Superfoods can be a fun way to add a boost of nutrients or the Flavor Factor to your meals.
While they’re not necessary to eat healthfully and you don’t need to run out and buy all of the fancy super powders thinking they’ll transform your health and wellbeing, it is always fun to try new foods or to add a little something to your day that can give you extra nutrients. That’s exactly what superfoods can do for you!
In this article, I’ll share what superfoods are, when you should use them, and eight common superfoods that you could try if you’re ready to play with adding some to your life.
What Are Superfoods?
A superfood is a food that’s particularly rich in compounds like antioxidants, fiber, or fatty acids, that are especially beneficial to one’s health. Pretty broad, right? Well, it all comes down to the claimed health-boosting properties that food has and nourishing benefits you might gain from it.
Spinach and kale could be considered superfoods thanks to their abundance of vitamins and minerals and all the health-promoting pay-offs you get from eating them. The same goes for a green juice that’s filled with superfoods. Also, things like adaptogens — aka medicinal mushrooms, herbs, and spices often used in Eastern medicine — can be considered superfoods and ones we’ve used in plenty of recipes on Nutrition Stripped too.
When you view food as a tool for your health that helps prevent chronic disease, keeps your mind sharp, sustains your