8 Superfoods That You Should Be Eating Right Now




As they say, 'you are what you eat' and what you eat can and will affect your health big time. We don't need any statistics for this one. It's a known fact. Various diseases arose from unhealthy eating habits. 

I do eat like a horse from time to time, but, I try to eat as much healthy stuff as I can as well. The delicious kind of healthy food; not the ones that taste like wet paper mash with glue. That's my hard limit.

From the extensive list of 'superfoods' that we have right now, I regularly eat these eight that I will be introducing to you right now. They've been around for a long time. You're probably eaten some of them without knowing that they have 'superpowers'. Oh, and one more thing, these are superfoods that tastes good!


1/Spinach


Superpower: I should've listened to Popeye and ate more of these when I was younger. This superfood contains powerful antioxidants that can prevent one from getting various cancers. It's a heart-friendly food that prevents cholesterol from oxidizing. It's also packed with Vit. K, calcium and magnesium for healthy bones!

2/Avocado


Superpower: A favorite since childhood! I love chopping them up in small pieces and mixing it with milk and muscovado. Did you know that avocados can reduce stroke risk, aids in weight loss, are good for the skin, can prevent birth defects (such as Spina Bifida) and can regulate blood pressure? Pretty super, huh?

3/Quinoa


Superpower: I just found out about this superfood late last year. The Incas, apparently, refer to this as 'mother of all grains' because of these important reasons: it's high in fiber and proteins, can prevent migraine attacks because of its magnesium properties and it has tissue healing properties due to lysine. 

4/Cranberries


Superpower: Cranberries are famous for its Urinary Tract Infection-fighting power. Women are more aware of this since we are prone to UTI than men due our smaller urethra. Aside from that, cranberries lowers bad cholesterol, prevent kidney stones, improves metabolism and prevents dental problems.

5/Apple


Superpower: An apple a day just might keep the doctor away! Here's why: they can enhance mental health, decrease diabetes risk, lowers cholesterol and reduces risk for artery-clogging plaques, detoxifies the liver, prevent cataracts and brightens teeth!

6/Walnuts


Superpower: If you've been reading this blog for awhile, you'd know my fondness for snacking on nuts. One of the best things that I like about this superfood is its ability to send one in la la land. Walnuts can improve sleep due to its melatonin {hormone that regulates sleep} component. Walnuts will also aid in weight  loss because it's high in fiber and increases metabolism. Works for me!

7/Orange


Superpower: It's a no-brainer that oranges are high in Vit. C. We all know that. Apart from the obvious, oranges normalizes blood sugar level due to fiber. It can also make you look young! How? It contains antioxidants that fights skin damaging free radicals. 

8/Flaxseed


Superpower: This is my most used superfood on this list. I put half a spoonful on my cup of joe every single day. I learned about this from Gwyneth Paltrow years ago. She gives her kids a spoonful of flaxseed oil every morning. I tried it, but can't commit. I like the powder version better. Flaxseed regulates bowel movement and contains lignans that reduces the risk of prostate and breast cancer. There have been reports that flaxseed can lessen depression as well.


How many of these superfoods have you tried?


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