What’s in the Super-Food Trinity?

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There are several types of food that nutritionists call “super-foods”. These are typically nutrient filled fruits, vegetables and nuts. A good rule of thumb is: If it is naturally red or green… It is good for you and you should probably start adding more of it to your diet.

Sorry no cheeseburgers, wings or pizzas on this list.

Cruciferous Vegetables & Leafy Greens: These vegetables are widely cultivated, with many   species being raised for food production such as cauliflower, cabbage, kale, watercress, bok choy, broccoli, spinach and similar green leaf vegetables.

Berries: Called “the ultimate anti-aging superfood” by some dietitians; berries top the charts with their high levels of antioxidants and phytochemicals that keep your brain young, your skin glowing, and your risk of disease reduced. Consider adding  acai berries, blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, mulberries and raspberries to your diet.

Nuts: Almonds, Cashews, Walnuts will all make a great addition to your diet. Nuts are a superfood rich in healthy fats that help you slim down. Almonds in particular can help you shed pounds: In one study, people who added a daily helping of nuts to a low-cal diet lost more weight than those people who didn’t.

 

 

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