Whether you have IBS, anxiety, or just want more energy, the following 5 Foods are items you should have in your daily diet. Of course, there are several other foods that have wonderful benefits, but for this particular post, these are the ones I chose to share with you. Make sure you click on the links to get more information and make sure to subscribe to get valuable information directly to your inbox.
5 Super Healthy Foods:
1. Kale – Kale is packed with vitamin K, Iron, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and calcium; it is also low in calories and fat! Kale is not only good in salads, but I use it in my smoothie! There are different kinds of kale, but I just use what is easily found in any grocery store. Check out more about Kale and its benefits Here
2. Blueberries – Not only are Blueberries nutritious, they are delicious! I use Blueberries in my smoothie but a friend of mine use to bring them to work frozen and she would eat them as a healthy “sweet”. I tried it and have been hooked ever since! Blueberries contain fiber, vitamins K and C and are low in calories. Unless you have been under a rock, you have also heard they are full of antioxidants. (While doing research for this blog post, I read they are also our anti-aging little friends! Bring on the blues baby!) Read more Here bout these delicious wonders!
3. Chia Seeds – Now Chia Seeds may not be my first choice of healthy foods to incorporate, but they are good to have in your diet. I got interested in Chia Seeds when doing research (yup, I do a lot of research) on foods for my daughter who has IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and IR (Insulin Resistance) I am still working on incorporating them into our diet as my family is picky but I will get there. They will conform since when I am determined about something, Resistance Is Futile! Chia Seeds are good for your heart, bones, teeth and, my favorite…combating diabetes! There is tons more stuff these little seeds are great at and you can read about it Here.
4. Peas – Wow! I was really amazed that peas are on the top of the list of vegetables that have the most protein. I had no idea that these little green guys were going to be an important part of my family’s diet, but they are now! Green peas are a very good source of vitamin K, manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin B1, copper, vitamin C, phosphorus, folate and more. My favorite thing about peas is that they are high in protein and that is important to my youngest daughter’s diet. Read more about these green monstrously healthy guys Here.
5. Watermelon -Last but not least on my list, is watermelon. While it may not be considered a “super” food, I included it in this list because watermelon contains a lot of water, and that is something I have a hard time getting enough of. (Between you and me, I hate plain water, especially from a plastic bottle…just tastes disgusting. I am not a water snob though because I would rather drink from the tap than from a plastic bottle…..yeah, I know!) Anyway, watermelon has other benefits like fiber, Lycopene, vitamin C and may help lower inflammation. Besides, it’s very, very yummy! Read more about watermelon and its benefits Here.
While I included a few links to information I used for this blog post, there is so much more for you to find. I picked only 5 foods that I knew were healthy and delicious, but trust me, there are several more great foods you can incorporate into your diet. I challenge you to do some research (there’s that word again) and see what you can find and share it here in the comments so we can all benefit! (Actually, I am just lazy and want to benefit from your hard work…lol)
Friday is when I like to post recipes, so in honor of this healthy blog post, I am going to share my go-to Immune Boosting smoothie. It’s fast, easy and delicious. However, it can be a funny color and I have received more than my share of “what in the world are you drinking” comments, but that’s ok. My smoothie has helped me fend off more than one cold while my family was sick! So there!!
Till Next Time,
Rebecca & The Gang
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