One of the most buzzed about topics in the health food world these days is “superfoods.”  These powerful nutrients are slated to be the cure-all concoction for any ailment, essential for any wellness enthusiast and average Joe alike who is trying to live a healthier life.  Everything from chia seeds to avocados, eggs and even oat bran are now being labeled as a “superfood.”  The tera’swhey team has taken a closer look into what super foods are, and how you can incorporate them into your diet.

In its most basic definition, a superfood is a type of food that is beneficial to your health that may even help with certain medical conditions. It is not a secret potion or magic pill for lifelong health; rather, superfoods are packed full of beneficial vitamins and nutrients that support a healthy lifestyle.

Fruits, grains, vegetables and more can all be considered a super food.  As long as it is high in protein, antioxidants, healthy fats and low in calories – they certainly will benefit your body in numerous ways.  Some studies even suggest that antioxidant-rich super foods can reduce the risk of chronic disease. There is no evidence to support that these foods actually prevent illness. Rather, replacing fatty and processed foods with colorful fruits and veggies is the key to possibly reducing the risk factors associated with chronic disease such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

What should you be looking for?

The best place to look for healthy superfoods in the grocery store is in the produce section.  Blueberries, sweet potatoes, pomegranates and more, are all excellent choices to incorporate into your diet.  No need to break the bank – incorporating superfoods into your diet can be easy and inexpensive. Avoid buying exotic fruits to get your antioxidant fix – eggs, nuts and even oatmeal are all inexpensive options that offer great health benefits. Need more inspiration? We found this list of super foods from Greatist, sure to inspire you during your next grocery trip.

Recipe Inspiration

Now you know the benefits of super foods, how do you incorporate them into your diet?  Smoothies are a great way to start! A blank canvas to throw in antioxidant-rich fruits, proteins and more … head to the tera’swhey recipe page for inspiration.  We have a great recipe for a power-packed Berry smoothie, full of super food nutrients.

Don’t be limited to just salads and smoothies – superfoods can be incorporated into any meal.  We found this recipe for Pumpkin Spiced Oatmeal – sure to get your morning started the right way.  For dinner, try this Grilled Halibut with Kale Pesto, an antioxidant-rich meal with a healthy dose of Omega-3s – the perfect meal for a super food lifestyle.

That’s our list of favorite super foods, now we want to hear from you. Leave your recipes and tips below!

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