast, but it is one of the healthiest – especially when topped with Fall-friendly apples, cinnamon, and walnuts. Oats are high in fiber, rich in antioxidants, and help to lower your cholesterol. One bowl of oatmeal with all the fixings is a SuperFood-powered way to start your day!