We all want to feel great each day and one major factor is the food that we eat. The following five foods are considered superfoods and will give you energy and make you feel full while at the same time providing essential nutrients.
Incorporate these foods into your diet on a regular basis and see what a difference it makes! You may even find that you save money on prescriptions by eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, of course you’ll want to check with your doctor first to see if it makes sense.
Avocados are a wonderful food that will help curb your appetite and also give you a generous serving of healthy fat. They also have more potassium than a banana and are very versatile. Slice them up and they become a great add-on to just about any meal, or mash them up for a quick and easy guacamole.
This is one produce item that you don’t really need to buy organic because the thick avocado peel blocks many of the chemicals used during the farming process. Considering that an organic avocado can be twice as much as a conventional one this is very good news.
These hearty little legumes pack a big nutritional punch. They’re also an excellent source of fiber to help keep you regular, and protein to help you feel satiated. You could go with fresh lentils but one of the most convenient ways to up your lentil intake is to buy them canned.
One of the most common ways to prepare lentils is in a lentil soup. Their tiny stature goes well with many different types of soups, including a vegetable or beef soup. They add extra fiber to the meal and are extra satisfying.
Munch on a handful of almonds as a snack and watch those feelings of hunger go away. The crunch factor is very satisfying and you’ll be getting a lot of protein, fiber, and healthy fat in each tiny handful.
If you’d rather not eat almonds straight up, you can combine them into the meal you’re making. Slivered almonds can easily be added to the top of salads and soups, or you can chop them up and add them to the top of a chicken breast. Blend them up in a shake and they will still provide that nutty flavor.
The health community can’t agree on much but one thing they all seem to be on the same page with is the health benefits of salmon. Not only does it provide an excellent amount of protein per serving, it also has omega-3s in large amounts, which has been scientifically proven to benefit the body in many ways.
Be sure to go with wild caught salmon, it may be more expensive but it is worth it because it won’t have the chemicals and additives that farm-raised salmon inherently has.
The debate over whether eggs are healthy or not rages on, but much evidence suggest they’re good for you and you should eat the whole egg. Eggs contains vitamin D as well as protein, and will keep you feeling full for a long time. The versatility of eggs makes it very easy to add them to your regular food intake.
Try them scrambled, baked, fried, or in a souffle. No matter how you eat them, they always provide a very high level of nutrients your body will put to work right away.