Strengthen Your Immune System with These 5 Outrageously Delicious Superfoods
Well, you’ve heard of Superfoods but you want to know exactly what they are? Well, it may come as a surprise but there’s no actual food group of superfoods. But over the past few years the list has been made up of foods that are full of nutrients that are incredibly healthy for your body that help to bolster your immune system while protecting you from disease.
We thought it would be a great idea to label 5 superfoods that are tremendous for your immune system while working to keep you healthy and fit…
Blueberries – Berries are great but blueberries are amazing for you! They are loaded with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and disease fighting nutrients! In fact, they are of the most nutrient dense berries, loaded with vitamin C, K, and manganese. They are referred to as the king of antioxidant foods!
Salmon – A number of cold-water fishes are excellent for you and salmon is near the top of the list. First off, whether pan seared or bbq’d it tastes great! It is also a tremendous source of Omega 3 fatty acids and high in protein. And the list of B vitamins in 100 grams of wild salmon is off the charts: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and loads of B12. It also contains antioxidants and can help fight inflammation.
Spinach – Spinach is a delicious dark leafy green (saute with extra virgin olive oil and garlic and you are living large!) 100 grams is loaded with fiber and packed with vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, C, and E, folic acid, iron, potassium, manganese, and calcium. It also contains nitrates that have been linked to modifying your blood pressure.
Avocado – This tasty fruit is amazingly nutritious and high in healthy fats. And it is just filled with vitamins and minerals such as vitamins C, K, B5, B6, and E, plus potassium and folate. In fact, it’s got more potassium than a banana! Plus, you’ll find heart healthy mono-unsaturated fatty acids that are just so good for you! If you want antioxidants and help lowering cholesterol, avocados should be a part of your diet!
Dark Chocolate – It is the ultimate dessert – and the higher the cacoa number the lower the carbohydrates. Antioxidants abound in this flavorful food. It’s chock full of fiber, iron, manganese, magnesium, copper, potassium, phosphorous, zinc and selenium! Oh yeah, and it taste so good!
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