6 Superfoods to Easily Add to Your Meals

Eating clean is all about providing your body with the fuel it needs to work as efficiently and effectively as possible. When you eat real, whole foods from nature you will have more balanced and sustained energy and you’ll look and feel the way you’re naturally meant to.

In addition to the foods you may normally include in your diet without a second thought, there are some "superfoods" that provide an added boost of nutrition and huge health benefits.

Here’s a list of six ultimate superfood choices you can easily add to your diet:

Eat berries with several different colors for the most nutrients!

Eat berries with several different colors for the most nutrients!

  1. Chia
    Chia is a tiny but amazing food. It packs a ton of fiber into a micro-size form, helping you keep your digestive system regular. It stabilizes blood sugar, which makes it a great choice if you have blood sugar issues or wish to prevent them. It doesn’t have much flavor of its own, so it works well added to almost anything. You can bake with it or even mix it into your beverage of choice.

  2. Quinoa
    Quinoa is an excellent choice if you are looking for a clean vegetarian protein. There are nine essential amino acids that our bodies must get from our diet, and quinoa contains them all. Quinoa is filling and extremely versatile, so it can be added to a variety of dishes or even be the star ingredient of the main course.

  3. Berries
    Berries are filled with antioxidants that are vital to our health and that help our bodies in a variety of ways. Berries fight everything from cancer to constipation, from memory loss to depression. Blend them up in a smoothie, sprinkle them over a salad, or eat them straight from a bowl. Eating several different colors of berries provides the largest variety of nutrients.

  4. Walnuts
    Walnuts contain the healthy fats that feed our brains. They help fight cancer, diabetes, heart disease and a multitude of other diseases and conditions. Eat a small handful per day to benefit your body in many ways.

  5. Garlic
    Garlic has numerous benefits and can be used for a variety of reasons. It is antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory. This makes it a perfect go-to remedy for almost any ailment. Eating one crushed, raw garlic clove per day goes a long way in helps promote all areas of health and vitality. Since it can be a little hard on the stomach when taken alone, mix it into a little honey before consuming, or add it to your meals in dishes such as hummus and homemade salad dressing.

  6. Cruciferous Vegetables
    Cruciferous vegetables are known for their cancer-fighting abilities as they help protect cells from DNA damage and carcinogens. They are also loaded with a variety of vitamins and minerals. The cruciferous family includes vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, turnips and radishes.

Try adding in these superfoods into your diet one or two at a time. Before you know it, they’ll all become foods you eat instinctively and without second thought!

With love,

Dr. Marissa

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