What Makes Super Foods Super?

What Makes Super Foods Super?

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The term superfood is everywhere these days. You may have even said it yourself.  But what does it really mean?

 

According to Oxford Dictionary, a superfood is a nutrient-rich food considered to be beneficial for health and well-being. A food’s nutrient density is what determines if a food is considered super. Nutrient density refers to the amount of nutrients packed into a small volume of food.

 

Take an apple and a doughnut for example. An apple has approximately 100 calories, provides your body with 4 grams of dietary fiber, and is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron. In comparison, a regular glazed doughnut has roughly 200 calories and has very little nutritional value. Although the apple and doughnut are roughly the same volume, the apple is nutrient dense2.

 

You are what you eat so if you want to feel SUPER, here is a list3 of superfoods to incorporate in your ageLOC TR90 meal plans.

 

1.     Low fat or fat-free plain yogurt

2.     Eggs

3.     Nuts

4.     Kiwis

5.     Quinoa

6.     Beans

7.     Salmon

8.     Broccoli

9.     Sweet potatoes

10.   Berries

 

1http://blog.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/2012/02/26/one-small-change-what-makes-superfoods-so-super/

2http://nutrition.about.com/od/nutrition101/a/nutrient_dense.htm

3http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/10-everyday-super-foods?page=2

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