Wellness Wednesday: 4 Superfoods to Positively Affect Your Health

Published on: 07/08/2020 1:18 pm
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Hey guys, Gina here. I don’t know about you, but I love knowing that my diet consists of foods that can positively affect my health. I like to think about food as medicine. Here are 4 superfoods that I implement in my diet and all of their amazing benefits!

1. EXTRA VIRGIN

OLIVE OIL

According to the US FDA, consuming olive oil can help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

Olive Oil has anti-inflammatory benefits.

It helps stabilize blood sugar, supports bone health, and contains antioxidants to protect your body.

Keep olive oil on your table, and drizzle it over your salad, vegetables, breads, and more! I love to use it as a base for cooking instead of butter. Try it 🙂

2. BERRIES

Nature’s candy works wonders in giving the body the vitamins it needs to thrive.

Berries are full of antioxidants and vitamins.

They can help improve digestion.

Keeping berries in your fridge at all times ensures that you always have a healthy snack on hand. If you are feeling insatiable, grab a handful of berries to do the trick.

3. AVOCADOS

Avocados are high in monounsaturated fats, vitamins, and minerals. Some of the vitamins include: potassium, folate, magnesium, and numerous B vitamins.

According to the American Heart Association, “Monounsaturated fats can help reduce bad cholesterol levels in your blood which can lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. They also provide nutrients to help develop and maintain your body’s cells. Oils rich in monounsaturated fats also contribute vitamin E to the diet, an antioxidant vitamin most Americans need more of.”

Avocado toast is one of my favorite go-to’s for an easy and quick breakfast or lunch. Drizzle on some olive oil and sprinkle some chili powder to do it my way!

4. SALMON

This fish reigns as one of the ultimate sources of omega-3 fatty acids. These help to lower blood pressure and reduce triglycerides.

Salmon can help prevent certain diseases.

It can also help improve memory.

Grilling up some salmon with a teriyaki glaze and a side of vegetables is one of my favorite meals!

DISCLAIMER: None of the information given on this article is to be considered as medical advice. Please discuss with your doctor before changing your diet. This article is for general informational purposes only.