THE BEST SUPERFOOD SELECTIONS FOR SPRING
Today I am bringing you a guest post all about thebest superfood selections for spring. My guest contributor today, Amy Mia Goldsmith, is a biology graduate from Melbourne and a personal trainer. She has a degree in nutrition and her goal is to teach people to live a healthy, happy life...just like me :) You can contact Amy on blog www.beausmithblog.wix.com/blog, her Facebook page and Twitter. Now let's learn about some spring time superfoods!
“You are what you eat.” You have heard this expression millions of times, but have you ever wondered what it really means? According to various studies, the foods you eat can greatly influence your brain functions, physical abilities, energy levels and your overall performance.
With spring just around the corner it is important to boost your metabolism and welcome this seasons healthier than ever. If you still are not quite sure what foods to implement in your diet, these couple of superfoods will definitely help you look and feel better:
Sometimes known as the king of all foods, walnuts are known to contain high levels of omega-3 fats, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other healthy compounds that our body desperately needs. Eating just about one ounce of walnuts a day can greatly benefit you in many ways.
They are easy to digest, increase the mood, but also improve brain health, can help maintain ideal weight and are known to be a good prevention against diabetes, heart issues and even cancer. Walnuts have also shown to improve fertility in men.
Most people are not quite aware of all the health benefits of this green veggie. Luckily for you, spring is the time when you can find fresh asparagus on your local farmers markets. This veggie can be implemented in a variety of tasty dishes and is loaded with healthy nutrients like fiber, chromium, vitamins C, K, E and A.
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It also contains high levels of antioxidants. All of this helps break down free radicals and carcinogens, helps with cognitive development, has anti-aging properties and actually serves as a natural diuretic.
If you have watched Popeye when you were little, you already know that spinach is definitely a superfood. Perhaps it won’t give you supernatural strength, but it will surely aid your cardiovascular system, lower your blood pressure and improve your mental health and brain functions.
This leafy green is packed with good nutrients like zinc, vitamins, calcium, magnesium and other compounds which nourish every part of your body.
Other than the fact they are low in fat and contain little calories, legumes are known to be rich in proteins, minerals, dietary fibers and antioxidants that provide energy and many other health benefits. The main benefit of legumes is that they contain complex carbohydrates, proteins and fibers and are very satiating.
Combined with whole grains this superfood is a great source to keep you energized throughout the day and help you maintain your ideal weight.
Some people consider salmon to be one of the world’s healthiest foods. It is because this fish is an amazing source of vitamin B12 and vitamin D as well as selenium, niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, biotin, pantothenic acid and many other good nutrients.
It is known to improve muscle and tissue development, promote good cardiovascular health, a healthy metabolism and eye care. Fish is important for many reasons, one of them being that it is rich in calcium. Anyway, if you are not a fan of fish, you can always opt for calcium supplements in order to supply your body with enough calcium.
A balanced diet is the key to a healthy body and mind. Implementing these superfoods will significantly boost your metabolism and improve both your physical and mental health. With spring coming, you will be able to purchase fresh foods on every corner, so making these simple dietary changes will not be an issue.
In order to look and feel healthy you must learn about the health properties of certain foods. These superfoods will definitely help you become healthier this spring.
About The Author
Amy Mia Goldsmith is a biology graduate from Melbourne and a personal trainer. She has a degree in nutrition and her goal is to teach people to live a healthy, happy life.
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