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What are superfoods and why should you eat them?

Updated: Nov 2, 2022

Donnar's Two Cents:

I believe that your overall health – physical, mental, and emotional – is a direct reflection of what you put in your body. Unfortunately, much of the food most people eat today are highly processed and adulterated.

Nutrition is one of the most crucial pillars of health you definitely want to focus on if you’re seeking to live a long and healthy life. What you fuel and nourish your body with on a daily basis not only says a lot about the current state of your overall health, but the way it performs and survives once the going gets tough.

Quoted by author, Ansley Hill, on Healthline:

"Nutritionally speaking, there is no such thing as a superfood. The term was coined for marketing purposes to influence food trends and sell products. The food industry bestows the superfood label on nutrient-rich foods with a supposed capacity to positively affect health."

Superfoods are basically foods that have a very high nutritional density. This means that they provide a substantial amount of nutrients and very few calories. They contain a high volume of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants.

A diet of natural wholesome foods can give you a well-nourished physique that is strong enough not only to fend off diseases, but to also help you live your life to the fullest. Including superfoods as part of daily nutritional intake is great but only when consuming a healthy, balanced diet overall. Eat a “super diet” rather than to concentrate on individual foods.

As a personal trainer and always looking for the best kinds of protein there is to always improve my performance, lets start off today's topic with some High Protein "Superfood". After all, building up your muscle mass isn’t just a function of working hard in the gym—you need to provide your body with the necessary proteins to rebuild exhausted muscles (and keep them working properly).

For an easy read, I'm going to break it down into veggies, fruits, seeds, dairy, meat & seafood and carbs, which will be linked externally to my website.


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Over the years, carbs have gotten a bad reputation. People often associate them with weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and a variety of other health conditions. Yes, it’s true that processed foods high in sugar and refined grains typically lack important vitamins and minerals. However, many nutrient-dense, fiber-rich foods can actually be very good for you.

Rather than filling your body with fatty meats, poor-quality fish, and low-protein dairy products, opt for sources that fuel your body with the nourishment it craves.

No single food, not even a superfood, can offer all the nutrition, benefits, and energy we need to nourish ourselves. However, there are a few foods that can be singled out for special recognition. "Superfoods" that offer some important nutrients that can power-pack your meals and snacks, and further enhance a healthy eating pattern.

"Superfruits" are traditional fruits that are high in antioxidants and are nutrient dense. It is true that these fruits are a healthy snack option, but that is not to say that other fruits aren’t healthy as well. Eating more fruits and vegetable is a great step to take as you are focusing on your health, but it is just one step that you will need to make towards maintaining a healthier lifestyle.

When these foods are labeled as 'super' and 'healthy,' some people might think they can eat them in unlimited quantities," However, you do have to be cautious of the amount you eat, because you can gain weight from eating too much.

Seeds are great sources of fiber. They also contain healthy monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats and many important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Bottom line is... Achieving optimal health through food and nutrition is about more than focusing on one or two of the latest food trends. Instead, good health is best supported by eating a variety of nutritious foods every day.


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