We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: looking and feeling good starts from within. Eating nutritious food is good for your overall well-being–mentally, emotionally, and physically. Notice how you have so much more energy when you have a nutrient-rich, big breakfast, or when you replace junk food for snacks that are better for you.
By taking care of your body from the inside, you feel that glow from within that carries through to the outside. You feel better, stronger, and more confident to take on your day.
Here are some scientifically-proven superfoods that are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other beneficial compounds. The best part is, they're super accessible and easy to find in groceries, and even ordered online via our partner, MetroMart! Below are a few of the most popular ones:
We hate to break it to you but the saying is true–an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Apples are often overlooked as a superfood because of their availability, but they’re actually one of the best fruits to keep your digestive system healthy and your sugar levels in check. They have a lot of anti-inflammatory and disease-fighting qualities, too, because of their abundance in antioxidants, especially flavonoids. Apples are packed with vitamins C and A, which help the defense system work well and keep the skin healthy.
Carrots are a great addition to your diet because they’re loaded with fiber, which helps keep your gut system healthy and helps you control your weight. They’re also a good source of many important nutrients, such as Vitamins A, C, and K, as well as potassium and biotin. Because of its sweet and crunchy texture, they can be used in a lot of different recipes. You can eat them raw, cooked, or in juice form, and you’d still get all the wonderful benefits of it!
Eggs are widely considered to be a superfood by many people because they contain a lot of good nutrients. They’re a great source of high-quality protein and many vitamins and minerals, such as B12, D, and choline, which are important for brain and nerve health. Eggs are also dense with lutein and zeaxanthin, which are good for your eyes and lower your risk of age-related macular degeneration.
Lettuce doesn't get as much attention as other superfoods, but that doesn't mean it doesn't deserve to be in this group. This green leafy veggie has very few calories and a ton of fiber, which helps your body digest food and keeps your gut healthy. It’s also loaded with Vitamins K, A, C, and minerals such as calcium and magnesium. These nutrients are known to help keep your bones healthy, boost your immune system, and protect you from free radicals. Plus, the crisp texture is amazing to have in salads and sandwiches!
Up until a few years ago, coffee wasn’t considered to be a superfood. Now, it is, thanks to thousands of scientific studies that show how good it is for your health. Coffee is known for having a lot of caffeine in it, which gives you a natural energy boost and helps make you more alert and focused. Coffee also has a good number of antioxidants, which are great in reducing inflammation and preventing other ailments. On top of these, a cup of joe has also been tied to better cognitive function, better mood, and a faster metabolism.
Now despite all the wonderful benefits of all these superfoods, it’s still recommended to eat everything in moderation. Too much of anything can be harmful to your body, so make sure to have a balanced and well-rounded diet.
And if you’re like us who don’t always have the time to head out to the grocery, give MetroMart a try! It’s a super helpful grocery delivery service that offers customers a varied and complete range of groceries and essentials–from fruits to veggies, meat to dairy products, and anything else you might need for your home.
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