The Best Superfoods for Balance & Stamina
It’s always fun to experiment with different foods that are hitting the grocery stores and lately I’ve come across some pretty awesome superfoods that pack a punch nutrient-wise.
These five are great not for only yourself but your entire family.
But before we get to the list, let’s be clear on what makes a superfood a superfood. Ultimately it all comes down to the nutritional content. Superfoods are foods that contain more of certain vitamins and minerals, electrolytes, antioxidants, or other phytonutrients than most foods.
And this is why they can be so transformative. Not only can some of them boost metabolism or help turn-around aging, they can have a huge impact on your overall health – everything from how much energy you have to how well you feel. Energy and mood are just two of the things that have improved for me as a result of including more superfoods in my diet.
Think of this as a starter list for the superfood hero. If you’ve already tried a few, make sure you cover everything on this list.
Top 5 Superfoods to Boost Your Energy
I know this is a big one lately, but it really is a diet game changer. I’m just recommending coconut more generally, because this superfood comes in so many forms. Coconut is a great source of energy, and contains fats that really boost your metabolism. These kinds of healthy fats also improve mood and concentration.
Try adding a couple of tablespoons of Nutiva Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil to your morning smoothie or cereal, and watch your mental energy totally improve. Another amazing recent find you will love is Artisana Organic Raw Coconut Butter, it’s incredibly healthy and you can spread it on toast or even baked yam to give it an incredible kick of goodness
- Chia Seeds
This is another one I like to blend into my smoothies. Chia seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids to boost mood, enhance metabolism, and maintain energy for longer. They’re also high in protein, which means they’re going to keep you full longer and help build lean muscle mass.
Check out these Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds – they can be sprinkled on a salad, stirred into oatmeal, or blended into a shake.
- Raw Honey
You can’t overdo this one, but if you’re looking for a superfood replacement for refined sugar, honey is your go-to. Raw honey is probably the best. I add a tablespoon to my smoothies and find it gives me a big energy boost. Plus it contains natural antibacterial properties and can boost your immune system!
This superfood is technically blue-green algae, but it’s surprisingly high in protein as well as fiber, and it contains a ton of iron, beta-carotene, antioxidants, and healthy fatty acids. All of these things make this a great mood and energy enhancer.
Add a little NOW Spirulina Powder to your diet today – you can’t go wrong with this one.
Like coconut, hemp comes in many forms. But of all the plant-based protein sources, hemp is probably the best one you can find. Try adding Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein to your diet if you’re looking for a dairy alternative to your shakes.
Hemp milk is also great, and probably the healthiest dairy replacement when all things are considered. You can also try hempseeds and hemp oil, depending on what’s easiest. Hemp is packed full of vitamins and minerals to keep you moving, and keep you balanced!
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