It's a bird...It's a plane...No! It's SUPERFOOD!
The word superfood is popping up everywhere lately, from wellness news to product packaging. So what exactly does this mean and where do we find them?
There's actually no scientific or official definition for the term superfood - it simply refers to foods that are extra-packed with nutrients and minerals that our bodies love. They are known to be high in antioxidants, boost immunity and help prevent disease. Best of all - they can be found easily at your local grocery.
Some examples of superfoods are-
Think about watering a plant that is in a pot with holes in the bottom. You can water the plant religiously, but the water will always drain out of the bottom of the pot and the plant will be left undernourished. This same principal applies to eating foods with low nutrient value - you can eat and eat and eat but never feel satisfied because your body is hungry for what it truly needs.
When considering what to eat, I try to think about the ratio of calories to nutrients. Are these empty calories? Will I feel satisfied after I eat this? What nutrient need will this food fulfill for me today? Superfoods are known to be low calorie and high nutrient - making them an excellent addition to your diet.
Try incorporating more of these into your meals and tell me what you think!