Today’s post comes from ((305)) junkie and dietitian Chelsey Amer, MS, RDN. Learn more about Chelsey’s nutrition practice and healthy food blog here. All advice written below is general nutrition information, not meant to substitute for an individual consultation with a dietitian.
Kale may have had its 15 minutes of fame, cauliflower is now the it food on fleek and who knows what’s coming next, but we can almost guarantee that what’s hot today will be not tomorrow. But trendy or not, some nutritional powerhouses deserve to be staples in your diet. These are what I call superfoods.
There’s no established scientific definition of a superfood, but what makes certain foods super is that they’re loaded with vitamins and minerals and usually antioxidants too, which, if we’re being real, you’re probably not eating enough of! These potent sources of good nutrition are essentially multivitamins in food form.
But what if you don’t like the hottest superfood taking over the health and wellness world? That’s OK! Most vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and beneficial nutrients can be found in a variety of foods, which why it’s so important to include a wide assortment of foods in your diet. And by diet I mean the food you eat not something you’re “on.”
The halo surrounding these foods may fade, but their magical nutritional superhero status is here to stay! In addition to loading up on a variety of fruits and veggies, start eating more of these fierce 5 superfoods...
No matter how nutritious a food may be, if you dislike it, you won’t eat it often enough for it to be a superfood for you! So superfoods are personal. I can give you as many examples as you’d like of my favorites…but you must choose your SUPERSTAR!
P.S. – Looking for superfood recipes? Try Chelsey’s favorites: