Superfoods are all the rage these days and for good reason! They are a great way to support your overall health and to feel your best.
I don’t know about you, but normally when I am on a health kick, I tend to focus on the unhealthy foods I need to eliminate from my diet. This can lead to an unhealthy relationship with food.
Now, I am challenging myself (and you!) to stop focusing on what foods to cut out and to instead start introducing more good choices into my diet. This means making healthy swaps and choosing foods that provide a great nutritional value.
And that’s where superfoods come in.
So, what are superfoods?
Superfoods are whole foods that are more nutritionally dense than your average food. By adding superfoods to your diet, you can receive amazing health benefits and live a healthier life.
Keep reading to find out which superfoods you need in your life!
Blueberries are well known superfoods! They are an excellent source of antioxidants and contain many vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C. They are also a source of fiber. This is why blueberry juice concentrate is included in VIIVA’s antioxidant gel packets, also known as VRevive!
Green tea is perhaps one of the easiest superfoods to include into your routine. It is affordable and easy to make. Green tea contains EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), an antioxidant that may help protect the body from diseases like cancer and heart disease. In addition, green tea is thought to support weight loss!
There is a reason kale is one of the most popular superfoods out there. Kale is an extremely nutrient-dense leafy green. It contains important nutrients like vitamin K, vitamin A, and vitamin C. On top of that, it is powerful supporter of the immune system and brain development. When put to the test, kale is most definitely worth the hype!
Acai berries come from Central America and South America but have risen in popularity due to popular trends like acai bowls and smoothies. They are loaded with antioxidants to help fight free radicals in the body and may help lower bad cholesterol. They have also been studied for potential in supporting brain health and protecting the brain from damage associated with aging.
Elderberry is an amazing superfood known for its ability to help provide relief from cold and flu symptoms and boost the immune system. It also contains a great amount of antioxidants and Vitamin C, making it a superb choice to keep you healthy all year long.
This common green is in fact a powerful superfood! It provides a variety of vitamins and minerals and even contains calcium which supports healthy bones. According to Healthline, spinach may also improve oxidative stress, eye health, and blood pressure.
Curious what other greens are known for their health benefits? Find out more here.
Which of these powerful superfoods will you make more of an effort to include in your diet? Or even better, make an effort to include all of them! I hope this article encourages you to stop focusing on cutting out foods, and instead focus on including foods that make your life better.
Let’s all start living healthier today!
Meet the Author: Hanna is the Communications Coordinator at VIIVA. She recently graduated summa cum laude from Southern Oregon University and now lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, cat, and dog. Her favorite hobbies include reading and singing, and her favorite VIIVA product is the Chocolate Organic Plant Base!